Despite Friday night’s deadly shooting authorities reported no major crime problems or gang violence during Fiesta 2007. Authorities made 21 felony and 97 misdemeanor arrests, wrote 274 criminal and 282 traffic citations, and made 18 DUI arrests. Both felony arrests and criminal citations decreased compared to last year’s numbers. With two gang stabbing deaths in the past five months, and Fiesta a notorious time for gang activity, patrol and mobile response teams kept disturbances “at very manageable levels,” according to Santa Barbara police.
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