WEATHER »

High School Student Beaten Unconscious

Three Carpas Gang Members Arrested


Three “Carpas” gang members were arrested last Friday after allegedly beating a 16-year-old Rincon High School student unconscious with a souvenir size baseball bat.

After the victim regained consciousness, he was taken to the hospital to have his wounds treated. As of this time, the severity of the victim’s injuries are not known.

The three suspects include Luis Miguel Perez, Eric Isabel Arroyo, and another 16-year old Carpinteria resident whose name was withheld because of age.

Perez and Arroyo were booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail; their bail is $150,00.00. The arrested juvenile will be booked into the Santa Maria Juvenile Hall. All three suspects are facing these charges: assault with a deadly weapon, committing battery causing serious injury, conspiracy to commit a crime, and committing a crime in furtherance of a criminal street gang.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Bellosguardo Fundraiser Draws Big Donors and Heavy Criticism

The nonprofit foundation, set up to fulfill Huguette Clark's legacy, also faces a legal challenge.

Arts and Honors Scholarship Deadlines Approach

High school seniors can now apply to S.B. Scholarship Foundation for financial awards.

UCSB Suspension for Sexual Assault Overturned

The accused student was “denied a fair hearing.”

Cannabis Watch Santa Barbara

City retail dispute spurs a lawsuit as the county cracks down on illegal grows.

North Hall Takeover: 50 Years Later

Actor Danny Glover keynotes UCSB conference.