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Alleged School Vandals Arrested

June 13, 2022 – Santa Barbara County, Ca. As the end of the school year approaches, with students gazing drearily out of classroom windows in anticipation of a summer of

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Arrested for Allegedly Setting Father on Fire

June 14, 2022 – Santa Barbara County, Ca. Perhaps the impending pressure of what to get Dad on Father’s Day was simply too much to bear for 40-year-old Lompoc resident

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Woman Arrested in Alleged Butcher Knife Attack

Photo: Santa Barbara PD Other than the occasional panhandler or the more-than-occasional run-in with the city’s ubiquitous and frequently over-zealous parking patrol meter maids, compared to life on the streets

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Car Chase Concludes with Catalytic Converter Crooks Caught

Photo: stolen catalytic converters  June 14, 2022 – Santa Barbara County, Ca. The recent rash of late-night catalytic converter thefts from vehicles parked on neighborhood streets and in private driveways

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Machete Attack Arrest

May 31, 2022 – Santa Barbara County, Ca. It’s certainly no secret among those inclined toward violent criminal behavior that the use of a firearm often carries with it additional

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Catalytic Converter Crooks Caught by K9 Cops

Photo: K9 Zeke, good boy May 31, 2022 – Santa Barbara County, Ca. With the cost of precious metals outpacing the value of the U.S. dollar, thefts of catalytic converters

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Driver Arrested for Hit-and-run Fatality

Photo: Miriam Aidee Vela Estrada May 31, 2022 – Santa Barbara County, Ca. The implied contract agreed to by those driving a motor vehicle on public thoroughfares demands both sobriety

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No Bail for Shooting at Cops

Photo: Valdez’ gun May 10, 2022 – Santa Barbara County, Ca. Falling under the legal principle of What Did You Expect?, 46-year-old Santa Maria resident Adam Valdez currently sits in

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Arrested for Grand Theft of Fruit

Photo: stolen avocados May 13, 2022 – Santa Barbara County, Ca. Setting aside the age-old arguments swirling around the question of “what’s a fruit and what’s a vegetable,” the theft

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$1M Bail for Stabbing Suspect

Photo: hunting for Castro May 18, 2022 – Santa Barbara County, Ca. Goleta resident Rafael Castro Jr., 41, was walking around on City of Goleta streets on the morning of