Community Crime Bulletin

To: UCSC Community

From: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police


417 PC – Brandishing a switchblade knife

February 11, 2012 at approximately 7:51 p.m.

Service Road behind Stevenson College near apartments

Case #s:

White male, 18-19 years of age, 5'4", 150 lbs, with short spiked hair, wearing black shirt, black basketball shorts and backpack.  He fled the area on foot. He was last seen headed toward the Stevenson Knoll and East Field.

Female victims were walking, talking and laughing with each other when an unknown male, who was walking in front of them, turned and verbally engaged them in a rude manner. The victims responded to the suspect, and told him to leave them alone. He then brandished a switchblade knife and verbally confronted them.  The male then turned and ran toward the Knoll and East Field.

Report all in-progress crimes by calling 9-1-1. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the UC Santa Cruz Police Department at 831-459-2231. Reports may also be made anonymously by calling 831-459-3TIP (459-3847) or submitted online via

Safety Reminders:
• Always be alert to your surroundings.
• Use the "buddy system" and watch out for your neighbor.
• Confine walking to well-lit, regular traveled walks and pathways. Avoid shortcuts and keep away from shrubbery, bushes, alleyways, or any other areas where suspicious individuals might be lurking.
• If you think you are being followed or pursued, call for help, attract attention or summon assistance. If you are walking alone and someone passes you, check to be sure that person has continued walking in the other direction.
• Report all suspicious persons and activity or information to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department immediately.
• Save any evidence. Do not remove any evidence until officers are able to respond and investigate.


Nader Oweis, Chief of Police
University of California, Santa Cruz Police Department

This Bulletin is in Compliance with 20 U.S.C. Section 1092 (f), the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" ("Clery Act"), and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).