Burglaries from Vehicles
Posted: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018, 6:43 pm PDT
INCIDENT: Burglaries from Vehicles
DATE: Between 7/25/18 and 7/31/18
LOCATION: Campus-wide

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) has received 12 reports of burglaries from parked vehicles between 7/25/18 and 7/31/18. In each incident, the suspect or suspects broke a window to gain entry to the vehicle. The property that has been stolen included laptops, phones and backpacks. The suspects have targeted rental cars as well as vehicles in which large amounts of property have been stored. In some instances, the trunk has been accessed Via the trunk lock located inside the vehicle.

The location of these incidents has been primarily in the area of Lomita Drive, Roth Way, Museum Way, Lasuen Street and Palm Drive. Areas that have also been targeted are the Galvez Street Visitor Center and the Wilbur Parking Lot.

SUDPS personnel is actively monitoring these areas and investigating all leads in attempt to identify and arrest the offender(s).

To protect your property and the property of others:

--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.
--If you observe any suspicious activity or behavior, such as an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles or trying door handles, immediately call 9-1-1 (or 9-9-1-1 from a campus phone) or use the closest Blue Emergency Tower to be connected to 9-1-1.

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 verifiably encrypted. More information about ways to best protect your mobile devices can be found at https://uit.stanford.edu/security

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.