2021 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that the legal analysis of the March 28, 2021 officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Krys Brandon Ruiz has been concluded.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that she has been notified by the United States Attorney's Office that the Federal Arraignment date of August 31, 2021 of Michael Taylor Coleman has been postponed. A new arraignment date has not been scheduled.

The Goleta Police Department will hold a DUI checkpoint on Friday, August 27, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the City of Goleta. Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests.

Monday, August 30 is the deadline to register to vote in California. Registering by this deadline ensures that voters receive all the voter material they will need.

Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Goleta man for the attempted murder of his roommate. On Monday, August 23, 2021, at approximately 12:40 p.m., Sheriff's deputies were dispatch with County Fire and American Medical Response (AMR) to a possible stabbing in the area of Tecolote Avenue and Aguila Avenue.

At the request of the Guadalupe Police Department, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is assisting with the investigation of an officer-involved shooting in Guadalupe.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a motorcyclist who endangered children on the San Marcos High School campus. On Thursday, August 19, 2021 at approximately 12:20 p.m., a motorcyclist drove onto campus and through a crowd of students during lunch break.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that she has begun a joint sexual assault investigation with the UC Santa Barbara Police Department (UCPD). The focus of that investigation is Mr. Arian Eteghaei.

On Tuesday, August 24, Santa Barbara County Animal Services (SBCAS) will reopen the Santa Barbara Animal Shelter, located at 5473 Overpass Rd.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating a vandalism that occurred at Girsh Park, not far from a storage shed that was likely burned down by an arsonist. On Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at approximately 9:39 a.m., a Sheriff's deputy responded to the Hochman Family Plaza area of Girsh Park for a vandalism report.