UCSC Police Department Host Active Shooter Training
In 2015, there were 372 mass shootings in the U.S., defined by the Department of Homeland Security as a shooting which involves four or more casualties. In response to public interest, UC Santa Cruz’s Police Department (UCSC PD) hosted an active shooter response seminar, which…
Protesters and Mourners Fill City Hall
About 70 people gathered into the rows of Santa Cruz City Hall on Tuesday night to voice their opinions about the police-involved shooting of Sean Arlt on Oct. 16. Arlt was a Santa Cruz resident, father and poet who had a mental illness. Over 30…
Local Man Killed by Police
Early Sunday morning at 3:30 a.m., four Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) officers responded to a call about a disturbance on the 200 block of Chace Street on the Westside. The resident called 911 saying someone, later identified as Sean Arlt, was pounding on his…
Increase in UCSC Related Drug and Violence Crimes
In five weeks, there have been seven arrests involving UC Santa Cruz students, including weapons felony charges, three guns confiscated along with knives, clubs and stun guns, and numerous drug-related arrests. Since 4/20, there have been three non-fatal drug overdoses at UCSC. “That’s a lot for…
Armored Vehicle Fails to Deflect Opposition
By Susana Alvarez and Georgina Sandoval While shouting, banging on windows and even chaining themselves to light fixtures, demonstrators demanded the rescindment of the Santa Cruz City Council’s approval of a grant from the Department of Homeland Security to purchase an armored police vehicle….
Choose Life for Overdose Victims
The first sign of a heroin overdose is a slowed pulse. The victim’s pupils shrink to small dots and their breathing shallows until, eventually, it stops — unless they are treated with a nasal spray called naloxone.
Lending a Hand Across Campus
Student Ambassadors, through the Campus police department and funded through the parent fund, will be offering nighttime escort services for students on campus from Monday through Friday.
Q&A with New Mayor Lynn Robinson
City on a Hill Press Sits Down to Speak With Santa Cruz Mayor Lynn Robinson About Her Goals for 2014