Community Alert UPDATE - 2/14/13
SECOND UPDATE 2/14/13:
The City of Santa Cruz Police Department has identified the getaway vehicle in the shooting and robbery of a UC Santa Cruz student as a white or silver Chevrolet HHR, and not a Chrysler PT Cruiser, as reported earlier.
This information was released based on video footage obtained after the victim’s backpack was located in a trash bin at a business near Benito Avenue and Water Street in Santa Cruz.
The four-door Chevrolet HHR looks similar to a Chrysler PT Cruiser that the victim had described.
The investigations into the shooting at the bus stop and the robbery at the Food Bin continue, as investigators are determining if a connection exists.
Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the City of Santa Cruz Police Department Investigations Unit at (831) 420-5820 or the UC Santa Cruz Police Department at 831-459-2231.
ANONYMOUS information regarding this incident may be left on the City of Santa Cruz Police Department TIP LINE (831) 420-5995 or through their mobile iPhone and Android App.
Reports may also be made ANONYMOUSLY to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department by calling 831-459-3TIP (459-3847) or online at http://police.ucsc.edu.
• Always be alert to your surroundings.
• Report all suspicious persons and activity or information to the UC Santa Cruz Police Department.
• Don’t resist. Give up your property—don’t give up your life.
• Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately. Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.
• If possible, don’t walk alone during late-night hours. Walk in groups whenever you can — there is always safety in numbers.
• Let a family member or friend know your destination and your estimated time of arrival or return. That way, the police can be notified as quickly as possible if there is a problem.
• Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible.
• Trust your instincts. If something or someone makes you uneasy, avoid the person or leave.
• Save any evidence. Do not remove any evidence until officers are able to respond and investigate.
Nader Oweis, Chief of Police
University of California, 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).