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Police Blotter: Mar. 31 to Apr. 7

This report covers a selection of incidents reported between April 2 and April 8 as recorded in the Stanford Department of Public Safety bulletin.

Monday, Mar. 31

  • An unknown suspect or suspects stole a laptop from the victim’s unlocked and opened dorm room between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in Soto in Wilbur Hall.

Tuesday, Apr. 1

  • An unknown suspect or suspects attempted to pry the face plate of emergency tower 19 between Feb. 15 and Apr. 1.
  • A reportedly U-locked bike was stolen from a bike rack outside of Escondido IV Highrise- Quillen between Mar. 26 and Apr. 1.
  • A bike was stolen between Mar. 30 and Apr. 1 in Escondido III Highrise-Hoskins.

Wednesday, Apr. 2

  • An individual was cited and released for petty theft (shoplifting) between 5:50 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Stanford Bookstore.

Thursday, Apr. 3

  • An unknown suspect or suspects stole an unattended laptop from Branner’s dining hall between 6:30 p.m. and 8:40 p.m.
  • An individual was cited and released for being a minor in possession of alcohol at 11:00 p.m. at Mayfield Ave. at Lagunita Dr.

Friday, Apr. 4

  • A chain-locked bike was stolen between 1:55 and 2:10 a.m. from outside of Building 36 in the Rains Complex. The bike was locked to the handrail of the stairwell outside of the victim’s apartment.
  • An unlocked bike was stolen from near the Hewlett Teaching Center around 10:00 a.m.
  • A suspect committed assault and battery in Roble Gym between 11:20 a.m. and 11:25 a.m. The suspect used his forearm to shove the victim against the wall. The suspect and victim had previously been dating.
  • A non-injury, hit and run, vehicle vs. vehicle collision occurred around 5:00 p.m. at Palm Dr. at Arboretum Rd.

Saturday, Apr. 5

  • An unknown suspect or suspects vandalized a car cover at 1091 Cathcard Way between Apr. 4 and Apr. 5. The reported cost to replace the car cover is $450.
  • An unknown suspect or suspects stole the home plate and pitching mound rubbers from the Sunken Diamond. The reported cost of the theft is $500.

Sunday, Apr. 6

  • An individual was cited and released for trespassing at 2:00 a.m. after he was found in Building 160 after it was closed for business.
  • An unknown suspect or suspects stole an unattended iPod touch around 1:00 p.m. while the victim was taking a shower in the second floor restroom of Branner Hall.
  • There was a fire at Ricker Dining around 1:35 p.m. The fire occurred in a cigarette holder in the rear of Ricker Dining. Damage was caused to the basketball court and fence.
  • A burglary was interrupted between 1:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. in Faisan in Florence Moore Hall. The interrupted burglary was occurring in the victim’s unlocked and open dormitory room. The two suspects exited the building.
  • Sometime between Apr. 5 and Apr. 6, a reportedly U-locked bike was stolen from the bike racks at the Trancos wing of Wilbur Hall.

Monday, Apr. 7

  • An unlocked bike was stolen from outside of the Hewlett Teaching Center between 1:15 p.m. and 2:05 p.m.

Contact Caleb Smith at caleb17 ‘at’ stanford ‘dot’ edu.

About Caleb Smith

Caleb Smith '17 is a Deputy Desk Editor from Oakland, California and is planning on majoring in public policy. He specializes in public safety and university issues but does not discriminate against other articles. Outside the Daily, Caleb is Co-director of news at KZSU Stanford, the campus radio station. Have a tip or suggestion? Please contact him at caleb17 ‘at’