Isla Vista Residents Thwart Package Thief
Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office
A big thank you to the vigilant students who helped catch a would-be thief in Isla Vista [Thursday].
They immediately called 911 when they saw a suspect take a package from a porch. When confronted she put the package down. The students provided an excellent description of the suspect including her vehicle, license plate and direction of travel. A deputy and UCSB police officer were able to quickly locate the suspect with the information provided by the UCSB students.
The property was recovered and the suspect was caught. The 56-year-old Lompoc woman was cited for attempted theft.
Please report any suspicious activity to 911, and help keep our communities safe!