Category: Alert

AlertSU messages of timely interest to the Stanford community.

Road Closure update

Update: Roadway has been cleared of debris. J-Serra between Alpine Rd and Campus West is now open in both directions.

Road Closure

ALERTSU: Road closure both directions on J-Serra between Alpine Rd and Campus West at 6:15am due to debris covering lanes in both directions . Plan an alternate route around the area. Stay away from the area until the situation is resolved. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/alert

Power restored, campus operating normally

ALERTSU: Power restored, campus operating normally. Updates available at https://emergency.stanford.edu/.

Update on Power Outage

ALERTSU: Power has been restored to most campus buildings. A handful of buildings will remain without power overnight. See https://emergency.stanford.edu for updates.

Phone access, classes during power outage

ALERTSU: PHONE ACCESS: During the outage, in an emergency, you may need to use a mobile phone to call 911. CLASSES: Classes and events are canceled this evening in buildings affected by the outage. For a full list of affected buildings, visit: https://emergency.stanford.edu/

Update on power outage for lab researchers

ALERTSU: LBRE is working to restore power. Lab researchers in buildings that have lost power, please cease work with hazardous materials and leave and secure the lab. Updates when available at https://emergency.stanford.edu/

Power failure on campus

ALERTSU: Large portions of the campus are without power. About one third of campus lost power around 3 p.m. LBRE is working to restore power.Updates when available at https://emergency.stanford.edu/

2018 Annual Test Message

This is a test of the Stanford AlertSU system. If there were a real emergency, this message would contain information about the event and any necessary protective actions. Please participate by acknowledging this message.

Please visit our website at https://police.stanford.edu/alert/alertsu-faq.html

Gas Leak

STANFORD 05/29/2018, Gas leak near Escondido Village has been repaired. Roads to re-open by 5:30 p.m. Further details at http://emergency.stanford.edu/.

Gas Leak Update for Escondido Village Residents

STANFORD 05/29/18. Important gas leak updates for residents of Escondido Village are posted at emergency.stanford.edu.

Gas Leak at Escondido Village

STANFORD: 05/29/18. Pampas Ln and east lane of Campus Dr closed btwn Escondido Rd and Maples Pavilion due to gas leak at Escondido Village. Fire Dept. on scene. Please avoid the area. Updates at https://emergency.stanford.edu.

Gas Leak 5/29/18

STANFORD PD: 5/29/18, There is a reported gas leak at Escondido Village, 2:30PM. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu.html

2018 AlertSU Spring Test

This is a test of the Stanford AlertSU system. For more information about AlertSU, visit our website at https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu-faq.html

Update to Community Alert on March 28th, 2018

Palo Alto Police detectives arrested a man Sunday morning in connection with the sexual assault of a high school-aged jogger in Palo Alto on March 28. For more information, please visit the Palo Alto Police news release at https://bit.ly/2JzKPJI

All clear at Cordura Hall situation

STANFORD: 04/02/18. Police are wrapping up an investigation of suspicious items found at Cordura Hall and have determined there is no danger at the scene. The items were part of a student research project of the Stanford Online High School. Cordura Hall has re-opened to occupants and Panama Street is also now open to traffic. More information available at emergency.stanford.edu

Suspicious Circumstance – Cordura Hall

4/2/18, Police are investigating suspicious items located at Cordura Hall. Evacuations are in place. Panama Street between Campus Drive and Via Ortega is closed at this time. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/

Test AlertSU message

Testing AlertSU posting to emergency.stanford.edu. There is no emergency situation.

Neukom incident resolution

STANFORD: (02/14/18). Stanford University Public Safety officials have confirmed that Santa Clara County hazardous materials professionals have tested a white substance received by a faculty member at the Law School on Wednesday and confirmed that it is an inert powder that poses no health concern.

Investigations into the substance briefly prompted the shut down of two rooms in the Neukom Building of the Law School as emergency personnel investigated the matter and tested the substance. Although the Neukom Building was partially shut down, operations and activities continued at the Stanford Law School.

Neukom incident update

STANFORD: (02/14/18), Emergency personnel are continuing to investigate an unknown white substance received by a Law School faculty member. Tests are being conducted. While the Neukom Building has not been evacuated, members of the campus community are being asked to stay clear of the building out of an abundance of caution as officials respond. Updates when available at https://emergency.stanford.edu.

Neukom Building incident

STANFORD: (02/14/18), Stanford Public Safety has closed down several rooms in the Neukom Building of the Law School out of an abundance of caution after a Law School faculty member received an unknown white substance in an envelope. Members of the Stanford community are asked to stay clear of the area as public safety officials respond.

Crime Alert – Thefts

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) has received several reports of thefts from academic buildings located on the west side of campus. The thefts occurred on February 5th and 6th. The method of entry was through unlocked doors/windows. The property taken has included laptops and other electronic devices.

Additionally, a Ford 350 truck was stolen from the parking garage on Roth Way on 2/6/18 (the truck was recovered in Pleasanton).

SUDPS encourages individuals who observe 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 crime alert is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.

Gas Line Break Update

STANFORD DPS: PG&E is on scene. The gas has been turned off & they are working on repairs. Time of repairs will be approximately 3 hrs. The area has reopened.

Gas Line Break 11/22/17

STANFORD PD: 11/22/17, There is a reported gas line break at 53 Dudley Ln. Stay away from the area. Updates will be posted on this page when available.

Sexual Assault

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety received a report of a sexual assault that took place on October 20, 2017 at approximately 9:00pm. The incident took place on campus. The victim and suspect know one another.

2017 Annual AlertSU Test

This is a test of the Stanford AlertSU system. There is no emergency at this time. For more information about the AlertSU system, visit police.stanford.edu. Thank you for your participation.

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

Page Mill Road Closure Update-10/11/17

Road Closure Update: Page Mill Road between Hanover and Peter Coutts has been reopened to normal traffic as of 4:55pm. https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu.html

Road Closure–Page Mill 10/11/17

ROAD CLOSURE: As of 4:00 pm on 10/11/17, Page Mill Road is closed between Hanover Street and Peter Coutts Road due to police activity in the area. Stanford Avenue is experiencing heavy traffic due to this road closure. Plan an alternate route around the impacted area.
Stay away from the area until further notice. Updates when available at https://police.stanford.edu/alertsu.html.

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.

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.

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

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.

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http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civica/press/display.asp?layout=1&Entry=1520