Police activity on campus today

To: UCSC Community

From: Nader Oweis, UC Santa Cruz Chief of Police

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department received multiple reports of concerning information about a student's behavior, which may have put the student at risk. Late this afternoon, we were able to take the student into custody safely and without incident.
As we began our investigation and searched to locate the student, it became apparent that our presence at various locations on the campus generated buzz among students on social media. Based on the information we had, we chose not to send out a CruzAlert or Community Bulletin, although some of the comments and information on social media may have been concerning or alarming.
Maintaining the safety of the community is our priority. If at any point we felt that our faculty, staff, or students needed to take necessary precautions, we would have immediately sent out a communication.
For students who may have been affected by our activities today, a range of support services is available through the Cowell Student Health Center, including personal counseling through Counseling and Psychological Services.
For employees, the Employee Assistance Program can provide personal counseling and support. More information can be found online.
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.