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Home Invasion Suspects Caught

Photo: Donyae Dixon Santa Barbara-As if the posh community of Montecito–the scene of devastating mudslides and a monstrous debris flow that killed no fewer than 23 residents in the pre-dawn

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Alert Citizen Tips Cops to Car Thieves

Photo: Erika Krystal Garcia SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — The fact that cops simply can’t be everywhere at all times has led to the clichéd criticism “there’s never a cop around

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No Parole for Former Embezzling Insurance Agent

Photo: Joseph Anthony Florendo Mele SANTA BARBARA — Over two years ago, 33-year-old Ventura resident Joseph Anthony Mele was found guilty of several counts of financial elder abuse, grand theft,

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Two Arrested for Murder, Third Suspect at Large

Photo: Adrian Ramon Campos, Brian Charles Ruiz and Joel Angel Campos SANTA BARBARA — It all began late on the night of December 31st, an occasion for revelry that turned

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Fencing Stolen Surfboards Leads to Triple Bust

Photo: Carly Jo Orrison, Kevin Derrick and Aaron Derkacz SANTA BARBARA — In a community where boys and girls grow up at the beach and become avid lifelong surfers, Santa

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Facebook Predator Caught

Photo: Trevor Ferrel SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Social media can be an amazing tool to reconnect with old friends and make new ones, but it can also be a dangerous

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Felony Bust Follows Long Car Chase

Photo: Karen Denise Deselms SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Perhaps inspired by the pulse-pounding scenarios of recent popular movie hits, on January 2nd, a 56-year-old Colorado woman proved that Vin Diesel

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New Year’s Eve Burglar Arrested

Photo: Brian Christopher Schotz SANTA BARBARA — While most of those who enjoyed the revelry of ringing in The New Year were heading to bed once Santa Barbara’s bars and

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Burglar Caught During Fire Evacuation

Photo: Adam James Smith Santa Barbara – As if Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties didn’t have their share of difficulties over the past two weeks as they endure the threatening

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Arsonist Busted for Setting Fire to Police Station

Photo: Steven Minami Santa Barbara County – In what may well surge to the lead as a late entry in the 2017 Darwin Awards competition, 23-year-old Guadalupe resident Steven Minami