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2017 Campus Alerts and Emergency Updates

Campus Alert

Santa Clara Police recently reported a strong arm robbery at the corner of Lafayette and Civic Center Drive.  The suspect is an Asian male around 18 years old, wearing a maroon hoodie.  Last seen driving west bound on Civic Center Drive in a white Toyota Sienna van (CA license plate 6RPH670).  SCPD is searching the area.  

Call911 if you see anyone matching the suspect's description and do not approach.  Campus Safety will provide an update as more information becomes available.  Remember to keep your doors and windows locked and be a ware of your surroundings. 

Update:

SCPD has advised that they were unable to locate the suspect and have concluded their search of the area.  Call 911 immediately if you see an Asian male in his late teens wearing a maroon hoodie associated with a white Toyota Sienna van (CA license plate 6RPH670).  

Please remembe to keep your doorsand windoes locked at all times, be aware of your surroundings, and if yo see something, say something. Call 911 from off campus locations if you have an emergency. 

Campus Alert

At 04:08 AM, Santa Clara Police reported that a burglary was in progress at The alameda Street & Harrison Street.  The suspect is a black male, wearing a black hoodie.  SCPD is searching the area.

Update:

As of 05:00 AM on 8/21/17, SCPD has discontinued their search for the suspect involved in the burglary earlier on The Alameda/Harrison Street.  

Please remembe to keep your doorsand windoes locked at all times, and if yo see something, say something. Call 911 from off campus locations if you have an emergency. 

Campus Alert

At 6 AM Santa Clara Police reported that an armed robbery occurred at the Safeway (2505 The Alameda) involving a machete.  The suspect is a white male, 24 years old wearing a "fuzzy" hat with side flaps, brown checkered shirt and blue jeans.  The suspect apparently fled south away from SCU and SCPD is continuing their search and review of security video  

Call 911 if you see anyone matching the suspect's description and do not approach them.  Campus Safety will provide an update as more information becomes available. 

Update:

At 8 AM Santa Clara Police provided addtional information that no one was reported harmed as the suspect male only brandished the machete as he left the store with merchandise.  The suspect has not been caught.  

The SCU campus community should use extreme caution should they see the suspect and call 911 immediately.  Call SCPD if you have any information regarding the identity of the suspect at 408-615-4700.

Image of the alleged suspect below

 

Crime advisory - Police Activity

A stolen vehicle was abandoned in the University Villa's visitor paring lot this morning and Santa Clara Police are currently on scene to recover the vehicle.  

The suspect that abandoned the vehicle was a hispanic male adult, in his late 20's, wearing a grey hat, black leather, black shirt, dark blue jeans and while and black tennis shoes.

CSS reviewed camera footage and observed that the suspect ditched his hat and jacket and left at around 0810 hours.

-Please remember to be aware of your surroundings at all times and report suspicious persons and activity immediately to:

Campus Safety Services:  408.554.4441

Santa Clara Police Dept:  408.615.4700

On May 10, 2017 at 0449 hours, students at 805 Bellomy Street reported an intruder in their house.  A bald black male adult (BMA) about mid-20's with husky build wearing all black was in their house.  The BMA left once he was confronted. There was nothing taken from the house.

Santa Clara Police and Campus Safety have patrolled the area and are unable to locate the male. 

-Always lock your doors and windows.  Many times the burglar enters the residence through an unlocked door or window.  

-Please keep aware of your surroundings.  If you can, walk in groups and be engaged with your surroundings.

-If you see something, say something.

Campus Safety Services:  408.554.4441

Santa Clara Police Dept:  408.615.4700

On Friday, 4/7/17, at 8:20 PM, Santa Clara Police Department advised Campus Safety that they are actively searching for a suspicious vehicle last known to be in the area of Lafayette and Market Streets.  The subject is described as a black male adult driving a late model grey Ford Mustang convertible with a dent on the driver's side front fender.

If this vehicle is seen, contact SCPD at 9-1-1.

