UCSB Police Department

Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 11:00pm

Crime: Battery with Serious Injuries

Location: Intersection of Camino Corto and Fortuna Road, Isla Vista

Case #: 16-12826 (SBSO) Suspect: 5 males described only as 2 possibly Hispanic and 1 possibly African-American.

Incident: While walking in the area of Camino Corto and Fortuna Rd. interection, the victim was approached by five males (described above). After a few words were spoke between the group and the male, the five males assaulted the victim causing serious injuries. The group then fled in an unknown direction.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department is investigating this crime.

Anyone with any information about this incident or any other crime is encouraged to contact the Santa Barbara County Sheriff s Tip Line at 805-681-4171 or at the following link: http://www.sbsheriff.org/anonymoustips.html

UCPD reminds the Campus & Isla Vista communities of the following safety tips:
-Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
-Follow your instincts. Safety is the first priority.
-If you feel you are in danger, take action.
-Move away from the threat, cross the street, increase your pace, or run to safety.
-Join a group of people or enter and open business establishment.
-Do not delay in calling 911.

UCPD strongly encourages the reporting of suspicious activity so we can intervene in potential criminal activity and apprehend suspects. -UCPD encourages the community to use safety services, such as the emergency phones identified by a blue light. When walking to and from campus and Isla Vista locations, you can request an escort by calling (805) 893-2000 or by calling on the emergency phones located throughout the UCSB Campus. For more information: http://www.police.ucsb.edu/cso/safety-escorts/

WHAT IS THIS NOTICE? Campus Timely Warnings are released by the UC Santa Barbara Police Department when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, in compliance with federal law as required by the Jeanne Clery Act. These timely warnings provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety. **UCPD encourages printing and posting of this Timely Warning for further community notification.**