Gunshots Near Islay?

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This morning around 3AM, I was woken up by the sound of what sounded like (3 or 4) gunshots. It was loud. I still have not heard anything on the news, so I am not sure what it was. Did you guys hear anything about these loud booms?

I am on De La Vina between Islay and Valerio and the sound was coming from west of De La Vina.

Just asking because it was concerning. I know that crime is on the rise and we need to be more careful with our surroundings.

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AwareHuman Jan 26, 2022 11:03 AM
Gunshots Near Islay?

Didn't hear, but the neighborhood is definitely getting more sketch & dangerous. 200 block of West Micheltorena has obvious drug dealing...now , mostly at night. Sadly, it's not so quick & easy to evict such...and , ev n contacting a detective takes great effort. The city needs to be more accessible & transparent. !!

doulie Jan 26, 2022 03:42 PM
Gunshots Near Islay?

Aware - Write a dated letter to the Police Chief describing the problem and the house address. Write as much information as you can to identify the house. Best to use your name, address & phone number but this is not required. Keep a copy. I'm confident the Chief will get your letter down to the narcs for investigation. Let's hope they don't read edhat.

SoCalMommy Jan 26, 2022 12:12 PM
Gunshots Near Islay?

Last week one night at 12:30am we were jolted awake by 4 very clear gunshots near Las Positas/Hidden Valley. We called it in and could hear several other dispatchers in the background taking calls about the gunshots too. Never a word about it on the news. It was mentioned in an EdHat scanner comment a few days later, but that's it.

PamSB Jan 26, 2022 12:22 PM
Gunshots Near Islay?

SoCalMommy: We heard the same gunshots near Modoc/Vista Madera at 12:30AM last week. Still wondering what that was all about. Scary.

ZeroHawk Jan 26, 2022 03:25 PM
Gunshots Near Islay?

that sort of news is rarely if ever publicized in Santa Barbara....and that is an actual directive from the powers that be....
tourists don't want to hear about homeless people, hungry people, drug OD's, tweakers talking to light posts, people killing themselves or homicide. back in the mid 1980s it was widely known that SB swept that stuff under the rug and the News Press back then wouldn't ever publish such things. you may find it on a police blotter online, but that's even doubtful.

sfgac055 Jan 26, 2022 03:37 PM
Gunshots Near Islay?

If you're not using NextDoor app, I highly recommend it if you want to know actual goings on in your area/surrounding neighborhoods. A lot of the postings on ND you'll never see on the news, or even EdHat. Don't rely on KEYT unless you're only looking to see new irrelevant Covid data, high school sports, weather every 3 min and another gang shooting or house fire in Santa Maria.

a-1643246014 Jan 26, 2022 05:13 PM
Gunshots Near Islay?

Edhat reports what is submitted to them. If there's nothing on edhat about it, it's because no one sent it in. If you see/hear something, say something... on edhat.

tagdes Jan 26, 2022 06:25 PM
Gunshots Near Islay?

Actually Edhat checks other sources, especially County Fire and some others. Too busy now but some of my scanner reports have been either timely and or have the needed details.

graceb Jan 26, 2022 05:24 PM
Gunshots Near Islay?

On the Riviera we also heard the shots, I think it was more than 4, just before 3 am.

Seabird Jan 26, 2022 05:50 PM
Gunshots Near Islay?

They are looking for an armed subject that fired shots from a semi-automatic on Casitas Rd around 2am last night. Edhat has the story. Likely what you heard.

mhp Jan 27, 2022 10:49 AM
Gunshots Near Islay?

Yes, we heard the shots. Like you said it was around 3am and they were very distinct (I counted 4) evenly spaced shots with reverberations. We are near the hospital (Los Olivos & Castillo). Didn’t hear any sirens following.

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