Articles From : sbsheriff

  • Six Northern Branch Jail Inmates Test Positive for COVID-19

    Sheriff’s Office Custody staff and their Wellpath healthcare partners have identified six inmates in the Northern Branch Jail who have tested positive for COVID-19

  • More Active COVID-19 Cases in County Main Jail

    [Update]: The Sheriff’s Office Main Jail has identified 28 additional COVID cases related to the outbreak that began on December 8th.

  • Northern Branch Jail Populated

    The Sheriff’s Office Custody Division has populated the Northern Branch Jail as an additional step to safeguard the wellbeing of inmates and staff while we continually work to mitigate the spread of COVID.

  • Sheriff's Office Reports Inmate Dies in Custody

    The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office reports a Santa Maria man has died while in custody at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail. 

  • At-Risk Missing Person Rescued Through Project Lifesaver

    The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team responded to a missing at-risk person report through the Project Lifesaver Program.

  • Attempted Rape Suspect Found Naked Under Goleta Dumpster

    Sheriff's Deputies arrested an attempted rape suspect after finding him naked and hiding under a dumpster behind the Goleta Albertson's.

  • Increase in Catalytic Converter Thefts

    The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office urges residents to be aware and vigilant about increasing catalytic converter thefts throughout the county, occurring in densely populated neighborhoods as well as in rural areas.

  • Detectives Arrest Orcutt Man for Sexual Assaults

    Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested an Orcutt man for multiple sexual assaults and they are seeking the public’s help in locating any additional survivors.

  • Sheriff’s Office Mourns the Loss of Chief Administrative Officer Robert “Bob” Gonzales

    The Sheriff's Office announces the passing of Chief Administrative Officer Robert “Bob” Gonzales.

  • Shots Heard in Vandenberg Village

    Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a report of shots heard in the Lompoc area of Vandenberg Village early Wednesday.

  • Suspected Package Thief Arrested in Montecito

    The Sheriff’s Office offers safety tips for theft prevention following an arrest of a suspected package thief in Montecito.

  • Thanksgiving Day Catalytic Converter Thieves Arrested

    Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three suspects for thefts of catalytic converters on Thanksgiving.

  • Sheriff’s Lieutenant Honored by President Ilir Meta of Albania

    A Sheriff’s Office leader was recently honored by the President of Albania for his distinguished representation of the Republic of Albania.

  • Detectives Arrest Suspect for Lewd Acts with a Child, Additional Victims Sought

    Santa Barbara County. Sheriff's Detectives arrested a man in Goleta last week on felony charges relating to child molestation.

  • Update to Main Jail COVID Outbreak

    [Update]: The Sheriff's Office reports the COVID-19 outbreak at the main county jail has been cleared.

  • Sheriff’s Office Cuts Ribbon on New Northern Branch Jail

    The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at the new Northern Branch Jail on Black Road in Santa Maria.

  • Sheriff's Detectives Conduct Human Trafficking Sting Operation

    The Santa Barbara County Human Trafficking Task Force conducted a human trafficking sting operation last week.

  • Santa Barbara Meth Distributor Sentenced to 180 Months in Prison

    The culmination of a three-month investigation resulted in a Santa Barbara methamphetamine distributor being sentenced to 180 months in federal prison for narcotics violations.

  • Seven Juveniles Arrested for Assaults at San Marcos High

    Seven juveniles have been arrested for a series of assaults that occurred on the San Marcos High School campus.

  • Sheriff’s Office Managing Additional COVID Outbreak in Main Jail

    A new outbreak of COVID-positive inmates is being managed at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail. 

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