Vandalism, threats and theft highlights week in crime



April 17 – 8:25 a.m.

A City College employee reported to campus security that a non-employee had verbally threatened him. The man in question is a contractor hired by the school. Allegedly the two got into an argument over cutting certain fiber-optic lines used to run the fire alarms. The contractor stated that “We can step outside,” though he claims he only wished to talk. The Santa Barbara Police Department was contacted and a report has been filed.

April 17 – 3 p.m.

A custodian reported to security that a Craftsman leaf blower was stolen sometime during the preceding week. The leaf blower had been left in a small, locked storage room near the portable buildings on East Campus. The custodian reported that the blower was last seen on Thursday, April 9, and when he returned on the 17 it was missing. The leaf blower is valued around $150.

April 18 – 9:30 a.m.

Security discovered three small, broken windows in portable classrooms West Campus Room 3 and West Campus Room 4. The broken windows appeared to be an act of pure vandalism, as nothing was reported stolen. Two days later on April 20, an additional broken window was discovered in a first floor classroom in the Interdisciplinary Center. Security believes the same people broke these windows. There was no entry or theft with either incident. No suspects have been reported thus far.