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Statistics on Deltopia Released
updated: Apr 09, 2014, 4:00 PM

Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff’s Office Uses New Method for Public to Send Videos and Photos from the Deltopia Civil Disturbance

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with the Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository (LEEDIR) to assist in our efforts to collect and analyze eyewitness videos and photographs of the Deltopia Civil Unrest incident. Witnesses are encouraged to visit www.leedir.us to provide any photos or videos they have of the Deltopia Civil Unrest.

The www.leedir.us website is optimized for use on your mobile device. LEEDIR is also available as an app for Apple iOS and Android devices. Photo and video submissions may be made anonymously.

LEEDIR is a public and private sector partnership, created to enhance the safety of American citizens. The Large Emergency Event Digital Information Repository platform was conceptualized by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department when the value of eyewitness information was realized in helping solve crimes and informing disaster response. The LASD brought together industry leading eyewitness and infrastructure technology companies, CitizenGlobal and Amazon Web Services, to help launch the LEEDIR platform. LEEDIR is now available to all law enforcement and relief agencies across the United States.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office greatly appreciates the assistance of the LEEDIR partnership as the investigation into those responsible for the Deltopia Civil Unrest continues.

Links to download the LEEDIR app on your iOS or Android device:
iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/leedir-large-emergency- event/id793047994?mt=8
Android:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.leedir

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Original News Release By Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office

Preliminary Statistics on Deltopia Released - Sheriff's Office is Requesting Video from Public for Investigation

Santa Barbara-The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing preliminary numbers associated with Deltopia, an unsanctioned Spring Break event in Isla Vista held on April 5, 2014. This year's Deltopia event deteriorated into a major incident involving civil unrest. We are also including final numbers from Deltopia 2013. The crowd in 2013 was estimated to be 15,000 to 18,000 people and this year was estimated at 20,000 to 25,000 people.

2014
130 Arrests (not including 36 arrests from Friday night, April 4)
190 Citations (not including 88 citations from Friday night, April 4)
50 Medical Transports
520 Law Enforcement Calls for Service
(Plus 108 Fire Calls for Service and 108 Medical Calls for Service)

2013
22 Arrests
116 Citations
44 Medical Transports
340 Calls for Service

Of the 130 people arrested, at least 17 were related to the civil disturbance. 17-year-old Desmond Louis Edwards from the Los Angeles area was arrested for hitting a UCSB Police officer in the head with a backpack containing glass liquor bottles causing a significant head injury. The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office is trying Edwards as an adult on charges of assaulting and resisting a police officer and numerous additional charges. The others who were arrested during the civil disturbance were booked on charges of participating in an unlawful assembly and refusing to disperse, both misdemeanors.

Of the 62 people either arrested or cited who claimed a school affiliation, 16 said they were from UCSB, 10 from Santa Barbara City College and 36 said they attended school outside of Santa Barbara County. We are still gathering information on where those arrested and cited were from.

Of the arrests, 64 were for drunk in public and of the citations, 100 were for minor in possession and 68 for open container. Eleven citations were issued for violations of the County Festival Ordinance, which prohibited loud music that would attract a crowd. Two citations were issued for overcrowded balconies. (In 2013, an overcrowded balcony collapsed and several people were seriously injured.)

A total of 50 people were transported to area hospitals during the Deltopia event. 26 of those sustained injuries following the eruption of civil unrest. Four law enforcement personnel were also transported to area hospitals, two with head injuries and two with hand injuries, due to objects that were thrown at them.

Approximately 130 law enforcement personnel were assigned to the Deltopia event. When the riot broke out, mutual aid was called in from Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties, bringing the estimated total number of combined law enforcement personnel presence, at the time of the disturbance, to more than 190.

The Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation into the circumstances of the riot and is seeking to identity individuals who were actively involved. They are reviewing videos from the riot, including footage that was stored on cameras placed along Del Playa Drive. The Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has video of the incident to e-mail it to video@sbsheriff.org or call the Sheriff's Special Investigations Division at 805-681-4175.

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