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Incident Report – Two drunks caught urinating on campus property

Hannah Scott

March 16, 2009

March 5 Between 10 and 11 a.m., a stocky tattooed man was disruptive in the Health and Wellness Office. He approached the nurses asking to have his blood pressure taken, but the nurses discovered he was not a student and turned h...

Tea Garden campfire trial delayed two weeks

Kenny Lindberg, Kenny Lindberg, and Kenny Lindberg

March 11, 2009

The arraignment for the 10 individuals charged with starting an illegal campfire near the Tea Gardens was delayed until Tuesday, March 17. The delay was deemed necessary when three of the defendants did not have legal counsel,...

Ten named in Tea Fire investigation

Rhys Alvarado and Kenny Lindberg, Rhys Alvarado and Kenny Lindberg, and Rhys Alvarado and Kenny Lindberg

March 10, 2009

The names of the 10 individuals charged with trespassing onto the Tea Gardens property and illegally starting a campfire were released last Tuesday, by the Santa Barbara District Attorney's office. The 10 people, nine of whom...

Incident Report – Fraud, theft and syrup?

Hannah Scott, Hannah Scott, and Hannah Scott

March 10, 2009

Feb. 23 When a male student returned to his vehicle at 11:45 a.m., he discovered syrup poured through his cracked driver's side window. The syrup soaked the driver's seat and floor, and the student's parking permit was missing...

Editorial – Putting out fires

Channels Staff, Channels Staff, and Channels Staff

February 27, 2009

Ten students were condemned as the culprits behind the Tea Fire long before the District Attorney's investigation was completed. Nine of them were enrolled at City College. The court of pubic opinion did not wait to see evidence...

District Attorney releases names in Tea Fire investigation

Rhys Alvarado and Kenny Lindberg, Rhys Alvarado and Kenny Lindberg, and Rhys Alvarado and Kenny Lindberg

February 25, 2009

The names of the 10 individuals charged with trespassing onto the Tea Gardens property and illegally starting a campfire were released Tuesday, by the Santa Barbara District Attorney's office. The 10 people, nine of whom were...

Incident Report – Dreadlocked men harass woman in parking lot

Hannah Scott, Hannah Scott, and Hannah Scott

February 25, 2009

Feb. 9 At 1 p.m. in parking lot 2-C, a female student was harassed by two dreadlocked males trying to get in her car. As described by the report, both males "exhibited strange behavior and their bodies were twitching," which...

Incident Report – Student threatens security officer in parking lot

Hannah Scott

February 18, 2009

Jan. 28 Security officer Luis Araiza was threatened, harassed and insulted by a student in parking lot 1B. Upon confronting a vehicle where he heard aggressively loud conversation, Officer Araiza encountered a "highly agitated...

DA won’t file charges in Tea Fire case

Rhys Alvarado and Kenny Lindberg

February 18, 2009

The District Attorney's office for Santa Barbara County has concluded that there isn't enough evidence to charge anyone with starting the Tea Fire, ending a 3-month long investigation. It was originally believed that 10 college-age...

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