2021 Press Releases

Globally and nationally, the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected many people's mental health and created new challenges for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders.

A nivel mundial y nacional, la pandemia de COVID-19 ha afectado negativamente la salud mental de muchas personas y ha creado nuevos desafíos para las personas que ya sufren enfermedades mentales y trastornos por uso de sustancias.

A Lompoc man has been arrested for weapon and drug charges after an incident near McDonalds where he displayed a convincing replica handgun. On Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at approximately 5:34 p.m., deputies from the Buellton and Solvang area responded to a report of a male armed with a pistol inside the McDonald's, located at 337 McMurray Road in the City of Buellton.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has sent 21 Sheriff's deputies and two communications dispatchers to El Dorado County to assist in the fight against the Caldor Fire. In addition, the Santa Barbara Police Department sent four officers, and the Lompoc Police Department sent two officers.

As part of Pedestrian Safety Month, The Goleta Police Department is supporting efforts throughout September to improve pedestrian safety and help reduce crashes and injuries.

Throughout September and October, Santa Barbara County Animal Services and Santa Barbara Humane are offering $5 cat spay or neuter surgeries and free microchips through its "Beat the Heat" promotion.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that defendants Bulmaro Carranza, 29, Jesus Corrales, 19, Samuel Munoz, 29, and Enrique Carranza, 30, were each found guilty of two counts of Resisting, Obstructing, or Delaying a Police Officer in violation of Penal Code § 148(a)(1).

Twenty years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked when terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington DC and another in a Pennsylvania field. We will never forget the terrible tragedy that occurred that day.

Sheriff Bill Brown has selected a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to fill a long-time vacancy as the head of Support Services. This will be the first time that a Chief's position will be held by a civilian at the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Lompoc man for an assault with a deadly weapon in Vandenburg Village. On Thursday, August 26, 2021 at approximately 5:09 p.m., deputies responded to the 600-block of Moonglow Road for a report of a brandishing that had just occurred.