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On the morning of August 30th, Goleta resident 31-year-old Kebrina Alvarez was apparently at a loss for words during a dispute with a male acquaintance, so she did what any out-of-control person might do: she went after him with a knife.
Her skills with a blade may be significant, as the 911 Emergency Call received by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center indicated that “a serious assault” had taken place at the Encina Meadows Apartments at approximately 7:15 a.m. According to SBSD Public Information Officer Raquel Zick, deputies promptly responded to what was believed to be “an active scene” while social media alerts immediately went out to the community, warning the public to “avoid the area.”
Responding deputies discovered a man near a bus stop in front of the apartment complex suffering from “severe lacerations,” and promptly summoned an emergency medical response team. The victim was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage hospital for treatment of “serous, but non-life-threatening” injuries.
The immediately ensuing investigation led deputies to the front door of Alvarez’s apartment, where contact with her was attempted. Unresponsive to deputies’ entreaties to exit the unit, the SBSD Special Enforcement Unit, Crisis Negotiation Team,and K-9 units were brought to the scene. Three hours later, with search warrant in hand, deputies “were able to enter the apartment” and took Alvarez into custody.
Alvarez was transported to Santa Barbara County Jail, where she was booked on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.