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Graffiti Trio Busted

Joseph Rocco Peransi, Jansen Michael Lee and Gregory Winfield Smith SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — It’s been nearly two decades since California schools slashed the budgets of non-academic arts and music

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Santa Barbara Sheriff Seeks Extradition of Kidnapping Suspect

Joseph Hetzel Santa Barbara – In the early evening hours of September 1st, 52-year-old Lompoc resident Joseph Hetzel forced his way into a vehicle being driven by 55-year-old Virginia Paris,

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Senior Citizen Busted for Child Molestation

Conrad Bruce Nickerosn SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — The recently-popular mantra of those approaching their dotage that “60 is the new 50” or even that “70 is the new 60”, while

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Machete Wielding Attacker Caught

Joseph Bianco SANTA BARBARA — At midnight on August 25th, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department deputies rolled up to a Goleta area mobile home park residence in response to a

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One Man’s Flight from Parole Officers Leads to Multiple Arrests

Nicholas McCloud Santa Barbara County – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Compliance Response Team has an apparently high rate of success when tracking down individuals suspected of violating the

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Eight “Johns” Snagged in Undercover Prostitution Sting

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Working with the support of a 2016 federal grant, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Special Investigations Bureau and its Criminal Investigations Bureau conducted a sophisticated

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Argument Leads to Vehicular Manslaughter Arrest

Doug Allen Lewis Santa Barbara County – One can only imagine the intensity of a personal dispute that leads one individual to run another person down with his car by

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Five Busted on Guns & Drug Violations

Anthony Borunda, Elias Bravo and Krys Carminati SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Evidence supporting the contention that prison serves as a deterrent for certain illegal behavior continues to erode in the

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Family Party Ends in Sex Assault Arrest

Adam Sanchez Santa Barbara County – The tried and true recommendation about attending social events suggesting that one “arrive late and leave early” in the interests of preserving one’s dignity

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Feds Indict DUI Driver for Fatal Collision

Picture of  Lindsey fatal accident Santa Barbara County – In an unusual jurisdictional move by Federal prosecutors, 23-year-old Shaquille Lindsey—a resident of Covington, Georgia—was indicted on June 28th on charges