Update:

At 9:02 PM, SCPD patrolled the area and unable to locate the vehicle at this time; however, please remai aware of your surroundings and contact SCPD should you see the vehicle near campus.

Remember to be aware of your surroundings as all times and report any and all suspicious persons or activity immediately to: 

Campus Safety Services:  408.554.4441

Santa Clara Police Dept:  408.615.4700

On Sunday, 2/26/17, at 8:12 AM, SCU Campus Safety and Santa Clara Police Dept. responded to a report of a sexual assault off-campus near Poplar/Lafayette Street.

Be on the lookout for a black male adult in his 40's, wearing a black t-shirt and black shorts.  He was last seen running north on Lafayette Way.

Update:

There is no new updates on the reported sexual assault.  Santa Clara Police is leading the investigation on this incident.  CSS has offered our resources to SCPD.

Remember to be aware of your surroundings as all times and report any and all suspicious persons or activity immediately to: 

Campus Safety Services:  408.554.4441

Santa Clara Police Dept:  408.615.4700

On Friday 2/10/17 at 0149 hours, Santa Clara Police were searching for two subjects, possibly wanted for vehicle theft, in the area of 2675 Park Avenue (Park Avenue Apartments). Subject 1 is described as a White or Hispanic female in her 20’s, wearing a light colored “Cal” shirt and dark pants. Subject 2 is described as a White or Hispanic male in his 20’s wearing all dark clothing. Both subjects are approximately 5’6” to 5’8” tall and medium build. If you see anyone matching this description in the area, please call Campus Safety or 9-1-1 immediately.

Please be aware of your surroundings and make sure your doors are locked at all times.

Update:

On 2/10/17 at 0204 hours, Santa Clara Police arrested the two suspects wanted in the vehicle theft nearby in the Safeway parking lot

This Big Game Weekend many within the SCU community will be celebrating, whether it be in a lounge with your roomy in the residence hall or at an off campus location with your best buds everyone should still practice safety in order to enjoy this annual event.  Here are some tips to maintaining a safe weekend.

  1. Stick with your friends. Make a plan before you go out.

  2. Hold on to your drink—even when you go to the bathroom.

  3. Don’t share drinks. Spiking a drink with a date rape drug can happen quickly.

  4. Don’t drink from punch bowls or open containers or anything that tastes strange.

  5. Always keep your cell phone charged and on you. You never know when you’ll need it.

  6. Make sure you always have a ride home or a plan to walk home with a friend or roommate.

  7. Trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right to you, leave and get to a safe place.

  8. Sometimes a bad night isn’t about what you’re drinking — it’s about what drug you’re drinking it with.

 

There’s no absolute way to prevent sexual assault, but it helps to think about how you can stay safe. Rape or sexual assault can happen to anyone, woman or man, and it’s never the victim’s fault. It’s important to know that…

  • Alcohol is a factor in almost all sexual assaults on college campuses.

  • Many perpetrators of sexual assault are someone the victim knows.

  • Sexual assaults can happen on a date or at a party.

  • It is rape if you have sexual intercourse with anyone who is unable to give their consent.

Affirmative consent standard in California for sex means affirmative, conscious, ongoing, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity. Lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent, nor does silence mean consent. https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140SB967

Santa Clara University encourages students to offer help and assistance to other students in need, both on and off campus.  Medical Amnesty is the reduction of judicial consequences for students who receive medical attention due to alcohol intoxication and/or alcohol poisoning. Good Samaritan is the elimination of judicial consequences for a student/students who may be under the influence of alcohol and who make(s) a good-faith call for medical help on the behalf of a fellow student.  See Link:

https://www.scu.edu/wellness/resources-for-students/alcohol-and-other-drugs/medical-amnesty-and-good-samaritan-policy/

https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/

Campus Safety is dedicated to ensuring the safety of its Campus Community and encourages a safe and smart Game Day Celebration!

