Photos: (Cover) Stock Image, (In Story) Apartment Complex Courtesy Isla Vista Foot Patrol Stand-Off
Written By: Robert McCullough
August 22, 2022 – Santa Barbara County, Ca. – While a large percentage of residents in the Isla Vista community are semester-by-semester UCSB student tenants, not all local citizens appear to be engaged in academic pursuits.
Evidence of that came late on the morning of August 18th when a 911 Emergency call for service brought Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Isla Vista Foot Patrol deputies, the SBSD Special Enforcement Team, the Crisis Negotiation Team, and multiple K9 units to a residential neighborhood apartment complex. According to SBSD Public Information Officer Raquel Zick, that impressive law enforcement response was pursuant to a report of “an assault with a knife” taking place in one of the apartment units inhabited by 41-year-old Brandon Schaik.
When deputies verbally suggested that Schaik exit the apartment to discuss the matter, he “refused to comply and yelled threats at the deputies with the knife in his hand.” As additional law enforcement assets arrived on the scene, local area residents were advised to “temporarily evacuate or remain inside” their homes.
Over the next three hours, Schaik rebuffed entreaties for him to exit the apartment and surrender to deputies. Perhaps eventually recognizing the futility of his remaining inside, Schaik “came out of the front door and attempted to walk away from deputies.” At that point, SBSD K9 units were “deployed.” As those things generally go, Schaik was promptly taken into custody “without further incident.”
Schaik was then transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for treatment of dog bites, following which he was transported to Santa Barbara County Jail where he was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, and criminal threats.