Citizens and Officers Intervene During Battery with Serious Injuries

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Source: Santa Barbara Police Department

On April 12, 2021 around 1140pm, Officers responded to the area of 400 S. Salinas Street for a battery in progress. Multiple concerned citizens called police dispatchers reporting a fight in progress with someone screaming for help.

Officers arrived on scene minutes after the 911 calls and discovered a female victim severely beaten and laying on the sidewalk. Officers called paramedics to treat the victim for her injuries.

During the investigation, Officers learned the attack was the result of a family dispute.  It is believed at this point the suspect and the victim are related. The attack was captured on surrounding security cameras and shows the victim was stuck numerous times, and lost consciousness before several citizens intervened to prevent further harm to the victim.

The suspect was identified as Crystal Alaina Ramos (Age 19), a Santa Barbra resident. Ramos was detained on scene and arrested after trying to walk away from Officers.

Ramos was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail for the following charges:

Assault with Force Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury – 245(a)(4) PC Felony, and Battery Causing Great Bodily Injury – 243(d) PC Felony. Ramos is being held on $50,000 bail.

The victim is currently being treated at Cottage Hospital for her injuries.

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Voice of Reason Apr 13, 2021 05:26 PM
Citizens and Officers Intervene During Battery with Serious Injuries

Completely agree Roger and would even expand to say communities throughout our nation are filled with good folks, neighbors and cops. There are bad apples in every group but THEY are the minority. Unfortunately good folks, neighbors and cops, don't get retweets, clicks, views, and likes so all we see online or on TV are the bad apples, held up as if they are representative of our communities, which they are not.

cwazny Apr 15, 2021 07:42 AM
Citizens and Officers Intervene During Battery with Serious Injuries

No links or stories. Not every little incident makes the news. That being said, I have intervened when weaker people have been accosted by douche bags. Unlike most people, my first inclination isn't to whip out my cell phone when I see someone in trouble. You just keep making sure that your cell phone is charged the next time you see someone in trouble.

doulie Apr 15, 2021 04:27 PM
Citizens and Officers Intervene During Battery with Serious Injuries

Pit - It appears the victim was getting thumped pretty good by the (one) suspect. IMO this is one of those cases where intervention by "several citizens" versus one suspect (could) have a positive outcome. Fortunately, in this case it did. A lot of factors for these people to consider in a very short period of time before getting involved. Hats off to those choosing to help.

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