2014 Press Releases

Santa Maria – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance to help locate a suspicious subject who followed a Righetti High School student on two different occasions in the Orcutt area near the campus.

Santa Barbara – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office wants to warn residents about an increased level of phone calls we are receiving from residents who have been victimized by or nearly victimized by a reoccurring phone scam.

Isla Vista- Four suspects wanted in connection with two home invasion robberies at the same Isla Vista residence on the same day are in custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Raymond Daniel Macias was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus a determinate term of 18 years,

As the temperature drops, the number of residential fires goes up. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants you to have a worry free winter by taking the following precautions

In celebration of America Recycles Day on November 15, the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department encourages community members to increase their recycling efforts by visiting www.LessIsMore.org, the region's ultimate recycling and waste reduction resource.

Public Works Director to be Honored with California State Association of Counties Circle of Service Award

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that David James Lack, age 53, was sentenced Thursday, November 6, 2014, to 9 years 8 months in state prison and remanded into custody to begin his sentence.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on Monday, November 3, 2014, the Grand Jury returned criminal indictments against Benjamin Ybarra, Jr. and Edgar Cordova for conspiracy to commit murder related to on-going criminal street gang activity in the City of Santa Barbara on August 14, 2013.

According to the National Weather Service, very little threat of rain is indicated for the next two weeks. Average rainfall for the month of November is typically from 1 inch to 1.5 inches for our coasts and valleys, with several inches in the mountains.