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Burglary Leads to Numerous Charges

Dakotah Matzie SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — An interesting phenomenon—wherein one criminal activity leads to another—became apparent early in the evening of April 24th when 38-year-old Lompoc resident Michael Rasmussen and 26-year-old

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Father Charged with Mother’s Murder

Jorge Tovar Fernandez SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Disputes over parental custody rights often prove how fragile romantic relationships can be, frequently become the wellspring of dangerous levels of domestic enmity, and

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Wanted for a Year, Finally Nabbed

Joshua Warren SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — It’s a rare individual indeed who, while being the subject of aggressive and intense law enforcement interest, manages to avoid contact with those bearing

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Sleeping DUI Suspect Flees, Gets Caught

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Being drunk at 10 AM is enough to bring into question one’s judgmental skills. Being drunk at that hour and getting behind the wheel of a

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Burglar Tries Hiding Inside Wall to No Avail

Micaiah Meadows SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — The city of Goleta, just north of the city of Santa Barbara and considered one of the county’s safest residential areas, has recently suffered

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Church Burglar Arrested

Joseph Rose GOLETA — In the world of criminal larceny, burglars who sneak into private residences or business establishments are considered by other social miscreants to live low on the

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False Police Report Earns Arrest

KC Dopp SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — There is no question that some people simply watch too much television. That may explain the inexplicable behavior of 25-year-old Santa Maria resident KC

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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