2015 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the graduation today, of 20 custody deputies from the Custody Deputy Academy. The graduates included 16 custody deputies from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office and four correctional deputies from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office.

Santa Barbara County Animal Services' Santa Maria Animal Center is set to reopen a portion of its adoption program for dogs on Friday, November 6, 2015 at 10am. The shelter has been closed for adoptions since October 14th when a ringworm outbreak was identified.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has advised consumers not to eat Dungeness and Rock crabs caught in waters between the Oregon border and the southern Santa Barbara County line, due to the detection of dangerous levels of domoic acid, a naturally occurring toxin.

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors today approved the selection of Lori Gentles as the next Director of Human Resources, a position that oversees human resource functions for the County's workforce of over 4,000 employees.

At approximately 4:00 p.m. today, November 2, Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of a suicidal subject at residence in the 200 block of Jullien Drive in Orcutt.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance to help identify and locate the suspect who robbed a bank today, November 2, 2015, at the Fairview Shopping Center in the City of Goleta.

Over 100,000 children nationwide are in foster care and waiting to be adopted into permanent families, including over 2000 in California and over 100 in Santa Barbara County.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing the identities of the two people who were found deceased in Santa Ynez yesterday, October 31, 2015.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to report that it was another quiet Halloween in Isla Vista.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of two people in Santa Ynez. At approximately 2:10 p.m. today, October 31, Sheriff's deputies responded to assist the California Highway Patrol with a vehicle accident in the 1500 block of Refugio Road in Santa Ynez.