 

If you See Something Say Something

 

408-554-4441 Non-emergency

408-554-4444 Emergency

2016 Campus Alerts and Emergency Updates

SCU Campus Safety Timely Warning Advisory

On Monday, 11/14/16 at 20:45 pm, two students on the 900 block of Popular Street by 7-Eleven, were chased by an intoxicated white male in his 40's to Alviso/Popular.  The suspicious person was wearing a gray sweatshirt, yellow shirt & gray sweatpants.  The students notified Santa Clara Police & Campus Safety.

Santa Clara Police and Campus Safety have patrolled the area and are unable to locate the male.  

Please keep aware of your surroundings.  If you can, walk in groups and be engaged with your surroundings.  If you see something, say something.

 

SCU Campus Safety Timely Warning Advisory

On Friday, 10/31/16 at 12:33 am, Campus Safety was notified of a vehicle break-in or auto burglary in Benso "CW" residential lot.  Campus Safety searched the parking lot and found a total of three vehicles were broken into via rear passenger windows.  Campus Safety is conducting extra patrols and reviewing surveillance vileo of the area.  Students are encouraged to report these incidents to Santa Clara Police.  

CRIME PREVENTION:  HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CAR

Many auto burglaries are crimes of "opportunity."  Leaving the keys in your car (even a "hidden" spare key) greatly increases your chances of having your car stolen.  Don't leave your keys in your car.  Close your windows and lock your doors whenever you leave your car, regardless of how long you plan to be gone. Park in well-lit areas.  Do not leave valuables and packages in your car. Immediately report any suspicious activity on campus to Campus Safety at 408-554-4444.

 

SCU Campus Safety Timely Warning Advisory

On Friday, 10/28/16 at approximately 11 pm., Campus Safety received a report from Santa Clara PD that a homeowner on Harrison Street woke up to find two males inside her residence.  The subjects were described as two adult white males, colledge-aged, one wearing a dark shirt and one wearing a white shirt with a white hat.  Subjects were last ween walking southbound on Alviso Street towards campus.  

Please remember to keep your doors and windows locked at all times, and if you see something, say something.  Call 911 from off campus locations if you have an emergency.

UPDATE:  As of 12:30 am on 10/29/16, SCPD has discontinued their search for the suspects involved in the home invasion on Harrison Street.  

 

SCU Campus Safety Timely Warning Advisory

On Tuesday, 10/18/16, at approximately 1100 hours, it was reported that a female employee of Safeway had been sexually assaulted across from the Subway restaurant on the east sidewalk of The Alameda in Santa Clara.  The suspect drove away from campus in an eastbound direction towards interstate 880, with no imminent danger to the Campus Community.

Suspect's description and details of the assault:  Indian male, mid 20's, 5'10" to 5'11", clean-shaven with a medium build.  He was last seen wearing black, short-sleeve button up shirt, black shorts that were below the knee, while socks and grey and white colored shoes.  

The suspect is said to have pulled up the victim as she was walking on the wast side of The Alameda.  He stated to her, "I know you" and got out of his vehicle where they both hugged.  The victom then got into the passenger seat of his dark blue coupe and he drove her into the parking lot of Safeway.  The victim stated she was in the vehicle for approximately 30 minutes talking to the suspect when the groping occurred.  She then exited the vehicle and he drove off.  No weapons, drugs or alcohol are known to be involved. 

Campus Safety would like to remind the campus community to be vigilant and report anything suspicious to 408-554-4444 or dial 911.

  • Assault is a crime, whether committed by a stranger, frind, significant other or your spouse
  • If you think someone is following you, safely switch directions or cross the street.  If the person continues to follow you, move quickly toward an open store or restaurant or a lighted house.  Don't be afraid to yell for help.

If you see a suspect matching the description above, call 911 immediately, DO NOT approach.

SCPD case:  16-9893

SCU Campus Safety Timely Warning Advisory

On Tuesday, 5/17/16, between 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, SCU Campus Safety and Santa Clara police are investigating several thefts from campus buildings that occurred between 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.  

Suspect is described as a black male adult in his 20's, 6' tall, short 2' dreds, black hoodie, white T-shirt hanging out underneath, light gray sweatpants, black high top basketball shoes with white soles, dark backpack.

