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 …

Man stole Chumash security guard’s Taser before being shot and killed

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man shot and killed by a Chumash Casino security guard early Tuesday morning as a Santa Barbara resident who was permanently banned from the casino property. Prior to being shot and killed, the man stole a security guard’s Taser and used it against him, according to the sheriff’s office. Read More …

Santa Maria 13-year-old dies after being shot by brother

A 13-year-old Santa Maria boy who was shot and critically wounded by his brother on Saturday has died of his injuries, the city’s police department announced on Monday.

Shortly after noon on Saturday, Fernando Navarro, 19, shot and wounded Leonardo Novarro in the 600 block of West Polk Street, Read More …