Community Crime Bulletin

To: UCSC Community

From: Nader Oweis, UCSC chief of police

Thefts from OPERS complex
September 18, 2012 through October 19, 2012
OPERS complex including the Wellness Center and East Field
Case #s:
6 cases in total involving the theft of wallets, backpacks and contents (see below)
No suspect information at this time
Case # 12-795 September 18, 2012 East Field Track Theft of cash/bank cards from wallet
Case # 12-815 September 25, 2012 Wellness Center Theft of laptop
Case # 12-878 October 10, 2012 OPERS Complex Theft of backpack/laptop
Case # 12-883 October 12, 2012 OPERS Complex Theft of duffle bag/contents
Case # 12-899 October 17, 2012 Wellness Center Theft of wallet
Case # 12-907 October 19, 2012 Wellness Center Theft of cash from wallet
Report all crimes and suspicious activity in-progress 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).

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.
• Lock your valuables. Never leave your purse, wallet, keys, briefcase or backpack unattended — even if you’re only leaving it for “just a minute.”
• Personal property should be marked with a “personal distinguishing identification mark or number.” (e.g., last name, initials, etc.)
• Take personal responsibility. Put valuables away. Do not leave them visible.
• Close and lock office and residence doors and windows when you leave.
• 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).