Category: Alert

AlertSU messages of timely interest to the Stanford community.

Attempted Robbery 07/07/2015 1:30PM

STANFORD PD: 07/07/2015, Attempted robbery with a knife at 1:30 PM in Palo Alto on University Avenue near Bryant Street. The suspect attempted to take the victim’s iPhone while brandishing a knife. The suspect’s efforts were thwarted by individuals in the area. The suspect fled in an unknown direction. The suspect was described by the victim as being short in stature, 5 feet or less, with a thin build, long black hair, with a slight accent of unknown origin. At this time this is the only description provided. Be alert and aware of your surroundings.

Call 911 to report suspicious activity to the Stanford Police.

-Fire Update 7/3/15

The vegetation fire that was reported previously in the Lake Lagunita area has been extinguished. Palo Alto Fire Department remains on scene performing inspection and cleanup of the area. The fire was started by a remote controlled plane that crashed. There are no reports of injuries or damage to structures. Nearby student residence buildings will be reopened shortly.

As a precautionary measure, the Dish area is being closed for the remainder of the day. Further updates when available on this site.

-Fire update: 7/3/15

On 7/3/15, around 12:30pm there was a fire at Lake Lagunita. Palo Fire is currently on scene and evacuations are taking place for at following addresses: 1135 Campus Drive (Narnia House) and 1115 Campus Drive (Enchanted Broccoli Forrest.

Please stay away from the area. Updates when available at this site.

– Fire 7/3/15

STANFORD PD: 07/03/15, Fire at Lake Lagunita, at 12:30pm. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at End

Burglary 06/11/2015 2:06am

STANFORD PD: On 06/11/15 at 2:06am, an unknown suspect entered 2 unlocked and unoccupied rooms at the Ujamaa Residence. Various reports of personal property were taken. Please remember to remain vigilant, lock your doors, and report any suspicious activity immediately. Updates when available at

Police Activity 5/22/15

STANFORD PD: At 4:30AM on 5/22/15 Stanford Police cleared the Old Chemistry area and normal traffic may resume.

Police Activity Update 3:00AM 5/22/15

Subject is still at large and described as a Hispanic male with brown hair and brown eyes. Approximately 170 lbs.

Please stay away from the area.

Updates when available at this website.

-Police Activity 5/22/15

STANFORD PD: 05/22/15, Police activity at Old Chemistry Building, 2:30AM. Stanford Police was in pursuit of a vehicle down Lomita way. Vehicle collided into fence outside old chemistry building Subject fled on foot and was described as a Hispanic male with unknown clothing. Stay away from the area. Updates when available at End

Prowler Update 4/30/15

At 10:50pm, Stanford police received a report of a prowler at Governor?s Corner.

Subject is described as a white male adult, 5?8?-5?9?, approximately 50-60 years old, average build, wearing a dark hoodie, dark baseball cap, dark pants (possibly jeans) and eyeglasses.

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 by calling 911 as soon as possible. Additional information will be posted on this website as it becomes available.


STANFORD PD: 04/30/15, Reported Prowler at Governor’s Ave/Griffin House, 1050pm. Be alert & protect yourself. Updates when available at

Gas Leak Update 4/16/15

The gas leak at Manzanita Dining has been shut off and rendered safe by PG&E. PG&E remains on scene and the area is open to pedestrian traffic.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Gas Leak 4/16/15

STANFORD PD: 4/16/15, There is a reported gas leak at Manzanita Dining at 2:53pm. Emergency Response Team and PG&E are on scene. Stay away from the area until further notice. Updates when available at

Community Advisory update 2/25/15

From Stanford PD: 2/25/15, 7:55 PM. The accident that closed the southbound lanes of El Camino Real has been cleared. Normal traffic has resumed.

Community Advisory 2/25/15

From Stanford PD: 2/25/15 at 6:45 PM. Palo Alto PD has closed southbound El Camino Real between Embarcadero Road and Serra Street due to a vehicle rollover. Use alternate routes, and note that northbound traffic on El Camino Real has also been impacted.

Updates, when available, will be posted to

Gas Leak Update-2/19/15, 3:38pm

The low pressure gas line break in the area of Fremont Road between Searsville and Electioneer has been shut off and rendered safe by PG&E. The area is now open to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Low Pressure Gas Leak, 2/19/15 at 2:00pm

From Stanford PD:02/19/15, Low pressure gas leak at Fremont Road between Searsville and Electioneer, 2:00pm. Campus Drive is not impacted. If possible avoid the area. PG&E is on scene. Updates, when available, can be found at EMERGENCY.STANFORD.EDU END