Assistance needed in identifying a person of interest placing bias-motivated packages on campus

To: UCSC Community

From: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police, UC Santa Cruz Police Department

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department has been alerted to several bias motivated packages containing a CD and note that have been left at several locations on campus yesterday afternoon and this morning. Inside the packages are references to the "white power movement," and a website known to be associated with white supremacists. Similar packages have also been found in the City of Santa Cruz.

An unknown white male wearing black clothing, and sunglasses with orange colored frames was seen leaving the packages near Merrill College. Anyone having information about the identity of this person of interest is encouraged to contact the UC Santa Cruz Police Department at 831-459-2231 ext. 1. Attached is an image of the male.

If you have located or received a package, please report it immediately to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department at 831-459-2231, ext. 1 and file a report online at If you are ever a victim or witness to any hate or bias motivated crime or incident at UC Santa Cruz, please file a report immediately with the UC Santa Cruz Police Department at 831-459-2231, ext. 1.

More information about campus policies regarding hate or bias motivated incidents can be found at

For students, 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.

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