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Tries to Run, Can’t Hide, Busted at Gunpoint

Photo: Scene of Arevalo’s arrest Will criminals never learn that if you’re going to try to outrun the cops in a long-distance, high-speed car chase, you need to know your

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Chainsaw Thieves Caught

Photo: Deanna Trott Santa Barbara County – As if Santa Barbara County Emergency Services personnel didn’t have enough to do dealing with an influx of evacuees from Ventura’s Thomas Fire

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“Shave Key” Bust

Photo: Samuel Fuentes Santa Barbara County – When driving around on the streets of Santa Maria after midnight on a weekday, the likelihood of attracting the attention of law enforcement

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Knife-wielding ATM Assailant Caught

Photo: Michael Fernandez Santa Barbara County – Prompting a detailed media release warning citizens about the dangers inherent in failing to maintain situational awareness when using an ATM machine, on

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Felon Busted with Guns & Meth

Photo: Barry Pardo  SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Merely residing within the City of Lompoc—where the area’s largest industry is the Lompoc Federal Penitentiary looming large over the landscape as a

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DUI Charge in Multi-Vehicle Wreck

Alan Michael Fleckenstein SANTA BARBARA — With the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s holiday seasons afoot, local area law enforcement has engaged in a concerted media outreach effort to alert

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Killer Tracked, Killed by Cops

Culley was killed by Santos near here SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — The overarching mission of law enforcement—while enforcing statutes—is to provide for the safety of the public at large, which

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Neighborly Burglary Call Ends with Arrest for Drugs & Guns

Joseph Zuniga and Janessa Morales Santa Barbara County – When your neighbors begin making calls to 911 Emergency because they think they’re witnessing a burglary in progress on your property,

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Long Car Chase Leads to Child Kidnapping Arrest

Paul Maldonado SANTA BARBARA — Just as the sun was setting on November 4th, Santa Maria Police Department Dispatch received a report of a vehicular assault in a residential area

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Pair Busted in Meth Conspiracy

SBSD display Vasquez’ stash Santa Barbara County – An ongoing investigation conducted by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Special Investigations Bureau came to an end early in the morning