Title IX investigation, attempted bicycle theft in last week’s crime


Rian Noel Pitts-Lopez, Staff Writer

Nov. 8 – 3:50 p.m.

Security was called because there was a minor fender bender near the West Campus entrance intersection. A non-student driver was turning left into the entrance when a student driver was also was turning left from the entrance. The non-student driver said she could not see the other car because of the glare of the sun. Neither were injured from the accident.

Nov. 9 – 10:52 a.m.

There was an attempted bike theft at the bike rack near Cliff Drive & Rancheria Street. A student called security and the Santa Barbara Police after they saw someone trying to break a bike lock with what looked like a hatchet. The police and City College made contact with the suspect, and found that he was using a ball-peen hammer to try and break the lock. There was evidence of damage to the lock and the alleged crime was caught on camera. The suspect was arrested and City College security had to cut the lock for the owner of the bike because of the damage done to the lock.

Nov. 13 – 12:00 a.m.

There was a report of domestic violence, harassment, and stalking that had taken place on/off campus. The investigation is ongoing and has been turned over to Title IX investigators.