2019 Press Releases

On March 18, 2019, Sheriff's deputies conducted a probation search in the 6200 block of Covington way in the City of Goleta. During the search, deputies discovered what appeared to be a Butane Honey Oil (BHO) lab inside the garage of the residence.

Results of the biennial Point in Time (PIT) Count of persons experiencing homelessness were released today.

On March 19, 2019, Sheriff's Detectives with the Cannabis Compliance and Enforcement Team, along with members of the Narcotics Unit, executed a series of search warrants in the City of Santa Maria.

On March 21st 2019, after 33 years of service, Santa Barbara County Fire Department Public Information Officer Captain Dave Zaniboni will be retiring.

At approximately 7:00 a.m. today, March 18, 2019, members of the Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) conducted a search warrant in the 1000 block of N. Broadway in the City of Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture and County Arts Commission are pleased to announce the winners of the regional high school "Poetry Out Loud" competition that took place on February 13.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning, March 15, 2019, Sheriff's deputies and UCSB Police Officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area of Storke Road and Hollister Avenue in the City of Goleta.

At approximately 6:00 a.m. on March 15, 2019, a motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle collision that occurred in the City of Carpinteria. The collision, involving a blue BMW R1200RS motorcycle and a green Ford F150 pickup truck occurred at the intersection of Highway 150 and Via Real.

Goleta/Santa Barbara- Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Santa Barbara South County Sheriff's Citizen's Academy.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is pleased to announce that Tara Diller has been hired as the Animal Services Director for the County of Santa Barbara.