This report covers a selection of incidents from June 30 to July 7 as recorded in the Stanford University Department of Public Safety bulletin.
An unidentified male suspect was reported to have entered an Escondido Village apartment and sexually assaulted a female resident sleeping in her bed last Saturday. The Stanford Department of Public Safety, which has been investigating the case with the help of the Palo Alto Police Department, released yesterday a detailed description of the attacker in an email to the Stanford community.
A text message was sent to the student body on Saturday night after an attempted sexual assault in Escondido Village. According to Stanford police, the assault happened around 9:30 p.m. at a low-rise unit on Comstock Circle.
This year’s housing shuffle as students return from abroad and others vacate for winter quarter is proceeding more smoothly than last year, with fewer students who have guaranteed housing still waiting to be assigned a spot for winter quarter.
A construction worker hit a gas line while building a fence behind La Casa Italiana on Tuesday morning, prompting an evacuation of students in the house and neighboring house Xanadu. No one was injured, but the incident left officials and workers disagreeing about how clearly the gas line was marked and who was responsible for marking it.
The annual winter housing crunch has been somewhat alleviated compared to past years. A week into the quarter, all students with guaranteed housing status have already been assigned to residences on campus; a few students without guaranteed status still remain unhoused.