Help sought in investigation of recent burglaries

To: UC Santa Cruz community

From: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police

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UC Police are seeking the community’s assistance in determining if Jose Ramon Jacinto may have been seen in campus areas where recent burglaries occurred.

UC Santa Cruz police are seeking the campus community’s help in the investigation of a rash of on-campus burglaries.

On Thursday, May 9, campus officers arrested Jose Ramon Jacinto, pictured below, at Camper Park on Leonardo Lane on suspicion of a probation violation, possession of narcotics, and possession of burglary tools. He was with two others, a male and female, who were identified and released.

Given the spate of recent burglaries, both vehicle and residential, and the tools Jacinto possessed at the time of his arrest, police are seeking the community’s assistance in determining if Jacinto or his associates may have been seen in campus areas where other crimes occurred. Anyone who believes they may have seen Jacinto on campus, in our parking lots or colleges, are asked to call the dispatch center at 831-459-2231, Ext. 1.

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. Reports may also be made by utilizing one of the several “blue light,” emergency or elevator phones located throughout the campus.
  • 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.

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.