Community Crime Bulletin

To: UCSC Community

From: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police

Bicycle Thefts

April 1, 2012 – April 16, 2012

Various locations throughout the campus (see below).

Case #s:
Nine (9) cases reported in past two weeks (see below).

No suspect information at this time.

1. Case #: 12-347
Date(s): 4-2-12
Time: 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Location: Merrill Lounge
Description: Men’s White and Blue Kona Cindercone

2. Case #: 12-351
Date(s): 4-3-12
Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Communication
Description: Men’s Silver Specialized Rockhopper

3. Case #: 12-356
Date(s): 4-1 to 4-4-12
Time: 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Location: College 9/10
Description: Men’s Black Specialized Hardrock

4. Case #: 12-363
Date(s): 4-1 to 4-8-12
Time: 2 p.m.-1 a.m.
Location: Cowell Turner House
Description: Men’s Blue Trek

5. Case #: 12-371
Date(s): 4-5 to 4-9-12
Time: 7 p.m.-9 a.m.
Location: College 8
Description: Men’s Blue Novarra

6. Case #: 12-373
Date(s): 3-23 to 4-7-12
Time: 7 a.m-11 p.m.
Location: The Village
Description: Women’s Grey Specialized

7. Case #: 12-378
Date(s): 4-6 to 4-9-12
Time: 1:45 p.m.-12 noon
Location: Merrill College
Description: Men’s Black Diamond Back

8. Case #: 12-380
Date(s): 4-10 to 4-11-12
Time: 12 noon-11 a.m.
Location: Kresge College
Description: Parts

9. Case #: 12-383
Date(s): 4-11 to 4-12-12
Time: 9 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location: The Village
Description: Men’s Black Colombia
Report all in-progress crimes by calling 9-1-1. Anyone with information about these crimes 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 (831-459-3847) or submitted online via
Safety Reminders:
• Always be alert to your surroundings. Be aware of suspicious activity — and please don't hesitate to immediately alert the UC Santa Cruz Police Department of such activity. If you are ever in doubt, it is always better to ask authorities to investigate, rather than risking potential harm to you or someone else.
• All bicycles used, stored, parked or operated on the UC Santa Cruz campus must be licensed with a valid California bicycle license that are available from TAPS.
• Always make sure to lock your bike, even if you’re only leaving it for “just a minute.”
• Whenever possible, always lock your bike to a fixed, but legal device such as a bike rack or pod.
• Lock up your bike in a highly visible and well-lighted location, and in a designated bicycle parking area whenever possible.
• U-shaped high security locks are among the most theft-resistant locks available. However, be aware that they are still easily defeated by knowledgeable thieves. Accessories for U-locks are available that reduce the effectiveness of leveraging devices used by many bike thieves.
• Heavy-duty chains with case-hardened, 5/16” thick links are more secure than cables.
• Quick release wheels and seats can be secured with a cable, chain or security devices and are available at bike shops.
• It is smart to use a less valuable bike or older bike for running errands and commuting on UC Santa Cruz and in the City of Santa Cruz.
• 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).