H-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Jan 12, 2011 10:46 PM by Ariel Wesler

New webpage helps track down criminals

A new tool is helping Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies and the public track down suspected criminals who skip out on their court dates. It's called the Top Ten Active Warrants webpage. It first launched in November on the county sheriff's website. Officers say the site has already led to three arrests, including one yesterday. A deputy interviewing a woman about a burglary recognized her from the webpage. The sheriff's office says there are nearly 20,000 active warrants for people in Santa Barbara County. To check out the website, click here

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