2018 Press Releases

At approximately 2:50 p.m on December 2, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a call from a witness who stated a suspect was being held down after pulling a knife

The County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) announced that the interactive map designating areas at risk from a debris flow below the Thomas, Whittier and Sherpa burn areas in Santa Barbara County has been updated for this winter's storm season and posted at www.ReadySBC.org.

Members of the Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau and Compliance Response Team located a wanted felon, 27-year-old Anthony Guzman, who was hiding in the 700 block of N. Miller St. area in the City of Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is joining with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to observe National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 2 – December 9, 2018.

In 2018, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office was awarded a $100,000 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime.

One suspect is in custody following community reports of a subject running through backyards in the Orcutt area.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018, Sheriff's Deputies assigned to the Santa Maria Station responded to a call of a suicidal subject who had contacted a hotline saying he had a firearm and wanted Law Enforcement to shoot him. Sheriff's Deputies responded to the area and were eventually able to convince the subject to come out of his residence without the firearm.

In observance of World AIDS Day on December 1, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is encouraging community members to get tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

With the current rainfall in the forecast and anticipated rain in the coming days, the Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services Division reminds residents about health issues associated with storm water runoff.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday, November 28, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to area of Giovanni's Pizza on Clark Avenue in Orcutt to check the welfare of a subject passed out in a car with the engine running.