Community Crime Bulletin – Santa Cruz Police Department seeking assistance

To: UCSC Community

From: Nader Oweis, UC Santa Cruz Chief of Police

The Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the community's help in identifying the suspect wanted in a child luring case. The incident occurred at 4 p.m. on Feb. 3, 2016 near the 100 block of Tosca Terrace, on the upper west side of Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz police officers have issued a media bulletin, and a sketch of the suspect (attached).
The suspect is described as a 5-foot, 6-inch tall Hispanic male with yellowish teeth. He was wearing a short sleeve gray shirt and spoke in English with a heavy Spanish accent. The suspect fled the area in a light gold four-door sedan with faded paint, which was caught on a surveillance camera. (image attached)
Any with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Santa Cruz Police Department at 831-420-5820.
Timely warnings provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety.
All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department. Anyone who may be a witness to this incident or has any information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Santa Cruz Police Department at 831.420.5820 or the UC Santa Cruz Police Department 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. 
  • 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 Conduct and Community Standards Office 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).