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Indecent Exposure

On Monday, November 2nd, at approximately 5:00am, a male (who was not recognized as a resident of the dorm) deliberately exposed himself to another male at the Castano dorm located at 685 Escondido Road.

The victim described the suspect as a dark skinned Hispanic or Southeast Asian male; late 20′s to 30 years old; 5’5″ with a heavy build. The suspect was last seen wearing a black “flip billed” cap, a black tank top, unknown color shorts, and black and white checkered ?Vans? tennis shoes that were old and worn. The suspect may have a slight mustache and/or goatee.

For the safety and security of our community, the Department of Public Safety encourages community members to report crimes and suspicious activity or behavior immediately by calling 9-1-1 (9-9-1-1 from a campus phone).

Police Activity Update 10/17/15

As previously reported via text and email, there is police activity on Junipero Serra Blvd impacting the surrounding areas. A major injury collision has occurred on JSerra between Campus Drive East and Stanford Ave. Junipero Serra will be closed until further notice. Please take alternate routes and avoid the area.

Further updates will be posted when available at emergency.stanford.edu.

Police Activity 10/17/15, 6:55 PM

STANFORD PD: 10/17/15,Police activity at Jserra from Pedro St to Sandhill, 6:55PM. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu. En

Fire Update/Power Outage 10/12/15

Campus officials are working to restore power to approximately 35 buildings impacted by a power outage. Lands, Buildings and Real Estate (LBRE) Operations Center is communicating directly with building managers about the power outage. The electrical fire at Maples is thought to be related to the power outage. No one was injured in the fire at Maples, which occurred in the southeast corner of the building. Fire crews have departed Maples. Updates will be posed at emergency.stanford.edu

Fire 10/12/2015 UPDATE

Palo Alto Fire Department remains at Maples Pavilion performing inspection and cleanup. Roadways have been reopened. Maples remains closed.

-Fire 10/12/2015 UPDATE

10/12/2015 – Fire at Maples Pavilion UPDATE – Road closures at Campus Drive between Bonair Siding and Sam McDonald Mall. Pedestrians avoid all areas surrounding Maples Pavilion until further notice.

-Fire 10/12/2015

On 10/12/2015, Fire at Maples Pavilion, 2:15pm. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu. End

AlertSU Test 10-8-2015

This is a test of the Stanford University emergency alert system. This is only a test. There is no known emergency at Stanford at this time. If this were a real emergency, this message would contain information about the event and any necessary protective actions.

In a real event, responders will post additional information on one or more of the university emergency communications outlets as it becomes available.
?Information hotline: (650) 725-5555
?Emergency website: http://emergency.stanford.edu
?Police Website: http://police.stanford.edu

For more information about the AlertSU system, visit our website at http://alertsu.stanford.edu.

Thank you for your participation.

Update: Sexual Battery 9/18/15 10:01

STANFORD PD: 9/18/15 10:23PM SEXUAL BATTERY UPDATE: The suspect was apprehended by SUDPS without further incident.

Update: Sexual Battery 9/18/15 10:01

STANFORD PD: 9/18/15 10:23PM SEXUAL BATTERY UPDATE: The suspect was apprehended by SUDPS without further incident.

Sexual Battery 9/18/15 at 10:01

STANFORD PD: 9/18/15, Reported sexual battery at Tresidder Memorial Union at 10:01PM. Be alert & protect yourself. Updates as available at police.stanford.edu

Burglary Residential 8-31-2015

Sometime between midnight August 31st and 9am September 1st, a residential burglary occurred in the 800 block of Tolman Dr. in the faculty/staff housing area on the Stanford campus. It is believed that the suspect(s) entered the home through an unlocked sliding glass door, as there was no evidence of forced entry. Occupants were not aware of the entry as they were sleeping in another room. The occupants were not harmed. The suspect(s) took a laptop and keys to a vehicle that was parked on the street. The vehicle was also taken and has not been recovered.

Stanford police is actively investigating this crime and wants to remind the community to take appropriate safety and security precautions in order to avoid becoming a victim.

