The Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to an assault with a deadly weapon this weekend, as well as several burglaries and a number of alcohol-related offenses.
Early Friday morning, officers responded to an injured man in front of the Chimney Sweep Apartment Complex on Camino Del Sur. IVFP Lt. Ray Vuillemainroy said the foot patrol detained the alleged stabber shortly after finding the victim.
“One male was attacked by a juvenile with a knife outside the Chimney Sweep Apartments that resulted in a deep laceration to the victim’s armpit,” Vuillemainroy said. “The suspect was later apprehended that same night. The investigation is still ongoing.”
I.V. Foot Patrol also responded to reports of burglaries and vandalisms throughout the weekend.
The first burglary occurred between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning on the 700 block of Embarcadero Del Mar. Vuillemainroy said the suspect gained access through an unlocked entryway.
“An unknown suspect entered the victim’s room by removing the screen from an open window,” Vuillemainroy said. “The suspect took a white Macbook worth $750 and an external hard drive worth an unknown amount.”
According to Vuillemainroy, investigators found fingerprints on the window that the suspect likely used as the point of entry and exit.
Another burglary occurred on the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive Sunday afternoon. Vuillemainroy said the thief once again utilized an open entry point to gain access to the victim’s property.
“The suspect entered the residence through an unlocked door and stole two laptops, a camera and jewelry,” Vuillemainroy said.
Vuillemainroy said many of these crimes are avoidable if students take the proper anticipatory measures.
“I advise students to lock their windows and doors prior to leaving their residence,” he said. “This will prevent most of these crimes.”
Officers also handled a substantial number of alcohol-related crimes throughout the weekend, issuing 34 citations for minors in possession, 11 for noise violations, nine for open containers and four for urinating in public. IVFP also made 11 arrests for public intoxication.