A UC Santa Barbara student is facing a felony charge for allegedly committing an act of vandalism on a vehicle in Isla Vista last week, causing damages that exceeded $10,000.

The student, third-year history major Derek Jiang, was arrested and booked at the Santa Barbara Main Jail on April 18 with a bail of $20,000 and has since been released.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (SBSO) responded to a call on April 17 at 6:23 p.m. on the 700 block of Camino Pescadero. SBSO arrested the suspect the following day for “maliciously and unlawfully” damaging a vehicle, according to Santa Barbara County court records.

The car belonged to a fellow UCSB student, political science major Angelina DeLeon, court records stated.

Jiang pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on April 20, during which the presiding judge agreed to a pre-trial release under Santa Barbara County court supervision.

A version of this article appeared on p. 3 of the April 27, 2023, print edition of the Daily Nexus.


Nisha Malley
Nisha Malley (she/her/hers) is the County News Editor for the 2022-23 school year. Previously, Malley was an Assistant News Editor for the 2021-22 school year. She can be reached at news@dailynexus.com.