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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-Long or Updated message

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.

Road Closure Update

Escondido Road is now open to all traffic.

Road Closure Escondido Update

ROAD CLOSURE at Escondido Road and Campus Drive continues to be closed due to a water main break. The situation is currently being worked on, unknown time of reopening. Plan alternate route, avoid area. Updates when available on this site.

SIREN MALFUNCTION UPDATE

Stanford DPS has been working with the vendors to identify the cause of Tuesday morning?s unintentional activation of the university?s outdoor warning system. Although not the conclusive cause of the activation, it appears there was a system malfunction after a software update that took place at 3am, which resulted in a system reboot. DPS is working with the vendor to ensure the situation will not repeat before we reactivate the siren system. Moving forward, we intend to set controls so that software updates will take place during typical waking hours. Additionally, the vendor will be examining the tower located on Stanford Ave to determine if there is anything about this specific tower that caused it to continue to activate even after the alarms had been cleared in the system.

Numerous persons have inquired about the delay in notifying the community about the nature of the alert. Because we were so focused on silencing the sirens and identifying the reason for the unintentional activation, we failed to notify the community about the non-emergency in a timely manner. Had there been an actual emergency, a text and email would have been sent concurrent with the activation of the siren. We immediately updated our protocols to minimize the chances of this type of delay occurring in the future.

Another observation provided by the community was that the verbal message was unintelligible in some areas. We were aware of this deficiency as a result of the annual test performed the previous week and are taking steps to address it.

After the annual system test, DPS received feedback that some people were unable to hear the siren from inside buildings. The system is designed to be an outdoor warning system and is not intended to be the sole means of notifying people of an emergency. A serious emergency that warrants the intentional activation of the outdoor warning system would most likely be accompanied by a text, email and possibly even a phone call. In the future, the university will also be able to utilize VOIP phones to send emergency messages.

Lastly, many asked what they should do in the event of an emergency in response to the activation of the siren system. Each situation will dictate what actions to take to best protect yourself and others. Absent further instructions or additional information, sheltering in place would be the recommended course of action. Additional information about how to react to an emergency notification as well as what steps to take in different types of situations can be found in the Annual Safety and Security report available on the police website at https://police.stanford.edu and in the Emergency Response Guide available on the EH&S website at http://web.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/prod/general/erprep/

Members of the Palo Alto, Menlo Park and surrounding communities have inquired about how they would receive information in the event there were an emergency at Stanford. Stanford posts information about emergencies on its publicly viewable websites including emergency.stanford.edu and police.stanford.edu. Additionally, the dispatch centers serving these cities and jurisdictions routinely communicate with one another and share information. In an actual emergency, these jurisdictions would communicate with one another and their respective communities. There is a certain level of uncertainty associated with emergencies. Information changes, sometimes quickly, so it will take some time to coordinate responses. Incidents like last night?s malfunction provide opportunities for emergency response personnel to address these types of issues and seek ways to improve existing protocols.

Stanford DPS wants to apologize yet again for the disruption. We appreciate the feedback provided by members of the Stanford and surrounding communities as well as the general graciousness of the community in response to the malfunction. We are taking steps to improve our response so that we can better serve the community.

Community Alert – Siren Activation

Dear Stanford Community Member,

This morning, Stanford’s outdoor emergency warning system malfunctioned, resulting in an activation of the entire siren system around 3:10am. We were able to deactivate the system; however, the tower on Stanford Ave continued to malfunction. We immediately began working with technicians to remedy the problem. Unfortunately, it has taken several hours to diagnose and resolve the malfunction.

I want to extend my sincere apologies for the inconvenience. We are investigating what caused the malfunction and will take steps to avoid future disruptions.

Updates will be posted on this website when available.

If you have questions, you may contact the Stanford Department of Public Safety at publicsafety@lists.stanford.edu or 650-723-9633.


Respectfully,


Laura Wilson
Chief of Police, Stanford

*Community Alert – No Emergency

There is no emergency on campus. Around 3:10am, the university’s outdoor siren system activated. The reason for the unintentional activation is being investigated. We apologize for the inconvenience.

