Thanksgiving break is one of the most opportune times of the year for vandals and thieves, and this year was no different.
Two incidents of vandalism were reported to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol over the holiday weekend. One allegedly occurred between Nov. 27 and Dec. 1 on the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde Road. The residents returned to find the front windows of their apartment shattered. Someone threw an unknown object into the window, but nothing was missing from the household.
The second incident allegedly occurred between Nov. 28 and Dec. 1 on the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive. The bathroom window of an apartment was broken by unknown means. There were no signs of entry and the resident said he did not feel someone could fit through the window and enter the apartment.
No suspects for either incident have been identified.
Although there were no reported burglaries, automobiles left unattended over the break were not quite so lucky. A resident of the 1000 block of Camino Corto reported her 1998 Toyota Corolla as stolen. The report alleges that the theft occurred between Nov. 23 and Nov. 25.
Another theft allegedly occurred at Haskells Beach in Goleta on Nov 13. The victim had parked her Jeep Wrangler at the beach and left it unattended with her surfboard in the back. The unidentified suspect apparently unzipped the plastic covering the back of the vehicle and stole the surfboard. The market value of the surfboard was $450, so the incident is classified as grand theft.