We are asking the campus community to be alert.  Do not leave backpacks, laptops, cellphones or any other belongings unattended.  If you see this individual, please call SCPD at 911 or Campus Safety at 408-554-4444

Please remember, if you see something, say something. Call 911 from off campus locations if you have an emergency or Campus Safety (408) 554-4441.

SCU Campus Safety Timely Warning

At 11:25 PM SCPD confirmed with Campus Safety that an armed robbery had occurred at 420 Lafayette at 10:00 PM.  A female was robbed at gunpoint at that location by two black male adults in their early twenties as she was getting out of her car.  The two suspects left the area in a small blue or silver SUV after taking her keys and purse.  The suspects are still at large and SCPD are investigating the incident.

Please remember, if you see something, say something. Call 911 from off campus locations if you have an emergency or Campus Safety (408) 554-4441.

This morning at an off campus location, a person described as an extremely large African-American male adult in his 30's - 40's, wearing dark clothing and no facial hair, entered an apartment on Bellomy Street through the unlocked front door. 

As soon as resident became aware SCPD was called. PD arrived within minutes and the subject had left the area and has not been located at this time.

Please remember to keep your doors and windows locked at all times, and if you see something, say something. Call 911 from off campus locations if you have an emergency or Campus Safety (408) 554-4441.

The SCU Emergency blue phones and our emergency phone line (408) 554-4444 are down please call Campus Safety Services at 408-554-4441 or 9-1-1-1 if you need assistance.

SCU Campus Safety & SCPD are investigating reports of a possible strong arm robbery on-campus at 425 El Camino Real, Loyola parking lot.  Everyone on-campus is instructed to call SCPD at 911 if they see the suspect or vehicle described below until further notice. If you are of-campus, stay away from the campus at this time.

Suspect information:  Vehicle-CA 6UTR004, white 4 door (possible Volkswagen), older model with what looks like a small black strip down the side of the vehicle (two inches wide).

1st Suspect:  White male 20's, blond hair, stock build

2nd Suspect:  Unknown driver of vehicle

We are cautioning the campus community to be careful.  If you need to be out, stay in groups.  If you see anything suspicious, please call SCPD 911 or Campus Safety (408) 554-4441

SCU Timely Warning Update:  Possible Strong Arms Robbery

The emergency has passed.  ALL CLEAR!

SCPD and SJPD have been advised and responded.  Their patrol of the area have ended.  The police are still investigating this crime.  If you have any information about this crime, please contact SCPD.

SCPD:  9-1-1 (Emergency) or call (401) 561-5590

At approximately 11:10 AM, a female student walking to campus observed a male sitting in a white vehicle masturbating as he was parked on Bellomy Street alongside Pizza My Heart.  We have no further description of the vehicle nor the suspect.  If you have seen this person or have any other information or description of the suspect or his vehicle, please call 911 or Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441.

Always be aware of your surroundings.  If you see something, say something!

2015 Campus Alerts and Emergency Updates

At 12:30 a.m. A Santa Clara University student reported witnessing a suspicious white male (WMA) attempt to get into the back seat of a car at the intersection of Benton and Lafayette. When he could not get into the car he started to walk towards her car and she drove off. The male is described as a WMA 5’7” to 5’9” tall, slim build, wearing a white hat, baggy dark jeans and a dark plaid shirt. The male is still at large. SCPD and CSS have responded to the area and are searching for the suspect.

If you see persons matching the suspect's description please call 911 to report it to SCPD.  

Always be alert of your surrounding and if you see something say something!

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

At approximately 1:10 AM the Santa Clara Police building at 601 El Camino reportedly experienced a drive by shooting. 

There were no reported injuries. No further details were provided regarding suspect information. The unidentified suspect shooter is at large, and SCPD is investigating.
 
If you have any information about this incident, please call 9-1-1.

At 0155 hours A SCU female student reported being approached by 2 males (both HMA's,5'8" medium build, early 20's, wearing jeans or sweatpants, and white high top sneakers) one wearing a grey and white striped hoodie the other in a black hoodie, near the Dunne lot on Market Street. 

