This week’s crime: Embezzlement, false imprisonment, more graffiti

Brian Kelly, Staff Writer

Dec. 12 – 2:22 p.m.

A staff member was arrested on campus by the Santa Barbara Police Department for alleged theft. The staff member is still employed at the college as of Feb. 1.

Jan. 21 – 1 p.m.

 A female student filed a report to security claiming she was bullied out of a parking spot. 

The incident took place between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The student said she was waiting for a vehicle to leave a parking place when a second vehicle approached her and began honking and yelling that she was stealing the space. The student was intimidated and ultimately left the area, conceding the parking space to the other individual. Security observed the vehicle parked in the space but did not make contact with the individual at the request of the student.

Jan. 22 – 5:45 a.m.

A Campus Safety patrol discovered graffiti with the words  “KOERONER 20” on a concrete wall in Motorcycle Parking Lot 2A. Director of Security Erik Fricke said that there’s no reason to believe the incident is gang-related. The graffiti was promptly covered up by a campus grounds crew.

Jan. 24 – 1:30 p.m.

 A student reported an attempted burglary to campus security. The student said she found damage to her trunk when returning to her car. She suspects it was caused by a tool used to attempt entry into the vehicle. The trunk was not opened and there were no items missing. After an investigation by security, it is unclear whether this incident was the result of attempted burglary or an unreported collision with another vehicle.

Jan. 24 – 8 p.m.

 The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s department responded to an alleged incident of false imprisonment with intimidation at the Cosmetology Academy. No other details were provided by security since the incident is under investigation.