Community Crime Alert


261 PC – Rape
243(d) PC – Battery with traumatic injury

On February 17, 2013, at 12:26PM, a rape by force occurred in a wooded area of campus on a path between the Upper Quarry Amphitheater and the Classroom Unit buildings.

The victim, who was visiting the campus, was walking alone when she was attacked by a stranger. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim and battered her.

The solo suspect is described as a white male adult, 30 to 40 years of age, pale colored skin with a round shaped face. He is approximately 5'-10" to 5'-11" tall, weighs at least 200 lbs. with a muscular-stocky build. The suspect has dark black, medium length hair, green eyes, and a dark black large growth full mustache goatee combination.

The suspect wore a dark blue t-shirt with writing of an unknown type on the front, dark blue Levi-type jeans, and a black belt with a silver colored buckle. The suspect wore Oakley style sunglasses on top of his head. He has a tattoo (unknown design) on the upper right shoulder-bicep area, which was covered mostly by the t-shirt sleeve. The suspect spoke with a deep growl sounding voice and smelled of cigarettes.

The suspect did not appear to be armed with a weapon during the attack.

After the assault, the suspect fled on foot toward Steinhart Way, in the area between Quarry Plaza and McHenry Library.

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 to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department by calling 831-459-3TIP (459-3847) or online at

Augie Zigon, Captain
University of California, Santa Cruz Police Department