Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Law Enforcement Kept Busy As Deltopia Crowds Reached Record Numbers

Deltopia-isla-vista-partyDeltopia, formerly known as Floatopia, was attended by 15 to 18 thousand people this year.  The turnout is significantly higher than last year, which had a crowd of about 8 to 10 thousand people. 

Preliminary numbers for this year show, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and the University of California Police Department made 23 arrests and handed out 71 criminal citations.  The arrests included fights, assaults, battery, sexual battery, public intoxication and thefts among other crimes. 

County Emergency Medical Services Paramedics contacted 67 patients of whom 44 were transported to the hospital for injuries and or alcohol intake. 

The California Highway Patrol issued 59 traffic citations, made 5 DUI arrests and towed 5 vehicles.  Santa Barbara County Fire responded to more than 70 calls for service. This year law enforcement alone had 440 calls for service associated with Deltopia.