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Notorious bank bandit nabbed in SB

SANTA BARBARA — A year-long investigation into the activities and whereabouts of a local area bank robber came to an end with the Dec. 31 arrest of 44-year-old Anthony William

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Neighbor attacks neighbor in broad daylight

SANTA BARBARA — The New Year’s Eve stabbing of one neighbor by another has police looking into the frayed relationship between the two men. Cesar Ortega, 32, and Sergio Quintana,

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Couple takes dangerous drive down freeway

SANTA BARBARA — The spate of wrong-way drivers on local area freeways continued Thursday with the arrest of Carpinteria resident Laurie Michelle Andrews on charges of DUI. Witnesses spotted Andrews

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Parole search leads to meth bust

LOMPOC — Yesterday’s search of a garage on the 1000 block of West Chestnut Avenue culminated in two arrests and the seizure of suspected methamphetamine with an estimated street value

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Police ramp up DUI efforts for holidays

LOMPOC – Lest the revelry of the holiday season take too strong a hold on the community and its drivers, the Lompoc Police Department conducted three separate DUI checkpoints between

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Suspects identified in 14-year-old’s murder

LOMPOC — The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office will file murder charges against Keith Sullivan, 20, and Ricardo Reyes, 19, in connection with the fatal shooting of 14-year-old Daniel

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Trail restorers face misdemeanor charges over wildfire

SANTA BARBARA — Two men engaged in trail restoration work over the summer face misdemeanor charges for the Jesusita fire that burned 9,000 acres of verdant Santa Barbara hillside and

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Impaired judgment compromises couple

SOLVANG — The investigation of a suspicious vehicle on Dec. 2 led to one arrest, two positive drug tests and several instances of inadvisable behavior. When a silver Ford Focus

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Molestation alleged in Montecito

MONTECITO — Santa Barbara sheriff’s deputies arrested Montecito resident Jeffrey Quenton Johnson at his home on West Mountain Drive on suspicion of multiple incidents of child molestation earlier this month.

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Gun-waving subject remains at large

LOMPOC — Reports of an unidentified subject exhibiting erratic behavior and waving a gun on the 1100 block of N. Sixth Street caused the Lompoc Police Department to dispatch both