Category: AlertSU

AlertSU messages

Chilled water curtailment ends

All chilled water curtailment has ended. Chilled water storage tank levels and forecasted loads are back to normal. It will take about two hours to restore remaining buildings to normal conditions.

Please notify your building manager of any continuing space temperature issues in your location. Thank you for your patience and support during the curtailment.

Cooling curtailment returns to Stage 1

Due to improved chilled water tank storage levels, the Stage 3 chilled water curtailment on the Stanford campus was lifted at 5:30 a.m. today and Stage 2 is being lifted starting immediately.

The campus will remain at Stage 1 curtailment until conditions are reassessed later this morning. A Stage 1 curtailment means that, in order to preserve sufficient cooling capacity for medical, research, data processing and other facilities, comfort cooling is reduced in many offices and other parts of the campus.

Further updates will be provided on emergency.stanford.edu. Thank you for your continued patience.

Building cooling update – Stage 3

The Chilled Water Curtailment affecting the Stanford campus this afternoon has been raised to Stage 3. This means that temperatures in teaching, research or commercial spaces may exceed campus guidelines of 80-85 degrees for a more extended period of time, perhaps 24 hours or more.

Building managers responsible for equipment that may be sensitive to heat should take steps to prepare for heightened interior temperatures.

Campus facilities managers are working actively to address the situation, which appears to be predominantly caused by the extraordinary heat wave along with high humidity levels and high overnight temperatures that have added to the load on the campus cooling system.

The duration of the curtailment is still unknown. There will be an update on Wednesday morning, and earlier if needed, at emergency.stanford.edu. The university appreciates the community’s continuing patience with the higher-than-normal interior temperatures.

Managers should continue to encourage precautionary measures and have discussions with employees about alternate work arrangements if needed due to the temperature in their location.

Building cooling update

Due to worsening chilled water load and storage tank levels, a Stage 2 Chilled Water Curtailment is being implemented on the Stanford campus this afternoon.

This means that in addition to reducing comfort cooling in some buildings under Stage 1, the curtailment may result in temporary disruption of teaching, research and commercial operations. Temperatures in teaching, research or commercial spaces may exceed campus guidelines of 80-85 degrees for a limited period of time.

Managers should encourage precautionary measures and have discussions with employees about alternate work arrangements if needed due to the temperature in their location.

The university continues to appreciate the campus community’s patience with this curtailment and will provide further updates at emergency.stanford.edu.

Building Cooling Alert

A Stage 1 Chilled Water Curtailment, affecting building comfort cooling in many campus academic buildings and offices, is being implemented on the Stanford campus this afternoon (Tuesday, September 5).

Campus buildings are cooled by a chilled water system. Due to the record-high weekend temperatures, along with continued high humidity and high overnight temperatures, the Central Energy Facility (CEF) chilled water storage level is lower than normal. A chilled water curtailment is required to reduce load and restore chilled water storage to normal levels. CEF chilled water production capacity is still less than normal, awaiting the replacement of two chillers in October.

A Stage 1 curtailment means that, in order to preserve sufficient cooling capacity for medical, research, data processing and other facilities, comfort cooling is reduced in many offices and other parts of the campus.

The duration of the curtailment is unclear at this time. Updates will be posted on emergency.stanford.edu on Wednesday morning and whenever there is further information.

Gas Line Break Final Update

The gas line break on Serra St has been repaired. Galvez St and Serra St are now open to all traffic. 

Gas Line Break Update

Gas Line Break Update: PG&E is on scene. The gas has been turned off and they are working on repairs. Time of repairs will be approximately 5-6 hours. Continue to stay away from the area and use alternate routes. Updates will be posted on this site when available.

Gas Line Break 9/1/17

STANFORD PD:9/1/17, There is a reported gas line break. Galvez Street is closed between Campus Drive and Serra Street. Serra Street is closed between Galvez Street and Campus Drive. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu

Update to Fire @ the Dish 8/23/2017

STANFORD PD: 8/23/2017, as an update to the Fire reported last night at the Dish hiking area near interstate 280, the Dish has been reopened for public access.

Update: Fire @the Dish 8/23/2017

STANFORD PD UPDATE: August 23, 2017. The fire at the Stanford Dish Hiking Trails has been extinguished. The Stanford Dish Hiking trails will remain closed until further notice. Junipero Serra Blvd. is now open to normal traffic.

Fire @ the Dish

STANFORD PD: 8/22/2017, Fire at the Dish hiking area near interstate 280, 9:32 PM. Stay away from the area. Junipero Serra Road is closed between Stanford Avenue and Campus Drive East. Santa Clara County and Palo Alto Fire resources are on scene. The fire is not threatening any structures.