2016 Annual AlertSU Test 10-13-2016

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: https://police.stanford.edu ;

For more information about the AlertSU system, visit our website at https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu-faq.html ;

Please click here to complete a short survey regarding the AlertSU test.
https://stanforduniversity.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cY0HSQe7Upaqmot ;

Thank you for your participation.

Annual AlertSU test on October 13 at noon

Dear Stanford Faculty & Staff,

On Thursday, October 13, between noon-12:30 pm, Stanford University will conduct its annual test of the campus AlertSU system. Alert messages will be sent via text message and email to the Stanford community.

Also being tested is a new enhancement to the AlertSU system via Cisco VoIP speaker phones. VoIP speaker phones are found in many of the academic and office buildings throughout campus. If you have a Cisco phone in your area, the AlertSU message will broadcast from the speaker phone and a banner message will appear in the display.

The test will also include activation of the outdoor warning system, which will sound an audible tone for approximately 60 seconds followed by a verbal message from each of the 7 sirens at various campus locations. The sirens will be audible throughout the campus and may also be heard in parts of the surrounding communities including Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Los Altos.

There will be a link to a short survey as part of the test email message. Please take a few moments to complete the survey as your feedback will help us evaluate the effectiveness of the AlertSU system.

Prior to the test, it is important you verify that your contact information is correct. Students can update their contact information in Axess, and staff & faculty can update their information in StanfordYou. Make sure that there is an entry in the mobile phone field as this is the most rapid and direct way of communicating with you during an emergency.

If this were a real emergency, you would be asked to follow the specific instructions in the alert message. Other avenues, which might be used to inform the community about critical incidents, include:

  • Stanford’s emergency website: http://emergency.stanford.edu
  • Department of Public Safety website: https://police.stanford.edu
  • KZSU 90.1 FM
  • University emergency information hotlines: 650-725-5555 and 844-253-7878 (844-AlertSU)

    Upon receipt of an AlertSU message, notify others in your immediate vicinity to ensure they are also aware of the situation and the recommended safety precautions.

    In order to know when you are receiving an official call or text from the AlertSU system, program the following numbers into your mobile phone.
  • Phone: 650-725-5555
  • SMS/Text messages: 226787 or 67283

    For more information about the AlertSU system, please visit the AlertSU FAQ page at: https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu-faq.html.

    Evacuation procedures and how to respond to other emergencies have been included at the end of this announcement. They can also be found in the Safety, Security, and Fire Report 2016, https://police.stanford.edu/security-report.html and the Stanford University Emergency Response Guidelines: http://web.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/prod/general/erprep/EmerGuide/EmerGuide_Oct_2011.html


    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Stanford Department of Public Safety

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    General Evacuation Procedures
    Upon activation of the fire alarm system or upon receiving an AlertSU emergency notification, all persons shall immediately evacuate the building and meet at the predetermined Emergency Assembly Point (EAP) unless directed to another location or unless it is apparent that the EAP is not a safe place to gather. At large outdoor venues, such as Frost Amphitheater and Stanford Stadium, proceed toward the nearest exit and follow any directions provided by safety personnel or event management staff. While evacuating, remain vigilant for dangerous or criminal activity, and report such observations to the police as soon as possible. Familiarize yourself with the evacuation procedures for any building; also locate the nearest exit and fire extinguishers.

    Fire Evacuation Procedures
  • Report a fire or smoke, even if the fire has been extinguished.
  • Use fire alarm pull stations (horn will sound and strobe will flash) AND
  • Call 9-1-1on a cell phone, or 9-9-1-1from a university phone.

