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Community Alert, 08-03-16, 10:49 p.m.

Stanford PD: 8-03-16, 10:49 p.m. The road closure due to a gas leak at Welch and Pasteur has been resolved. The roadway is now open.

Road Closed–Gas Line Break 8/3/16

STANFORD PD: 08/03/16, Road closed due to a gas leak at Welch/Pasteur, 4:10pm. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu.

Update Road Closure 7/7/16 12:30pm

FR Stanford PD: Stockfarm Rd between Campus Dr. W & Oak Rd is now open.

Road Closure 7/7/16 10:14am

FR Stanford PD: ROAD CLOSURE due to traffic collision at Stockfarm Rd between Campus Dr W & Oak Rd, 10:14am. Plan alternate route, avoid area. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu

Prowling Incidents, 6/3/2016

The Stanford Department of Public Safety was notified at 9:23am this morning (June 3, 2016) of two separate incidents involving a male unlawfully entering the unlocked rooms of two different female victims and lifting the bed covers off of them while they were sleeping. Both incidents occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, June 3, 2016 at a student residence located on the 1000 block of Campus Drive East.

The first incident occurred at approximately 3:00am. A female awakened to find a male standing next to her bed lifting the covers off of her. The victim screamed and the male suspect ran out of her room. After approximately 30 minutes of searching the house, she saw the suspect in another location of the building. From a distance, she asked him who he was at which point he ran out of the building.

The second incident occurred between 6:00-6:45am. The second victim reported similar circumstances: she was awakened by a male standing next to her bed lifting the covers off of her. In this situation the victim chased the suspect out of the building and into the parking lot. He was last seen running towards Campus Dr.

The victims described the suspect as a Hispanic male adult, approximately 5?9?, bulky/stocky build, with short brown hair, brown eyes, gray shirt, between the ages of 18-30 years old.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety Deputies is investigating these incidents. If you have information about these crimes, please call the Stanford University of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety encourages individuals to be alert and take measures to protect yourself, your property and those around you. Keep doors and windows locked. Call 911 immediately to report suspicious and criminal activity.

Road Closure Update, 5/3/16, 7:40pm

Constanzo Street between Campus Dr East and Santa Ynez Street is now open. Department of Public Safety thanks you for your patience.

Road Closure Update, 5/3/16, 12:24am

The downed power line reported 5/2/16 was repaired by PG&E. A portion of Constanzo Street, between Campus Dr East and Santa Ynez Street, remains closed due to other utility wires blocking the road. A crew is expected to be on scene after 8am, Tuesday morning, 5/3/16. Updates will be posted on this website when available.

-Road Closure Update 5/2/16 1:59PM

In addition to the road closure previously reported at Constanzo between Campus Dr. East and Santa Ynez, residents on or near Mayfield Ave. may experience power outages while PG&E is making repairs. Repair time is currently estimated between 5 and 8 hours. Visit emergency.stanford.edu for more info.

Road Closure 5/2/16 1:00PM

ROAD CLOSURE: Constanzo between Campus Dr East & Santa Ynez, has been closed to pedestrian and vehicle travel due to downed power lines. PG&E is en route to the area; estimated time of repair is not known at this time. Plan alternate route and avoid the area. Updates will be posted when available at emergency.stanford.edu. A follow-up E-mail will be sent when the road is open.

Suspicious Person 4/12/16 9:30pm

On 4/12/16, at approximately 930PM, at Stern Hall, students observed a person who the students believed may be the person of interest in the prior laptop thefts. He was seen in the dorm, and was also seen leaving. Approximately 45 minutes later, the student reported the person to the on call resident dean, who then notified Public Safety. The student described the person as matching the person of interest in the prior alert on 3/25/16. He was seen wearing dark pants, green sweater, and a fedora hat.

Public Safety searched the area, but did not locate him.

Public Safety encourages individuals to keep their doors and windows locked. Additionally, we ask the community to report immediately criminal and suspicious activity by dialing 9-1-1.

Attempted Burglary 4/9/16

On 4/9/16 a residential attempted burglary occurred in the 700 block of Mayfield Dr. around 7:45PM. The unknown suspect attempted to gain entry by prying the door frame and was unsuccessful. The suspect then attempted to gain entry by throwing a rock through the window. At this point an occupant of the home went towards the sound and noticed the broken window. Shortly thereafter a vehicle was heard leaving the area. No one was seen and there is no vehicle description at this time.

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.

