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Law enforcement art critics bust graffiti artist

GOLETA — In a tourist-centric community struggling to combat the eyesore of public area graffiti art, a noted “tagger” finally ran afoul of the law last Friday. An aggressive investigation

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Car stunt leads to woman's death

SANTA BARBARA — City police officers responded to a local hillside residential area late Saturday afternoon to discover a 41-year-old female lying dead on her back in the middle of

Santa Barbara

Car stunt leads to woman’s death

SANTA BARBARA — City police officers responded to a local hillside residential area late Saturday afternoon to discover a 41-year-old female lying dead on her back in the middle of

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Man believed to have violated acquaintance's privacy, 'Soul' with hidden camera

CARPINTERIA — A Carpinteria man was arrested Thursday on allegations of using a concealed electronic video device to record images of a 30-year-old female acquaintance. Donald Lee Bedford, 54, reportedly

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Man believed to have violated acquaintance’s privacy, ‘Soul’ with hidden camera

CARPINTERIA — A Carpinteria man was arrested Thursday on allegations of using a concealed electronic video device to record images of a 30-year-old female acquaintance. Donald Lee Bedford, 54, reportedly

Santa Barbara

Home invasion victim calls cops, arrested on drug charges

GOLETA — Jackson Burns opened the door to his Goleta home last week to be confronted by an unknown number of masked home-invasion robbers. Hours later, Burns, 18, was himself

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Two arrests in two months for purported drug dealer

SANTA BARBARA — Arrested last month on multiple drug charges, a 29-year-old man found himself in cuffs again on Tuesday, along with several alleged associates. Brandon Gaffke was first apprehended

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Deadlocked jury leads to mistrial in Santa Barbara murder case

SANTA BARBARA — Following a month-long first-degree murder trial featuring multiple defendants, a deadlocked jury forced Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Brian Hill to declare a mistrial last week. The

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Suspected armed robber found nursing wound at LA hotel

SANTA PAULA — Santa Paula police arrested Rosendo Lopez, 29, of Thousand Oaks on charges of armed robbery earlier this month. According to police spokeswoman and records supervisor Melissa King,

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Tri-county meth-cocaine operation shut down

SANTA BARBARA — After four months of ongoing investigation, Santa Barbara County narcotics investigators succeeded Friday in shutting down a highly-organized and multi-level methamphetamine and cocaine trafficking operation that spider-webbed