SBPD Officer Sustains Serious Injury while Making Arrest

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Source: Santa Barbara Police Department

On November 10, 2021, around 1:30am, the Santa Barbara Police Combined Communications Center received a report of a large fight involving multiple subjects in the 200 block of West Carrillo Street. It was reported one of the subjects was possibly armed with a knife.

Once officers arrived on scene, they were confronted with a highly agitated subject who threatened to fight officers. The subject, identified as Anthony Isaac Ramirez, 29-year-old Lompoc resident, refused to comply with officer’s verbal commands and was bleeding profusely from a hand injury.

Officers had to physically restrain Ramirez in order to take him into custody. During this time, he was combative, “bucking” his body, and refused to be placed inside a patrol vehicle once under arrest. Ramirez was so combative he was able to violently push one of the arresting officers causing them to lose their balance and strike their head on the metal quarter panel of a police vehicle. Ramirez pivoted and kicked the officer in the face while they were on the ground causing the officer to strike their head again on the police vehicle. The officer lost consciousness due to Ramirez’s attack.

Paramedics arrived on scene and officers were able to move Ramirez to a gurney where he was given sedatives so he could be safely transported via ambulance to Cottage Hospital and be treated for his hand injury.

The officer was also transported to Cottage Hospital Emergency Room to be treated for a facial injury, head trauma, and a possible concussion.

Ramirez was medically treated, cleared, and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail where he was booked for felony Battery on a Peace Officer, felony Battery Causing Great Bodily Injury, and felony Resisting / Attacking a Peace Officer with Violence. His bail is set at $50,000.

The officer was released from the hospital and will be on medical leave for an undetermined amount time.

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Blue Onion Nov 10, 2021 05:52 PM
SBPD Officer Sustains Serious Injury while Making Arrest

That's exactly what I was going to enter; only 50K!? - and yes, it's only 10%... that's what you call liberal leadership, the judge or magistrate probably figured a higher bail wasn't fair because Jimmy Low-Life would't be able to afford it.

RHS Nov 10, 2021 06:29 PM
SBPD Officer Sustains Serious Injury while Making Arrest

Blue onion and all: Bail is set by a bail schedule that is approved annually by the judges. If the DA wanted higher bail she could seek it from a magistrate. The $50K amount is thought to be sufficient to insure the appearance of the defendant. Bail is not meant to punish before conviction. We have a Constitutional presumption of innocence that is vitally important to our legal system. This is part of that.

Blue Onion Nov 10, 2021 11:08 PM
SBPD Officer Sustains Serious Injury while Making Arrest

There is a bail schedule, the/a DA doesn't have to seek a higher bail - a judge or magistrate has the option of no bail, or higher bail than schedule amount, based on particular circumstances (e.g. past criminal record, jumping bail prior, failure to appear...)

CoastWatch Nov 10, 2021 05:56 PM
SBPD Officer Sustains Serious Injury while Making Arrest

Our failed "justice" system- Letting a criminal who assaulted and sent a cop to the hospital get out of jail for $5k... You can't make this $4it up...! This scumbag has no doubt been arrested before. Thanks Joyce Dudley SB County DA

JoeG Nov 10, 2021 08:09 PM
SBPD Officer Sustains Serious Injury while Making Arrest

This is a sad story. Our police officers risk their lives every day to keep our community safe. We should all be grateful that these men and women put themselves in harms way to keep the peace. I sincerely hope this officer is ok. And hope the criminal is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

FondofSB Nov 10, 2021 11:02 PM
SBPD Officer Sustains Serious Injury while Making Arrest

To all of those who are genuinely concerned and shocked by these events : remember that the current "P.C." trend is to encourage crimes by NOT punishing them any more , encouraging theft of all sorts (car break-ins and store looting for example) and by publicly hating the police.
This is what you then get. And it is only going to get worse !

a-1636657164 Nov 11, 2021 10:59 AM
SBPD Officer Sustains Serious Injury while Making Arrest

Was a drug test performed at Cottage to see what he, and possibly others were tripping on? On a positive note, there is still a loving God. Peace to all the people serving the tri-county community who wear a uniform for Us. I wonder. Thanks friends.

Basicinfo805 Nov 11, 2021 02:52 PM
SBPD Officer Sustains Serious Injury while Making Arrest

SB citizens, please don’t keep taking laws and law enforcement for granted and acting like we all live in a utopian paradise. Please don’t keep parroting the anti-police social media rhetoric. Someday you’ll need an officer. He or she may save you life.

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