UC Santa Barbara student arrested in New Year's Day firebombing
A senior at the UC Santa Barbara has been arrested on suspicion of firebombing a Sheriff's Department Isla Vista foot patrol substation on New Year's Day, department officials said.
No one was injured.
Keiper, who lives in Isla Vista, is being held at Santa Barbara County Jail on $250,000 bail on suspicion of felony arson of an inhabited dwelling.
A similar November attack, however, remains unsolved.
Sheriff's officials said on Nov. 15, a lone figure was seen throwing two Molotov cocktails, causing minor damage to the front of the building and smashing the windshield of a patrol car.
Investigators have not determined whether the two incidents are connected.
-- Rick Rojas
Photo: Keith Keiper, 23, was arrested on suspicion of firebombing a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department substation. Credit: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department
Video credit: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department