The Dish area will be closed until further notice. Updates when available at police.stanford.edu/alertsu.html.

Road Closure Update

Junipero Serra Blvd between Stanford Ave and Campus Drive East is now open.

Road Closure

ROAD CLOSURE on Junipero Serra Blvd between Stanford Ave and Campus Drive East; unknown time of reopening. Plan alternate route, avoid area. Updates when available on this site.

Sexual Assault

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety was notified about a sexual assault that occurred on the west side of campus. The incident occurred at approximately 11:30pm, and the victim and suspect are acquaintances. The female victim described the suspect as follows: White male adult, approximately 22-25 years old, brown hair, brown eyes, thin build, and average height. The incident is being investigated by Police, and the University.

If you have information about this crime, please call the Stanford University Department 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 Silicon Valley Rape Crisis Hotline
    650-493-7273

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

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

    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/

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

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

    Stanford Sexual Assault Support & Resources:
    Not Alone Website – https://notalone.stanford.edu/

    Sexual Assault Resources Handout
    https://stanford.app.box.com/sexual-assault-resources

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


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

Sexual Assault – Rape

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety was notified about a sexual assault rape that occurred at a student residence on the west side of campus. The incident occurred on 07/19/17 at approximately 1:30am. The victim and the suspect are acquaintances. The female victim described the suspect as follows: light skinned, Black male, 6’3", 180 lbs, approximately 53 years old, brown hair, brown eyes. This incident is being investigated by police and the University.

If you have information about this crime, please call the Stanford University Department 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 Silicon Valley Rape Crisis Hotline
    650-493-7273

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

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

    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/

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

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

    Stanford Sexual Assault Support & Resources:
    Not Alone Website – https://notalone.stanford.edu/
    Sexual Assault Resources Handout
    https://stanford.app.box.com/sexual-assault-resources

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


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

Auto Burglaries

Between July 2nd and July 17th, 2017, 7 auto burglaries from parked vehicles located in different areas of the Stanford University campus have been reported to the Stanford Department of Public Safety. In each case, windows were broken to gain entry into the vehicle.   

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety is encouraging individuals to engage in a few simple practices to help prevent from being victimized:

  • Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle.
  • Do not leave valuables 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 into an office area without legitimate business, call 9-1-1 immediately.

    Additionally, the university encourages 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.



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

Robbery

On 05/25/2017, a robbery occurred on Campus Dr near Avery Mall, at 12:00am. Suspects are described as two black male adults with braids or dread lock hair. Both males approximately 6 foot, last seen wearing all dark clothing. Suspects fled on foot.


Take measures to protect yourself and stay away from the area until the situation has been resolved. Lock doors and windows. Call 911 to report suspicious activity to the Stanford Police.

Updates will be posted at on this page when available.

Burglary

The Stanford Police received a report of multiple burglaries in the NG House on Serra Street, Friday, 05/12/17, at approximately 4pm.

Witnesses describe the suspect as a black female adult, late 20-30 years of age, 5’4”, wearing a yellow dress with a red or dark colored sweatshirt. She was carrying a blue backpack and reported to have left the building in an unknown direction.

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.

Additional information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.

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

Suspicious Circumstances, 5/7/17, 8:15pm

STANFORD PD: (MM/DD/YY), Reported Prowler/Peeping at (Location), (Time). Be alert & protect yourself. Updates will be posted on this page when available.

Battery

STANFORD PD: 05/07/2017, Reported battery on the East side of campus at 12:54. The suspect is described to be a light to medium skin adult male unshaven, approximately 20 years of age. The suspect is about 6’1 wearing a red and white Cavaliers jersey. Be alert & protect yourself. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.e0 yourself. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.e0

Attempted Burglary

At 10:00am this morning Public Safety was notified of an attempted Burglary. On 5/6/17, a student on the first floor of Roble Hall (Wing B) heard noises at his window. He went to the window and observed a suspect holding his window screen open. The suspect immediately fled from the scene in an unknown direction. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, 30’s, dark skin, short dark hair, 5’9", heavy build.

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.

Additional information, will be posted on this site as it becomes available.

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

Prowling Arrest

On Monday, May 1st, at approx. 3:10pm, Stanford deputies arrested and booked Jun Nicdao PEGARIDO into the San Jose Main Jail on a charge of Prowling that occurred minutes earlier at a residence on the 500 block of Gerona Road. He is also under investigation as a possible suspect in the Indecent Exposure incidents that occurred on April 18th and 30th, as well as any similar incidents in the past on campus. The University has banned PEGARIDO from entering the campus. A photo of PERGARIDO and an associated vehicle (2016 Toyota Tundra 4×4, Black, CA. License Plate 92383X1 is included. If he or his vehicle is observed on campus, please report it immediately to Stanford Department of Public Safety by dialing 9-1-1.

