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.



Student detained, found in violation of an outstanding warrant

May 23, 2:27 a.m. — A 20-year-old Crown student was arrested at the Crown-Merill apartments, after being detained by residents who accused him of breaking a window at their apartment. A record check revealed that the student had a warrant for his arrest and he was booked for the outstanding warrant.

False information to Police

May 20, 9:42 p.m. — A 20-year-old non-UCSC affiliate was arrested for giving false information to a police officer.

Anarchist Graffiti found

May 21, 9:21 a.m. — An anarchist symbol was found spray-painted on the staircase between the Science and Engineering Library and the Sinsheimer Lab.


Man arrested for attempting to kidnap and antagonize children at Seymour Marine Center

May 21, 4:45 p.m. — A 40-year-old Santa Cruz man who was already in Santa Cruz County Jail was booked at Main Jail by UCSCPD for additional charges. The man, who allegedly led SCPD on a short chase on May 18, was later found to be under the influence of methamphetamine and was taken into custody. SCPD later revealed that the suspect was in possession of two realistic-looking BB guns and several masks and wigs. According to UCSCPD, the same suspect allegedly tried to entice children at the Seymour Center at the Long Marine Lab to come over to his car around 11 a.m. on May 18, a few hours before leading police on a chase through the Westside. The suspect was booked for attempted kidnapping and antagonizing children.

Shots fired during fight Downtown

May 21, 2:00 a.m. — Officers responded to the 700 block of Pacific Avenue for the report of a fight with subjects falling through a storefront window. While surveying the scene, an officer heard a gun shot from the area of Spruce Street and Pacific Avenue. While he was not struck, a 20-year-old Santa Cruz man, sustained injuries from falling through a window. The victim had been arguing with the suspect, described as being a light-skinned African-American male adult, in his late 20s or early 30s, 6 feet tall with a thin build, wearing blue jeans and a black sweatshirt. During the argument, the suspect and the victim fell through the window, and the victim was later shot at while fleeing on Spruce Street.