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Isla Vista Deltopia weekend ends with six reported arrests

Updated by edhat staff
April 4, 2022

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office reports preliminary numbers from Saturday’s Deltopia event are 3 arrests, 20 citations and 11 reports.

The total number of calls from Friday and Saturday is 6 arrests, 40 citations, 18 reports and one traffic accident, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sunday afternoon activity appeared to be an afternoon with locals and normal levels of service calls.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

By edhat staff
April 2, 2022

The annual unauthorized event known as Deltopia in Isla Vista draws large crowds this weekend as reports of arrests roll in.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office reported three arrests, twenty citations, seven reports and one traffic accident on Friday alone, the first night of Isla Vista’s Deltopia weekend.

The sheriff’s office said Saturday was much busier and first responders were inundated with medical calls for service in Isla Vista and moved into a triage system for medical emergencies at 3:30 p.m.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is also declaring a multiple-victim incident (MCI) associated with multiple medical emergencies, including multiple severe traumas.

Photo: Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office

“These are associated with heavy crowds in Isla Vista for the unsanctioned beach party known as Deltopia. Many balconies are overcrowded,” County Fire Captain Daniel Bertucelli said.

By declaring an MCI, first responders and hospitals are able to more efficiently triage and transport multiple patients to different hospitals.

At 7:30 p.m., the Santa Barbara County Fire Department and local EMS agency called off the MCI (Multiple Victim Incident) as call volumes dropped to reasonable levels.

Details on reported medical emergencies are not yet available. This is a developing story. Photo: Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD)

Photo: Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD)

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