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

This message is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

Tax Fraud & Identity Theft Notice 4/4/16

Tax Fraud and Identity Theft Notice

In light of several reported incidents of tax returns that were fraudulently filed in the names of Stanford community members, the Department of Public Safety and the Information Security Office would like to make you aware of an IRS campaign aimed at preventing this crime, which is on the rise throughout the country. The campaign known as Taxes, Security, Together is a ?a joint effort between the IRS, states, and the private-sector tax industry. The collaboration is designed to raise taxpayer awareness about taking simple steps on the Internet and their personal devices to protect the safety of their financial and tax data. The education campaign complements the expanded series of important new protections the IRS, states, and tax industry put in place for the 2016 filing season to address tax-related identity theft.? The following link to the campaign also provides important information on the various tax frauds and scams, preventive measures, and several resources to help protect your identity and credit: https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Taxes-Security-Together

Additionally, the Information Security Office provides specific guidance to the Stanford community on how to avoid, detect, and handle identity theft at: https://security.stanford.edu/identity-theft

If you are a victim of a tax fraud, scam, or identity theft, please report it to the Department of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413 (24/7).

Once a police report is filed, you can contact the Identity Theft Council, which provides victims with FREE support and credit recovery assistance, by dialing (888) 771-0767. For information on the services offered by the Council that can help reduce the incidence of identity theft, please visit their website at: https://www.identitytheftcouncil.org

If you have any questions concerning this Advisory, please contact:

Bill Larson
Public Information Officer
Department of Public Safety
william.larson@stanford.edu

Community Alert- Recent Thefts 3/25/16

There have been numerous burglaries and thefts reported to the Stanford Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) over recent weeks. In most cases, laptop computers have been stolen. The incidents have occurred in offices, research facilities and student residences throughout campus. The suspect (or suspects) may be posing as university employees in order to avoid detection.

To help prevent theft, SUDPS recommends individuals take the following measures:

Be attentive to your surroundings. If there are persons unfamiliar to you in places where individuals without a legitimate business purpose should not be located, have a plan for monitoring the individual’s movements. Be prepared to call 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity.

Lock doors and windows, even if you will only be away for a few minutes.

Store valuable in a locked cabinet or drawer.

Consider purchasing a locked device for portable items such as laptop computers.

Make sure university electronic equipment such as laptops and mobile phones is properly encrypted.

If you see someone or something suspicious, report it immediately be calling 9-1-1.

Road Closure Update 3/24/2016, RSS Only

Junipero Serra Blvd., between Campus Drive West and Alpine Road is now open.

Road Closure Update 3/24/16

Junipero Serra Blvd., between Campus Drive West and Alpine Road is now open.

Road Closure 3/24/16 3:45pm

ROAD CLOSURE: 3/24/16 3:45pm Junipero Serra closed between Campus Dr. West and Alpine due to traffic collision. Plan alternate route. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu.

-Road Closure 3/8/16 10:32am

Campus Dr between Junipero Serra and Mayfield Ave are closed to due to falling tree and potential impact to electrical wires. Additionally, Police are asking pedestrians to avoid the foot path between Campus Dr. and Constanzo St. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu

Community Alert-Sexual Assault/Rape

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety was notified today about a rape perpetrated by a person whom the victim did not know. The incident occurred on or about February 1, 2016, at approximately 6:30pm, near the area of Arboretum and Quarry Roads. The suspect is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, wearing all black clothing. No additional information about the suspect or the specifics of the crime is available at this time.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact the Stanford University Department of Public Safety at 650.329.2413.

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

Stanford University does not tolerate sexual assault, sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. The university encourages anyone who has been sexually assaulted or subject to other forms of sexual misconduct or harassment to report the incident to university officials.

The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Clery Act.


CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING:
Stanford Confidential Support Team
https://vaden.stanford.edu/get-help-now/sexual-assault
650-726-6933 or 650-725-9955 (after hours)

YWCA Stanford Rape Crisis Hotline
650-493-7273

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)
650-723-3785
https://vaden.stanford.edu/caps-and-wellness/counseling-and-psychological-services-caps

Faculty Staff Help Center
650-723-4577
https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/faculty-staff-help-center

NON-CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES AND REPORTING:
Title IX Office
https://titleix.stanford.edu
650-497-4955

Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) Office
https://sara.stanford.edu

Police
911 (emergency)
650-329-2413 (non-emergency)
650-723-9633 (8am-5pm)
https://police.stanford.edu

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Sexual Harassment Policy Office
https://harass.stanford.edu

Stanford Sexual Assault Support & Resources (Not Alone website)
https://notalone.stanford.edu
https://stanford.app.box.com/sexual-assault-resources (handout)

Stanford Actions on Sexual Assault
https://notalone.stanford.edu/stanford-actions-sexual-assault

Test of Title IX Resources 1/22/16

This is a test of the Title IX Resources. No incidents have occurred.

