Detectives bust two illegal marijuana operations in Santa Barbara County

In the latest in a string of pot busts by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, detectives raided two marijuana operations each spanning multiple cities for illegal pot grows, illegal processing, and the use of unlawfully employed laborers. Read More …

Deputies searching Montecito for possibly armed burglary suspect

A large search for possibly armed burglary suspects that began Wednesday night is still ongoing Thursday morning in Montecito.

After three burglars got caught breaking into a Montecito home, sheriff’s deputies working with other law enforcement units managed to capture two of the three suspects. Read More …

Mandatory evacuations again underway in Santa Barbara County

Less than two months following the deadly mudslides in Montecito, parts of southern Santa Barbara County are again under mandatory evacuation orders.

In advance of a storm expected to hit Santa Barbara County Thursday night, officials ordered mandatory evacuations for locations below the Thomas, Whittier and Sherpa fire burn areas. Read More …