*Updated* October 2023: Sexual Assault

CLERY NOTICE | Case #: C23-1129| Date: 09-28-23


On 10/4/23, UC Davis Police Department was contacted by the Santa Rosa Police Department about a possible sexual assault that had occurred several days prior.  Through the course of the preliminary investigation it was determined to have occurred on the UC Davis Campus.  The investigation is ongoing.

On 9-28-23 at approximately 7:30 PM the Victim was walking along the bike path between Kleiber Hall Drive and Sprocket Bikeway when the Suspect approached her on foot and pulled her into the bushes near Mann Laboratory.  The Victim was thrown to the ground where she was sexually assaulted by the Suspect.  After the assault, the Suspect left on foot in an unknown direction. 

This crime is currently unsolved and an investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this or similar incidents should call UCDPD at 530-754-COPS (2677). Updates regarding this incident, when and if available, will be posted on the UCDPD website at https://police.ucdavis.edu

Suspect: Male Adult, darker complexion, unknown age, 5-11 tall, with short dark hair, wearing a dark hoodie sweatshirt and dark pants. 


  1. Always be alert to your surroundings.
  2. Be aware of location and situation that will make you vulnerable to crime, especially in darkness.
  3. Avoid people and situations that make you nervous – Trust Your Instincts!
  4. Stay in well-lighted areas as much as possible.
  5. Try not to travel alone. Always try to vary your routes to and from work or school.
  6. Walk confidently and at a steady pace, making eye contact with people when walking.
  7. Use UC Davis Police Safe Rides after-hours on campus by calling 530-754-COPS or download the free TransLoc App to your smartphone device.
  8. If you ever feel you or others are in danger, call 9-1-1.
  9. Resources for victims of sexual violence can be found online at sexualviolence.ucdavis.edu or by calling the UC Davis Center for Advocacy, Resources & Education (CARE) Program at
    530-752-3299. You can also email this program ucdcare@ucdavis.edu

If you would like further information about UC Davis Police Department resources please feel free to visit ourwebsite at https://police.ucdavis.edu

Lt. Joanne Zekany #1007
UC Davis Police Department

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