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Brothers Busted for Crime Spree

Jeremy Robles SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — One can only wonder what parenting skills lead a young man to indulge in criminal activity, but when siblings conspire to commit a series

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Parolee Assaults, Injures Cop

Mark Pompa SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — In what will surely qualify for a top-tier ranking in this year’s Darwin Awards, in which acts of consummate foolishness are acknowledged by the

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Hit-and-run Causes School Lockdown

Washington Elementary School SANTA BARBARA — Santa Barbara’s Washington Elementary School—with perhaps the best ocean vistas of any elementary school in the state—was the site of a police-mandated lockdown on

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Mr. & Mrs. Killers Caught

Jonathan David Highley SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Perhaps subscribing to the principle that “love is blind” and that devotion to one’s spouse which it entails — even when that marital

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Two Arrested for Assault on Deputy

Jared Ashton SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Proving once again that bad things can happen when inebriation clouds one’s mental faculties, events transpiring in the early morning hours of March 1st

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K-9 Cop Nabs Barricaded Suspect

CARPINTERIA — Any dog thinking about enlisting for law enforcement duties with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department had apparently better be ready for action… and plenty of it. In

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Charged with Murder in DUI Deaths

Cameron Oliver SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — 25-year-old Santa Maria resident Cameron Oliver had been out of custody after posting $100,000 bail following his arrest earlier in the month on charges

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K-9 Pair Finds Suspects Hiding Under Mega-Mansion Beach House

Jacob San Nicholas CARPINTERIA — Early in the evening of February 22nd, Santa Barbara Police Department, following an unproductive high-speed pursuit of a vehicle being driven recklessly through the city’s streets

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Attempted Murder of Wife on Valentine’s Day

Mariano Elias Cordonas Santa Barbara County – Apparently Cupid forgot to string his bow this Valentine’s Day when flitting through a Santa Maria neighborhood in search of likely targets upon

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Armed Cabbie Busted with Drugs

Juan Francisco Roman SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Calling your broker to check today’s stock prices on ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft may not be necessary once word gets out of