– Do not leave doors or windows unlocked even when the residence is occupied

– If you are responsible for property which has been stolen that contains sensitive or confidential data, report the theft immediately to the university?s Privacy Office at (650) 725-1828 or privacy@stanford.edu.

– The university strongly encourages individuals to encrypt their laptops and mobile devices. Information about ways to best protect your electronic devices can be found at http://www.stanford.edu/group/security/securecomputing/

– More importantly, if you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around residences or buildings, peering into windows, and/or trying door handles, call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you are the victim of a crime, please report it immediately to the local law enforcement jurisdiction. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like additional information about crime prevention or would like a free home security assessment, please call the Department of Public Safety at (650)723-9633 or visit http://web.stanford.edu/group/SUDPS/

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Bomb Threat 8-14-15

Bomb Threat at GSB, evacuation in process. Stay away from all areas within Arguello Rd, Campus Dr, and Serra Mall. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu.

-Update- Armed Person 07/28/15, 8:10P

STANFORD PD: 07/28/15, 8:51P Area of Dinkelspiel has been cleared and is safe. The suspect was not found and no additional reports of an armed suspect were received. End

-Armed Person @Dinkelspiel 7/28/15 8:10P

STANFORD PD:07/28/15, 8:10P Armed person reported near Dinkelspiel Auditorium. Be alert & take protective measures. Updates at emergency.stanford.edu

-Gas Leak Update 07/14/15 6:09pm

As a final update to the gas leak at 1047 Campus Drive, Campus Dr. between Mayfield Ave. and Junipero Serra Blvd. is now open for normal traffic. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

-Gas Leak Update 07/14/15 5:38pm

As an update to the reported gas leak at 1047 Campus Drive, the gas line has been capped. It is now safe to return to the area and buildings. However, Campus Dr. remains closed between Mayfield Ave. and Junipero Serra Blvd. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu.

Gas Leak Update 07/14/2015

Both SAE (1047 Campus Drive) and Kappa Sigma (1035 Campus Drive) houses have been evacuated and Campus Drive has been closed from Mayfield Avenue to Junipero Serra Boulevard. Please stay away from the area until further notice. Updates will be provided when available.

-Gas Leak 07/14/15 3:55pm

STANFORD PD: 07/14/15, There is a reported gas leak at 1047 Campus Dr, 3:55pm. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu. END

-Mountain Lion

At 7:50 pm a mountain lion was seen in the vicinity of Gerona Rd and Junipero Serra Blvd area. If you see a mountain lion DO NOT APPROACH IT, especially one that is feeding or with kittens. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation. CALL 9-1-1.

Here are a few tips: Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active?dawn, dusk, and at night. If you encounter a mountain lion, do not run; instead, face the animal, make noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms; throw rocks or other objects.

For more information about mountain lions click here www.keepmewild.org.

Attempted Robbery 07/07/2015 1:30PM

STANFORD PD: 07/07/2015, Attempted robbery with a knife at 1:30 PM in Palo Alto on University Avenue near Bryant Street. The suspect attempted to take the victim’s iPhone while brandishing a knife. The suspect’s efforts were thwarted by individuals in the area. The suspect fled in an unknown direction. The suspect was described by the victim as being short in stature, 5 feet or less, with a thin build, long black hair, with a slight accent of unknown origin. At this time this is the only description provided. Be alert and aware of your surroundings.

Call 911 to report suspicious activity to the Stanford Police.

-Fire Update 7/3/15

The vegetation fire that was reported previously in the Lake Lagunita area has been extinguished. Palo Alto Fire Department remains on scene performing inspection and cleanup of the area. The fire was started by a remote controlled plane that crashed. There are no reports of injuries or damage to structures. Nearby student residence buildings will be reopened shortly.

