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Four Arrested with Firearms Arsenal

Photo: Austin Fout, Coleton Fout, Justine Garcia and Laura Burson Santa Barbara County – On the morning of May 15th, just after 7:00 a.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Compliance

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Thrift Shop Prowler Busted with Methamphetamine

Photo: Erica Woolum Santa Barbara County – Everyone likes a good bargain, and the local Goodwill Store is often the place where assorted treasures can be found. That may well

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“Ghost Gun” and Coke Bust

Photo: Jaime Orozco Santa Barbara – In a city dependent upon tourist dollars for its economic well-being, the May 14th arrest of 26-year-old Santa Barbara resident Jaime Orozco is unlikely

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Car thief can’t outrun her victim

Photo: Joann Mari Alley Santa Barbara County – If there were a book entitled “How to Steal a Car,” the opening chapters might inform the reader of the need to

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Man Arrested After Wielding Fake Samurai Sword

Photo: King Roasrio under arrest Santa Barbara County – A verbal altercation at a Goleta area McDonald’s restaurant became colorfully dramatic on the evening of April 30th when 38-year-old Goleta

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Black Tar Heroin Dealer Arrested

Photo: Omar Alfaro-Rios Santa Barbara County – According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover, the SBSD Special Investigations Bureau, while constantly investigating narcotics trafficking within

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Search Warrant Leads to Arrests

Photo: Alfredo Gonzalez and Matthew Johnson Santa Barbara County – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department’s Compliance Response Team, comprised of deputies and of highly-trained probation officers, is responsible for

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Mr. Loots, Caught with Loot, in Antique Theft Case

Photo: Richard Martin Loots Santa Barbara County – If ever a criminal had the appropriate surname for the conduct of his illegal activity, 46-year-old Oceano resident Richard Martin Loots—arrested while

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“Magnum” Force Nabs Car Thief

Santa Barbara County – In a release to the media touting the value of K-9 units to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department’s crime-busting efforts, SBSD Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover

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Probation Search Leads to Drug Lab Bust

Photo: Alan Castillo Goleta – A reasonable person would think that anyone on probation—indicating that such an individual has a history of criminal activity for which they’ve been arrested and