Thefts at Coastal Science Campus

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police

An unlocked 14-speed pedicab with a trailer was stolen from the Coastal Science Campus between June 19 and June 24.

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the community’s help with its investigation into two recent thefts at the Coastal Science Campus. 

Between June 21 and June 24, two large gray Pelican transport containers were stolen from behind the Conservation Annexation Building. 

Additionally, an unlocked 14-speed pedicab with a trailer was stolen from behind the building between June 19 and June 24. A photo of a similar pedicab is attached to this email. However, the stolen one was green and did not have a logo. 

The campus community is encouraged to be vigilant, and to let campus police know immediately if they know anything about the thefts. Call 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.