They told her that she would want to go with them and one in the black hoodie (with buzz cut hair and thin moustache) placed their hand on her arm. She told them that she did not and entered Dunne. The two males are still at large. SCPD and CSS have responded to the area and are searching for the suspects.
 
If you see persons matching the suspect's description please call 911 to report it to SCPD.  

Always be alert of your surrounding and if you see something say something!

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

Silicon Valley Power and SCFD is on the scene of a small electical fire at the top of the power pole on Lafayette Street. Avoid the sidewalk area between Santa Clara Street to Market Street (from Dunne Hall to McLaughlin/Walsh Hall) on the SCU campus side of Lafayette Street, this closure will be in affect for approximately 8 hours. Campus Remains Open. Avoid the area. Follow emergency personnel instructions. Stay clear of Fire Lanes.  

Campus Safety reminds you to stay alert, if you See Something? Say Something!

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

At approximately 0450 hours, 2 white or Hispanic males (mid 20's to mid 30's), both on bikes and wearing backpacks, snatched an unattended laptop computer from a table on the east side of the Learning Commons and fled east to Leavey lot, then north on El Camino Real.  Campus Safety notified SPD within minutes and began searching for the suspects who are still at large.

One male was wearing a dark cap and light colored top with dark shorts, the other was wearing a dark top with light colored shorts.

If you see persons matching the description, please call 911 immediately.

As always, be aware of your surroundings and your possessions and if you notice unusual persons or activities, please advise Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441.

Suspicious Subject

This is an alert to all campus community members

A female student walking to campus on The Alameda was followed by a light blue Toyota hatchback.  The black male adult driver in his 30's, with an unknown female passenger, told the student to get in the car.  The student went into a nearby store.  When she exited the store the male approached in the vehicle again and told her that she needed to get in the car.  

Santa Clara Police and Campus Safety have patrolled the area and are unable to locate the male nor the vehicle.

Please keep aware of our surroundings.  If you can, walk in groups and be engaged and be engaged with your surroundings.  Be sure you can hear what is going on around you if you are walking with ear-buds in.  If you see something say something, it will only help.

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

Santa Clara University Campus Safety has been advised of a suspicious vehicle following two female students in the neighboring adjoining campus.  Be on the lookout for a tan colored Honda CA plate 4CGX358.  The driver is described as a dark male in his 30's with short hair.

Santa Clara Police have been advised of this incident.  If you see this subject and/or his vehicle, please call:

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

Always be mindful of your surroundings.  If you are out stay in groups and as our two students did tonight, if you see something say something!

Santa Clara University would like to alert everyone around the campus of a suspicious subject.  He is described as:  A large male, white or olive skinned, wearing baggy dark pants, over sized dark jacket and a dark polo style shirt.

He was last seen in the area of Accolti St. and El Camino Real about 45 minutes ago.  He approached a female driver and was trying to open her vehicles rear lift gate and rear passenger door.  He was speaking to her but she could not understand what he was saying.

We are putting this alert out to make anyone in the area aware of the situation.  If you see this subject, please call Campus Safety at 408-554-4444 or SCPD at 911 and reference event number 15185.

Always be alert of your surrounding and if you see something say something!

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

Santa Clara University would like to alert everyone around the campus of a suspicious subject.  He is described as:  A large male, white or olive skinned, wearing baggy dark pants, over sized dark jacket and a dark polo style shirt.

He was last seen in the area of Accolti St. and El Camino Real about 45 minutes ago.  He approached a female driver and was trying to open her vehicles rear lift gate and rear passenger door.  He was speaking to her but she could not understand what he was saying.

We are putting this alert out to make anyone in the area aware of the situation.  If you see this subject, please call Campus Safety at 408-554-4444 or SCPD at 911 and reference event number 15185.

Always be alert of your surrounding and if you see something say something!

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

Santa Clara City Fire responded to a residential structure fire at 431 El Camino on the east side of the SCU campus.  The property is between Loyola Hall & Schott Stadium.  The affected property is not SCU owned.

