Arrest in connection with invasion of privacy investigation

To: UC Santa Cruz Community

From: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police

Officers with the UC Santa Cruz Police Department have arrested Daniel Mark Ishofsky, 38, in connection with its investigation into a hidden camera that was found near showers at the UCSC Farm in July 2019. Ishofsky was arrested this morning on a suspicion of invading someone's privacy through electronic means. He was released on his own recognizance. Bail was set at $5,000.

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