Santa Barbara – Isla Vista—a classic college town of 23,000 beach-loving locals inhabiting what city fathers describe as “an amazing, dynamic community”—continues to be the site of far more criminal activity than its size might promise.
In the early evening hours of November 20th, UCSB students arrived in person to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff Isla Vista Foot Patrol Headquarters to “report a residential burglary that had just occurred,” according to SBSD Public Information Officer Drew Sugars in his report to the media. University of California Police Department Officers responded promptly to an apartment complex on Trigo Road where they immediately threw up a secure perimeter in anticipation that suspects may have still been in the area.
The student-victims, pursuant to their interviews with investigating officers, described a pair of suspects who were shortly thereafter contacted and identified as Alan Cook, 22, and Logan Kosher, 19, both currently enrolled as students at Santa Barbara City College.
“The suspects were found to be in possession of stolen electronics,” Sugars reported, including laptop computers and entertainment video consoles.
The stolen property was returned to the reporting witnesses as Cook and Kosher were arrested on charges of residential burglary and possession of stolen property, and then transported to Santa Barbara County Jail where they are currently held on $50,000 bail each.
Photos: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking
KeyT: Two SBCC Students Arrested for Isla Vista Burglaries