On-campus burglaries

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police

Campus residents are urged to be vigilant after a spate of residential burglaries on campus over the past two weeks and to let campus police know immediately if they see anything suspicious or suspect their room or apartment may have been burglarized. 
On March 31, the residents of a Kresge College apartment reported their residence had been broken into during the previous week, possibly through a pried-open window. It was unknown what, if anything, was taken. 
On March 26, a computer, an Xbox, and a camera were stolen from a Porter College residence hall. The thief gained access through a window.
Also in the final week of March, someone stole a debit card from the top of a dresser in a Porter College residence hall. The victim and her roommates were out of town, but were alerted to the break-in when someone used the card illegally.
It is unknown if these crimes are related. Anyone who may have witnessed something suspicious or who has information regarding these crimes is encouraged to call the UC Santa Cruz Police Department at 831-459-2231, ext. 1
All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department. Timely reporting allows campus community members to secure their property and to take precautions for personal safety. 
Safety Tips
  • If you feel you or others are in danger, immediately call 911.
  • Report all in-progress crimes, or suspected 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 campus.
  • Suspicious people or activity also should be reported to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department by calling 911, when it is safe to do so.
  • 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.
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 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.
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.