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Suspect Wanted in Isla Vista Stabbing

At approximately 11:00 p.m. last night, February 23, 2018, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies and UCSB Police officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded with AMR and Santa Barbara County Fire to a report of a stabbing that had just occurred in the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive. Upon arrival, they found that the suspect had fled the area. They located the 24-year old female UCSB student who had a stab wound in the pelvis. She was immediately provided care and transported by AMR to Cottage Hospital.

Sheriff’s deputies and UCSB Police conducted an extensive search of the area for the suspect, but he was not located. The suspect is described as a college aged black male adult with dreadlocks wearing a black sweatshirt. Witnesses described an altercation between the suspect and the victim however their relationship is unknown at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Isla Vista Foot Patrol at 805-681-4179 or to leave an anonymous tip please call 805-681-4171.  You can also send an e-mail to

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