2021 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley has been named Co-Chair of the national organization, Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV)

The Goleta Police Department is proud to be joining forces with law enforcement agencies in the U.S. for "Operation Clear Track" — the single largest rail safety initiative in the U.S.

A new outbreak of COVID – 19 positive inmates is currently being managed at the Santa Barbara County Jail.

Animal shelters throughout Santa Barbara County have joined NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations' Clear the Shelters™ 2021 pet adoption campaign.

Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Goleta man for an attempted murder that occurred early this morning. On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at approximately 2:09 a.m., Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital for a victim who had been stabbed several times and rode a bicycle to the hospital with serious injuries.

Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Santa Maria man for a robbery in Orcutt. On Monday, September 13, 2021, at approximately 3:48 p.m., deputies responded to the Far Western Liquor Store in the 3500-block of Orcutt Road for a report of a theft that had just occurred.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint has been filed against Rafael Vivanco, 20, of Lompoc, California.

The Caballo Fire that occurred on September 6, 2021 and burned almost 70 acres was caused by a weed and vegetation burning operation. Fire Investigators determined that a propane fueled torch was used to eradicate weeds and vegetation without a fire department permit.

Members of the public are invited to attend a special ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The event will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens.

Santa Barbara County and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) have completed their coordinated effort of an oil cleanup at Toro Canyon Creek northeast of Summerland.