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Authorities arrest 8 for role in Isla Vista brawl

Published On: Jul 16 2014 05:28:59 PM CDT
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The Santa Barbara County sheriff's office says it's arrested eight more people for their alleged roles in a spring semester college party-turned-brawl in Isla Vista that injured 33 people, including seven law enforcement officers.

The department announced the completion of their comprehensive investigation Wednesday into the melee that resulted in 25 total arrests and hurt the area's party image.

Detectives traveled across the state to South Lake Tahoe, the Bay Area and Los Angeles County to take suspects into custody. They were booked for inciting a riot, felony vandalism, refusing to disperse, remaining at a riot, and obstructing and resisting a peace officer with violence.

The violence flared in April as 20,000 people attended an unsanctioned gathering called Deltopia that occurs at the start of UC Santa Barbara's spring semester.