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The UC Santa Barbara Police Department sent a timely warning to all students Wednesday night after it received a report of a rape at People’s Park in Isla Vista on April 5.
The assault, which was reported to the UC Santa Barbara Police Department on April 6, is now being investigated by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s office, according to the timely warning. The parties involved in the sexual assault are not affiliated with the UCSB community.
The timely warning was sent in accordance with the Clery Act, which requires universities to notify their campus communities when certain crimes, such as stalking, sexual assault and hate crimes, are committed on campus or campus-adjacent property.
Law enforcement officers on the South Coast direct homeless folks to Isla Vista, and sometimes provide them bus and taxi fare. The encampment is squarely under County Jurisdiction, and was permitted by the failure of the IVRPD to evict squatters from their land… Goleta and County Parks immediately evicted squatters from their Parks. None of those actions are the responsibility of the Chancellor of UCSB. However UCSB has long permitted homeless squatters in the vicinity of the horse stables of West Campus on UCSB land, a lesser known phenomenon. Right next to the IV Elementary School and the Orfalea Children’s… Read more »
See the CSD website. UCSB has an appointed director and the majority of their budget goes to law enforcement in IV–including a full time Interpersonal Violence Investigator. Sounds like it’s time for that person to spring into action. You are absolutely right about the West Campus encampments. That is why generations of IV parents walk their kids across the open space . . . drug encampments next to the elementary school.
A parent reading this article is going to wonder about the security of their child attending UCSB. FYI–this is the central park in IV, immediately adjacent to two lecture halls and across the street from several large apartment buildings. Check it out on google earth.