Sheriff Arrest Books
Mug Books of the past have been replaced by computer databases now, but back before the days of computers and databases, they served as an effective method for Police Departments to keep track of past criminals and wanted people. Two books from around 1900 are held at the Gledhill Library and we have been given permission to digitize these books. Below is an example of each of the two books.
Book A appears to be a record of know criminals outside of Santa Barbara and Book B apeears to be a record of arrests in Santa Barbara.