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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

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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