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Attempted Arson Arrest Follows Standoff with Cops

Standoff scene SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — It was late on the night of June 12th when the sleepy bedroom community of Buellton became the scene of a tense 7-hour standoff between

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Probationer Caught with Stolen Goods

Pablo Ordaz Santa Barbara County – The underlying concept of probation is to avoid incarceration for a criminal conviction by demonstrating that the threat of doing serious jail time is

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Four Arrested in Robbery and Stabbing

Francisco Guzman, Ignacio Reyes and Javier Rorriguez-Anguiano SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Isla Vista, the gloriously laid-back college community mere steps away from the picturesque campus of UCSB, has its fair share

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Traffic Stop Yields Accidental Meth Bust

Eddie Morelo Jr. Santa Barbara County – Some people have all the luck; in this case patrol officers of the Lompoc Police Department must have four-leaf clovers in their wallets

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Battling Burglar Attempts Murder of Cops

Jesus Ayala Flores SANTA BARBARA — Proving once again that the day-to-day working life of uniformed police is anything but predictable, when Santa Barbara Police Department patrol units arrived at an

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Shi X Yu Arrested for Marijuana Grow, Utilities Theft

Shot inside grow house (SBSD) VICTORVILLE —  A search warrant served at 12381 Domingo Street revealed a large marijuana grow.  Over 1,150 marijuana plants were being maintained inside the residence.

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Meth High Leads to Bomb Threat Arrest

Jose Landeros Santa Barbara County – The effects of methamphetamine upon one’s reasoning ability came to the fore mid-morning on May 8th in the middle windswept farmland just outside the

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Details Under Wraps as Child Molestation Investigation Continues

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — A man described by Santa Maria High School District spokesman Kenny Klein as “a walk-on assistant coach” for the school’s soccer team, was arrested on May 9th

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Five Felonies Charged in Carjacking

Baltazar Alvarez Mendoza SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — 26-year-old Santa Maria resident Baltazar Alvarez Mendoza is apparently unaware of the ubiquity of ride-sharing services now available for anyone needing a ride

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Attack with Guitar Charged as Hate Crime

Daniel Joseph Garcia SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Being in jail, where every day might be considered “a bad day” is one thing. Being arrested while still in jail simply makes it