Sat., Oct. 18, 11:15 a.m. — A 19-year-old male was arrested Saturday night for attempting to start a fight on the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive.
Deputies observed the perpetrator yelling at a group of pedestrians, shouting profanities such as, “I’m going to fuck you up!” Officers watched as the suspect lowered himself into a fighting position and began to move toward the pedestrians.
The deputies grabbed the man’s arm before he could start a fight and placed him under arrest. When questioned, the 19-year-old provided a false name, but later confessed his real name, stating that he lied because he was currently on probation.
Fri., Oct. 17, 3:00 a.m. — A Santa Barbara City College student was arrested early Friday morning after physically assaulting his roommate.
According to the victim, who contacted the authorities after checking himself into Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital for injuries to his face, his roommate had punched him several times in the face after the two got into an altercation.
The argument started when the victim accused his roommate of causing problems in the household. According to the police report, the victim claimed the suspect had been dealing drugs, prompting the Sheriff’s Dept. to serve a search warrant for the residence.
Deputies returned to the household and contacted the roommate involved. He claimed the two had mutually started the fight and that the victim had at one point tried to choke him. There were no signs of injury, however, and the 21-year-old was arrested for battery resulting in serious injury.
Fri., Oct. 17, 11:09 a.m. — A seatbelt violation late Friday night at the corner of El Embarcadero and Trigo Road led to an arrest for possession of drugs for sale.
A deputy on foot patrol noticed the driver of a grey vehicle did not have on his seatbelt on and asked him to stop the car. The officer noticed an open bottle of Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum in the rear pocket of the passenger seat and ordered the occupants out of the car.
When the front seat passenger stepped out of the car, the deputy noticed a marijuana cigarette fall out of his lap. The officer then proceeded to frisk the 19-year-old man and found a prescription pill bottle that contained 15 blue pills.
Each pill had the Playboy bunny stamped on it, leading the officer to believe the pills were ecstasy. Due to the number of pills, the Camarillo native was arrested for possession of ecstasy for sale.
Fri., Oct. 17, 10:06 a.m. — An 18-year-old Santa Barbara resident was arrested for possession of a deadly weapon after failing to stop at a stop sign at the corner of El Embarcadero and Del Playa Drive.
The driver was ordered to the side of the road after a deputy witnessed him roll through a stop sign. The deputy approached the driver-side window and immediately spotted a bottle of Bud Light in the back seat. After a search of the car, a glass bottle filled with vodka was also found.
The officer asked the driver if he could search the trunk of the vehicle and the driver consented. A quick search of the trunk revealed the driver was also carrying brass knuckles with him.
He told the officer that he had once been jumped, but that he mostly carried them as a joke. Reasoning aside, the man was arrested for possession of a deadly weapon.