Community Crime Bulletin — Residential Burglary

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Chief of Police Nader Oweis

At 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2018, a student living at the Crown-Merrill Apartments returned home to find the apartment door ajar. Upon entering the apartment, the student heard a sound from a bedroom and decided to to leave the apartment. The student subsequently saw a male, approximately 20 years of age, wearing black sweat pants and a black sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head, running down the stairs toward Merrill College.
It was later discovered that money had been taken from a purse in the apartment.
Anyone who may be a witness to this crime or has any information regarding this crime is encouraged to call the UC Santa Cruz Police Department at 831-459-2231, ext. 1
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.
Safety Tips
  • If you feel you or others are in danger, immediately call 911.
  • Victims of crime as well as witnesses to any crime should report all crimes, suspicious people, activity or information to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department, when it is safe to do so, by calling 911.
  • 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. 
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. 
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 utilizing one of the several "blue light," emergency or elevator phones located throughout the campus.
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.