2021 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's detectives have confirmed the identity of a suspect in the Cate School sexual abuse investigation as 27-year-old Da'Jon Tyrik James.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a jury found Scott Robert Fleming, guilty, as charged, of voluntary manslaughter, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury, and battery causing serious bodily injury, as well as, a special allegation for personally inflicting great bodily injury in the killing of Eric Romero.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has issued a Health Officer Order which requires the use of masks in indoor public settings. This order requires all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings, with limited exceptions, starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara ha emitido una Orden de Salud que exige el uso de cubrebocas en lugares públicos bajo techo. Esta orden requiere que todas las personas, independientemente del estado de vacunación, usen un cubrebocas cuando estén en interiores en entornos públicos, con excepciones limitadas, a partir de las 5 p.m. del viernes 6 de agosto.

It's called hyperthermia or heatstroke, and it can happen faster than you ever imagined. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds people that children or animals left inside a vehicle can quickly overheat, resulting in devastating injuries, permanent brain damage or death.

Highly Contagious Delta Variant Continues to Circulate in Santa Barbara County

La altamente contagiosa variante delta continúa circulando en el condado de Santa Bárbara

Earlier today, Sheriff Brown welcomed and swore-in seven Custody Deputies just prior to their graduation ceremony at the Allan Hancock College Public Safety Academy.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is hosting a National Night Out event in Carpinteria on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. National Night Out is a nationwide, annual community-building campaign that promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, more caring places to live and work.

An Isla Vista man has been arrested on domestic violence charges after a brief stand-off with deputies. On Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at approximately 11:39 hours, deputies responded to the 6700-block of Sueno Road to check the welfare of a possible domestic violence victim.