Community crime bulletin: Attempted sexual assault, sexual battery and false imprisonment with violence

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Nader Oweis, UC Santa Cruz Chief of Police

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is investigating a report it received today (November 25) of an attempted sexual assault, sexual battery, and  false imprisonment with violence that occurred on November 22, at 10:30 p.m. in the Humanities Lecture Hall. 

The victim reported that after speaking with individuals involved in the tuition hike protest in the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, the victim went to the Humanities Lecture Hall. While in the lecture hall the victim was approached by a white male suspect in his 20s, approximately 6 feet, 2 inches tall, 180 pounds, with short blond hair and green eyes, wearing jeans, a black North Face fleece jacket and black and white Adidas tennis shoes.

The suspect grabbed at, battered, and assaulted the victim. The victim fought off the suspect and fled.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members of our community.  Please consider carefully whether your presence at the areas where this incident occurred could place you in danger.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information about it is encouraged to contact the UC Santa Cruz Police Department at 831-459-2231 ext 1.

Safety Tips:

  •     Always be alert to your surroundings.  Your actions can help prevent others from becoming  victims.
  •     Immediately report all crimes, suspicious persons, activity or information to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department immediately
  •     Try to describe suspects and/or behaviors
  •     Trust your instincts.  If something or someone makes you uneasy, tell someone, avoid the person or leave the area.

Report all in-progress crimes by calling 911. Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the UC Santa Cruz Police Department at 831-459-2231.

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).