2016 Press Releases

A reminder that we will be holding a "Coffee with a Cop" event in Carpinteria tomorrow, December 14, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Lucky Llama Coffeehouse located at 5100 Carpinteria Avenue. We encourage residents to come have coffee and conversation with deputies assigned to the Coastal Patrol Bureau.

As the holidays approach, there are over 200 dogs in the Santa Barbara County animal shelters that are looking for homes. Traditionally, not every dog has the opportunity to spend Christmas with a family. This year, the staff at all three county shelters want to change that – even if it's just for a few days.

Santa Barbara County (County) and the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) officials celebrated the completion of two major public works projects at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Isla Vista on Friday.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office wants to alert the public that we are continuing to get reports from citizens who have received a virtual kidnapping scam phone call. We want to remind citizens that if you receive a call from a person claiming to have kidnapped a family member to hang up, contact the family member to make sure they are ok and then contact law enforcement.

During the month of November, deputies and officers with the Isla Vista Foot Patrol began to notice frequent and repeated narcotics-related activity at a large residence on the 6700 block of Sueno Rd.

On Friday, December 9, 2016, at approximately 5:00 p.m. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies responded to a mobile home park in the 7400 block of Hollister Avenue in Goleta to a report of a male subject in his underwear who was demonstrating erratic and violent behavior.

Sheriff's detectives from the Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau identified 46-year-old Kristopher Davis of Carpinteria as being a Heroin trafficker operating in the City of Carpinteria. Through further investigation, Davis' residence and vehicle were identified.

Sheriff's detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau identified 58-year-old Robert Pilbin and 56-year-old Leslie Brooks as a Heroin traffickers operating in Goleta and Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance to help locate a wanted felon who may be in possession of firearms. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 50-year-old Samuel Sedillo of Santa Maria following the service of a search warrant at his residence.

Santa Barbara County's Safe Drug Disposal Program has received an Outstanding Policy/Legislative Advancement Award from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).