2020 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint was filed against Gordon Alan Welterlen, 37, of San Diego, Nicole Michelle Milan, 31, of San Diego, David Zarate, 44, of Oxnard, Rosa Maria Bradley, 40, of Santa Barbara, William Lee Gormley, 35, of San Diego, and Christina Renata Hesler, 40, of San Diego.

Santa Barbara County Health Officer, Dr. Henning Ansorg has issued a Health Officer Order continuing the closure of certain indoor business operations, addition of new closures and clarification of gatherings. This Order is effective today at 5 p.m. and continues until 5 p.m. on September 10, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing.

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting an additional death of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The individual was over 70 years of age with underlying health conditions and resided in the South County Unincorporated Area.

At approximately 9:00 p.m. last night, Custody Deputies discovered inmate Eduardo Velazquez, 38, of Santa Maria unresponsive in his cell.

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting the death of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The individual resided in the City of Santa Barbara, was over 70 years of age, had underlying health conditions, and was associated with a congregate living facility.

You never know when and where disaster will strike. Be sure to prepare for every member of your household well before an emergency takes place. Planning is the best way to ensure the safety and well-being of all of your loved ones and property.

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting three additional deaths of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. All three individuals were over 70 years of age with underlying health conditions and one individual was associated with a congregate living facility. Two individuals resided in Santa Maria, and one individual resided in the South County Unincorporated Area.

This morning, deputies responded to the bluffs area in the 8300-block of Hollister on a report of an attempted theft that had just occurred.

At 8:12 a.m. this morning, deputies responded to the bluffs area in the 8300-block of Hollister on a report of an attempted theft that had just occurred.

A civilian staff member, who was tested in the community after becoming symptomatic, has been found to be COVID-19 positive. The staff member consistently wore a mask and worked near an inmate cleaning crew that wore full PPE.