Community Alert - Auto Burglaries
Posted: Monday, January 28th, 2019, 7:00 pm PST
INCIDENT: Auto Burglaries
DATE: Between 9/1/18 – 1/27/2019
LOCATION: Campus-wide

There has been a significant increase in vehicle burglaries on campus since the beginning of the academic year relative to previous years. Areas around the Cantor Arts Museum -- Lomita Drive, Roth Way, Museum Way and Lasuen Street -- have experienced the highest number of reported incidents. Recently, the Stanford University Department of Public Safety received reports of burglaries and thefts from vehicles in the faculty residential areas as well.

The Stanford University Department of public Safety is encouraging individuals to engage in a few simple practices to help reduce the chance of being victimized:

--Do not leave valuables inside a vehicle, even in the truck.
--If your vehicle is equipped with an alarm system, activate it each time you leave the vehicle unattended.
--Ensure your vehicle doors are locked.
--Immediately call 9-1-1 (or 9-9-1-1 from a campus phone) if you observe any suspicious activity or behavior. Examples include an individual loitering around vehicles, peering into vehicles, trying door handles, or wandering into an office area without legitimate business.

As a reminder, the University has established a requirement that all Windows and Mac computers, as well as Apple and Android mobile devices 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, also 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.