Indecent Exposure

STANFORD PD: On 04/30/17 at 1:55 AM, three victims who were traveling together reported to Stanford DPS that a male had exposed himself to them from outside of his parked vehicle on the east side of campus. The vehicle was described as a newer white sedan. Suspect left in his vehicle in an unknown direction and was not located. The suspect is described as a male between 30-50 years old, about 6 feet tall, heavyset, short dark hair, short beard and wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing a dark polo shirt with a dark tracksuit jacket. Be alert & report any suspicious persons or activity. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu.html.

Community Alert — Scam Warning

Scam Warning


SUDPS has received several reports about individuals who are attempting to scam victims out of money by fraudulently claiming to be working for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Some of our community members have been victims of this scam in which the caller demands payment for back or missed taxes.
In one scam, the IRS impersonator has threatened the victim with arrest and the holding of their diploma if payment is not made. The scammer has been instructing victims to purchase hundreds of dollars in gift cards, most recently Apple Gift Cards. Once purchased, the victim is told to transfer the card numbers to the scammer.
The Internal Revenue Service website, https://www.irs.gov/uac/irs-urges-public-to-stay-alert-for-scam-phone-calls, adds that some scammers will threaten individuals with deportation.
The IRS will not:
• Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail.
• Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe.
• Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card.
• Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
• Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying.

If you don’t owe taxes, or have no reason to think that you do:
• Do not give out any information. Hang up immediately.
• Contact TIGTA to report the call. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page. You can also call 800-366-4484.
• Report it to the Federal Trade Commission. Use the “FTC Complaint Assistant” on FTC.gov. Please add "IRS Telephone Scam" in the notes.

If you know you owe, or think you may owe tax:
• Call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you.

Community Alert

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Sexual Battery 4/26/17 5:25 PM

STANFORD PD: On April 27, 2017, at 5:25 PM, Stanford deputies were dispatched to a call of a sexual battery on the second floor of the Mitchell Earth Sciences building. A female staff member reported that a man came up behind her while she was at a water fountain and grabbed her buttocks.

Deputies identified and contacted the suspect, a 24-year-old Caucasian male who has no university affiliation, last seen wearing a red Stanford sweatshirt and black jeans. The victim declined to press charges in this misdemeanor crime not committed in the presence of police, so the police escorted the suspect off campus. This person does not match the description of the suspect who groped two women on April 7, 2017.

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 Silicon Valley 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)

Sexual Battery 4/26/17 5:25 PM

STANFORD PD: On April 27, 2017, at 5:25 PM, Stanford deputies were dispatched to a call of a sexual battery on the second floor of the Mitchell Earth Sciences building. A female staff member reported that a man came up behind her while she was at a water fountain and grabbed her buttocks.

Deputies identified and contacted the suspect, a 24-year-old Caucasian male who has no university affiliation, last seen wearing a red Stanford sweatshirt and black jeans. The victim declined to press charges in this misdemeanor crime not committed in the presence of police, so the police escorted the suspect off campus. This person does not match the description of the suspect who groped two women on April 7, 2017.

Suspicious Person/Indecent Exposure

STANFORD PD: On 04/18/17 at 11:57 PM a female reported to Stanford DPS that a male followed her into her student residence located on the west side of campus. While in a common area inside the residence hall the male exposed himself then left in an unknown direction and was not located. The male is described as a dark skinned male in his early 30’s, about 5’10", heavy set with black hair. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and holding a white towel. Be alert & report any suspicious persons or activity. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu.html.

Sexual Battery

FR STANFORD PD: On 04/07/2017, two reported sexual batteries occurred at the 600 block and the 800 block of Escondido Rd. The first assault occurred on the 600 block of Escondido road at approximately 10:40pm. During the first assault, the suspect approached the female victim from behind while she was walking east on Escondido Rd. The suspect groped her from behind before continuing east down Escondido Rd. The subject was described as a bald, white male adult, approximately 5’6", wearing a blue jacket and beige pants.

The second assault occurred on the 800 block of Escondido road at approximately 11:00pm. The suspect approached the female victim from behind while she was jogging west on Escondido Rd. The suspect groped her from behind and fled east down Escondido Rd. The subject was described as a short, bald, white male adult wearing a dark track suit.

