Tag archives: Santa Barbara County Sheriff

MWD at Montecito Association
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 17, 2022

At this month’s Montecito Association Board meeting, Montecito Water District (MWD) General Manager Nick Turner presented an overview of drought conditions and a summary of the District’s 5-year Strategic Plan, which was adopted earlier this year.  The District has been in existence for the last 100 years, and its mission statement is to provide an […]

Don’t be a Burglary Victim

Safety Tips From Your Montecito Association and Santa Barbara County Sheriffs We discuss Montecito crime statistics at every board meeting, the second Tuesday of every month at 4 pm. Lt. Arnoldi from the Sheriff’s Office watches trends and keeps us up to date. He also offers the latest tips for how to best protect your […]

Montecito Association Meets
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 15, 2022

At a quiet Montecito Association meeting earlier this week, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Lieutenant Butch Arnoldi reported on crime in Montecito over the last month.  There have been several residential burglaries including near the Polo Fields, on Romero Canyon, Tiburon Bay Lane, School House Lane, East Mountain Drive, and on Ortega Ridge. Lt. Arnoldi said […]

Community Reports at Montecito Association Meeting
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 19, 2021

Also at the MA meeting, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Lieutenant Butch Arnoldi reported on a plethora of crimes that occurred in the area this summer, including a theft from an unlocked vehicle on Butterfly Lane, vehicle broken into on San Leandro Lane, construction trailer broken into on Woodley Road, residential burglary on Cota Lane, vandalism […]

Local Businesses Burglarized
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 5, 2021

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating four recent burglaries at local businesses where the suspects forced entry overnight and stole items. The first incident was Friday, July 23, 2021 in the 5800-block of Hollister Avenue at Old Town Coffee. A suspect smashed a window to gain entry, stole various items from inside the business, […]

A Compassionate Partnership: Hands Across Montecito, Sheriff’s Office are Quite the Tandem
By Sharon Byrne   |   April 1, 2021

Last Friday, Jane Olson, one of the founding members of our Hands Across Montecito homeless outreach project, happened to be out walking near Hammond’s Meadow and encountered a very thin woman screaming at the top of her lungs and disrobing.  We had met this woman before, during the homeless point-in-time count at East Beach in […]

By J'Amy Brown   |   June 20, 2019

Q. That wrecked boat debris, anchored for months on Hammonds Beach, disappeared on Monday. Where did it go? A. After public “take note” shot across the bow, SB County First District Supervisor Das Williams grabbed the helm and swiftly found a crew to attack and defeat the Montecito beach marooned wreckage! Hammonds Beach is once […]

Sheriff’s Blotter
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 15, 2018

(Information provided by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department) Tuesday, 6 February, 8:15 pm – Sheriff’s detectives with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Bureau were patrolling the Montecito disaster area when they observed an SUV leaving Coast Village Road. After the occupants of the vehicle were contacted, it was discovered the ignition was […]

Sheriff’s Blotter
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 8, 2018

(Information provided by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department) Thursday, 1 February, 9 pm -– A homeowner in the 200 block of Gould Lane in Montecito heard strange noises coming from a child’s bedroom inside his residence. The homeowner/victim, a father of two young children, went to search for the source of the noise. Upon entering […]

BHO Lab Discovered
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   December 21, 2017

(Provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department)  At approximately 11:10 am on Wednesday, December 13, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office received a report from the Thomas Fire Incident Command of a potential marijuana Butane Honey Oil (BHO) extraction lab in the 2200 block of Bella Vista Drive in Montecito. The residence was located […]