Tag archives: Santa Barbara Police Department

Former Councilmember and Paradise Café Owner Randy Rowse Joins Mayoral Race
By Nick Schou   |   April 1, 2021

As a 66-year-old downtown businessman Randy Rowse is no stranger to Santa Barbara city politics. In 1983, Rowse opened the Paradise Café across the street from the Santa Barbara News-Press; last year he sold the joint, which has now been re-christened La Paloma Café. A longtime Democrat, Rowse dropped his party affiliation in the 1990s, […]

Mail Thief Arrested
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 4, 2021

Thanks in part to a vigilant Montecito resident, a suspect was arrested late last week for mail theft and numerous other theft-related charges. Juan Carlos Coronado-Mendoza, 31, of Santa Barbara, was arrested at his home on the 1200-block of Liberty Street last week.  According to the Sheriff’s Department, on December 29, 2020, a victim of […]

Holiday Cheer is Here in Montecito, Despite Pandemic Shutdown
By Sharon Byrne   |   December 17, 2020

Governor Gavin Newsom’s shutdown order, in place for a minimum of three weeks, means no more dinners out for a while, coffees with friends, all of that. However, this is Montecito, a special, magical community of strong people that have been through a lot, with love in their hearts. This renders them fully capable of […]

SBPD Seeking Assistance & Information
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 18, 2019

The Santa Barbara Police Department Property Crimes Unit is currently investigating a series of ongoing residential burglaries that have occurred in the city of Santa Barbara on the border of Montecito. Detectives are currently looking for any surveillance video footage of suspicious subjects or vehicles for the following date(s) and location(s): April 12, 2019 between […]

Mobile Command Center Unveiled
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   February 28, 2019

Earlier this month the Santa Barbara Police Department accepted and unveiled a new 32-ft long, 12-ft tall, custom mobile command unit that will be dispatched during community events, emergency situations, and disasters. The $350,000 vehicle was purchased by the Santa Barbara Police Foundation and One805, a local non-profit that was born after the Thomas Fire […]

Police Presence on Coast Village Road
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   April 19, 2018

This week, Santa Barbara Police Department increased patrols along Coast Village Road, in an effort to identify speeders and drivers illegally using their cell phones while driving. Both patrol cars and motorcycle units will be on the road, at times hidden, to deter motorists from speeding down the parking aisles during high-traffic times.  “As we […]