During the operation, detectives contacted, interviewed and searched 11 sex offenders living within the city, a department spokesman said. The detectives were assisted by state parole officers and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
One of the sex offenders was found to have child pornography in his possession, the spokesman said. He was arrested and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on a charge of possession of child pornography as well as violation of parole.
The following is taken from the Santa Maria Police Department's calls-for-service log and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office daily arrest log. Those appearing as "arrested" are only suspected of the crime indicated but are presumed innocent.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office investigators are looking for a man who robbed a Buellton liquor store at gunpoint Thursday night and released several surveillance photos of the suspect, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.
A Lompoc Superior Court judge denied a mental health diversion request for a woman accused of the death of a man in a vehicle collision following an alleged police pursuit near Refugio State Beach October 2018.