Community Crime Bulletin: Peeping in Bathroom, College 10

To: UCSC Community

From: Nader Oweis, UC Santa Cruz Chief of Police

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in obtaining suspect information connected to a peeping incident at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, May 30 in the fourth floor restroom of College 10, House 5.

The victim reported that while taking a shower, she looked up to find a dark-skinned male with a shaved head looking at her from above the dividing wall of the adjacent shower stall. The victim verbally confronted the suspect who left the bathroom in an unknown direction.

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department takes allegations such as these very seriously and has also notified the UCSC Title IX officer. We encourage anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has additional information regarding this crime to immediately contact UC Santa Cruz Police Dispatch Center at 831-459-2231, ext.1.

Safety Tips

Victims are not responsible for being victimized, regardless of any action or inaction on their part. Perpetrators are responsible for crimes and their effects.
    •    If you feel you or others are in danger, immediately call 911.
    •    Immediately report all crimes, suspicious people, activity or information to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department.
    •    Be alert to your surroundings. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims. Attempt to keep a safe distance from strangers.
    •    Whenever possible, please remember to lock you vehicle. Keep valuables secured and out of sight.
    •    Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, tell someone, avoid the person or leave the area. ? Encourage friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas.
    •    Use the Night Safety Escort Program, Monday through Thursday evening from 8:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. by calling 831-459-2231 ext. 1. More information can be found online.

Campus Resources

UC Santa Cruz is a community committed to being inclusive and welcoming of all people. We strive to provide a safe place for everyone to work and learn.

For students, a range of support services is also available through the Cowell Student Health Center, including personal counseling through Counseling and Psychological Services and support through a Confidential Victim Advocate. More information can be found online.

For students and employees, the Office of Harassment and Discrimination, Prevention and Investigation Unit can provide assistance and can be reached at 831-459-2462.

For employees, the Employee Assistance Program can provide personal counseling and support. More information can be found online.

The Office of Student Conduct can be reached at (831) 459-1738 or at

Report all in-progress crimes by calling 911 from any landline or cell phone. Reports may also be made by using one of the many "blue light," emergency or elevator phones located throughout the campus, or in person at the UC 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).