    Evacuate
  • Leave the building as soon as you hear the sound of an alarm in a campus building or receive evacuation instructions via the AlertSU system (drills are not an exception).
  • Choose a safe exit
  • Before opening a door, check the door for warmth with the back of your hand:
    -If warm, leave the door closed, stuff towels or clothes in the cracks, and open a window.
    -If not warm, open the door slowly (CAUTION: the doorknob may be hot) and be prepared to close it quickly, if necessary.
  • Close doors as you leave to confine a fire.
  • If you see or smell smoke in a hall or stairway, use another exit.
  • Never use elevators; always use the stairs.
  • Help others evacuate.
  • Knock on doors and check bathrooms as you leave.
  • Offer assistance to individuals with physical disabilities.

    Report to the Emergency Assembly Point (EAP) for your building.Stanford EAP’s are denoted by a symbol of a blue triangle enclosed in a white circle. Every building on campus has at least one assigned EAP.

    Upon arrival, check in with your resident advisor (for student housing), building manager or response team leader. Also report any missing individuals. Faculty are responsible for accounting for individuals attending their classes.

    A map of all campus EAP’s can be found on the Environmental Health & Safety Emergency Preparedness Website: http://web.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/prod/general/erprep/eap/

    Be alert of suspicious persons or activity. Immediately report any vandalism or tampering with an alarm.

    If it is not safe to evacuate
  • Close the door to the corridor and seal up cracks with wet towels.
  • Go to the window and open it a few inches.
  • Hang out a bed sheet or other large item to signal for help.
  • For more information about fire safety and evacuation procedures, visit Environmental Health and Safety’s Emergency Preparedness Website: http://web.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/prod/general/erprep/index.html

    Emergency Evacuation Procedures

    Reacting to an Active Threat (such as an Active Shooter)
    If escape is not an option:
  • Lock and barricade doors.
  • Seek cover (with others, if possible) by placing as much material as possible between you and the threat.
  • Turn off lights (to make the area appear unoccupied).
  • Close blinds and/or block windows.
  • Silence cell phones (turn off vibration as well) but do not turn them completely off.
  • Keep other occupants calm, quiet and out of sight.
  • As soon as it is safe to do so, notify law enforcement by calling 9-1-1 or 9-9-1-1 from a campus phone.
  • Do not approach emergency responders; let them come to you. Raise both your hands over your head. Otherwise, emergency responders may not be able to distinguish between victims and the person posing the threat.
  • Remain concealed until the threat has passed or you have been advised by law enforcement that you can exit.
  • Do not sound the fire alarms unless there is a fire.
  • Evacuation during an active threat event could place people in harm’s way.
  • Fight back as a last resort. Attack aggressively and in coordination with others, if possible. Throw objects or improvise other weapons (fire extinguisher, office equipment, etc.).

Community Alert – Sexual Assault / Rape

Community Alert – Sexual Assault/Rape
A female reported to a Campus Security Authority that she was raped in the early morning hours of September 30, 2016 by a male whom she did not know. The incident occurred in a student residence on the east side of campus. There is no information about the suspect or specific details about the incident available.

Updates, when available, will be posted on the Stanford University Department of Public Safety website (police.stanford.edu).

Stanford University does not tolerate sexual assault, sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. The university encourages anyone who has been sexually assaulted or subjected 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 RESOURCES
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
Title IX Office
https://titleix.stanford.edu
650-497-4955

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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
https://notalone.stanford.edu
https://stanford.app.box.com/sexual-assault-resources
https://www.police.stanford.edu/security-report.html

Technical issues campus wide

TECHNICAL ISSUES: The campus is experiencing widespread technical issues including email delays, system, application and web site access. ITS is investigating the cause. Updates will be provided when more information is available.

Community Alert-Burglary 09/13/2016

There have been 4 burglaries reported to Stanford Public Safety between September 8th and September 12th. The property taken has included laptops and other electronic devices. Three of the four burglaries occurred in non-residential buildings (academic or institutional) and one occurred in a student residence. The method of entries were through unlocked doors/windows as well as forced entry (door pry & broken window).

The Stanford police encourage individuals who 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, to call 9-1-1 immediately.

As a reminder, the University has established a requirement to verifiably encrypt all windows and Mac computers, as well as Apple and Android mobile devices that are used by employees on the campus network. The University 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 message is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

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.

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.