Weed is a Drug?
At approximately 2:28 a.m. on Sunday, April 15, Isla Vista Foot Patrol officers patrolling the intersection of Sabado Tarde Road and Camino del Sur observed a fight between four subjects.
One of the subjects, a 24-year-old male, was asked to sit on the curb while the officers began questioning. The suspect reached into his jacket pocket with his right hand. The officer drew his gun on the suspect, thinking he might have a weapon.
The suspect immediately removed his right hand and two clear plastic bags containing cocaine flew out of his pocket. The suspect was arrested for possession of cocaine. When the officers informed the suspect he was under arrest for possession of cocaine, the suspect said, “No you didn’t. That didn’t happen.”
When the officers asked the suspect to explain how the drugs appeared on the ground, he said, “I don’t know but I didn’t reach in my pocket and I didn’t throw any drugs anywhere. I’m telling you, I came up here and I’ve been drinking and smoking weed and that’s why my mouth is so dry, but I didn’t have anything to do with no drugs.”
The suspect was transported to the Santa Barbara County Jail.
At approximately 12:57 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, IVFP officers patrolling the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive observed an 18-year-old female stumbling down the middle of the street.
The suspect fell face first on the ground and lay motionless for approximately one minute. The suspect’s lip was swollen from the fall. The officers assisted her to her feet and escorted her to the curb.
When the suspect sat down, she had difficulty maintaining her balance and fell over backwards. The suspect told the officers she had been drinking, but she fell down because she was wearing platforms.
The suspect was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the Santa Barbara County Jail, where she was housed, pending sobriety.
Milwaukee’s Best, I.V.’s Stupidest
At approximately 2:25 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, an IVFP officer patrolling the 900 block of Embarcadero del Norte observed a 21-year-old male raise a beer can to his lips, tilt his head back and drink.
The suspect noticed the officers’ presence and tried to hand off the beer to other subjects walking in his group. The officers gained control of the suspect until he could determine where the beer had gone. The officers found a can of Milwaukee’s Best Beer near the suspect.
The suspect was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the IVFP station. While at the station, the suspect admitted to consuming the Milwaukee’s Best Beer in public. He also admitted to consuming eight beers at the Pike fraternity house prior to his arrest. He became verbally combative and uncooperative. He later urinated on himself while the booking paperwork was being completed.
The suspect was transported to the Santa Barbara County Jail, where he was housed, pending sobriety.
Free Willy in Captivity
At approximately 12:51 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, IVFP officers patrolling the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive observed a 20-year-old male swaying from left to right while standing in the roadway.
As the officers approached the suspect, they noticed his penis exposed through his open zipper. The suspect’s speech was thick and slurred and his clothing was mussed and unkempt. Throughout his contact with the officers, the suspect continually used graphic language towards the officers.
The suspect was arrested for public intoxication and transported to the Santa Barbara County Jail, where he was housed, pending sobriety.
At approximately 11:51 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, IVFP officers clearing an “out-of-control” party on the 6500 block of Del Playa Drive observed a 21-year-old male holding a plastic cup typically used at keg parties.
The suspect appeared to be under the age of 21. When asked by the officers what was in the cup, the suspect said, “Nothing.” The officers took the cup and determined it to contain an alcoholic beverage. The officers confirmed the suspect was 21 years old and asked him to leave the property because the party was over at the request of the residents.
The officers noticed the suspect was unsteady on his feet as he walked away with friends. According to reports, as the suspect walked away, “the officers heard him say in a loud voice something like he didn’t know what the problem was, all he wanted to do was get drunk.”
When the suspect walked onto the street, the officers again contacted him for violation of possessing an open container of alcohol in public. The suspect became upset and uncooperative, refusing to sit down on the curb and had to be forced to the ground. Due to the suspect’s lack of cooperation and intoxicated state, the officers determined he was unable to care for his own safety and placed him under arrest for public intoxication.
The suspect was placed into the transport vehicle and transported to the IVFP station to complete booking. While in the vehicle, the suspect began to spit in the backseat. When the suspect was transported to the Santa Barbara County Jail, he again continued to spit all over the transport vehicle. When the officers asked the suspect several times to stop, he said, “What are you going to do, arrest me?”
Once at the county jail, the suspect told the officers he had Attention Deficit Disorder and no longer takes his medication. He also told the officers he enjoys drinking alcohol and using a variety of drugs on weekends.
The suspect was housed, pending sobriety.
-Compiled by Ladan Moeenziai and Jennifer B. Siverts from the Isla Vista Foot Patrol Reports