Isla Vista Foot Patrol deputies responded to two cases of violence, a burglary and a drug-related arrest this weekend.
According to Lt. Ray Vuillemainroy, officers stumbled upon a large party on the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive at 11 p.m. on Saturday night. Although deputies expected to simply break up the event, they were faced with a much more serious issue.
“While at the party, a victim reported that he was assaulted by a suspect,” Vuillemainroy said. “The suspect punched him in the face several times.”
The victim of the attack signed a citizen’s complaint form and the attacker was arrested.
A few hours later, a male reported that he was attacked on the 6500 block of Segovia Avenue. Vuillemainroy said the conflict left the individual and his friend seriously injured.
“The victim reported that he was jumped by eight to ten Hispanic male adults,” Vuillemainroy said. “The victim suffered a broken jaw and his friend was struck in the head with a skateboard by one of the suspects.”
Officers were unable to locate any of the suspects.
Additionally, Vuillemainroy said a routine traffic check resulted in the arrest of a male suspect for having illegal drugs with the intent to sell.
“During the stop, the deputies discovered that the driver was in possession of controlled substances,” Vuillemainroy said. “A search of the vehicle revealed several pills and ecstasy packaged for sale.”
Deputies later searched the male’s residence and found additional drugs and packaging materials.
Only one burglary was reported throughout the weekend. Deputies received the call at 2:53 a.m. on Saturday morning, claiming two laptops were stolen from a residence on the 6800 block of Trigo Road.
“The reporting party arrived at home and discovered two laptops missing,” Vuillemainroy said. “The victims said they may have left their doors unlocked.”
Officers issued a typical number of citations and arrests this weekend for alcohol-related crimes. Of the 25 citations issued, seven were for minors in possession, three were for open containers and three were for noise ordinance violations. Vuillemainroy said the IVFP made a total of 12 arrests, seven of which were for drunk in public charges.