Emergency crews and the Isla Vista Foot Patrol dealt with a motorcycle crash, fire and burglary, in addition to a number of crimes stemming from Extravaganza.
Two men were rushed to the hospital Saturday after crashing their dirt bike into a car on the 6600 block of Sueno Road.
California Highway Patrol officers said the riders were traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed when their bike sideswiped a BMW that was stopped in the street. The motorcycle then bounced into a parked car and ejected both men, neither of whom were wearing helmets.
The cause of the accident has not been determined, but CHP Officer Dan Barba said it appears the driver began to crash before reaching the BMW.
“Before he got to the BMW … the motorcycle driver lost control, and struck the BMW’s whole entire left side,” Barba said.
Paramedics rushed the men to Cottage Hospital and both are expected to survive.
While officers investigated the collision, an unrelated fire in an apartment parking lot at the same location of the crash prompted the CHP to call the county fire department. Firefighters found that a leather chair had been dragged into the lot and lit on fire. The chair burned out before authorities arrived.
In addition to handling the two emergency events on Sueno, Deputy Freddy Padilla said officers arrested 14 people for public intoxication during the weekend and issued 25 citations for alcohol-related crimes.
“That is a huge increase from what we normally have,” Padilla said. “We just had a lot more people here and I personally think it was because of Extravaganza.”
Deputies also responded to a robbery on the 6700 block of Trigo Road that turned violent after a female resident caught two female burglars in her house. According to Padilla, the thieves assaulted the resident during their attempt to escape.
“The female victim returned and found two unidentified females climbing through her bedroom window,” Padilla said. “The victim confronted the suspects and was attacked. Her roommates came and broke up the fight and the two fled the scene.”
Padilla said deputies have not identified the burglars and will continue to investigate the incident.