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A Peaceful 2020 Halloween Weekend in Isla Vista

Isla Vista, Ca. – The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all of the allied agencies that assisted in the planning and logistics involved in this year’s Halloween Operation. This year’s operational period covered Friday, October 30 to Sunday, November 1, 2020. The success of this operation was made possible by a cooperative effort between the Sheriff’s Office, the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara City College, UCSB Associated Students, Santa Barbara County Chief Executive Office, Office of the 3rd District Supervisor Joan Hartmann, Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services, Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office, Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness, County Emergency Medical Services Authority, American Medical Response, Santa Barbara County Fire, Santa Barbara County Public Works, Santa Barbara County Public Health, Isla Vista Community Services District, Isla Vista Parks and Recreation Department, City of Goleta, UCSB Police Department, California Highway Patrol, and the State of California Alcohol Beverage Control.

“We in the Sheriff’s Office are pleased that Isla Vista was uneventful this Halloween,” said Sheriff Bill Brown. “That was our objective, and great credit is due to the large coalition of agencies and people that pulled together to plan, organize, educate and prepare for this weekend. We also want to recognize the students and other community residents who kept things local, responsible and safe. Our thanks to all for this very successful collaborative effort.”

The breakdown of arrests and citations are below.  A majority of the citations were for alcohol related offenses. The two arrests were for public intoxication and driving under the influence..

October 30, 2020 October 31, 2020 November 1, 2020
Arrests 0 1 1
Citations 10 8 2
Incident Reports 0 1 0
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