Homicide on Olive Street

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Homicide on Olive Street
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Update by edhat staff

The Santa Barbara Police Department (SBPD) is investigating a homicide that took place in the 1000 block of Olive Street.

At 12:54 a.m. Saturday, SBPD received a 911 call reporting a male subject bleeding in the area near Olive and Carrillo Streets. Responding officers found an adult male in his 20's with numerous wounds believed to related to a stabbing. 

The victim was transported via ground ambulance to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where he later died.

SBPD is now asking residents in the area to check their doorbell cameras and any type of home surveillance to see if the assault or any suspects were captured on camera.

Reported by edhat readers

  • 8 Police Cars blocking off the 1000 Block of Olive Street between Carrillo and Figueroa Street on both ends. Anybody wanting to enter/exit, has to give name and date of birth. Police will not give info on what has happened.

  • Curious to know what happened on Olive street by the high school?ed lots of police vehicles and streets are all blocked off.

  • Does anybody know why there is a very large police presence on the corner of Olive and Carrillo with street closures?


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a-1579383112 Jan 18, 2020 01:31 PM
Homicide on Olive Street

I understand from another man in his 20s that the deceased belonged to an SB gang. Not sure if that’s true.

a-1579393473 Jan 18, 2020 04:24 PM
Homicide on Olive Street

Just a few years ago (2013) Kelly Mitchell Hunt was murdered by two gang members (Isaac Jimenez, Joseph Castro) on the same block of Olive Street. That part of the street is very dark at night. Perhaps more street lighting would help? Or enforcing laws to keep criminals off the streets.

Pebblehill Jan 19, 2020 08:20 AM
Homicide on Olive Street

Kelly Hunt was a rival gang member from Ventura not sure if you left that part out on purpose. So another gang related killing.

a-1579450889 Jan 19, 2020 08:21 AM
Homicide on Olive Street

More street lights won’t help stem gang related killings. Just move them to another block.

chico berkeley Jan 18, 2020 04:39 PM
Homicide on Olive Street

My Grandfather lived right there in the 70's.
Sure has changed.

bigone Jan 19, 2020 11:12 AM
Homicide on Olive Street

Chico, the whole state has since the '70s, and obviously not for the better.

mattyboy Jan 19, 2020 07:11 AM
Homicide on Olive Street

Psshh, only the 3rd stabbing in the vicinity in the last month. Nothing to see here, folks...

a-1579458068 Jan 19, 2020 10:21 AM
Homicide on Olive Street

No gang problems here, nope none at all. Let's all give thanks to those fine liberal Superior Court judges that have been appointed by our very concerned governor(s) for doing everything in their power to keep gang members behind bars.

Luvaduck Jan 19, 2020 11:38 AM
Homicide on Olive Street

The tragedy these boys bring on their families and anyone who loves them--and themselves--before they have any clue about how precious their lives are and how unimportant which corner belongs to whom. Fights to the death over bird droppings.

a-1579477255 Jan 19, 2020 03:40 PM
Homicide on Olive Street

LUVADUCK- I think it would behoove all of us to educate ourselves on gang culture. The “families” of these kids are typically part of the culture. Initiation starts as young as 16. The kids grow up being completely normalized by this activity. It’s way deeper than whose corner belongs to who. It’s about past injustices by the other. The history runs deep! It’s very complicated. No simple solution.

a-1579495709 Jan 19, 2020 08:48 PM
Homicide on Olive Street

Someone who knows the victims family said he was 24. He had supposedly been out the gang life for a 5 years and was working a normal job. So he was either still involved or he had some unsettled beef from back in the day. Maybe he snitched or it could possible be the other members believe the only way out of the gang is death. Sad circumstances either way. A lot of immigrants come here to make lives better for their kids and those kids disrespect their parents by joining gangs.

LCP112233 Jan 20, 2020 09:35 AM
Homicide on Olive Street

Nothing to see here. You are just a racist if you think there is an ever growing gang problem in our community.

a-1579553736 Jan 20, 2020 12:55 PM
Homicide on Olive Street

LCP- again I encourage all to read up on the history of SB gangs. It has actually been much worse in the past. Likely an ebb and flow for reasons we cannot comprehend but it’s not all about non-enforcement of the laws. The SB gangs are going to do what they do unless they bring back the unpopular gang injunctions. Then more young gang members will just end up in jail for being in a car with the wrong people and the cycle continues.

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