This report covers a selection of incidents from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 as recorded in the Stanford Department of Public Safety bulletin.
If someone were to suggest breaking into houses early in the morning and wake up all the people who live there in order to welcome one of them to a group, we would call that a crime. But under the auspices of tradition, Stanford students do exactly this. Roll-outs are an unnecessary inconvenience on our campus, and we would build a safer, stronger community without them.
Following four laptop thefts last month, the Green Library staff has engaged in an awareness campaign intended to encourage library patrons to not leave personal belongings unattended.
Police Blotter, from Jan. 24 to Jan. 28
The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) announced Monday the theft of a laptop containing patient medical information, an incident that has potentially affected up to 57,000 patients. The hospital has since notified affected individuals.
Nine car burglaries have occurred in Parking Structure 6 (PS6), located beneath Wilbur Field, since early June, including three break-ins that have occurred in the last two weeks. The method of entry has been smashing windows, and items stolen were primarily GPS devices, according to William Larson, spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Stanford police officers said they see a correlation between bike theft rates and the county unemployment rate, suggesting the economic downturn may have had a greater effect on everyday life than they once thought.