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Stoned Parents Busted for Child Endangerment

Photo: Alondra Oliva and Justin Dacanay Santa Barbara County – In a case that makes one wonder why a valid driver’s license is required to operate a vehicle on any

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Doorbell Camera Nabs Burglar in Orcutt Residence

Photo: Angel Ortiz Santa Barbara County – Advances in technology are making it harder than ever to successfully live a life of crime. Evidence of that came once again early

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College Town Burglary Trio Busted

Photp: Demarqus Wiggins, Rendrick Scypion and Caitlin Williams Santa Barbara County – The community of Isla Vista, sharing a border with the UCSB campus, has a large transient population of

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Exploding Mobile “Honey Oil” Lab Leads to Arrest

Photo: James Girona Santa Barbara County – As if being engaged in the production of Butane Honey Oil (BHO) was dangerous enough given the volatile gases produced in the manufacturing

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Under the Influence With an Arsenal in His Backpack

Photo: Kyle Kenneth Hogue Santa Barbara County – 32-year-old Templeton resident Kyle Kenneth Hogue must have been hungrier than usual on the night of May 24th. It was just after

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Store Owner Helps Cops Bust Serial Burglar

Photo: Brian Christopher Schotz Santa Barbara – 44-year-old Brian Christopher Schotz, recently released from state prison where he served time for a series of commercial burglaries in 2018, was free

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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