One suspect remains at large for four attempted kidnappings on Monday evening near Storke Road and El Colegio, according to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol and UC Santa Barbara Police Department.
The suspect committed acts of indecent exposure and sexual battery as well as assault with the intent to rape, according to information from Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (SBSO) Public Information Officer Raquel Zick and UCPD Sergeant Matt Bly. Both the sexual battery and assault with intent to rape occurred during the same attack. The Isla Vista Foot Patrol (IVFP) is a subsection of SBSO serving the Isla Vista area.
Sometime between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., IVFP received reports of indecent exposure that have been connected to the suspect. At approximately 7:05 p.m., IVFP received a report of sexual assault near Camino Del Sur and Sueno Road. Following this report, IVFP conducted a search of Storke Road and El Colegio with K-9 units and air support.
Around 8:30 p.m., UCPD received an additional report of sexual battery and assault with the intent to commit rape. The guilty party committed four different instances of criminal behavior from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
After a three-hour search, law enforcement shifted from a search to an investigation.
Zick added that IVFP is looking through reports from previous weeks to see if the guilty party committed previous acts of kidnapping or assault.
Since last night, UC Santa Barbara also provided an updated description of the suspect through a timely warning: “A white male adult approximately 25 years old, slender build, short to medium beard, brown ‘slicked back’ hair with golden highlights, and brown eyes, driving likely a mid-90’s gold Toyota Camry or similar, in poor and faded condition, with ‘shiny looking blue curtains’ (similar to a sunshade) covering the back windows. The suspect is not known to the victim and his campus affiliation is unknown,” the warning stated.
Law enforcement has increased high-visibility patrols in the area since the guilty party is yet to be apprehended, with plans to continue increased patrols through Friday of next week.
The UC has enabled this behavior and has allowed pervs to run amok in isla vista by stopping police from doing their jobs! The UC is more interested in saving a buck by reducing police budgets and playing into the woke agenda now the students are becoming targets. What a disappointment UC!
They literally have dozens of cops in IV every weekend to ticket drunk teenagers for county $$$$… what do you mean “reducing police budgets”??
Literally one bad person tries (and repeatedly fails) to do something bad and y’all lose your fatass minds… insane.
Like do you not understand the bubble-wrapped world you live in?
What you’re saying is the “dozens” of police you see is enough and it’s only one guy who tried to kidnap and assault someone so no need to do anything else. Who cares because safety don’t matter to you.
I believe the University and students need to take steps to make it safer – police can barely tie their own shoes and everyone knows it – you are lucky if they respond unless you exaggerate the circumstances…
I believe the University is trying to ignore its job ( keeping children safe!) They allow random strangers to walk in every DORM without questions asked! This needs to change identify everyone and then let the cameras do the rest ! Laziness is costly…
I deliver food to every building and I’m 20 years older than these kids they should not let me through without questions at the vary least- ( what if I’m a sex offender who carries a gun!)
Clearly you don’t actually know how shit in SB works but the UC doesn’t actually have dorms. There are apartments or houses students rent in Isla Vista. Most of those apartment complex’s give tenants a key car to enter their apartment so no. The school is not “allowing random strangers to walk into every dorm”. I’m sorry but you just sound absolutely ridiculous.