Santa Barbara is world renowned for its beautiful beaches, rolling valleys, tasty wines and remarkable weather- although we could use a little more rain. But almost everywhere there are human beings, there is crime, and Santa Barbara is no exception. There have been some pretty famous crimes committed in Santa Barbara over the years. Here is a review of three of the most famous recent Santa Barbara crimes: The murder of Nicolas Markowitz, the illegal business transactions of Montecito Motors and Steve Pybrum’s illicit use of a public charity.

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