2016 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office and Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office have been awarded a total of $1.34 million by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs to enhance the efforts of the Human Trafficking Task Force.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Samuel Omar Becerra was convicted of Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance (Concentrated Cannabis) following a court trial before the Honorable Pauline Maxwell.

At approximately 9:50 a.m. on September 24, 2016, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputy was dispatched to investigate a male and female exiting a residence they did not reside at in the 1400 block of Calle Neto in the Mission Hills neighborhood.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance to help locate a suspect who was the subject of a search last night, September 27, in Isla Vista. The incident started just after 7 p.m. when the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a report of a suspect that was attempting to break into a residence in the 6600 block of Sueno Road.

October is nationally recognized as Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. This October, Santa Barbara County Animal Services wants you to "Fall in Love with a Shelter Dog." During the month of October residents can take advantage of ½ price dog adoption fees and FREE microchips for all adopted dogs.

Project PetSafe encourages Santa Barbara County resident dog owners to bring their four legged family members to the Project PetSafe Licensing Clinic on Saturday, October 1st, 2016, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is part of the Wags n' Whiskers Festival at the Santa Barbara City College's West Campus at the Great Meadow.

In celebration of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 27, Registrar of Voters Joe Holland encourages Santa Barbara County residents to exercise their right as citizens and make sure they are registered to vote for the upcoming Presidential General Election.

The bicyclist who was hit by a vehicle on September 23, 2016 at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Calle Real near the intersection of San Mateo Avenue has passed away. 88-year-old Roman Paredes of Goleta was transported to a local hospital with major injuries following the collision. He was taken off life support on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Today, County Executive Officer Mona Miyasato appointed Robert Lewin to the position of Director of the Office of Emergency Management (County OEM).

At approximately 6:30 a.m. yesterday morning, September 23, 2016, a bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Calle Real near the intersection of San Mateo Avenue in the City of Goleta. The bicyclist, an 88-year-old male Goleta resident, suffered major injuries and was transported to a local hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.