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Suspect in Isla Vista Sexual Assaults Apprehended

Detectives from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office have arrested the suspect from the Isla Vista sexual assault cases that occurred on February 28, 2022. On Saturday, March 5, 2022, at approximately 3:50 p.m., detectives arrested 30-year-old Michael Angelo Auclair of Port Hueneme on Ocean Avenue and A Street in Lompoc. Auclair was arrested without incident and will booked at the Main Jail later this evening on a Ramey warrant for sexual battery (felony) and indecent exposure (felony), with a bail of $1,000,000.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public and our community partners for their assistance with this case. This investigation was moved forward with the help of members of the public who came forward with information, including home security video that captured the suspect in his vehicle. The Sheriff’s Office is also thankful for community partners who offered support and services to the residents of Isla Vista including the UCSB Police Department, UCSB Care, STESA, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office Victim Witness Program, UCSB Police Department’s CSO Safety Escort Program and the UCSB Associated Students Safe Transportation program.

This investigation remains ongoing, and detectives continue to encourage anyone with information about these cases to contact Sheriff’s detectives at (805)681-4150. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you can provide information by calling our tip line at (805)681-4171 or online at

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