2020 Press Releases

The safety of everyone traveling is the focus of a grant awarded to the Goleta Police Department. The $78,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will assist in the Goleta Police Department's efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on Goleta roads.

On Tuesday, October 13th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBC) responded to a small vegetation fire in the Cuyama Valley, resulting in approximately two acres burned.

Yesterday, at approximately 4:36 p.m., Sheriff's dispatch received a call of a burglary in progress at a business in the 4200-block of Dominion Road. When deputies arrived, they noticed a door that was slightly open.

At the request of the Guadalupe Police Department, the Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred this morning in Guadalupe.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Fire Air Support Unit (ASU) is pleased to announce the arrival of Copter 964, a 2004 Sikorsky HH-60L "Firehawk" helicopter.

The Santa Barbara County Community Services Department, Parks Division, reminds the public that contrary to what has been posted on social media, there is currently no public access to the Santa Ynez River Estuary at County Ocean Beach Park, located 13 miles west of Lompoc.

As part of a continuing investigation resulting from the arrest of Zachary Coughlin in May and pursuant to a search warrant, detectives from Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Bureau

Santa Barbara County Fire Department Investigators determined the Hollister Fire which started on Thursday, May 7th 2020, at 0213, was caused by Southern California Edison electrical conductors (power lines).

On Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at approximately 6:24 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the 5400-block of Hollister for a 9-1-1 call of a sexual assault that had just occurred.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that she has concluded her legal analysis of the October 15, 2019 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Cameron Pierce Ely.