Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office asks for public information about anti-semitic fliers
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office issued a press release on Jan. 31 confirming they are "actively investigating" antisemitic messages recently distributed in the Isla Vista area.
The messages match descriptions of fliers discovered on the first day of Hannukah in December of 2022 in Santa Barbara as well as fliers turned over to police in other parts of the country.
Sheriff Bill Brown said, "The men and women of the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office denounce hatred, violence and racism of any kind. While we are pleased that we have had no recent hate crimes against Jewish victims reported in the communities we police, we want to ensure these types of crimes are reported to us if they occur. All such reports are taken seriously and investigated thoroughly. We will relentlessly pursue and apprehend the perpetrators of crimes committed against members of our Jewish community, or any other group of people within our county that is targeted due to their race, ancestry, religion, age, gender, disability or sexual orientation. We stand strong in Santa Barbara County because we stand together.”
Anyone with information about these messages is asked to contact Sheriff's Detectives at 805-681-4171 or you can report your information while remaining anonymous by calling the tip line at 805-681-4171 or online at SBSheriff.org.