The fire was contained and reported to be out at this time.  Santa Clara City fire apparatus are parked along El Camino.  Cleanup of the fire scene my take some time over the next hour.

Please follow the instructions of the public safety personnel on scene, also increase your awareness for emergency personnel in this area of El Camino Real.

Campus Safety reminds you to stay alert, if you See Something? Say Something!

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

In an ongoing effort to keep our campus community safe, the following information is provided by Campus Safety Services as a Safety Bulletin.  Campus Safety has been made aware of an incident that occurred on campus this morning at approximately 1:47 AM just outside of the Sobrato parking lot, on the sidewalk.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 40's, riding a BMX style bicycle, wearing white shirt, dark hooded jacket and dark pants.  The suspect followed two females walking through the Sobrato parking lot; one female was then slapped on her buttocks.  The suspect then left campus via Accolti Way/The Alameda.

If anyone sees a suspect matching this description, do NOT make contact.  If you are in Santa Clara, please call their Emergency line listed below and reference this bulletin or call Campus Safety Services at the number listed below.

The SCPD case #15-11133 for reference

Campus Safety reminds you to stay alert, if you See Something? Say Something!

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

At approximately 1340 hours, Campus Safety was advised that a white male adult, 24 years old, last seen wearing a white short sleeved shirt and grey jeans, exposed himself to a female student near the Pony Express Truck on the north side of campus

The suspect then ran westbound on Franklin Street to northbound on Lafayette Street.  No associated vehicle.

Campus Safety is currently with the student.  The Santa Clara Police Department has been given the information.  SCPD and Campus Safety will be conducting a search of the area.

Updated information will follow as it becomes available.  If you see someone matching that description, DO NOT approach, call SCPD or CSS immediately at the numbers below:

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

On 5/24/15 at about 9:18 AM, a male with gray shirt rode away on a bicycle from SCPD on Bellomy Street East bound onto SCU property.  SCPD has setup a perimeter at the border of SCU.  

If more information becomes available, we will communicate that to the campus community.

We are cautioning the campus community to be careful.  If you need to be out, stay in groups.  If you see anything suspicious please call SCPD at 408-615-4700 or Campus Safety at 408-554-4444.

SCU Timely Warning Update:   At about 10:50 AM, Santa Clara Police has ended their search for a hispanic male, 30 years of age, prominent goatee, tattooed forearms, wearing baggy clothing which included a gray shirt.  This person of interest is still at large.

Please remember to be aware of your surroundings at all times and report all suspicious persons and activity immediately to:

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

On 4/12/15 at 1055 hours there was SCPD activity on the Southwest side of campus.  A bicyclist failed to stop for SCPD and they gave chase which brought the activity to campus near Dunne nad Swig Halls.  No Weapons or crime involved, and cameras show the suspect left campus almost immediately.  Since your safety is our #1 priority, Campus Safety and SCPD responded in full force.

The activity has completed.  ALL CLEAR! As always please use caution and increase your awareness at all times.

Remember to be aware of your surroundings at all times and report any and all suspicious persons or activity immediately.

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

Santa Clara Police advised Campus Safety that two non-affiliates were stabbed in an altercation at the local Round Table Pizza next to Safeway on The Alameda.  Both victims were transported to a local hospital.

Suspects fled west bound on Locust Street in two unknown vehicles.  Santa Clara Police has secured the scene and is conducting an ongoing investigation.  There is no immediate danger to the University community.  Please stay clear of that area.  For additional information, please contact Santa Clara Police non-emergency number 408.615.4700.  Campus Safety will put out an updated information as it becomes available.

Remember to be aware of your surroundings at all times and report any and all suspicious persons or activity immediately.

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

An unknown subject physically assaulted a student returning from the 7-11 on Benton Street and Sherman Street.  The suspect was hiding in the bushes.  The student does not have a recollection on the time frame of the attack, due to being unconscious.  It is likely to have happened within the last 45 minutes.  

Emergency responders were called to care for the student injuries.  The student was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

We have no suspect information at this time.  If more information becomes available we will communicate that to the campus community.

