Articles From : SBPDPIO

  • Serial Burglary Suspect Arrested Near East Beach

    Santa Barbara Police arrested 47-year-old Brian Schotz for allegedly committing several commercial burglaries.

  • Four False Bomb Threats Target Schools and Businesses

    Santa Barbara Police are investigating four false bomb threats made to the community, some involving schools.

  • PAL’s 22nd Annual Winter Wonderland Delights Local Families with Holiday Fun

    The Santa Barbara Police Activities League held the 22nd annual Winter Wonderland holiday evening at the Carousel House on December 15th.

  • Police Investigate Shooting at Stearns Wharf Leaving One Person Injured

    [Update]: Santa Barbara Police are investigating a shooting at Stearns Wharf on Friday evening that left one person injured.

  • Plan Ahead this Holiday Season: Be Safe and Drive Sober

    The Santa Barbara Police Department encourages everyone to celebrate safely and have a holiday game plan that includes a designated sober driver.

  • Santa Barbara Police Department Swears in Eight New Officers

    The Santa Barbara Police Department swore in eight new police officers last week.

  • SB Police Seeking New Applicants for the Volunteer in Policing Program

    The Santa Barbara Police Department Volunteers in Policing (VIP) Program is accepting applications for interested community members wanting to volunteer their time at SBPD.

  • Multiple Burglary Suspects Arrested Over Three Days

    The Santa Barbara Police Department reports four separate burglary suspects were arrested within two days. 

  • DUI Collision Seriously Injuries Two on Castillo Street

    Two people sustained serious injuries following a vehicle collison on the Castillo Street offramp. The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

  • State Street Overdose Death Leads to Arrest

    A 34-year-old Santa Barbara man has been arrested for allegedly distrubting fentanyl that led to an overdose death earlier this year.

  • Santa Barbara Police Roll Out E-Bikes to Their Fleet

    The Santa Barbara Police Department has added three e-bikes to their fleet to better patrol downtown, the waterfront, and other areas of town.

  • Road Closures and Parking information for Old Spanish Days

    Before heading downtown for Fiesta parades and events, review the latest parking restrictions and enforcement.

  • Santa Barbara Implements New Evacuation Siren on Police Vehicles

    Over the last several months, the Santa Barbara Police Department has installed a new siren on their police vehicles.

  • Police & SWAT Serve Search Warrant on Eastside

    [Update]: Santa Barbara Police officers and a SWAT team served an early Thursday morning search warrant on the city's eastside.

  • Burglary Spree Suspect Arrested for Multiple Break-ins

    Santa Barbara Police arrested a 33-year-old man for allegedly breaking into multiple homes, stealing a vehicle, and committing a hit-and-run.

  • Mother Arrested After 5-Year-Old was Left Unattended for Over 24 Hours

    A Mammoth Lakes woman was arrested in Santa Barbara after authorities discovered her 5-year-old child was left unattended for 24 hours with accessible ghost guns nearby.

  • Santa Barbara Police Department Names Interim Police Chief

    Commander Marylinda Arroyo will be serving as the Interim Police Chief for the City of Santa Barbara starting Saturday.

  • Teen Suspect Arrested in Westside Shooting

    [Update]: Santa Barbara Police have arrested a 16-year-old as a suspect in Wednesday's on San Pascual in the city's Westside.

  • Santa Barbara Police Issue Public Safety Announcement Regarding Fireworks

    The Santa Barbara Police Department would like to remind the community of Santa Barbara the dangers associated with fireworks in our community.

  • Up Front with SBPD Recruitment Video

    The Santa Barbara Police Department has just released another episode of “Up Front with SBPD,” discussing employee recruitment.

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