Auto Burglary – Update

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) received a report of an in-progress vehicle burglary at the Stanford Golf Course on October 13, 2017 at 6:25pm. A second vehicle was reported to have been burglarized in the area of the Cantor Arts Center (Lomita Dr. and Roth Way) around the same time.

The suspect vehicle is described as a black Honda (sedan or coupe) with paper plates. The vehicle has a dent in the trunk. Witnesses stated they saw 2 suspects. The suspects were described as being Black males, approximately 20 years of age, wearing dark “hoodies”. There is no additional descriptive information about the suspects at this time.

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.
• 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 device)

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

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 crime alert is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.