Crime Bulletin — UPDATE (451 PC- Arson; Additional Cases: #13-1035, #13-1054)

To:  UC Santa Cruz Community

From: UC Santa Cruz Police Department

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department and Fire Department have responded to two additional arson cases this past week on the campus.
•  On November 27, 2013, at 3:39 pm, an unknown person intentionally set a fire on Chinquapin Road near Fire Break Road causing minor damage (Case #13-1035)
•  On December 3, 2013, at 2:56 pm, an unknown person intentionally set a fire in the gully near the Academic Resource Center (ARC). Responding police officers arrived to find flames and extinguished the fire using a fire extinguisher.
These fires are in addition to other arson and suspicious fires that have occurred since August.
•  October 9, at 2:40 pm, a small fire was intentionally set in the ravine below Hahn Student Services Building, north of the Village (Case #13-800);
•  October 6, at 3 am, a wildland fire on Meyer Drive at Heller Drive, near College 8, was declared as suspicious (Case #13-793);
•  August 26, at 2:30 pm, a multi-acre brush fire across the West Entrance on Empire Grade was declared as suspicious (Case #13-697).
A sketch of a person of interest was released on October 15:
Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is encouraged to contact the UC Santa Cruz Police Department immediately at 831-459-2231.
Tips may also be made ANONYMOUSLY to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department by calling 831–459–3TIP (459–3847) or online at
Nader Oweis, Chief of Police
University of California, Santa Cruz
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).