Auto Burglaries
Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2018, 5:18 pm PDT
INCIDENT: Auto Burglaries
DATE and TIME: Between 7/17/18 and 7/24/2018
LOCATION: Campus-wide

Stanford University continues to experience multiple auto burglaries throughout campus, more specifically in the area of Cantor Arts Museum: Lomita Drive, Roth Way, Museum Way and Lasuen Street.

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) has received 26 reports of auto burglaries between 7/17 and 7/24/2018. In each case, windows were broken to gain entry into the vehicle. The property taken has included laptops and backpacks.

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, trying door handles, or wandering into an office area without legitimate business, immediately call 9-1-1 (or 9-9-1-1 from a campus phone).

As a reminder, the University has established a requirement that all windows and Mac computers, as well as Apple and Android mobile devices that are used by employees on the campus network are verifiable encrypted. More 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.

This Crime Alert is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.