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Nearly 200 Arrested, Close To 250 Cited During Isla Vista Halloween Parties

Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 5:00pm


Nearly 200 people were arrested, and close to 250 cited during a weekend long series of Halloween parties in Isla Vista.

Tens of thousands of people showed up for the unsanctioned, unsponsored parties next to U.C. Santa Barbara Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Most of the arrests, and citations were alcohol related.

71 people required some type of emergency medical treatment, with both Santa Barbara County, and Ventura County Search and Rescue teams responding to provide emergency aid in streets which were so crowded vehicles couldn’t be used to retrieve people. One person was seriously injured when he fell off a roof.

The bill for Santa Barbara County extra public safety officers is expected to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but there’s no total yet.


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