March 1, 2018

Help Identify Suspect In Attempted Home Invasion

The Santa Cruz Police Department is requesting assistance from the community in identifying a person who attempted to force his way into a house on the100 block of Carbonero Drive.
On Thursday, February 22, 2018, around 4 pm, a person knocked on the victim’s front door. When the victim greeted the suspect, the suspect told the victim he wanted to talk about “The good book.” The suspect also inquired if “the man of the house was home.” The suspect also made comments to the victim regarding their age and looking younger. During the conversation, the suspect asked to come inside the house, and the victim declined. The victim reported they tried to end the conversation and began to close the front door. The suspect used both hands and started pushing the door back open. The victim had to place their foot on the wall as leverage successfully forcing the front door closed. The victim reported yelling and screaming they were calling the police. The suspect fled on foot running towards El Rancho Drive.

The suspect is described as a clean-shaven white male, medium to heavy build, wearing a light blue dress shirt, and a black jacket, holding a book. Attached to this release is a sketch of the suspect.

The Santa Cruz Police Department is actively investigating this case.

If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call the Santa Cruz Police Department Investigation Unit @ (831) 420-5820.