The UC Santa Barbara Police Department issued a timely warning to students Tuesday evening following several reports of burglaries and two vehicle break-ins that occured between Sept. 20 and 21 on campus property.

The burglaries happened at the UCSB Greenhouse and Garden Project, located west of Harder Stadium, between Sunday morning and Monday morning, according to the email. The burglars pried open two sheds and stole “a number of” tools, according to the timely warning.

The two vehicle break-ins occurred near Storke Family Housing at Parking Lot 56 between Sunday night and Monday morning. Victims in both break-ins reported stolen items, according to the timely warning.

UCPD is currently investigating these crimes. Anyone with more information can contact the department at (805) 893-3446 or submit an anonymous report here.


Holly Rusch
Holly Rusch (she/her) is the Lead News Editor for the 2022-23 school year. Previously, Rusch was the University News Editor and co-Lead News Editor for the 2020-21 school year. She can be reached at or