If you have information about this crime, please call the Stanford University of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413.

Stanford University does not tolerate sexual assault, sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. The university encourages anyone who has been sexually assaulted or subject to other forms of sexual misconduct or harassment to report the incident to university officials.

The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Clery Act. The remainder of this email provides information about preventing and reporting sexual assault.

? Ignorance of the law or of university policy concerning sexual assault, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment is not a defense.
? Receive affirmative consent from your partner before engaging in sexual activity.
? Perpetrators may attempt to use alcohol to facilitate a sexual assault. Statistically, the majority of reported sexual assaults occur while one or both parties are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol or drugs may impair one?s ability to judge whether or not consent has been given, but it is never an excuse for choosing to violate another person.
? There are a number of drugs that may be added to beverages with the intent of altering the consciousness or incapacitating a person without their knowledge. These drugs are particularly dangerous when combined with alcohol and often produce amnesia, leaving a victim unclear about what occurred afterward. These drugs can facilitate criminal activity; most often acts of sexual misconduct or sexual assault.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, or if you aren’t sure whether you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are a number of resources available to you at Stanford to inform you of your options and to support you in whatever path you choose to take in addressing the incident. For more information contact:


CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELING:
Stanford Confidential Support Team
https://vaden.stanford.edu/get-help-now/sexual-assault
650-726-6933 or 650-725-9955 (after hours)

YWCA Stanford Rape Crisis Hotline
650-493-7273

CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)
650-723-3785
https://vaden.stanford.edu/caps-and-wellness/counseling-and-psychological-services-caps

Faculty Staff Help Center
650-723-4577
https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/faculty-staff-help-center

NON-CONFIDENTIAL RESOURCES AND REPORTING:
Title IX Office
https://titleix.stanford.edu
650-497-4955

Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) Office
https://sara.stanford.edu

Police
911 (emergency)
650-329-2413 (non-emergency)
650-723-9633 (8am-5pm)
https://police.stanford.edu

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Sexual Harassment Policy Office
https://harass.stanford.edu

Stanford Sexual Assault Support & Resources (Not Alone website)
https://notalone.stanford.edu
https://stanford.app.box.com/sexual-assault-resources (handout)

Stanford Actions on Sexual Assault
https://notalone.stanford.edu/stanford-actions-sexual-assault

Community Alert-Sexual Battery 1/19/16

On January 16, 2016 at approximately 10pm, the Stanford Department of Public Safety was notified of a sexual battery that had taken place earlier that evening around 8pm in a women’s restroom located near the Stanford Church. The reporting party, who was not the victim or a witness to the incident, reported that a fifteen year old female was preparing to exit the restroom when a male who was unknown to her approached her and groped her buttocks through her clothing. Two other women entered the facility as this was taking place and the suspect fled. The suspect was described as a white male, early 20’s, 6 feet tall, full beard and was last seen wearing a red and white Stanford hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants with the word “Stanford” printed on the leg, and white shoes. The victim, who does not want to provide a statement to the police, was not physically injured.

If you have information about this crime, please call the Stanford University of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413.

The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Clery Act. The remainder of this email provides information about preventing and reporting sexual assault.

? Ignorance of the law or of university policy concerning sexual assault, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment is not a defense.
? Receive affirmative consent from your partner before engaging in sexual activity.
? Perpetrators may attempt to use alcohol to facilitate a sexual assault. Statistically, on Stanford?s campus, the majority of reported sexual assaults occur while one or both parties are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Alcohol or drugs may impair one?s ability to judge whether or not consent has been given, but it is not an excuse for assaulting another person.
? There are a number of drugs that may be added to beverages with the intent of altering the consciousness or incapacitating a person without their knowledge. These drugs are particularly dangerous when combined with alcohol and often produce amnesia, leaving a victim unclear about what occurred afterward.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, or if you aren’t sure whether you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are a number of resources available to you at Stanford to inform you of your options and to support you in whatever path you choose to take in addressing the incident. For more information contact:

Stanford Sexual Assault Support & Resources (Not Alone website)
https://notalone.stanford.edu

Stanford Confidential Support Team
https://vaden.stanford.edu/get-help-now/sexual-assault

