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.



Threatening e-mails sent to vice chancellor
April 7, 2:39 p.m. — A student sent a threatening e-mail to a vice chancellor after the announcement that the community studies major was to be eliminated. Officers would not disclose which vice chancellor was threatened.

Student smokes pot inside College Nine/Ten housing office
April 8, 12:05 p.m. — A female student smoked marijuana inside the College Nine/Ten housing office in hopes of getting her housing contract cancelled.

Mouse abandoned at Crown College student doorstep
April 8, 2:08 p.m. — A mouse in a cage was abandoned at the doorstep of a Crown College student. The mouse was then transported to an animal shelter.

Car at Crown parking lot vandalized
April 9, 5:53 p.m. — A vehicle parked at Crown College was vandalized when someone keyed the hood with the message “you rape our earth” and flattened a tire.


Attempted Bank Robbery
April 7, 2:16 p.m. — SCPD responded to a report of a bank robbery in progress at the Comerica Bank on the 1900 block of Mission Street. Witnesses reported that an unknown white male suspect entered the bank with a long barreled handgun, approached a teller, and demanded money. The teller stepped back from the counter, and the suspect then fled the bank without any cash. Police were able to review security camera footage and have a description of the suspect. SCPD described the suspect as a white male in his 40s or 50s, with a scruffy brown beard, light colored eyes, and wearing an olive green shirt and a brown “Gilligan style” hat.

Police and Firefighters rescue suicidal woman from six-story fall
April 13, 5:30 p.m. — SCPD and the Santa Cruz Fire Department responded to an apartment complex at the 100 block of Dakota Avenue for a reported suicidal subject who had taken an unknown quantity of pills.

The occupants of the apartment refused to let officers in, and when officers forced entry, they encountered a 28-year-old woman standing atop the apartment balcony railing, six floors from the ground. Officers attempted to talk with the subject, who then slipped from the railing. Officers grabbed the subject, who was hanging on the outside of the sixth floor balcony railing, and attempted to pull her back up. The woman tried to fight and break the officers grip. Firefighters arrived on the fifth floor balcony below and grabbed her legs, pulling her to safety. The woman was then transported to Dominican Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.