Man threatens security after being asked to leave campus



Oct. 10 – 9:05 p.m.

Two homeless men who were sleeping at the Winslow Maxwell Overlook on East Campus were asked to leave by campus security at 9:13 p.m. One of the men woke up and gathered his belongings when security made contact with them. The second man pretended like he didn’t hear the officer. Security contacted the police after the man continued to ignore the officer’s questions. He proceeded to get up and threaten security as he gathered his items. He stated that he was going to hit the officer, and made violent gestures towards him. The men walked away towards Pershing Park before the police could arrive.

Oct. 9 – N.D.

A student reported the theft of his cellphone from the bottom floor of the Luria Library that was stolen sometime between 12:45 p.m. Sept. 28, and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30. He couldn’t recall what day the phone was taken. The student left to get a drink of water, and when he returned the phone had been taken from its charger. He was prompted to report the stolen phone after security sent out an email about the string of thefts in the library because he believed it to be related. He was advised to contact the Santa Barbara Police Department as soon as possible.

Oct. 9 – 7:30 a.m.

The men’s restroom at La Playa Stadium was vandalized between 5:45 a.m. Oct. 8, and 7:30 a.m. Oct. 9. The custodial staff noticed graffiti that covered large amounts of the stalls, and contacted security. The graffiti was indistinguishable, and security was uncertain if it was supposed to be anything in particular.

Oct. 12 – 4:50 p.m.

The passenger side window of a student’s Dodge Ram parked in Lot 5-4 by the Business-Communication Center was shattered sometime between 3 p.m. and 4:50 p.m. The owner’s wallet and purse, along with a newly bought bag of clothes, were stolen from the car. She was advised to cancel her cards and to file a report with the police department.

Oct. 15 – 10:40 a.m.

The driver side window of a student’s Toyota Scion parked in lot 5-4 by the Business-Communications Center was broken into between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Oct. 12. The steering wheel was tampered with and several wires were exposed. The owner believed that the person had been trying to start the car. The student said that nothing had been taken and that the car had started fine. Security advised her to file a report.

This break in was most likely related to the Dodge Ram that had been broken into during the same time period, according to Erik Fricke, director of campus security.