Rash of thefts on campus

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is asking for the community’s help in investigating a rash of thefts that occurred from mid- to late October. 

The department received reports of three burglaries, seven incidents of grand theft, and 10 incidents of petty theft. Many of the thefts happened in residence halls or parking lots. A full list is below. 

The campus community is encouraged to be vigilant and to immediately report any crimes, possible crimes in progress, as well as any suspicious behavior by calling 911. Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call our dispatch center at 831-459-2231, ext. 1. Timely reporting allows campus community members to secure their property and to take precautions for personal safety.

Reported incidents

Burglaries (459 PC)
19-1013      10/26/2019 CAMPUS FACILITIES PARKING LOT 116                                                               
19-1014      10/26/2019 CAMPUS FACILITIES PARKING LOT 116                                                               
19-1028      10/30/2019 VILLAGE HOUSING F3                       

Grand theft (487 PC)
19-912       10/7/2019 MCHENRY LIBRARY                                   
19-942       10/14/2019 COWELL COLLEGE TURNER                   
19-943       10/14/2019 UCSC                                             
19-945       10/14/2019 STEVENSON HOUSE 4                                
19-969       10/19/2019 DICKENS WAY                                                                  
19-1011      10/26/2019 STEVENSON COLLEGE HOUSE 6                         
19-1019      10/28/2019 RACHEL CARSON CLLG C-L           

Petty theft (488 PC)
19-954       10/16/2019 COWELL COLLEGE                                        
19-965       10/18/2019 STEVENSON COLLEGE HOUSE 1                                  
19-990       10/23/2019 PARKING LOT 157 GRAD STUDENT HSE 8                                                         
19-1000      10/24/2019 OAKES COLLEGE                                                                                
19-1003      10/25/2019 STEVENSON COLLEGE HOUSE 8                               
19-1017      10/28/2019 COLLEGE 8 DINING HALL                                                                          
19-1023      10/29/2019 OAKES COLLEGE                                                                                     
19-1024      10/29/2019 STEVENSON COLLEGE HOUSE 4                                                                           
19-1025      10/29/2019 NOBEL DR                                                                                                                                  
19-1029      10/30/2019 COWELL COLLEGE PARKMAN HOUSE                                                                       

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 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.

• Do not leave valuable items unsecured and unattended.

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.