January 2019 saw 28 people arrested in Isla Vista and on the UC Santa Barbara campus, according to the Daily Nexus crime map.

The previous month, 29 people were arrested.

In both January 2019 and December 2018, 21 people were arrested each month in Isla Vista.  An additional seven were arrested on the UCSB campus in January, one less than in December.

Arrests during the month of January were significantly lower than September 2018, the first month included in the crime map.

Data courtesy of SBSO. Hayley Tice / Daily Nexus

The map is based on daily arrest logs from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and includes arrests in I.V. as well as on the UCSB campus.

Disorderly conduct due to alcohol was the most popular charge in January, as in previous months. Seven individuals were arrested on this charge in I.V. and one was arrested on campus.

Other frequent charges placed included battery, driving with a suspended license, disorderly conduct due to drugs and alcohol, fighting in a public place, resisting arrest, obstructing or resisting a police officer and providing a false ID to police officers. Across I.V. and UCSB, two individuals were charged with each.

In January, two individuals were also arrested on a warrant arrest.

Data courtesy of SBSO. Hayley Tice / Daily Nexus

One man was charged with attempted murder. Drew Wohlenhaus, a 32 year-old transient, was arrested on Jan. 11 for the attempted murder and battery of a police officer.

About two-thirds of individuals arrested were college-aged between 18 and 24. Three individuals were over the age of 60.

Six of these college-age individuals were confirmed UCSB students. Five of these UCSB students were arrested in I.V., four of whom were charged with disorderly conduct due to alcohol or due to drugs and alcohol.

Trigo Road and Del Playa Drive were the most popular places for arrests in Isla Vista in January. That month, three individuals were arrested at each location.

You can download the data used in this article here.


Hayley Tice
Hayley Tice serves as data editor for the 2020-21 school year. She can be reached at hayleytice@dailynexus.com or data@dailynexus.com.