Isla Vista Halloween Relatively Quiet

Between 10/31 and 11/3 — the days during which Isla Vista’s annual Halloween megaparty reached critical mass with around 12,000-15,000 people on the streets — Santa Barbara Sheriff’s personnel booked 225 people in jail (173 for public intoxication), wrote 249 citations (95 for minor in possession), made 48 medical calls, and responded to 20 search and rescue calls. The CHP made 18 arrests (9 for DUI) and wrote 414 tickets. “The number of arrests and citations is fairly consistent with the past two Halloween weekends in Isla Vista,” said Sheriff’s spokesperson Kelly Hoover, noting the turnout was a little lower than previous years, possibly because Halloween overlapped with midterms and UCSB’s parents weekend.


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