Community Crime Bulletin – 647(j) PC; Peeping in Bathroom, College 10

January 08, 2016

January 8, 2016

To: UC Santa Cruz Community 

From: Nader Oweis, UC Santa Cruz Chief of Police 

Re: Community Crime Bulletin – 647(j) PC; Peeping in Bathroom, College 10

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department is seeking the community's assistance in obtaining suspect information about a peeping incident that occurred Monday, January 4th between the hours of 10PM and 10:30PM, at the 1st floor bathroom of College 10, Residential Building 4.  The incident was reported to the Police Department on January 6th.

A female resident said that while taking a shower, an unknown person used a teal colored cell phone to capture images of her. The resident said something causing the suspect to stop, and flee the restroom. At this time there is no other information about the suspect.

The UC Santa Cruz Police Department takes allegations such as these very serious and this incident has also been reported to the University Title IX officer. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the UC Santa Cruz Police Department immediately at (831) 459-2231 x1. The Title IX officer may also be contacted at (831) 459-2462.

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Timely Warnings provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety.

All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department. Anyone who may be a witness to this incident or has any information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the UC Santa Cruz Police Department at831-459-2231, ext.1.

Safety Tips 

Victims are not responsible for being victimized, regardless of any action or inaction on their part. Perpetrators are responsible for crimes and their effects.

  • If you feel you or others are in danger, immediately call 911. 
  • Immediately report all crimes, suspicious people, activity or information to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department. 
  • Be alert to your surroundings. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims. Attempt to keep a safe distance from strangers. 
  • Whenever possible, please remember to lock you vehicle. Keep valuables secured and out of sight. 
  • Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, tell someone, avoid the person or leave the area.  Encourage friends to travel in pairs or with trusted companions, especially at night or in remote areas. 
  • Use the Night Safety Escort Program, Monday through Thursday evening from 8:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. by calling 831-459-2231 ext. 1. More information can be found online

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 also available through the Cowell Student Health Center, including personal counseling through Counseling and Psychological Services and support through a Confidential Victim Advocate. More information can be found online

For students and employees, the Office of Harassment and Discrimination, Prevention and Investigation Unit can provide assistance and can be reached at 831-459-2462.

For employees, the Employee Assistance Program can provide personal counseling and support. More information can be found online

The Conduct and Community Standards Office can be reached at (831) 459-1738 or at http://deanofstudents.ucsc.edu/student-conduct/.

Report all in-progress crimes by calling 911 from any landline or cell phone. Reports may also be made by using one of the many "blue light," emergency or elevator phones located throughout the campus, or in person at the UC Santa Cruz Police Department.

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 (CFR).