Category: AlertSU

AlertSU messages

– 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

Possible Burglary: Update 6/22/15

On Monday, June 22, 2015 Department of Public Safety received a call reporting a possible burglary on Frenchman?s Rd. While upstairs, the owner of the home heard noises down stairs. When he looked out the window he saw a person wearing a black t-shirt riding a bike down his driveway headed towards Frenchman?s Rd.

Deputies responded to the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

Anyone with additional information should contact the Stanford Police at 650-329-2413.

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 by calling 911.

Additional information as it becomes available will be posted at: or

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Possible Burglary, 06/22/2015 12:00PM

STANFORD PD: 06/22/2015, Possible burglary on 700 block of Frenchmans Road, 12:00PM. Possible suspect description of an unknown race male in a black shirt on a mountain bike with an unknown direction of travel. Be alert.

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

Burglary 03/04/15 at 1:50am

STANFORD PD: 03/04/15, Burglary at 106 Hoskins Court at between 9:00pm and 1:30am. The reporting party called Stanford Police at 1:50am to report the crime. Be alert. Updates when available at End

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

Possible Mountain Lion Sighting

At 09:34 am there was a report of a possible mountain lion sighting. It was reportedly seen in the vicinity of Page Mill and Peter Coutts. If you see a mountain lion DO NOT APPROACH IT, especially one that is feeding or with kittens. Most mountain lions will try to avoid confrontation. CALL 9-1-1.

Here are a few tips: Avoid hiking or jogging when mountain lions are most active?dawn, dusk, and at night. If you encounter a mountain lion, do not run; instead, face the animal, make noise and try to look bigger by waving your arms; throw rocks or other objects.

For more information about mountain lions click here

Community Alert – Auto Burglaries

There have been 14 auto burglaries since the beginning of Winter Quarter. The majority of the burglaries have taken place in Parking Structure 6 (below Wilbur Field) although others have occurred in other locations on campus.

To help prevent from becoming a target, the Stanford University Department of Public Safety is encouraging individuals to engage in a few simple practices:

– Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle or 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 in an office area without legitimate business, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Additionally, the university is encouraging individuals to encrypt their mobile devices. Information about ways to best protect your mobile devices can be found at

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.

Community Alert: Email Scam 1/17/15

From the Stanford Department of Public Safety:

The FBI has recently issued two public service announcements regarding email scams which have resulted in victims throughout the country.

The first scam is known as the “Work-from-home” scam, which specifically targets university students. Students have received emails recruiting them for payroll and/or human resource positions with fictitious companies. The “position” requires the student to provide his/her bank account number under the guise of setting up direct deposit for his/her pay.

The second scam is a university employee payroll scam. The employees are receiving fraudulent emails indicating a change in their human resource status. The email contains a link directing the employee to log in to their human resources website to identify this change. While the website looks very similar to the legitimate site, it is actually a bogus site where the scammers are able to steal the employee’s credentials. The scammers then use these credentials to access the employee’s direct deposit information via the actual website, redirecting their pay.

To avoid becoming a victim, NEVER send money or provide personal or financial information to anyone who requests such information through an email or other solicitation, no matter how good or credible the offer sounds!

For more information including a copy of the full FBI Public Service Announcements, please go to