Be alert & protect yourself. Updates when available at emergency.stanford.edu.

If you have information about this crime, please call the Stanford University Department 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 Silicon Valley 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

Sexual Battery Just Occurred

STANFORD PD: 04/07/2017, 2 Reported sexual batteries occurred on Escondido Rd. Be alert & protect yourself. Updates available at https://police.stanford.edu

Community Alert – Prowler Incidents

On Monday 4/3/2017 Palo Alto Police sent out a News Release regarding two prowler incidents in the College Terrace neighborhood. The incidents occurred Sunday 4/2/2017. Due to the proximity to campus and the nature of the incidents, Stanford Department of Public Safety is notifying the Stanford Community about the incidents. The complete News Release with a description of the suspicious person(s) can also be found at the Stanford Department of Public Safety website at police.stanford.edu.

The Stanford police encourage individuals to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious and criminal activity to the police as soon as possible. 

If you have a problem with the links above copy and paste the link below into your web browser to see the Palo Alto news release.

http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civica/press/display.asp?layout=1&Entry=1534

Reported Sexual Assault

Today, March 6, 2017, a female reported to Stanford DPS that a male student sexually assaulted her in the early morning hours on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in a student residence located on the east side of campus.  No additional information about this incident is available at this time. 

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 to support you and provide information about options. For resources and information visit: https://titleix.stanford.edu/

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

Sexual Battery

On 03/01/17, at approx. 11:00pm, a Sexual Battery occurred at the CalTrain Station located at 95 University Ave., Palo Alto. The victim reported that while waiting for a bus, the suspect approached her and asked for directions. He then grabbed her arm and and pelvic region. The victim yelled at the suspect who then fled towards the tunnel with the victim in pursuit. The suspect was last seen running into the south tunnel in an eastbound direction. The victim was transported home by a passerby and then called the police to report the incident. Both Palo Alto Police and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Dept. responded to the area but could not locate the suspect. The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Dept. is conducting the investigation since the Train Station is within their jurisdiction. The suspect was described as: Hispanic male adult, 35-40 years, approx. 5′-6", heavy set, short black hair, full beard, wearing a green hooded sweatshirt with letters, beige pants, dark tennis shoes, and carrying a backpack with many zippers.

If you have information about this crime, please call the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Dept. at (650) 363-4911.

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 Silicon Valley 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

Sexual Battery

FR STANFORD PD: 03/01/17, Reported Sexual Battery at University Ave. Train Station, 11pm. Be alert & protect yourself. Updates when available at police.stanford.edu

Attempted Robbery in Palo Alto

On Monday 2/13/17 Palo Alto Police sent out a News Release regarding an attempted robbery at the Stanford Shopping Center in a parking lot near the corner of El Camino and Quarry Road. The incident occurred Saturday 2/11/17.  Due to the proximity to campus and the nature of the incident, Stanford DPS is notifying the Stanford Community about the crime.  The complete News Release, including sketches of the suspects,  can also be found at the attached link.

The Stanford police encourage individuals to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious and criminal activity to the police as soon as possible.

This message is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.
http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civica/press/display.asp?layout=1&Entry=1520

Suspicious Person, 1/30/17

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, at approximately 8:58 pm, Stanford DPS was notified of an individual behaving suspiciously, possibly using binoculars to look into a student residence on Santa Teresa Street. The officers located the individual in the Searsville parking lot on campus a short time later. The individual gave the deputies permission to search his vehicle, a white Mercedes Sprinter van with the words "Furniture – Build Repair Refinish Redesign Reface Recane" printed on the driver’s side and rear vehicle doors. Deputies found replica guns, stun guns, knives, ammunition, metal knuckles, handcuffs, and binoculars in the vehicle. The individual, a 56 year old male, was arrested for possession of weapons on campus and for peeping by instrumentality (binoculars). He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.

This incident exemplifies the importance of immediately reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement by dialing 9-1-1.

Stanford police are investigating whether there is a connection between this incident and the report of a man with a possible gun sitting in a van in the Maples parking lot on January 20, 2017.

Hate Crime Vandalisms on Campus

Since 12/30/16, 17 incidents of vandalism of a similar nature have been committed at various locations on the Stanford campus. Symbols resembling swastikas, only with the arms inverted, have been drawn using a black substance, possibly a grease pencil on university property. The most recent incident occurred between January 20-22, 2017 in the Escondido Village housing area. Although the symbols were drawn facing the opposite direction from the Nazi swastika, it is believed the drawings are intended to connote anti-Semitism. The symbols appear similar to those that were discovered at various locations throughout Palo Alto earlier this month. The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) is investigating the matter. No suspects have been identified.

