Community Crime Bulletin: suspicious person near Humanities Building

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Nader Oweis, UC Santa Cruz Chief of Police

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department received a report about a man who followed two female students near the Humanities Building around 2 a.m. this morning. No one was found when officers arrived, and no further incidents were reported.
The man was described as being in his late 30s or early 40s, about 6 feet tall with a light complexion. He was wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any additional information is asked to call UC Santa Cruz police at 831-459-2231, ext.1
Timely warnings provide information about campus safety, and allow campus community members to take precautions. All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department.
Report all in-progress crimes by calling 911 from any landline or cell phone. Reports also may be made by using one of the several "blue light," emergency or elevator phones located throughout campus.
Safety Tips 
  • If you feel you or others are in danger, immediately call 911. 
  • Victims of crime and witnesses should report all crimes as well as any suspicious people or activity to UC Santa Cruz police when it is safe to do so by calling 911. 
  • Lock all doors and windows. Do not defeat any locking mechanisms or prop doors open. Do not allow people you do not know to "tailgate" in to a locked facility behind you.
  • 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 feel 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. Call 831-459-2231, ext. 1.  
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 student and employees, the Office of Harassment and Discrimination, Prevention and Investigation Unit can provide assistance. Call 831-459-2462.
For employees, the Employee Assistance Program can provide personal counseling and support.
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.