2019 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that she has concluded her legal analysis of the January 7, 2018 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Alejandro Valdez.

There's no better time to do a quick check-up on your blue bin than America Recycles Day on November 15. Recycling markets have changed quite a bit lately, so what you may have put in your bin earlier this year might not be recyclable now.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department was awarded a $70,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for the purchase of new extrication equipment that will be used to rescue crash victims.

On November 13, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Special Investigations Unit, with assistance from the Cannabis Compliance Team, executed an arrest warrant and search warrant in Lompoc.

The Goleta Police Department received a $70,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a one-year enforcement and education program. The money will fund various activities intended to reduce deaths and injuries on California roads.

Santa Barbara County Public Defender's Offices Accepting Donations Until Dec. 11

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office would like to thank all of the allied agencies that assisted in this year's Halloween Operations. The overall statistics seem to be following the recent past and reflected a continued downward trend in attendance and criminal activity.

The Montecito Fire Department, in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Carpinteria Summerland Fire Protection District, and 1st District Supervisor Das Williams is inviting the public to attend a community informational meeting in advance of the winter storm season.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place to commemorate the re-opening of a newly reconstructed beach access stairway at the end of Camino Pescadero in Isla Vista at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint has been filed against John Roderick Dungan, 28, of Santa Barbara, California.