Title IX Office
https://titleix.stanford.edu

Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse (SARA) Office https://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/sara

Sexual Harassment Policy Office
https://harass.stanford.edu

Sexual Battery 1-16-2016

FR STANFORD PD: 1-16-16, Reported Sexual Battery at a Main Quad restroom, 8 pm. The suspect was described as a white male adult about 6 feet tall with a full beard. He was wearing a red Stanford hoodie sweatshirt with black Stanford sweatpants and white shoes. He appeared to be in his early 20’s. Be alert & protect yourself. ¬†Read¬†full alert

*Community Alert

This Community Alert is to notify the Stanford community that there has been a recent spike in thefts from vehicles. The thefts have occurred at various locations and times on campus. Several of these thefts have occurred from vehicles parked at Nixon Elementary School after school hours and on weekends. The method of entry into the vehicles has been through unlocked doors or by smashing a window. To help avoid becoming a victim, the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) is encouraging individuals to follow a few simple practices:

– Do not leave valuables exposed inside a vehicle, including shopping bags with the store name or logo printed on the side. You should take them with you or secure them in the trunk.

– LOCK the doors and roll up the windows whenever you will be away from your vehicle.

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

– Park in lighted and visible parking lots and streets, when possible.

– Avoid parking next to or between larger vehicles than yours that can provide concealment for a thief (vans, SUVs, trucks).

– Most importantly, dial 9-1-1 immediately if you observe any suspicious activity or behavior (e.g. an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, and/or trying door handles), or if you are a victim of a theft.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like additional information on crime prevention, please call SUDPS at (650) 723-9633 (M-F, 8am to 5pm) or email us at police@stanford.edu.

Community Alert – Online Blackmail Scam

The Department of Public Safety has been made aware of fraudulent online activity impacting individuals at Stanford. As a result, campus police are warning users of internet-based video chat programs (such as Skype) about an online blackmail scam.

To carry out the scam, the offender contacted the individual victims on a social networking site using an assumed identity. After establishing a relationship, the offender convinced the victims to engage in intimate acts which the victims believed were taking place in a private video chat session. Unbeknownst to the individual victims, the victim’s actions were recorded by the suspect. Later, the offender blackmailed the individual victims with the threat of releasing the recorded footage to their social media contacts unless payment was made (usually via a wire transfer). The suspect(s) did send the recorded material of at least one of the victims to others without the victim’s consent.

To avoid becoming a victim, we recommend the following:

– Refrain from video chatting (e.g. webcam) with, or sending photos or videos to, anyone whom you do not know and trust.

– Assume any private video footage or images you transmit over the internet could become public without your knowledge or consent.

– Set social media preferences to private, including your contact list.

– Make sure that your software and systems are up-to-date and that you are using up-to-date security software.
Be aware that anything you do on the internet, including video and voice calls, can be recorded.

– Be cautious about people whom you meet online. They may not be whom they claim to be.

Revealing personal details online is extremely risky. If you are a victim of any scam or fraud, please report it immediately to the Stanford University Department of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413 (24/7) or your local law enforcement agency.

Attempted Theft From Vehicle

On Tuesday, December 8th, at approximately 7:50pm, an attempted theft from inside a vehicle occurred in the parking lot of the Pearce Mitchell Houses at Campus Dr. and Mayfield Ave. The unknown subject entered the unlocked vehicle, but no property was taken. The owner discovered the subject inside his vehicle, who then fled east down Mayfield Ave. into residential housing. The subject was a white male approximately 5’7″ in his 20s or 30s and was wearing a green shirt with black shorts over black tights.

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.

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

Burglary 11-16-15 RSS

On Monday evening 11/16/15, 9:56PM, the Stanford Police received a report that a burglary had occurred at the Schiff House Dormitory on Santa Theresa Lane. Witnesses reported the suspect entered the dorm room. When confronted by the resident, the suspect exited the dorm room and the building.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white male adult, 50-60 years of age, bald, wearing glasses, wearing a black polo style shirt with a Stanford “S” logo, also carrying a dark colored backpack with a Stanford logo.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety encourages individuals to be alert and take measures to protect yourself. Keep doors and windows locked and to call 911 to report suspicious activity.

Additionally, we ask the community to report suspicious and criminal activity to the police as soon as possible. Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Stanford Police at 650-329-2413.

Additional information will be posted on this website if it becomes available.

-Burglary, 11/16/15,9:56pm

STANFORD PD: 11/16/15, Burglary at Schiff House Dorm,9:56pm. Be alert. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu. End

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/

This message is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

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