Reports of an alleged gang fight on Tuesday in Goleta resulted in the arrest of four suspects on charges of robbery and assault.
According to a Sheriff’s Department report, a 16-year-old skateboarder was riding near the intersection of Tecolote and Aguila avenues around 8:40 p.m. when he was attacked by four teenage males who punched and kicked him to the point that he was later taken to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital for treatment.
A Sherriff’s deputy in the area shortly thereafter spotted a car that matched the description of one that witnesses saw leaving the scene. The deputy stopped the vehicle at gunpoint and, following an investigation, arrested the three youths inside: Reymundo Macias of Santa Barbara, age 19; Martin Lule Zamora of Isla Vista, age 19; and Oscar Jesus Castillo of Goleta, age 18. Investigators also went to a nearby home, where they found and arrested a 16-year-old suspect and confiscated the victim’s skateboard.
In addition to robbery and assault, the four were also charged with conspiracy, receiving stolen property, and a gang enhancement. The 16-year-old suspect was taken to Juvenile Hall, while the other three were booked into the County Jail on $100,000 bail.