Community Alert
Posted: Monday, October 21st, 2019, 4:35 pm PDT
Type of Incident Reported: Vehicle Burglaries and Thefts from Vehicles

Dates/Times of Incidents: October 14-20, 2019, late mornings and evenings

Locations: 295 Galvez (Track House parking lot), 459 Lagunita Drive (TMU parking lot), 300 block of Lomita Drive, 658 Escondido Road (Wilbur parking lot), and Stanford Ave near Junipero Serra Blvd.

Suspect Information: In one of these incidents, a witness reported seeing a Caucasian male, 30 years of age, 5’10”, medium build, no facial hair; last seen wearing: maroon sweatshirt with hood, dark colored pants. No associated vehicle.

Additional Details: Eight vehicle burglaries and two thefts from vehicles have been reported to Stanford DPS over the past week. With the exception of one vehicle burglary which occurred on October 14, 2019, the remaining nine crimes occurred on October 17-20, 2019. The suspect(s) broke windows to gain entry into the vehicles which were locked. The crimes occurred at various locations on campus as listed above. A witness observed a Caucasian male commit one of the burglaries.


If you have information about these crimes, please call the Stanford University Department of Public Safety at (650) 329-2413 , 24 hours 7 days a week. Updates, when available, will be posted at https://police.stanford.edu/alert.

Safety Recommendations:
The Department of Public Safety is seeking the community’s assistance with preventing crime on campus. Please be attentive to your surroundings when walking around campus, especially in parking lots and garages. If you observe suspicious behavior or activity, call 9-1-1.

Suspicious behavior includes:

· An individual loitering around vehicles, looking underneath or into parked vehicles, or trying door handles.

· Vehicles stopped behind or nearby parked vehicles in a way that could conceal criminal activity.

· A person lying underneath a parked vehicle (as though working on the vehicle).

· Activated car alarms.
This timely warning message is being sent to you in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act.