Police confiscated two handguns in Isla Vista during Deltopia, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

Briton Barge, a 23-year-old Isla Vista resident, filed a report of a stolen backpack at around 5:50 a.m. on Saturday.

It was later reported Barge had brandished a .40 caliber pistol at two victims while searching for his backpack.

He was arrested four hours later without incident. The firearm and ammunition were then recovered from Barge’s apartment.

In the evening at approximately 8:20 p.m., deputies stopped 24-year-old Tristian Gilford of Santa Maria for having faulty lighting equipment in his vehicle. Police found a .25 caliber pistol concealed between the driver’s seat and center console.

He was arrested for several violations, including carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle, driving on a suspended license and having an open container of alcohol and marijuana in the vehicle.


Tamari Dzotsenidze
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