As a precautionary measure, the Dish area is being closed for the remainder of the day. Further updates when available on this site.

http://police.stanford.edu

-Fire update: 7/3/15

On 7/3/15, around 12:30pm there was a fire at Lake Lagunita. Palo Fire is currently on scene and evacuations are taking place for at following addresses: 1135 Campus Drive (Narnia House) and 1115 Campus Drive (Enchanted Broccoli Forrest.

Please stay away from the area. Updates when available at this site.

- Fire 7/3/15

STANFORD PD: 07/03/15, Fire at Lake Lagunita, at 12:30pm. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu. End

Possible Burglary: Update 6/22/15

On Monday, June 22, 2015 Department of Public Safety received a call reporting a possible burglary on Frenchman?s Rd. While upstairs, the owner of the home heard noises down stairs. When he looked out the window he saw a person wearing a black t-shirt riding a bike down his driveway headed towards Frenchman?s Rd.

Deputies responded to the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

Anyone with additional information should contact the Stanford Police at 650-329-2413.

The Stanford police encourage individuals to keep their doors and windows locked. Additionally, we ask the community to report suspicious and criminal activity to the police as soon as possible by calling 911.

Additional information as it becomes available will be posted at:
https://emergency.stanford.edu or

https://police.stanford.edu


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Possible Burglary, 06/22/2015 12:00PM

STANFORD PD: 06/22/2015, Possible burglary on 700 block of Frenchmans Road, 12:00PM. Possible suspect description of an unknown race male in a black shirt on a mountain bike with an unknown direction of travel. Be alert.

Burglary 06/11/2015 2:06am

STANFORD PD: On 06/11/15 at 2:06am, an unknown suspect entered 2 unlocked and unoccupied rooms at the Ujamaa Residence. Various reports of personal property were taken. Please remember to remain vigilant, lock your doors, and report any suspicious activity immediately. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu.

Burglary 06/11/2015 2:06am

STANFORD PD: On 06/11/15 at 2:06am, an unknown suspect entered 2 unlocked and unoccupied rooms at the Ujamaa Residence. Various reports of personal property were taken. Please remember to remain vigilant, lock your doors, and report any suspicious activity immediately. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu.

Police Activity 5/22/15

STANFORD PD: At 4:30AM on 5/22/15 Stanford Police cleared the Old Chemistry area and normal traffic may resume.
Police.Stanford.edu

Police Activity Update 3:00AM 5/22/15

Subject is still at large and described as a Hispanic male with brown hair and brown eyes. Approximately 170 lbs.

Please stay away from the area.

Updates when available at this website.

-Police Activity 5/22/15

STANFORD PD: 05/22/15, Police activity at Old Chemistry Building, 2:30AM. Stanford Police was in pursuit of a vehicle down Lomita way. Vehicle collided into fence outside old chemistry building Subject fled on foot and was described as a Hispanic male with unknown clothing. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu. End

Prowler Update 4/30/15

At 10:50pm, Stanford police received a report of a prowler at Governor?s Corner.

Subject is described as a white male adult, 5?8?-5?9?, approximately 50-60 years old, average build, wearing a dark hoodie, dark baseball cap, dark pants (possibly jeans) and eyeglasses.

The Stanford Police encourage individuals to keep their doors and windows locked. Additionally, we ask the community to report suspicious and criminal activity to the police by calling 911 as soon as possible. Additional information will be posted on this website as it becomes available.

Prowler

STANFORD PD: 04/30/15, Reported Prowler at Governor’s Ave/Griffin House, 1050pm. Be alert & protect yourself. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu.

Prowler

STANFORD PD: 04/30/15, Reported Prowler at Governor’s Ave/Griffin House, 1050pm. Be alert & protect yourself. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu.

Gas Leak Update 4/16/15

The gas leak at Manzanita Dining has been shut off and rendered safe by PG&E. PG&E remains on scene and the area is open to pedestrian traffic.

Thank you for your cooperation.

http://police.stanford.edu

Gas Leak 4/16/15

STANFORD PD: 4/16/15, There is a reported gas leak at Manzanita Dining at 2:53pm. Emergency Response Team and PG&E are on scene. Stay away from the area until further notice. Updates when available at https://emergency.stanford.edu.

