Timely Warning Crime Bulletin: Weapons Violation

This Timely Warning crime bulletin is being issued in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), and the purpose is to provide preventative information to the campus community to aid members from becoming the victim of a similar crime.

Summary of the Crime/Incident 

On 10/16/2022 at 1:14 a.m., two males in a black, older model Chevrolet Tahoe SUV approached two UCSC students while walking toward John R. Lewis College at McLaughlin Drive at College 10 Road. During the encounter, the subject in the front passenger seat pointed a black handgun at them through the driver’s side window and said something that neither victim heard. The vehicle was last seen driving toward the direction of Science Hill. The students were not physically injured.

Suspect(s) Description

There were two suspects reported. The driver was described as appearing to be a Hispanic male adult who might have been wearing a black hat. The front-seat passenger was described as possibly a white male adult wearing a black ski mask.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, please contact Detective Frank Sanchez at fransanc@ucsc.edu, or, if you want, provide information through the UCPD Tip Line at (831) 459-3847.  Your information can be maintained as confidential. 

Community Safety Tips from UC Santa Cruz Police

In response to this incident, the University is providing the following safety information. The tips are general in nature and have no relation to this specific incident.

  • Know where the emergency call boxes are located on campus and learn how to use them.

  • If you are being followed, change direction and go to the nearest business or home; knock on the door, and request that someone call the Police. Note the description of the person following you.

  • Wear clothing and shoes that give you freedom of movement. And don't burden yourself with too many packages or items.

  • Always be aware of your surroundings. If you are wearing headphones, don't turn up the volume so high that you cannot hear outside noises.

  • If you are involved in a heated argument that appears to be turning violent, walk away!

If you would like further information about UC Santa Cruz Police Department resources, please visit the PD website at https://police.ucsc.edu/

For questions regarding this bulletin, please email clerycompliance@ucsc.edu