2020 Press Releases

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.

On Monday, October 5, 2020 at approximately 8:41 p.m. deputies were dispatched to the 5800-block of Calle Real for a report of a suspicious subject who was known to the reporting party.

Voting in the Presidential Election in November may look a little different than in previous elections due to the pandemic. Being an informed, prepared voter can help make the process simple.

Virtual Parade One of Many Ways to Celebrate Halloween Safely and Creatively

Una de las muchas formas de celebrar Halloween de forma segura y creativa

As of last Friday, all COVID-19 positive inmates at the Main Jail have recovered from the virus. The Sheriff's Office remains committed to maintaining a safe environment for our inmates, staff and the community.