Deltopia Recap and Preliminary Statistics
Isla Vista - April 9th, 2017
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing preliminary numbers related to the unsanctioned Spring Break party in Isla Vista known as Deltopia. The crowd was estimated at the height of attendance to be approximately 6,000 to 8,000 people, which is an increase from the crowd estimate of 3,500 people in 2016, but still dramatically lower than in 2014 when 20,000 to 25,000 people attended.
The increased attendance also resulted in a higher number of citations. The preliminary 2017 numbers include both Sheriff’s Office and University of California Police Department statistics for April 8, 2017.
2017 2016 2015 2014
Citations: 68 48 140 190
Arrests: 42 45 102 130
Transports: 14 10 9 50
There were also several Deltopia related incidents. At approximately 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, a 22-year-old female UCSB student fell from a balcony onto the beach in the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive and was transported to the hospital with moderate injuries.
At approximately 1:45 p.m., a UCSB student was observed with what appeared to be an open container in the 6500 block of Del Playa Drive. When he was contacted by law enforcement, 19-year-old Arod Rahim resisted arrest causing a Sheriff’s deputy to fall and sustain multiple injuries including a broken hand. The student then fled into his residence in the 6600 block of Del Playa Drive and was apprehended by a Sheriff’s K-9 when he refused to come out after 20 to 30 minutes of announcements. Rahim was treated at the hospital and was subsequently booked at the jail on charges of resisting arrest causing injuries to a peace officer and being a minor in possession of alcohol. The injured deputy was treated and released at the hospital.
There was also a fight just after midnight on Saturday morning, April 8, at a residence in the 800 block of Camino Lindo. Three male suspects got into an altercation with several of the residents who were having a party. 23-year-old Kyle Deville of Lancaster, 21-year-old Kameron Ramsey of Palmdale and 26-year-old Antuan Malone of Pacoima, were booked at the jail on charges of battery and battery with bodily injuries.
During the day, law enforcement officials broke up about a dozen large parties due to various safety concerns and law violations such as overcrowding, underage drinking and bottles and other debris being thrown from the balconies of residences. The crowds dwindled after the noise ordinance went into effect at 6 p.m. and then dissipated when thousands of students left Isla Vista at around 7 p.m. to attend a UCSB sponsored concert at the Thunderdome.
The Sheriff’s Office wants to thank the student volunteers from UCIV who, for the third year in a row, assisted law enforcement by reminding students of parking, music restrictions and other violations. The Sheriff’s Office also wants to extend our gratitude to the students, the many community partners and all of the first responders who have been a part of the continued effort to keep Isla Vista safe.
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