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 …

Orcutt teens accused of shooting car windows with BB gun

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies have caught three teens who are accused of shooting out car windows in Santa Maria and Orcutt with a BB gun.

Sheriff’s officials say a rash of car vandalism incidents occurred in the two northern Santa Barbara County jurisdictions, with a total of more than 24 vehicles being vandalized. Read More …

Santa Barbara County Jail inmate punches guard in the face

The night before a San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate broke a guard’s nose and orbital bone, an inmate in Santa Barbara County Jail also punched a custody deputy in the face.

At about 7:30 p.m. Monday, Thunderhawk Gutierrez, 28, of Santa Maria, attacked a custody deputy and punched him in the face while the guard was removing an inmate from a housing unit, 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 …