Crime Blotter: Thefts, suicidal tendencies on the rise

Alexandra Wilcox and Alexandra Wilcox

The City College security department has seen an increase in altercations, thefts, as well as reports of suicidal tendencies happening over the last month.

Santa Barbara Police also responded to a couple of people reportedly trespassing on campus.

The following is a brief list of incidents and campus crimes reported in the last month and a half.

Oct. 18
Theft of money from staff office.

Oct. 20
Intoxicated transient, unable to move, subject arrested by the Santa Barbara Police Department.

Oct. 26
Media service reported stolen equipment from classroom ICC-223, investigation pending.

Oct. 30
Toilet paper was discovered in some of the trees and also in fountain on West Campus. Officers also found a light dome on the ground belonging to a light fixture.

Nov. 3
Inappropriate behavior by a student towards a staff member. Incident occurred Nov. 2.

Nov. 8
Syringe found in horticulture garden, security retrieved it and turned it over to nurse department.

Nov. 10
Police were called regarding a homeless person in the West Campus Parking structure who had caused problems on campus, suspect left before police arrived.

Nov. 17
Health and Wellness counselor called security at 6:20 p.m. regarding a student that had suicidal tendencies. 911, Mental Health Access Team was called. Incident ended after 10 p.m.

Nov. 19
Person fell off bike in the pathway above tennis courts. Officers contacted person’s friend to take him to Cottage Hospital Emergency Room at 11 p.m.

Nov. 21
Transition program student suffered a seizure in class. Student was transported to Cottage Hospital.

Nov. 28
A winch was taken from a maintenance truck over weekend. Theft was discovered Monday morning.

Nov. 30

Health and Wellness Center reported a student who was making suicidal statements.

Dec. 2
Burnt out electric motor in Business Communication Center Room-222 at 7:40 a.m. causing smoke in classroom. Building was closed until 8:20 a.m. Students and staff were allowed back in.

-Alexandra Wilcox is a Journalism 101 student