The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Santa Barbara City College student on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 2:40 a.m. for robbery, conspiracy and assault causing great bodily injury.

The perpetrator, 19-year-old Christian Guarascio, was arrested in connection with a disturbance that took place on the 6600 block of Sabado Tarde where deputies learned that suspects “attacked a victim and stole property from his person,” according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (SBSO) Public Information Officer Raquel Zick. 

SBSO deputies recognized Guarascio — who matched the description of one of the suspects from the crime — on the 6500 block of Del Playa.

Guarascio was charged with three felonies of robbery in the first degree, conspiracy and assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury. 

He was released on a $100,000 bail on Feb. 11 at 12:54 p.m.

A version of this article appeared on p. 1 of the Feb. 15, 2024, print edition of the Daily Nexus.


Alex Levin
Alex Levin (he/him) is the University News Editor for the 2023-24 school year. Previously, Levin was the Assistant News Editor for the 2022-2023 school year. He can be reached at