Photp: Demarqus Wiggins, Rendrick Scypion and Caitlin Williams
Santa Barbara County – The community of Isla Vista, sharing a border with the UCSB campus, has a large transient population of college-age individuals. Most of those residents are in a constant state of transition, migrating from one apartment to another at the end of each school quarter. As a result, new faces in town are always seen.
Some of those new faces, however, are in the community for nefarious purposes, as the genuine student population is an easy target for residential burglars like those apprehended on the morning of June 15th.
According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover, it was just after dawn when UCSB Police officers and Isla Vista Foot Patrol SBSD deputies were called to an apartment complex pursuant to a reported burglary.
During the investigation at the scene, “the reporting party located items stolen from her home inside a Dodge Ram truck” parked nearby.
Deputies searched the truck and found a number of items reported as stolen inside the truck as well as inside three backpacks in the passenger compartment.
Contact was soon made with the driver of the truck, 27-year-old Demarqus Wiggins, a resident of Sausalito, California. Accompanying Wiggins were 25-year-old Rendrick Scypion of Sausalito and 19-year-old Oakland resident Caitlin Williams.
A further search of Wiggins’ truck revealed additional property reported stolen from another residence the prior evening when the victims “were at home asleep.”
Williams, Wiggins, and Scypion were all transported to Santa Barbara County Jail, where each faces multiple charges including residential burglary, conspiracy, and possession of stolen property, with bail for each set at $50,000.
Photos: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking