UCSB Police Department

Timely Warning

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 10:15pm

UC Santa Barbara

University of California Police

Aggravated Assault Report

This email is being sent to the campus community as a Timely Warning regarding a crime that occurred on campus property. The following is provided for your personal safety.   

The UCSB Police Department received a report of an aggravated assault that occurred at the Santa Ynez Apartments in the early morning hours of January 8, 2018.  The suspect, Lizet Larios, a UCSB student, assaulted her brother with a knife in their apartment. The Larios is described as a Hispanic female, 19 years old, 5’7”, brown hair and brown eyes.  She was taken into custody and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.  Larios was formally advised she is not allowed back onto UCSB property, including campus student housing, until further notice.

UCPD is investigating this crime. If you have information that might assist in the investigation, please contact the UCSB Police Department at (805) 893-3446, or report crime information anonymously at www.police.ucsb.edu/contact-us/report-crime.

UCPD reminds the campus community of the following safety tips:

  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
  • If someone is a threat to you, get away from them.
  • 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, call for help, get with people or run to safety.
  • If you are in your residence, either get out or lock yourself in a safe area such as a bathroom or bedroom and call 9-1-1.
  • 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/.

**UCPD encourages printing and posting this Timely Warning for further community notification.**


In compliance with the Clery Act, Timely Warnings are issued by the UCSB Police Department when certain (Clery Act) crimes occurring on campus property, properties controlled by campus-affiliated organizations, or public property immediately adjacent to campus are determined to be a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. Timely Warnings are intended to prevent similar crimes and to provide information that will assist community members in protecting themselves.