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$1M Bail for Attempted Murder of Cop

Photo: Drew Wohlenhaus Santa Barbara County – In a classic example of “how not to respond to contact with law enforcement officers,” 32-year-old Isla Vista area transient Drew Wohlenhaus managed

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Gang-bangers Arrested After Car Chase

Photo: Christian Catalan and Gilberto Solis Isla Vista, Santa Barbara County   –   The action started immediately after midnight on January 11th when a University of California Santa Barbara cop, attached

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Threats Lead to 10-Hour Standoff, Arrest

Photo: Maxwell Tracy Santa Barbara – When family issues devolve into potentially dangerous full-blown “domestic disturbance” situations, police response is generally straightforward, immediate, and inflexible. According to Santa Barbara Police

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ADW with “Log” Suspect Arrested

Photo: Rafael Rayas Santa Barbara County – Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department deputies attached at the Santa Maria station responded to a mid-morning 911 Emergency call reporting a burglary in

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Carpinteria Citizens Capture Robbery Suspects

Photo: Denis Gutierrez and Jose Romero Santa Barbara County – The City of Carpinteria, with a reputation as the home of “the world’s safest beach,” is a tranquil community with

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Arrested for Multiple Sexual Assaults

Photo: Christian Jesus Ponce Santa Barbara County – 21-year-old Santa Maria resident Christian Jesus Ponce was arrested on the morning of December 28th. He has been charged with multiple allegations

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Pre-School Meth Lab Discovered, Three Arrested

Photo: Charles Romanus, Brandon Topete and Henry Hewitt Santa Barbara County – Most pre-school operators are more concerned with the safety of their playground equipment and sandbox facilities than they

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Holiday Thieves Celebrate Holidays in Jail

Photo: Dustin Kinsey and Andrea Reyes Santa Barbara County – Despite the many public announcements warning of increased property crimes during the holiday, many citizens continue to become victims of

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K-9 Takes Down Violent Robbery Suspect

Photo: Demetrius Johnson SANTA BARBARA COUNTY // Being forcibly robbed is one thing; requiring hospitalization after being robbed is quite another. When Santa Maria police responded to a 911 Emergency

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Four South American Tourists Charged with Kidnapping, Assault

Photo: Astorga, Valladares, Parra and Cortez Santa Barbara – Santa Barbara is a tourist mecca, frequently a stop on the itinerary of visitors from abroad. It’s a place where a