SUDPS has also received reports of an offensive flyer that has been received in several office printers around campus. The flyers, which contain inflammatory hate speech and images of swastikas, appear to point to an overseas hacker who has taken advantage of a vulnerability in networked printers around the United States to send out these documents to multiple universities around the country. The FBI and Stanford University IT have been notified of the flyers and measures are being implemented to secure the network and prevent these flyers from being printed on campus. At this time, the flyers do not appear to be related to the swastika graffiti discovered on campus, but part of a broader effort impacting multiple universities.

Anyone who may have information about either the swastika graffiti or the flyers is urged to contact SUDPS at (650) 329-2413 (24/7).

Individuals may also report acts of intolerance to the university through the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs. Additional information about reporting options and support resources can be found at: https://studentaffairs.stanford.edu/policies/acts-intolerance-protocol

The university’s Information Security Office (ISO) is proactively auditing university printers and will notify departments if vulnerable printers are identified. Additionally, ISO can assist with ensuring university devices are protected from unauthorized internet access. For more information, visit https://uit.stanford.edu/organization/iso

Gas Leak Update

STANFORD PD: 01/20/17. The reported gas leak on Gerona Road at 5:03 pm. Repairs have been made. Gerona Road between El Escarpado and Santa Ynez streets is clear. The neighborhood is open.

Gas Line Break Update

Gas Line Break Update. Per PG&E, customers in the Gerona area are safe and the shelter in place is no longer in effect. However, Gerona Rd. remains closed to through traffic between El Escarpado and Santa Ynez Rd.

A PG&E repair crew is approx. 45 minutes out; unknown when repairs will be completed. During the repairs customers in the area may experience intermittent gas service.

Further updates will be provided when available.

Gas Line Break

Gas line break on the 500 block of Gerona Road. Residents who live on Gerona Rd. should shelter in place until further notice. Gerona Rd between Campus Dr. East and Cabrillo Ave. is closed. Updates when available on this web page.

Suspicious Circ.Possible Handgun

This morning at approximately 8:30am, Stanford police were advised of a man sitting in a van in the Maples parking lot who appeared to be loading a magazine into what the witness thought was a handgun. Police responded to the area immediately and were unable to locate anyone matching the description of the person or the associated vehicle.

The reporting party described the person with the possible weapon as an adult male, unknown race, wearing a beige beanie hat. The person was sitting in a white service type van that had blue lettering on it. The word "People" might have been the word in blue print on the van.

The Stanford Department of Public Safety asks the community to report suspicious and criminal activity to the police as soon as possible. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the Stanford Police at 650-329-2413. At this time, the police are not suggesting that people shelter in place.

DPS RSS Test

The Stanford campus is open and operational. There is no emergency at this time.

Gas Leak Repaired

The gas leak at 1035 Campus Dr. has been repaired. Impacted buildings and roads have been reopened. 

Thank you for your patience.

Gas Leak 12-15-16

12/15, There is a gas line leak at 1035 Campus Dr. Evacuation in process and road closure on Campus Dr. East between Mayfield and Gerona Rd. Avoid area. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu.html

Gas Leak

12/15, There is a gas line leak at 1035 Campus Dr. Evacuation in process and road closure on Campus Dr. East between Mayfield and Gerona Rd. Avoid area. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu

Gas Leak Update 12/14/16 3:12PM

STANFORD PD: 12/14/16 3:12PM, As a final update to the gas leak all roads are now open for normal traffic. Thank you for your patience.

Gas Line Break UPDATE

Gas Line Break Update: Roth Way is closed between Palm Dr. and North South Axis Road. Lomita Rd between Roth Way and Museum Way is also closed. Access is restricted to all Vehicle, Bikes and Pedestrian traffic.  Per PG&E, estimated time for reopening is 8pm this evening. Further updates will posted when available at https://police.stanford.edu

Gas Line Break

12/14/16, There is a reported gas line break at 376 Lomita Dr near Roth Way. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu.

Stanford campus status: No emergency.

Status: The Stanford campus is open and operational. There is no emergency at this time.

Timely Warning – Sexual Assault

A female reported to a Campus Security Authority allegations of sexual assault and attempted sexual assault. The most recent incident, an attempted sexual assault by a male acquaintance, took place on the evening of November 22, 2016 at an undisclosed student residence on campus. The victim has not disclosed the name of the accused to the university or to the police.

Stanford has zero tolerance for sexual assault and sexual misconduct. These acts are unacceptable on our campus and these matters are taken very seriously.

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