Jan 13, 2010 10:45 AM by Emily Kiefer
A Santa Barbara police officer was taken into surgery Tuesday night, hours after he was involved in a motorcycle crash while on duty.
Police say it all happened around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Salinas Street and Salinas Place in Santa Barbara.
Preliminary reports show Steve Robles was on patrol on his motorcycle, when another vehicle reportedly cut in front of him, causing him to crash.
He's being treated for a broken arm and injuries to his face at Cottage Hospital. Robles is a 22-year veteran with the police force.
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