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Police Blotter: April 29 to May 6

This report covers a selection of incidents reported between April 29 and May 6 as recorded in the Stanford Department of Public Safety (SDPS) bulletin.

Tuesday, April 29

  • There was an incident of assault and battery at the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center between 8:30 p.m. and 8:35 p.m. The suspect struck the victim with a closed fist, then challenged him to a fight. The suspect did not sustain any serious injuries. This case was referred to the District Attorney’s office.
  • A picture was stolen from inside the Stanford Law School Library between April 1 and April 29.
  • A bike that was U-locked to itself was stolen from outside of Twain North between April 20 and April 29.
  • An unknown suspect or suspects stole the front fork from a U-locked bike that was locked to a bike rack outside the Keck Science Building between April 28 and April 29.


Wednesday, April 30

  • A cable-locked bike was stolen from outside a bike rack outside of the School of Education between 9:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • A chain-locked bike was stolen from outside Building 1 of Munger between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


Thursday, May 1

  • Seven undergraduate students were cited and released for trespassing at the Stanford Stadium between 2:25 a.m. and 2:42 a.m. The students claimed that they wanted to look around inside, and were located at the stadium concourse.
  • An individual was arrested and transported to the San Jose Main Jail for Public Intoxication (DIP) at 4:00 a.m. at 150 Governor’s Lane.
  • A hit-and-run bike vs. pedestrian collision occurred at the 400 block of Lasuen Mall around 3:10 p.m. The victim was injured.
  • An unlocked bike was stolen from outside of Crothers Memorial Hall between April 30 and May 1.


Saturday, May 3

  • An unknown suspect or suspects stole an iPhone, student ID and debit card on a charter bus between 11:45 p.m. and 11:50 p.m. The phone was last tracked in Daly City.


Sunday, May 4

  • An unknown suspect or suspects entered the victims’ unlocked dorm rooms and stole two laptops and a wallet between 3:00 a.m. and 9:00 Phi Kappa Psi.
  • A bike that was locked to itself was stolen from in front of the Stanford Visitor’s Center between 9:40 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • An unknown suspect or suspects stole a cell phone and wallet at the Lagunita Court Dining Hall Area between May 3 and May 4.


Monday, May 5

  • An unlocked bike was stolen between 1:15 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. from a bike rack outside Building 200.
  • An individual was riding his bike when he encountered a group of individuals “engaging in inappropriate celebration” of Cinco de Mayo. The individual also reported that unknown individuals in a vehicle taunted him. The event reportedly occurred at 5:05 p.m. on Escondido Road at Arguello Way.


Tuesday, May 6

  • A cable-locked bike was stolen from a bike rack outside Meyer Library between 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • The Palo Alto Fire Department put out a fire in a garbage can at 4:27 p.m. at Roth Way at Palm Drive.
  • A pair of sunglasses was stolen from a package in the mail room in Y2E2 between May 2 and May 6.


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’