Three Strikes You’re Out
Mon., May 5, 1:51 a.m. – Deputies on uniformed patrol were dispatched to the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde Road to apprehend a man who was reported thrice that night.
The officers were told that the man in question was incessantly banging on the door of his friend’s apartment, asking to speak with the friend about his own girlfriend.
This was, however, not the first time the police were called with regards to the suspect’s obsessive desire to talk with or about his girlfriend.
The 21-year-old’s friend had first called the police after the seemingly drunk man had scaled a wooden fence and started pounding on the sliding glass door of the apartment. By the time the officers had arrived, he had disappeared.
The friend told the deputies he had allowed the man inside the apartment but that, once inside, his drunken friend started to verbally abuse his girlfriend and needed to be kicked out. It was at this point that he jumped the fence and started his assault on the sliding glass door.
After avoiding the police, the man resumed his quest at the front door, prompting his friend to call the police a second time. When the deputies arrived, they heard the desperate man shouting, “Come on, man. I’m going to jail. Let me in!”
The officers told the man to wait until he was sober to talk to his girlfriend and that he should go straight home, lest he be arrested for public intoxication. He agreed, telling the deputies that he would not be a problem anymore.
Thinking he had given the Isla Vista Foot Patrol the slip, he returned a few minutes later to bang on the door a third time. The police met up with him in the parking lot behind the apartment and arrested him – ending his marathon of obnoxious knocking.
He was then transported to the Santa Barbara County Jail where he was housed, pending sobriety.
Sat., May 3, 11:25 p.m. – Officers patrolling the 6500 block of Del Playa Drive observed a man struggling to walk the line.
The deputies watched as the 18-year-old male wove back and forth across the street, clearly intoxicated.
The man then lost his balance and veered sidelong into a parked car. Unabashed, he continued on, but soon lost his balance again and fell into the next available parked car.
The officers stopped the unsteady stroller, who could barely stand still without completely losing his poise.
The deputies began to question him, but soon realized that along with his balance, the man had lost his ability to comprehend what was happening. He stood there with a blank expression on his face and was unable to focus on the deputy when addressed.
The officer asked oblivious man where he had been headed, but when he tried to answer, his speech was nothing but a stream of incoherent ramblings. His words were horribly slurred and he could barely put together a sentence.
The officers, convinced the confused wanderer was unable to get home safely, arrested him. He was then transported to the Santa Barbara County Jail where he was housed, pending sobriety.
The Isla Vista Marathon
Sun., May 4, 2:20 p.m. – Officers taking a break in the Isla Vista Foot Patrol Station on Pardall Road were interrupted by the loud remarks of two passersby.
A 19-year old male and his friend walking eastbound down Pardall Road decided to tempt fate by loudly making snide remarks about Isla Vista’s finest as they passed the open door of the police station. Only, this pair of day drinkers made one glaringly obvious mistake: One of them had decided to drunkenly taunt the police with a red cup in his hand.
The deputies, however, opted not to stop the pair and let them continue on their way, red cup and all.
Unfortunately for them, these two Sunday partiers apparently hadn’t gotten enough thrills on their first pass, because 20 minutes later they returned walking in the opposite direction – the red cup still firmly in hand.
If the deputies still had reservations about stopping the two, they were wiped away when they heard their now incoherent remarks drift in through the open door.
An officer stopped the cup-wielding man and asked him what it contained. The defeated daredevil confessed that he was carrying vodka and that he was only 19 years of age.
When asked when he had begun his daytime drinking, the man proudly stated that he had been continuously drinking since the night before.
Apparently unimpressed, the deputy arrested the man and had him transported to the Santa Barbara County Jail where he was housed, pending sobriety.