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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.

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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 Per PG&E, customers in the Gerona area are safe and the shelter in place is no longer in effect.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.

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

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

Burglary Residential 8-31-2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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