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Gang Injunction Clears Hurdle

Judge orders release of select juvenile records. Read story.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Santa Barbara Crime Blotter, 6/6 – 6/13

Mother has 30-year-old son arrested; skateboarder charged with welfare fraud. Read story.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Gangbuster or Gangbanger?

Arrest of Raymond Macias casts shadow on La Palabra. Read story.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Santa Barbara Crime Blotter, 5/8 – 5/14

Fight erupts between Brophy Bros. staff and customers; Macy's thief chased down; woman steals father's truck after argument. Read story.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Heated Debate Over Gang Injunction

Blank check, slippery slope, or another tool in toolbox? Read story.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Santa Barbara Crime Blotter, 4/2 – 4/8

Whiskey-drinking suspect 'chin-checks' assault victim; man flips table at Natural Cafe. Read story.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Santa Barbara Crime Blotter, 3/25 – 4/1

Musician/drug dealer runs from officers; car thief nabbed on Calle Real. Read story.

Originally published 3:00 p.m., April 4, 2013
Updated 12:00 p.m., April 5, 2013

Vintner's Mysterious Death Ruled a Suicide

Christopher Marks was found with a single gunshot wound to the head on beach in September 2012. Read story.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Introducing The Independent's South Coast Crime Map

The interactive widget shows who, what, where, and when of recent arrests. Read story.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Robles Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

Jury enters fourth day of deliberation in Ied murder trial. Read story.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Santa Barbara Crime Blotter, 3/4 – 3/11

OnStar tracks down stolen truck; man harasses El Cielito patrons; another arrest at SBPD headquarters. Read story.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Santa Barbara Crime Blotter, 2/12 – 2/18

Police chase parolees, recover meth and weed, bust thieving vandals. Read story.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Santa Barbara Crime Blotter, 2/5 – 2/11

Couples brawl; diners skip on bill at Denny's. Read story.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Santa Barbara Crime Blotter, 1/29 – 2/4

Plain clothes officer busts weed dealer; social media helps catch Macy's thief. Read story.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Santa Barbara Crime Blotter, 1/21 – 1/28

Drunk man arrested in police headquarters; meth-smoking dad accused of endangering kids. Read story.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Regina Carter

"Southern Comfort" marks a transition from the exploration of her ... Read More