On Saturday, January 28, 2017, at approximately 8:58 pm, Stanford DPS was notified of an individual behaving suspiciously, possibly using binoculars to look into a student residence on Santa Teresa Street. The officers located the individual in the Searsville parking lot on campus a short time later. The individual gave the deputies permission to search his vehicle, a white Mercedes Sprinter van with the words "Furniture - Build Repair Refinish Redesign Reface Recane" printed on the driver's side and rear vehicle doors. Deputies found replica guns, stun guns, knives, ammunition, metal knuckles, handcuffs, and binoculars in the vehicle. The individual, a 56 year old male, was arrested for possession of weapons on campus and for peeping by instrumentality (binoculars). He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail.
This incident exemplifies the importance of immediately reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement by dialing 9-1-1.
Stanford police are investigating whether there is a connection between this incident and the report of a man with a possible gun sitting in a van in the Maples parking lot on January 20, 2017.