Arrests, injuries and fights at Deltopia in Isla Vista

April 9, 2017

This year’s spring break party in Isla Vista, known as Deltopia, included 42 arrests, 68 citations, an injured officer and a woman falling from a balcony.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office estimates that approximately 6,000 to 8,000 people attended the unsanctioned party. This years attendance is an increase from the 2016 crowd of approximately 3,500, but still dramatically lower than in 2014 when 20,000 to 25,000 people attended.

Here are some of the highlights of the 2017 Deltopia party:

On Saturday, a 22-year-old 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. on Saturday, another UCSB student was spotted drinking from an open container. When an officer approached him, Arod Rahim, 19, resisted arrest. During the scuffle, a sheriff’s deputy fell and injured his hand.

Rahim then fled into his residence on Del Playa Drive. After Rahim refused to leave his abode, a sheriff’s K-9 subdued the intoxicated student.

Both Rahim and the officer were treated at a local hospitals.

Also on Saturday, three out of town men got into a fight with the hosts of a gathering at a residence on Camino Lindo. Deputies arrived, broke up the fight and booked Kyle Deville, 23, of Lancaster; Kameron Ramsey, 21, of Palmdale; and Antuan Malone, 26, of Pacoima, into the Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of battery and battery with bodily injuries.

On Saturday afternoon, law enforcement officials broke up about a dozen large parties because of various safety concerns such as overcrowding, underage drinking and bottles and other trash being thrown from balconies.

In the end, there were 42 people arrested, 68 people given citations and 14 people transported to the hospital.







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6 Comments

  1. rukidding says:

    Looks like a great time was had by all. It should only get better after California gets to the point where those of us who don’t go to the party stay at home and work to pay our taxes so that in the future these people will be getting a free education and will have more money to party.

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  2. Rambunctious says:

    Isla Vista is a pretty nice chunk of California coast line to have turned it over to University students. Turn it into non student housing only and rebuild it.

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  3. Pelican1 says:

    Spring has a way of saying….LETS PARTY! It’s been going on for decades, pretty much with the same results.

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  4. copperhead says:

    Property damage, public drunkenness and battery aside, as long as this was a racially and sexually, inclusive event, and no one was discriminated against or forced to identify by gender, the college will consider it a huge success.

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    • jimmy_me says:

      From looking at that one picture, the event doesn’t look too racially inclusive. No surprise there.

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  5. The Identarian says:

    Antuan? LOL

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