Suspect Arrested Following Three Hour Standoff in Isla Vista

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Suspect Arrested Following Three Hour Standoff in Isla Vista
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Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
4:30 p.m., August 18, 2022

Sheriff’s deputies have taken a suspect into custody after an over 3-hour stand-off. On Thursday, August 18, 2022, at approximately 11:12 a.m., deputies responded to an apartment complex in the 700-block of Camino Pescadero for an assault with a knife that had just occurred. When deputies arrived, they learned that the suspect, 41-year-old Brandon Schaik of Isla Vista, lunged towards the victim with a knife before retreating into his apartment on the second floor of the complex. The victim was not injured.

Deputies ordered Schaik to exit the residence, but he refused to comply and at one point, yelled threats at the deputies with the knife in his hand. Additional units from UC Santa Barbara Police as well as the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team, Sheriff’s Crisis Negotiation Team, and K9 units responded to the area to assist. Residents in the immediate area were asked to temporarily evacuate or remain inside their home.

For over three hours, deputies made continual attempts to deescalate Schaik and convince him to surrender. Schaik eventually came out of the front door and attempted to walk away from deputies. K9 Zeke was deployed and immediately apprehended the suspect, who was then taken into custody by deputies without further incident at 2:16 p.m.

Schaik was transported to an area hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during the K9 apprehension. He will be booked at the Main Jail for charges including assault with a deadly weapon (felony), assault on a peace officer (felony), resisting and executive officer (felony), and criminal threats (felony).


Update by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office
1:15 p.m., August 18, 2022

Deputies are handling a report of a subject who threatened a victim with a knife and now refusing to exit an apartment in the 700-block of Camino Pescadero.

Camino Pescadero is temporarily closed from El Colegio to El Greco. Please take an alternate route and avoid the area until further notice. 


By Scanner Andrew
12:25 p.m., August 18, 2022

Deputies are on scene for a barricaded armed suspect in the 700 block of Camino Pescadero.

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Transparent Aug 18, 2022 02:22 PM
Suspect Arrested Following Three Hour Standoff in Isla Vista

Thank you Andrew. Sounds like this person is going to be moving out of one type of free, government housing and into another. Very sad for him/her, really... this one was just a few blocks off the beach. We need a new type of tool in our toolkit.

doulie Aug 18, 2022 07:39 PM
Suspect Arrested Following Three Hour Standoff in Isla Vista

Andrew. Thanks for the detail. What's going on? K-9 from SLO? Not too long ago wasn't it a SWAT team used from Santa Maria to take down a suspect at a beach motel? Why is the out of town/county assistance needed, don't our local cops have what they need? Did anyone learn why the SM SWAT was used?

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