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 chase man with replica samurai sword in Goleta

A 38-year-old Goleta man threatened a person outside McDonald’s with a replica samurai sword Tuesday evening, prompting a manhunt that temporarily resulted in train traffic being halted and residents being ordered to shelter in place, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Read More …

Father swims away from authorities after leaving child in car for hours

A Carpinteria man left his six-year-old daughter in a car for several hours, and upon getting tracked down by authorities, he swam away in an attempt to evade capture, but was eventually rescued and arrested on Monday, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Read More …