Community Alert - Suspicious Person
July 09, 2015To: UC Santa Cruz Community From: Nader Oweis, UC Santa Cruz Chief of Police Re: Community Alert Bulletin:
The UC Santa Cruz Police Department has received two reports today regarding a suspicious person reported to be carrying a large knife or machete in the wooded area located in the northern remote part of the campus between Chinquapin and Twin Gates. The subject has been described as being an unknown race adult male, medium height, 20 to 30 years of age, last seen wearing a hoodie type sweat shirt. The subject was seen in the morning and later this afternoon hours carrying the large knife or machete by his side. Although the subject has not threatened anyone with the knife, extreme caution should be used when traveling through the above listed areas. If the subject is seen or encountered in the future, please avoid contact and notify the UC Santa Cruz Police Department by dialing 911.
*Safety Tips * - 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.
- 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. *Campus Resources *
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