2011 Press Releases

As 2011 comes to a close and we usher in the new year, why not make a New Year's resolution that's easy to keep? The Santa Barbara County Fire Department urges people to make a resolution by taking a few simple steps to prepare your family, home, business, and community for potential disasters.

Beginning January 1, 2012, children under age eight must be properly buckled into a booster seat or car seat in the back seat when riding in an automobile. Children age eight or older who are not tall enough for the seat belt to fit properly across the shoulder and pelvis must also ride in a booster or car seat

Seismic Retrofitting of San Marcos Road Bridge at Maria Ygnacia Creek is Scheduled to begin on December 29, 2011

Felony Complaint

Today, December 27, 2011, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced the filing of charges in the case involving Montecito Motors, Inc.

A traffic stop in Buellton has led to a significant drug bust while landing a Santa Maria couple in the Santa Barbara County Jail.

On Thursday December 22, 2011, after a two month long investigation, Sheriff Narcotics Detectives arrested two Santa Barbara county residents suspected of dealing methamphetamine in south Santa Barbara County.

The Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue Team is sending eight members of the all-volunteer unit to the Mojave Desert area to assist in the search for two men from Santa Barbara who have been missing since Sunday

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Major Accident Response Team (SMART) is investigating the cause of a collision between a motorcycle and a pedestrian Tuesday evening that sent two people to the hospital with critical injuries.

Due to recent increases in violence and narcotics related incidents, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Narcotics and Gang units, assisted by State Parole and the Santa Maria Police Department, conducted gang/narcotic suppression throughout the Santa Maria Valley last week.