2012 Press Releases

Re: People v. Michael Paul Ledesma

At 6:24 am, Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to vehicle accident with injuries, located on Highway 246, one mile east of Tularosa Rd. This is between Lompoc and Buellton on HWY 246.

On 11-30-2012, at approximately 0700 hours, deputies from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department served a search warrant at 4870 Mali bu Drive, Carpinteria. As a result of an on-going marijuana growing investigation a search warrant was obtained by patrol deputies.

The Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services Division issued a stormwater runoff advisory today, in response to rain received and anticipation of additional upcoming rains. The advisory reminds esidents that runoff from stormwater frequently contains bacterial and other contaminants.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Jesus Quevado, age 31, was found guilty in a Santa Maria jury trial on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, of a series of armed robberies and burglaries that took place in the Fall of 2010 in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.

County Animal Services is seeking homes for feral cats received in the three community animal shelters. Feral cats are cats that are not socialized and have reverted to a more "wild" state. These cats are not adoptable to the normal household environment.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department investigators have determined that the cause of the residential structure fire that occurred at 209 Hillview Drive in Goleta on November 27, 2012 was a result of a candle left unattended.

At 2:22 pm, Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBC FD) responded to a structure fire, located at 209 Hillview Dr. in Goleta.

Drunk and drugged driving remains the number one killer on our roadways, with nearly 800 deaths and over 24,000 injuries. The "Avoid the 12" DUI Task Force will be attacking this problem head on through DUI enforcement efforts in Santa Barbara County as a result of a recent $130,000 grant awarded by the California Office of Traffic Safety to the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office who will administer the grant for the entire county.

The Safely Surrendered Baby (SSB) law allows a mother or person with lawful custody to bring an unwanted baby three days old or younger to any hospital or fire station in Santa Barbara County without fear of prosecution for child abandonment. No questions will be asked. The SSB law provides a safe alternative to desperate mothers who are unwilling or unable to keep their babies.