The Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) and UC Santa Cruz Police Department (UCSCPD) document all reported crimes in the city and on campus. All information is provided by the SCPD and UCSCPD. We have chosen not to disclose the names of those involved because all suspects are innocent until proven guilty.
Club car cart stolen
March 21, 12:17 a.m. — A UCSC electric cart was stolen and driven around campus. Officers on patrol spotted the cart. Its two unknown occupants fled when chased by officers.
Counterfeit cash passed
March 29, 2:25 p.m. — Someone used a counterfeit 50 dollar bill at the Kresge Co-Op. Previously on March 10, someone had also used a counterfeit bill at the Kresge Owl’s Nest.
Man arrested for trespassing
March 31, 3:39 a.m. — A 21-year-old ex-boyfriend of an Oakes College student was ordered to leave campus grounds and not to return or be arrested for trespassing. The man was arrested for trespassing after returning to campus early Wednesday morning.
Man robbed in driveway
March 31, 12:05 a.m. — A 33-year-old Santa Cruz man was robbed in front of his home on the 100 block of Sycamore Street. The victim was walking up his driveway when an unknown male suspect approached from behind brandishing a handgun. The suspect then ordered the man to lie on the ground and demanded money from him. The victim handed over all the belongings he had on him at the time, and the suspect then fled on foot. The suspect is described as a stocky black man in his 20s, 6 feet tall and wearing white shoes, dark jeans, a dark jacket and a baseball cap.
Armed robbery at Circle Market
March 25, 7:35 p.m. — Officers responded to the Circle Market on 508 Erret Circle for a reported armed robbery. A store clerk and witnesses reported that two Hispanic men in their late teens or early 20s entered the store and got into the checkout line. One of the suspects pulled a handgun and demanded cash. The clerk complied, and the suspects fled the store with an unidentified amount. The suspects were not located, but a wallet believed to belong to one of the suspects was found nearby. Police hope to use the wallet and store security cameras to identify the suspects.