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.



Vandals block road with rocks

April 30, 7:23 a.m. — Large rocks were laid across the service road at College Ten, blocking traffic.

Road rage

May 1, 2:32 a.m. — A road rage incident left a windshield broken by three males using skateboards, who then fled.


Man arrested for vandalism during May 1 riot downtown

May 1, 10:30 p.m. — During the riot on Pacific Avenue, a witness saw a group of people break two large display windows at the Dell Williams Jewelry Store. The witness followed one of the alleged vandals and called police. The man, a 24-year-old from Fresno out on parole for burglary, was arrested by responding officers on suspicion of felony vandalism and a parole hold.

Man arrested for public intoxication

May 1, 11:42 p.m. — UCSCPD, responding to mutual aid request for help from SCPD, found a 41-year-old Santa Cruz transient on Pacific Avenue covered with the same color of paint used in the downtown vandalism. He appeared to be intoxicated, and became agitated and resisted arrest by officers. He was arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest. SCPD is investigating whether or not he was directly involved in the vandalism.

Police investigate attempted kidnapping on Westside

May 1, 3:00 p.m. — SCPD is investigating the attempted kidnapping of a 10-year-old boy on the corner of High and Monroe Streets, near Westlake School. The suspected kidnappers were described as two men driving a 1990 American model van with rust on the front and possible camouflage design. The boy told officers that the van pulled up beside him and the passenger told him to get in. He then ran down the street to safety, and a few hours later the police were called. The boy was unharmed. SCPD provided a sketch of one of the suspects, described as a white male in his mid-20s, medium build, with brown hair and eyes, dark complexion, and wearing a Green Bay Packers T-shirt. One of the men may have had a tattoo on his neck.