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$1 million Bail for Stabbing Assailant

Edward Jesus Garcia SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Two weeks after a violent knife attack in the middle of the afternoon on a well-traveled Goleta sidewalk, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Public

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Arrested for Machete Attacks

Gilberto Navarro SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — One of the more appealing aspects of uniformed police work is undoubtedly the fact that no two days are ever the same, that every

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Attempted Murder Charges for Strangling Cop

Erick Esquivel  SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — The potential effects of methamphetamine use were once again made apparent early on the evening of February 11th when a 911 Emergency call made

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DUI Hit-and-Run Arrest

David Ruben Cova SANTA BARBARA — In yet another demonstration of the value of luck over wisdom (and the lack thereof), 39-year-old Santa Barbara resident David Ruben Cova survived a

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Six Johns, Three Pimps Caught in Statewide Human Trafficking Sting

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — On January 26th, in a sting operation identified as a joint task multi-jurisdictional task force involving no less than 30 law enforcement agencies as “Operation Reclaim and

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Car Thief Caught by Alert Cop

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Just as dawn broke over the city of Goleta, a stolen vehicle report sent a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department patrol officer to the scene of

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Armed Standoff Ends with Arrest

David Palmer SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Proving once again that legislated proscriptions against the possession and use of controlled substances are on the books in the interests of preventing aberrant

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New Charges for Accused Child Killer

Sean Michael Kothe SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Orcutt resident 25-year-old Sean Michael Kothe showed up in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Maria Superior Court yesterday to attend his preliminary hearing on a murder

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Former Cop Charged with Hit & Run and Resisting

Retired SBPD Lt. Donald Paul McCaffrey SANTA BARBARA — Santa Barbara is a city where law enforcement is publicly proud of its strict enforcement of laws proscribing the operation of

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Vicious Stabbing Suspect Arrested

Humberto Castillo Arias Santa Barbara County – As these things go, street stabbings pursuant to commonplace altercations and even as the result of gang warfare generally involved “sticking,” whereby a