Articles From : SBPDPIO

  • Santa Barbara Police Department Encourages Participation in CFC Community Survey

    The public is encouraged to fill out survey for feedback on the civilian oversight system for the Santa Barbara Police Department.

  • Santa Barbara Police Department Issues Body Worn Cameras to Officers

    Santa Barbara Police Officers are now equipped with body cameras to be worn during all enforcement and investigative contacts.

  • Goleta Man Detonates Flash-Bang at Harbor Restaurant

    A 55-year-old Goleta man was arrested for allegedly detonating a flash-bang explosive device inside a restaurant at the Santa Barbara Harbor Tuesday night.

  • Police Officer Injured While Arresting Suspected Prowler

    [Update]: A Santa Barbara Police Officer sustained a broken hand while arresting a suspected prowler early Thursday morning.

  • Officers Interrupt Wallet Thief at 5-Points Shopping Center

    Santa Barbara Police interrupted a transient stealing a wallet from a shopper in the 5 Points Shopping Center

  • Santa Barbara Police Department Mourn the Loss of Gina Battaglia

    The Santa Barbara Police Department held a ceremony Thursday to honor Police Officer and Dispatch Supervisor Gina Battaglia, who passed away suddenly from a work-related illness in August.

  • Santa Barbara Police Requesting Assistance in Locating Attempt Murder Suspect

    The Santa Barbara Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public in locating the whereabouts of a subject who is wanted for attempted murder and several felony firearms violations.

  • Public Assists in Arrest of Burglary and Robbery Suspects

    Between January 1st – 5th, 2022, Santa Barbara Police received several reports from a local church and children’s center regarding a string of burglaries that occurred in the area of 2100 State Street.

  • Four Officers Injured Arresting Hate Crime Battery Suspect

    [Update]: A Santa Maria man was arrested after assaulting one victim and four Santa Barbara Police Officers in the downtown area Thursday.

  • Santa Barbara Police Seeking Additional Child Abuse Victims

    Santa Barbara Police searching for additional victims relating to Louis Anthony Alvaro's arrest for child pornography production.

  • Suspected Gang Members Arrested for 2021 Westside Drive-By

    Two alleged Santa Barbara gang members have been arrested for a drive-by shooting that injured a juvenile on the Westside last September.

  • Santa Barbara Police Searching for Suspects Burglarizing a Church

    The Santa Barbara Police Department is attempting to identify suspects involved in a string of burglaries at a local church and children's center.

  • Carpinteria Woman Arrested for Accessory to 2021 Double Homicide

    A Carpinteria woman has been arrested as an accessory to murder in the 2021 deaths of Angel Castillo and Omar Montiel-Hernandez on Santa Barbara's Eastside.

  • Up Front with SBPD: Alternative Call Response

    The Santa Barbara Police Department has just released another episode of “Up Front with SBPD” centered around alternative call response and how the Combined Communications Center prioritizes calls for service.

  • Santa Barbara Motorcyclist Dies in Collision

    A motorcyclist succumbed to injuries thirteen days later stemming from a vehicle collision in Santa Barbara.

  • Victim Identified in Fatal Collision on Shoreline Drive

    [Update]: The victim from the single-vehicle collision on Shoreline Drive has been identified.

  • Be Safe and Drive Sober This Holiday Season

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

  • Vehicle Burglaries on the Rise

    The Santa Barbara Police Department has recently received numerous reports about vehicle burglaries occurring in the city.

  • Charges Filed Against Suspected DUI Driver in Fatal Motorcycle Collision

    [Update]: Santa Barbara District Attorney has filed charges against the alleged DUI driver that killed a motorcyclist near Ortega Park on Saturday.

  • Missing Adult Safely Located

    [Update]: The Santa Barbara Police Department announce an at-risk missing adult has been safely located.

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