The Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to reports of vandalism, physical assault, theft, domestic battery, an individual equipped with a firearm and several alcohol-related crimes this weekend.
Deputies received a report of a male brandishing a rifle on Friday night on the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive. According to IVFP Senior Deputy Bill Henricks, officers located the subject without incident.
“They found a male sitting in a chair overlooking the ocean behind his house,” Henricks said. “He was just advised that it is illegal to shoot a pellet gun or rifle in the county.”
IVFP also responded to a residential vandalism on Saturday night on the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive. Henricks said an intoxicated male suspect attempted to force entry into the residence.
“When he couldn’t find his way in, he broke a side window,” Henricks said. “After deputies arrived, the suspect stated the victim was trying to kill him.”
The suspect defaced the police vehicle’s interior during his transit to the Santa Barbara County Jail, according to Henricks.
“He was arrested for vandalism and public intoxication,” Henricks said. “When he was transported to the jail, he bit off a piece of the jail van seat cushion.”
Officers received two separate reports of burglary on Saturday night. Henricks said the first theft occurred on the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive and involved a stolen laptop. IVFP responded to the second robbery on the 6600 block of Abrego Road, according to Henricks.
“It looked like they forced entry into the apartment,” Henricks said. “They broke open the filing cabinet and took money out of it. The suspects are still outstanding.”
Deputies also received a report of a physical assault on Sunday at 4 a.m. on the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive. Henricks said two male suspects wearing plaid shirts confronted the victim in the street.
“One of the males struck him in the face and knocked him unconscious,” Henricks said. “The suspect stole $10 from his pocket, and his shoes. The suspects are outstanding and the investigation is ongoing.”
IVFP dispatched officers to the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital on Sunday after a male suspect assaulted his girlfriend. Henricks said the female victim, an Isla Vista resident, received severe facial injuries.
“She suffered a broken nose,” Henricks said. “The boyfriend was arrested later in the day for domestic violence.”
Officers also handled several-alcohol related crimes this weekend, citing 11 people for minors in possession, seven for open containers, five for urinating in public and four for noise ordinance violations. IVFP also arrested fourteen people for public intoxication.