A retired Santa Barbara County probation officer was charged on Friday with more than a dozen felonies, including tax evasion, related to an investigation into an embezzlement scheme in which he bilked more than $600,000 from his union for more than a decade, according to a Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office spokesman.
A retired Santa Barbara County Probation Officer was arrested on Wednesday and is facing more than a dozen charges, including felonies, related to theft and filing false tax returns, according to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney.
One person received minor injuries in a three-vehicle collision that resulted in a rollover near Donovan Road and Highway 101 on Wednesday afternoon, temporarily slowing traffic entering the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office officials have agreed to begin improving living conditions at its jail facilities as part of a negotiated settlement in a federal class-action lawsuit reached earlier this month.
Three inmates at the Santa Barbara County Jail who previously tested positive for COVID-19 were later found to be negative after they were retested with several employees, whose results also turned out to be negative, according to a sheriff's spokeswoman.
Thousands of unlicensed cannabis plants and several hundred pounds of dried product linked to a grow site near Highway 166 were seized by detectives with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office following a search warrant on Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman.