A room in the Isla Vista Foot Patrol office looked part toy store, part janitor’s closet and part armory on Monday, boasting an impressive collection of costume props confiscated over Halloween weekend.

Deputies watching for potential weapons in the crowds over the weekend filled several large trash cans with dozens of seized items, including everything from brooms to plastic rifles to pitchforks – even a real samurai sword. Items of value were tagged with their owners’ names and phone numbers, and can be picked up at the IVFP office on Pardall Road until 5 p.m. today, at which point they will be sent away for destruction.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Dept. spokesman Sgt. Chris Pappas said the number of arrests made in I.V. from Friday evening to early Monday morning totaled 348, and the total number of citations issued totaled 380. He said the majority of arrests and citations were alcohol-related.

The number of assault-related incidents and arrests this weekend was very low despite the estimated 22,000 people present in I.V. at the crowd’s peak on Saturday night, Pappas said.

Sgt. Steve Johnson of the IVFP said his impression of the throngs of people roaming Del Playa Drive was generally favorable, especially in comparison to last Halloween, when several people were assaulted and numerous parked cars were vandalized.

“Overall, there were a lot of people out there, and most were fairly well-behaved,” Johnson said. “It’s a good relief to have it over.”

Johnson said deputies at the barricades confiscated items that had even a remote possibility of being used as a weapon – like two hobby horses – on the off chance they could accidentally injure someone in the dense crowds on DP. He said the exclusion of dangerous items from DP, coupled with the increased law enforcement presence in I.V., contributed to the low incidence of assault-related injuries over the weekend.

“The increased public safety efforts helped cut down on the number of injuries, absolutely,” Johnson said.

The IVFP also accumulated a collection of lost cell phones, wallets, keys, purses and backpacks over the weekend, Johnson said. He said deputies will attempt to contact the owners of any items bearing identification, but he said it will be up to owners to come to the IVFP office and identify items like car keys.

“Anything that has ID on it, we will do everything we can to return it,” Johnson said.

As of Monday evening, all but one of the cell phones turned into the IVFP had been claimed. Johnson said the IVFP’s strategy of turning on lost cell phones and waiting for their owners to call has been very effective.

Now that Halloween has come and gone, Johnson said the IVFP will be holding debriefings in which officers from all of the law enforcement agencies involved in providing security over the weekend are encouraged to provide input and suggest potential changes for next year’s public safety efforts.

“We’re always looking at ways to improve our service,” Johnson said. “It’s really a group effort.”