2015 Press Releases

On November 10, 2015, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's detectives arrested 35-year-old Justin Lee Davidson of Lompoc for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old female on at least two occasions at his residence in the Mission Hills neighborhood.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on November 12, 2015 co-defendants Juan Carlos Herrera-Romero and Gabino Andres Romero were each sentenced to life in prison for the July 16, 2014 sexual assault of a woman on East Beach in Santa Barbara.

Following a two month long investigation, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Detectives with the Special Investigations Bureau, arrested a Carpinteria man yesterday, November 11, 2015, and seized more than one pound of cocaine as well as a firearm.

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.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District announced today tips for cleaner fireplace burning and safer homes.

During the late evening hours of November 8, 2015, Sheriff's Deputies were summoned to a gas station located in the 200 block of East Highway 246, for a report of a suspicious subject.

At 5:10 am this morning Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire at Tationa's Boutique, 221 South Broadway in Orcutt. Firefighters were able to keep the fire contained to the business.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department is teaming up to help cut back on illegal camping and related problems on a stretch of Butterfly Beach located below the bluffs in the 900 block of Channel Drive in Montecito.

A Carpinteria woman was fatally injured when she was struck by a train last night, November 6, near the Carpinteria Train Station at Linden Avenue and 5th Street.

The Goleta Police Department has been awarded an $112,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.