Warning: This article contains content relating to indecent exposure. 

This article has been updated to include statement from UCSB.

The UC Santa Barbara Police Department issued a timely warning tonight informing the campus community of two instances of indecent exposure on campus that occurred on Jan. 14 and 15.

According to the timely warning, the first instance of indecent exposure happened at approximately 8 a.m. Jan. 14 in a campus parking structure. The suspect was described as a Black male adult of medium build wearing black clothes and clear-framed glasses. 

The second instance occurred at 5:05 p.m. Jan. 15 in a campus building, and the suspect was described as a Black male adult of thin build, around 5 feet and 10 inches, and wearing dark-colored sweatpants and shirt, the email said. 

The suspects in both instances were not known to the victims and are not believed to be affiliated with campus, according to the timely warning.

“UCPD is providing increased high visibility patrols with police officers and student-employed Community Service Officers throughout campus properties.  Additionally, UCPD has increased its number of CSO’s on-duty to assist with in-field escorts both on campus and in the Isla Vista community,” UCSB Media Relations Manager Kiki Reyes said in a statement to the Nexus.

UCPD is currently investigating the indecent exposure, and anyone with information is advised to call (805) 893-3446 or report information anonymously online.


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 news@dailynexus.com or hollyrusch@dailynexus.com.