The Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to armed robbery and vandalism during the weekend, as well as one self-inflicted injury.
Deputies arrested two juvenile thieves Saturday morning after they brandished a knife while robbing a house on the 6600 block of Trigo Road. The larcenists were confronted by residents of the home mid-robbery, but were able to escape with two laptops.
Deputy Freddy Padilla said officers pursued the burglars and cornered them at the beach access point on the corner of Del Playa Drive and Camino Pescadero.
“Apparently it was high tide and the kids had nowhere to go,” Padilla said.
Officers arrested both burglars, later identifying them as students at Dos Pueblos High School.
The Foot Patrol also responded to an incidence of vandalism on the 6600 block of Sueno Road Saturday. An individual smashed a side mirror of a car, but was immediately confronted by the car owner’s neighbor.
“The neighbor saw what happened and was armed with a paintball gun, so he shot the suspect,” Padilla said.
The suspect, however, was not apprehended.
For the second time in 10 days, officers responded to a call Saturday morning from a woman saying she had slit her own wrists. Paramedics transported the UCSB student to Cottage Hospital for a 72-hour treatment and evaluation.
In addition to major crimes, deputies issued seven citations for minors in possession of alcohol and five tickets for open containers. Officers also made 10 arrests for public intoxication.