Suspicious Package – De La Guerra Plaza Area

Authored on
September 15, 2021

On September 16th, 2021, around 9:30 AM, the Santa Barbara Police Combined Communication Center received a report of a suspicious package located near the Santa Barbara City Attorney’s Office. 

At 12:20pm, the Santa Barbara Police Department and Santa Barbara County Bomb Squad determined a suspicious package near De La Guerra Plaza was a cardboard box full of clothing. A portable X-Ray device was used to determine the contents of the package. The box was located in the open courtyard adjacent to the City Attorney’s Office.

The Santa Barbara Police Department greatly appreciates the cooperation of the businesses affected and community members complying with the evacuation / stay away order.  

Though this particular box was not to be dangerous, we always recommend calling law enforcement officials if you see a suspicious packages. We treat every situation like this as if it could be a dangerous device and harm members of our community.