Tag: Goleta

On March 9th, 2018

State Park Ranger Locates Panga Boat Abandoned on Beach

GOLETA – A California State Parks Ranger, committed to public safety, determined something wasn’t quite right when he saw a boat suspiciously sitting empty on the shore at Arroyo Quemada State Beach March 7, 2018.  Upon further inspection, Parks Peace-Officer Ranger Dustin Patterson determined the vessel was an abandoned panga boat and notified the appropriate […]

On November 15th, 2016

ABC Agent Joins Santa Barbara County Deputies in Effort to Reduce Underage Drinking

GOLETA- As part of a statewide effort to combat underage drinking, a California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agent worked with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office to conduct “Shoulder Tap” and “Minor Decoy” operations on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2016.  During the two-day operation, underage decoys, working under the direct supervision of […]

On October 3rd, 2016

DOJ Special Agents Assists in 5-Month Methamphetamine Investigation Two Goleta men arrested, 20 pounds of methamphetamine seized

GOLETA -On October 1, 2016, The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of two men following a five-month undercover investigation in to  the trafficking of methamphetamine.  The investigation was conducted  by investigators and special agents from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Bureau, Santa Barbara Regional Crime Abatement Team and the California […]

On August 19th, 2016

State Parks Peace Officer-Lifeguard Discovers and Assists with Arrest of Jail Escapee

 GOLETA- On the morning of August 16, 2016,  a California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) member and State Parks Peace Officer-Lifeguard  conducted a welfare check after witnessing a man sleeping on the bridge at Vista Point near Gaviota State Park.  He made contact with Fitim Burgazi, 38, of Santa Barbara.  Burgazi told the officer that […]

On February 25th, 2016

DOJ Criminalists Identify Massage Parlor Rape Suspect

GOLETA - On February 17, 2016, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's detectives arrested  rape suspect Saul Hernandez-Chavez, 22, of Santa Barbara, following an evidence DNA match at the California Department of Justice, Bureau of Forensics Crime Lab in Santa Barbara. "There was a time when rape suspects would go unidentified for years at a time, if […]

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