Articles From : SBPDPIO

  • 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.

  • Santa Barbara Police Chief Bernard Melekian Announces Retirement

    After 50 years of distinguished public service, Chief Barney Melekian will step down as the Santa Barbara Police Department Interim Police Chief on Friday, July 15.

  • Stay Safe and Celebrate Fourth of July Weekend Responsibly

    The Santa Barbara Police Department reminds drivers to plan ahead and celebrate the holiday safely and responsibly.

  • Street Closures for Solstice Parade on Saturday

    The Santa Barbara Police Department announces street closures due to the Summer Solstice Parade this Saturday.

  • Santa Barbara Police Arrest Suspect in Unprovoked Westside Stabbing

    [Update]: Santa Barbara Police have arrested a suspect for attempted murder connected to a stabbing that took place on the Westside Monday afternoon.

  • Santa Maria SWAT Arrest Violent Suspect in Santa Barbara Hotel

    A Santa Maria Police SWAT team arrested an alleged violent suspect in a Santa Barbara hotel on Friday.

  • Senior Prank Busted at Santa Barbara High

    Santa Barbara Police interrupted a "Senior Prank" at Santa Barbara High School this weekend.

  • Santa Barbara Police Arrest Four Suspects on Drug and Gun Charges

    Santa Barbara Police Detectives arrested four Southern California residents on narcotic and firearm charges during a search warrant.

  • Santa Barbara Police Department Promotes Three Officers

    The Santa Barbara Police Department announced the promotion of three sworn law enforcement officers.

  • Three SBPD Officers Awarded the H. Thomas Guerry Award for Valor

    The Santa Barbara Citizens Council on Crime selected three Santa Barbara Police Officers for the H. Thomas Guerry Award for valor after rescuing a man from a burning building.

  • Santa Barbara Man Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault of Massage Clients, Police Search for More Victims

    The owner of a Santa Barbara Westside party store has been arrested for alleged sexual assault of customers of his unlicensed massage therapy business.

  • Santa Barbara Police to Conduct DUI Checkpoint Thursday

    The Santa Barbara Police Department will conduct a driving under the influence checkpoint Thursday, from 6 pm to 2 am at an undisclosed location. 

  • May is Bicycle Safety Month: Share the Road and Look Out for One Another

    May is National Bicycle Safety Month, and the Santa Barbara Police Department reminds drivers to follow the speed limit and look out for people on bike rides.

  • Police Arrest Suspect Who Allegedly Tasered Elderly Woman

    [Update]: Thanks to the community's help, the Santa Barbara Police Department arrested a suspect who allegedly tasered an elderly woman.

  • Santa Barbara Police Vehicle Struck by DUI Driver

    A Santa Barbara Police patrol vehicle, and an officer sitting inside, were struck by an alleged DUI driver on Friday.

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