Burglary 03/04/15 at 1:50am

STANFORD PD: 03/04/15, Burglary at 106 Hoskins Court at between 9:00pm and 1:30am. The reporting party called Stanford Police at 1:50am to report the crime. Be alert. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu. End

Community Advisory update 2/25/15

From Stanford PD: 2/25/15, 7:55 PM. The accident that closed the southbound lanes of El Camino Real has been cleared. Normal traffic has resumed.

Community Advisory 2/25/15

From Stanford PD: 2/25/15 at 6:45 PM. Palo Alto PD has closed southbound El Camino Real between Embarcadero Road and Serra Street due to a vehicle rollover. Use alternate routes, and note that northbound traffic on El Camino Real has also been impacted.

Updates, when available, will be posted to emergency.stanford.edu.

Gas Leak Update-2/19/15, 3:38pm

The low pressure gas line break in the area of Fremont Road between Searsville and Electioneer has been shut off and rendered safe by PG&E. The area is now open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Low Pressure Gas Leak, 2/19/15 at 2:00pm

From Stanford PD:02/19/15, Low pressure gas leak at Fremont Road between Searsville and Electioneer, 2:00pm. Campus Drive is not impacted. If possible avoid the area. PG&E is on scene. Updates, when available, can be found at EMERGENCY.STANFORD.EDU END

Possible Mountain Lion Sighting

At 09:34 am there was a report of a possible mountain lion sighting. It was reportedly seen in the vicinity of Page Mill and Peter Coutts. If you see a mountain lion DO NOT APPROACH IT, especially one that is feeding or with kittens. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation. CALL 9-1-1.

Here are a few tips: Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active?dawn, dusk, and at night. If you encounter a mountain lion, do not run; instead, face the animal, make noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms; throw rocks or other objects.

For more information about mountain lions click here www.keepmewild.org.

Community Alert – Auto Burglaries

There have been 14 auto burglaries since the beginning of Winter Quarter. The majority of the burglaries have taken place in Parking Structure 6 (below Wilbur Field) although others have occurred in other locations on campus.

To help prevent from becoming a target, the Stanford University Department of Public Safety is encouraging individuals to engage in a few simple practices:

- Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle or unattended on your desk or work area.

- If your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system, activate it each time you leave the vehicle unattended.

- Most importantly, if you observe any suspicious activity or behavior such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, and/or trying door handles, or wandering in an office area without legitimate business, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Additionally, the university is encouraging individuals to encrypt their mobile devices. Information about ways to best protect your mobile devices can be found at http://www.stanford.edu/group/security/securecomputing/

If you do become the victim of a crime, please report it immediately to the local law enforcement jurisdiction. If the property which has been stolen contains sensitive or confidential data, report the theft immediately to the university?s Privacy Office at (650) 725-1828 or privacy@stanford.edu.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like additional information about crime prevention, please call the Department of Public Safety at (650)723-9633.

Community Alert: Email Scam 1/17/15

From the Stanford Department of Public Safety:

The FBI has recently issued two public service announcements regarding email scams which have resulted in victims throughout the country.

The first scam is known as the “Work-from-home” scam, which specifically targets university students. Students have received emails recruiting them for payroll and/or human resource positions with fictitious companies. The “position” requires the student to provide his/her bank account number under the guise of setting up direct deposit for his/her pay.

The second scam is a university employee payroll scam. The employees are receiving fraudulent emails indicating a change in their human resource status. The email contains a link directing the employee to log in to their human resources website to identify this change. While the website looks very similar to the legitimate site, it is actually a bogus site where the scammers are able to steal the employee’s credentials. The scammers then use these credentials to access the employee’s direct deposit information via the actual website, redirecting their pay.

To avoid becoming a victim, NEVER send money or provide personal or financial information to anyone who requests such information through an email or other solicitation, no matter how good or credible the offer sounds!

For more information including a copy of the full FBI Public Service Announcements, please go to https://police.stanford.edu