Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Eight-Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully

A 39-year-old Santa Barbara man was taken into custody by police yesterday following an eight-hour standoff. Nicola Mollo who lived on Bath Street was arrested and is facing multiple offenses stemming from an assault against a 61-year-old female relative. Police say Mollo barricaded himself in his home when officers confronted him about the assault. Mollo is being held without bail on charges, including assault with a deadly weapon, battery resulting in bodily injury, brandishing a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, and terrorist threats.