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Search warrant stirs up drug dealer’s nest, customers

SANTA BARBARA — A warrant search at a suspected heroin dealer’s home proved an enforcement boon as Santa Barbara police were able to arrest several of their target’s customers in

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Deputies, K-9, air support reel in car thieves

CARPINTERIA — The sunset-hour commute through this quiet beach town became dangerous on Carpinteria’s crowded stretch of northbound Highway 101 Thursday and finally led to the capture of two adults

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Man enters station with illegal knives to reclaim iPod

SANTA BARBARA – Santa Barbara police made an easy bust Thursday, when an alleged gang member came into the station to reclaim an iPod he had reportedly stolen from a

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Police request help in bicycle thefts

SANTA BARBARA — Thousands of dollars worth of advanced-tech bicycles were reported stolen from Electric Star eBikes last week, just steps away from the busy beachfront tourist center in The

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Santa Barbara man's killer sentenced to 50 years to life

SANTA BARBARA — Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Frank Ochoa brought a long series of legal maneuvers to an abrupt close in the murder trial of Luis Sosa with the

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Santa Barbara man’s killer sentenced to 50 years to life

SANTA BARBARA — Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Frank Ochoa brought a long series of legal maneuvers to an abrupt close in the murder trial of Luis Sosa with the

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Man found guilty of molesting niece

SANTA BARBARA — Despite a lack of physical evidence, a Santa Barbara man was found guilty in superior court last month of three felony counts related to the sexual assault

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‘Operation Apehanger’ snags 11 in raid

SANTA BARBARA — Multi-jurisdictional law enforcement teams swept through “The American Riviera” Wednesday with fistfuls of warrants and arrested 11 suspects in a major regional effort to take guns and

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Man sentenced in vehicular manslaughter case

SANTA BARBARA — Fabian Maduena, 21, pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter and received a 21-year sentence following three felony and two misdemeanor charges connected to events leading to the

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For sale: wholesale paper and … nunchuks?

SANTA BARBARA — An illegal diversification of goods proved the downfall for a legitimate wholesale paper merchant who branched out into the sale of close-combat weapons. Alejandro Francisco Domeno is