You Might As Well Have Offered A Bong Rip

At approximately 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 19, 2001, officers with a search warrant for suspicion of stolen bikes entered an apartment on the 6800 block of Trigo Road.

The officers found a bong in the living room upon entry. The only person home was a 20-year-old male who said the bong belonged to him. Later, the suspect said it was “the house bong.” The officers asked the suspect for identification, and then asked if they could see his “other IDs.” The suspect said he had no other IDs. The officers then asked to look in his wallet and found another driver’s license. The suspect said, “Oh that’s my brother’s, I’m just holding it for him.” The officers asked if it was common practice for the brothers to carry around each other’s wallets. The suspect said it wasn’t and said he had the ID in order “to go downtown.” The suspect was later overheard speaking to one of his roommates saying, “Now I can’t go downtown and party with you guys.”

The suspect was charged with possessing false identification and was found not guilty in Santa Barbara Superior Court.

Battle Wounds

At approximately 1:14 a.m. on Jan. 12, IVFP officers patrolling the 6500 block of Del Playa Drive observed a 22-year-old female being supported by one of her friends while walking.

The suspect and her friend crossed the street and the female walked into a parked vehicle. Officers approached the suspect and noticed a strong odor of alcohol and an approximately two-inch bump on her forehead. When officers asked her what happened, she said she “must have fallen down.” She repeatedly stated that she was alright. Officers asked her where she was headed and the suspect said she was just trying “to get home.” She said home was “just around the corner,” but when officers asked for her address, she said she lived on De La Vina Street in downtown Santa Barbara.

The suspect was arrested for public intoxication and was transported to Santa Barbara County Jail where she was housed, pending sobriety.

Coughing Up in Custody

At approximately 11:16 p.m. on Jan. 11, Isla Vista Foot Patrol officers patrolling the 900 block of Embarcadero Del Norte observed a 19-year-old male in front of a liquor store.

The suspect was being held up by his friends. Officers asked the suspect if he felt he could walk to the Foot Patrol station, which was one and a half blocks away. He said he could not.

The suspect was arrested for public intoxication and vomited while in custody. He was transported to Santa Barbara County Jail, where he was housed, pending sobriety.