2015 Press Releases

October 4th-10th has been declared "National Fire Prevention Week", a time to reflect on our nation's past fire history, remembering the "Great Chicago Fire of 1871" and how out of that tragedy, a national interest in fire prevention and safety emerged.

During the morning hours of Thursday, October 1, 2015, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, Lompoc Police Department and Santa Barbara County Probation Department AB109 Compliance Response Team, along with the Santa Maria Police Department attempted to serve an arrest warrant on Jonathan Chavez in the 700 Block of N. Morro in Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office announced today that six misdemeanor charges have been filed against Paula Lopez Ochoa.

A Santa Maria man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Narcotics Detectives served a search warrant at "Johnny's Smoke Shop," a business located in the 1900 block of South Broadway, in the City of Santa Maria.

Santa Barbara County Animal Services held a three day workshop on the "Dogs Playing for Life" enrichment program at the Santa Maria Animal Center September 25 through 27th. Animal Services staff and volunteers, along with representatives from other animal shelters learned the techniques for establishing play groups for shelter dogs.

Two Riverside area residents are in custody following the discovery of a panga boat this morning, September 28, 2015, at San Onofre Beach located within Gaviota State Park.

A Santa Maria man is in custody following a shooting this morning, September 25, 2015, at a mobile home park in Orcutt.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. today, September 24, 2015, a 62-year-old Solvang woman was crossing the street northbound on Mission Drive/Highway 246 in the City of Solvang when she was hit by a tan, four-door Denali Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).

The Santa Barbara County Channing Peake Gallery will host the Santa Barbara Printmakers 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition from September 28, 2015 through January 21, 2016.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division are investigating an armed robbery that occurred last night, September 20, at the CVS pharmacy located in 5800 block of Calle Real in the City of Goleta.