2021 Deltopia Weekend Recap

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Source: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing preliminary numbers related to the unsanctioned spring break party in Isla Vista known as Deltopia. The Deltopia weekend this year started on Friday, April 2, 2021 through Sunday, April 4, 2021. During this time period, there were a total of 20 citations issued and 5 arrests. A breakdown of the charges are as follows:

Minor in Possession of Alcohol 11   Possess Controlled Substance 1
Drinking in Public 1   Fighting in Public 1
Open Container 5   Possess Loaded Firearm on Campus 1
Noise Ordinance 1   DUI 2
Drinking in a Park 1      
Possession of Nitrous Oxide 1      

At approximately 1:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sheriff’s deputies assisted UCSB Police Officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol station on a traffic stop in the area of El Colegio Road and Ocean Road. As a result of the stop for an improper lane change, the driver, 20-year-old Angel Carachure-Munoz of Santa Barbara, was arrested for driving under the influence (misdemeanor) and possession of a weapon on school grounds (misdemeanor). Munoz was booked at the Main Jail and has since been cite released.

The passenger in the vehicle, 32-year-old Ismael Torres of Lompoc, was found to have a firearm concealed in his waistband and was arrested for charges including; convicted felon carrying a loaded and concealed firearm (felony), convicted felon in possession of a firearm (felony), felon in possession of ammunition (felony), and altering a firearm marking (felony). Torres was booked at the Main Jail and has since been released on bail.

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dukemunson Apr 06, 2021 02:14 PM
2021 Deltopia Weekend Recap

So...Torres is a 32 year old convicted felon who was carrying a concealed loaded altered markings firearm...and he was immediately released???? I mean sure...what could go wrong...

72torinomike Apr 06, 2021 02:49 PM
2021 Deltopia Weekend Recap

Torres posted bail and was then released. But are the charges against him reflected in the chart? I don't see them.

A_Villegas_102 Apr 06, 2021 02:22 PM
2021 Deltopia Weekend Recap

In 2014 there were 130 arrests. In 2018 there were 25 [1]. Now, in 2021, there were 5. I think we should stop wasting tax dollars on this huge annual policing effort, Deltopia just isn't as problematic as it was in the past. For example, we can we stop doing the temporary parking restrictions next year.

[1] https://www.edhat.com/news/deltopia-recap-and-preliminary-numbers-released

sacjon Apr 06, 2021 02:51 PM
2021 Deltopia Weekend Recap

We closed the beaches and restricted parking for local residents for all this? When are they going to get over this whole Deltopia joke? These numbers are probably less than a normal weekend in IV! For pete's sake, let the kids party and deal with it if needed. These preemptive shut downs and restrictions are useless! What's next? We close down State at dark because people will probably be out drinking? Cops need to do their jobs and react to real situations, not make up possible ones and shut everyone down in case they happen.

a-1617756358 Apr 06, 2021 05:45 PM
2021 Deltopia Weekend Recap

I'm glad that they are doing this. We don't need IV to become the annual spring break destination with all it's problems. Look at Miami Beach...

gizmo1 Apr 07, 2021 06:01 AM
2021 Deltopia Weekend Recap

Let all the police go on work furlow what are they doing (its not their fault but it’s our leaders )they book and release criminals to Reoffend -why bother.Doesn’t make sense letting all these felons go without taking them to jail - is that better than putting them in jail ?and let them get corona virus jeopardizing our safety there’s never been any incidents in our IV with mass casualties duh!-
Who’s running this clown show

smary Apr 08, 2021 09:35 AM
2021 Deltopia Weekend Recap

so, because the limited parking and closing the beach is WORKING, some want to discontinue the practice????? Maybe you weren't around to witness the spring break drunken crowds & garbage on the beach that ensued. General spring break observation: student behavior is getting a lot worse, certainly not better. Keep practices in place and let the partiers go elsewhere.

sacjon Apr 08, 2021 09:55 AM
2021 Deltopia Weekend Recap

SMARY - are parking and beach closures really "working?" No way to tell. Seems more likely that students are just losing interest in this old tradition, as each year there are less and less out there partying. Just because the beach is closed and parking difficult, doesn't stop house parties. This year, as years past, there were much less than the year before. Pretty clear it's just losing steam. Many students are really responsible and act like adults, you'd be surprised.

dukemunson Apr 08, 2021 10:10 AM
2021 Deltopia Weekend Recap

Deltopia was a one off... it came together in social media quick and surprised everyone. It hasn’t been a thing since... and spring break is dead in IV. Don’t conflate the spring break videos in Florida with IV... just a Giant Waste of time and resources.

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