2015 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that new and improved Operation Medicine Cabinet (OMC) drop-boxes have been installed at eight Sheriff's stations located throughout Santa Barbara County.

This holiday season, the County Public Works Department's Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division would like to remind the public that in most communities across the County, recycling batteries can be done without leaving your house.

The dogs, cats and rabbits of Santa Barbara County's animal shelters announce the launch of their 2015 "Home for the Holidays" campaign. The animals appeal to both the general public and directly to Santa Claus to find them homes between December 18th-24th, so they do not spend a lonely Christmas with no home of their own.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced that she has concluded her legal analysis of the June 5, 2015, officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Jesus Gomez Quezada.

At approximately 5:20 p.m. on December 12, the Santa Barbara County Emergency Communication Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call from two hikers in the area of the "Lizard's Mouth" trail, approximately 5 miles north of Goleta.

On December 9th, members of the Compliance Response Team (CRT) were in the area of Oak St. and N. O St. in the City of Lompoc when they observed a wanted suspect driving a black Honda Civic. 25-year-old Sean Saggese of Lompoc is known to CRT and was wanted for a violation of his Post Release Community Supervision.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies with Rural Crimes Investigations are requesting public assistance to help locate the owners of stolen agricultural property. The items totaling more than $30,000 dollars were recovered yesterday, December 10, from a storage locker in Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has seen an increase in the number of door to door solicitors and door to door scams recently, which is typical during the holiday season. This is the time of year when solicitors are hoping to find residents who are in the giving spirit.

The suspect wanted for an armed robbery at the CVS pharmacy last night, December 10, is in custody. At approximately 9:00 p.m., just three hours after the crime occurred, Sheriff's deputies arrested 24-year-old Daniel Pulido of Santa Barbara at his residence.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance to help locate the suspect of an armed robbery that occurred tonight, December 10, at the CVS Pharmacy located in the 100 block of Turnpike Road.