2021 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint was filed against Adam Michael Pirozzi, 40, of Santa Barbara.

Sheriff's deputies arrested a San Luis Obispo man for numerous weapons and narcotics charges yesterday. On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at approximately 2:47 p.m., deputies responded to the Chumash Casino parking garage for a report of a subject who had been unconscious, with drug paraphernalia on his lap.

The Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency, a branch of the County Public Health Department, was awarded the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Kids' Plates grant which provided 105 helmets and 32 convertible car seats at no-cost to Santa Barbara County families in need.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has been selected as the Western States Information Network's (WSIN) Region IV Agency of the Year for 2020. The award was presented to Sheriff Brown today by Rigoberto Polanco Jr., WSIN Law Enforcement Coordinator.

A juvenile suspect is in custody for the stabbing in Buellton this past weekend. On Saturday, July 10, 2021, at about 9:45 p.m., deputies responded to the 100-block of Second Street in Buellton for a fight where a victim was possibly stabbed.

Patrol deputies in Carpinteria have arrested three suspects for theft of catalytic converters. On Thursday, July 8, 2021 at approximately 2:49 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the 1000-block of Palmetto way for a reported theft of a catalytic converter that had just occurred.

Sheriff's detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau have arrested a suspect in Los Angeles for human trafficking after a 3-year investigation.

Prosecutors Allege Match Group, Inc. Violated the State's Auto Renewal Laws

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has been notified by the UC Santa Barbara Virology Laboratory of two additional COVID-19 cases resulting from the Delta variant.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara ha sido notificado por el laboratorio de virología de la UCSB de dos casos adicionales de COVID-19 resultantes de la variante Delta.