Crime Alert - Thefts
Posted: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018, 12:51 pm PST

The Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) has received several reports of thefts from academic buildings located on the west side of campus. The thefts occurred on February 5th and 6th. The method of entry was through unlocked doors/windows. The property taken has included laptops and other electronic devices.

Additionally, a Ford 350 truck was stolen from the parking garage on Roth Way on 2/6/18 (the truck was recovered in Pleasanton).

SUDPS encourages individuals who observe 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, to call 9-1-1 immediately.

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

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