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Santa Barbara

Compliance Search Nets Five Suspects

Sergio Ruiz-Vargas, Olga Chavez and Jamie Coria SANTA BARBARA — The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Compliance Response Team will apparently never have a problem looking for work, as they continue


Fresno State Student Arrested for Sexual Battery

Deandre Lavon Jeanpierre FRESNO – Recently there have been several reported sexual batteries around Fresno State.  They all involved female students walking to their residence or vehicles at night. In

Santa Barbara

$100K Bail for Meth Dealer

Martin Bertstecher SANTA BARBARA COUNTY — Sometimes an entrepreneur just can’t get a break. Certainly 49-year-old Martin Berstecher, a resident of the City of Orcutt in the northern reaches of


Traffic Stop Becomes Drug Arrest

Drugs, gun, and cash confiscated by police BAKERSFIELD — 42-year-old Monica Sanchez and 38-year-old Narciso Avalos were recently pulled over at Flower Street and Palm Drive, and the traffic stop


Transient Arrested for Threats

SALINAS — Police have arrested transient for making threats toward a female victim the weekend after Thanksgiving. That morning, an employee at the El Gabilan Library in the 1400 block


Sheep Ranch Man Arrested for Arson

SHEEP RANCH — On December 1st, County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a home in the 12000 block of Armstrong Road after reports of a structure fire. Deputies arrived on scene

Los Angeles

Rapist Babysitter Slammed with 520-year Sentence

John Adam Whitsell LOS ANGELES – The November 30, 2016 sentence of 520 years-to-life in state prison put an official stop to the sexual assaults of a 9-year-old girl over

San Bernardino

‘Equipment Violation’ Leads to Drugs, Guns Arrest

Police display what was in Lopez’ car HIGHLAND – It’s a story we’ve seen so many times – a car is pulled over for some minor violation and its driver

Santa Clara

Felony DUI nets Phony Driver’s License Charge

SAN JOSE — A complaint filed on November 28, 2016 by the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office, now confirms that 46-year-old Juan Santiago was in fact not an A.K.A or unknown


Lake County Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured; Suspect Arrested

Ezequiel Bravo booking photo CLEARLAKE OAKS — On December 1st at approximately 2:15 AM, Sheriff’s Office central dispatch received a report of a man who’d fired his gun into a