2020 Press Releases

On Monday, March 18 at 10:12 p.m., detectives arrested 43-year-old Zachary Coughlin of Santa Barbara on a felony warrant for stalking. Detectives began investigating various reports regarding Coughlin on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports an additional 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county today. Five of the new cases are at the Federal Prison Complex in Lompoc. The total number of confirmed cases is 1402 and 506 have fully recovered.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara (PHD) informa de otros 15 casos confirmados de COVID-19 en el condado hoy. Cinco de los nuevos casos están en el Complejo de la Prisión Federal en Lompoc. El número total de casos confirmados es de 1402 y 506 se han recuperado totalmente.

As part of the ongoing investigation into a gang related attempt homicide that occurred in Goleta on March 6, 2020, detectives served a search warrant in the 100-block of Alisos Street in the City of Santa Barbara on May 14, 2020. During the service of the warrant, 18-year-old Miguel Angel Arizmendi was contacted and ultimately arrested for participation in a gang (felony), assault with a deadly weapon (felony), and accessory charges for his part in the attempt homicide (felony). He was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail with bail set at $100,000.

Santa Barbara County is taking steps to safely reopen society and our economy within the framework of Governor Newsom's Resilience Roadmap. To support implementation of the roadmap for phased reopening, a localized supplemental guide has been produced.

El Condado de Santa Barbara está tomando medidas para reabrir nuestra sociedad y economía de forma segura dentro del Plan de Resiliencia del Gobernador Newsom. Para apoyar la implementación del plan para la reapertura por etapas, se ha producido una guía suplementaria local.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara (PHD) informa de 14 casos confirmados de COVID-19 en el condado hoy. Uno de los nuevos casos se encuentra en el Complejo de la Prisión Federal en Lompoc, CA. Se determinó que tres casos previamente reportados no eran casos y fueron removidos. El número total de casos confirmados es de 1387.

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) reports an additional 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county today. One of the new cases is at the Federal Prison Complex in Lompoc, CA. Three cases previously reported were determined not to be cases and removed. The total number of confirmed cases is 1387.

This morning, Sheriff's detectives serve a second round of search warrants stemming from incidents that occurred in March, resulting in the arrest of five juveniles. On Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:46p.m., deputies responded to the 5700-block of Hollister Avenue in Goleta for a report of a violent assault. Deputies located a 14-year-old victim who had severe injuries, including multiple lacerations to his head. The victim was immediately transported to a local hospital for emergency care. A second victim was also attacked less severely. The suspects fled the area prior to the arrival of responding deputies. Deputies later learned that several suspects had attacked the victims with weapons including hammers, bats, pipes and a machete.

Beginning June 1st, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) will be conducting defensible space inspections. A minimum of 100 feet of defensible space is required around your home in Santa Barbara County.