Remember to be aware of your surroundings at all times and report any and all suspicious persons or activity immediately.

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

Today, 2/15/15, at 0020 hours, CSS responded to Walsh Hall, where a female student reported that while sitting in the west stairwell and talking on the phone to her boyfriend, a group of males gathered next to her.  Once of the unknown males kissed her on the forehead and made actions as if he was going to expose himself to her.  She got up to leave and the group of males then left the building onto Lafayette Street.  Campus Safety checked the building & surrounding area with negative results.

Campus Safety asks the SCU community to be on the lookout for:

  1. WMA in camouflage pants, red polo shirt, and red and white baseball cap.
  2. WMA in red "49ers" sweatshirt, black hat turned backwards, and camouflage shorts, and a "chinstrap" style beard.
  3. BMA in a white/grey/blue beanie with a red tassel, black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans.
  4. WMA in a white baseball cap with a black brim, blue and white plaid short sleeves button up shirt, blue jeans.

Please do not approach, call Campus Safety Services or Santa Clara Police Department.

Remember to be aware of your surroundings at all times and report any and all suspicious persons or activity immediately.

  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441
  • Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700 or 911

In an ongoing effort to keep our campus community safe, the following information is provided by Campus Safety Services as a Safety Bulletin.  Campus Safety has been made aware of an incident that occurred off campus yesterday, 2/11/15, at approximately 5:00 PM near the Rose Garden neighborhood in north San Jose, a few blocks from the Santa Clara border.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40's-50's, wearing an orange shirt and driving a newer model, grey standard cab Chevy truck with a black bed liner (partial CA license plate:  6TS—).  The suspect followed a female while she was running in the area of Morse Street and Hedding Street in San Jose.  When the female confronted the male, he exposed himself to her then drove away, eastbound on The Alameda towards downtown San Jose from Hedding Street.

If anyone sees a vehicle matching this description, do NOT make contact.  If you are in San Jose, please call their 7-Digit Emergency line listed below and reference this bulletin.

Campus Safety reminds you to stay alert, if you See Something? Say Something!

  • San Jose Police 7-Digit Emergency: (408) 277-8911
  • Santa Clara Police 7-Digit Emergency: (408) 296-2236
  • Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4444

2014 Campus Alerts and Emergency Updates

Today, at approximately 1420 hours, SCU Campus Safety responded to the north side of Sobrato Hall on a report that a White Male, late 20's, 5'8", thin build, bald with a goatee, punched a student in the face.  The suspect was last seen wearing a black shirt with a "sun-shaped" graphic, khaki shorts and a black backpack.  No weapons, drugs or alcohol were seen.  The suspect was last seen walking northbound through campus towards Lucas Hall.  After an extensive search of the campus, the suspect remains at large at this time.

Campus Safety advises that if you see someone matching this description, to call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4444 or dial 911 immediately.  Please do not approach the suspect for any reason.  Further information will be made available as Campus Safety receives it. 

SCU Timely Warning Update:  After further investigation, Campus Safety was able to identify the suspect as Russell Kershaw:  White Male adult, 27 years of, 5'9", 140 lbs, bald, black goatee.  Suspect Kershaw is known to carry a black backpack and frequent the area on foot

Campus Safety advises that if you see someone matching this description, to call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4444 or dial 911 immediately.  Please do not approach the suspect for any reason.  Further information will be made available as Campus Safety receives it.  

SCU Timely Warning Update:  On Thursday, 10/1/14, the suspect in the assault has been taken into custody by the Police Department.  Thanks to the outstanding vigilance by a Santa Clara University student.  The suspect was recognized on campus this afternoon and Campus Safety was immediately notified.  CSS Officers were able to follow the suspect while notifying Santa Clara Police who then stopped him on Railroad Avenue just south of the main police station.

CSS would like to thank the SCU community for their diligence in protecting our campus.

We want to remind everyone to be security conscious and review some security tips for your safety.

Safety Alert about Suspicious Activity:

SCU Campus Safety has been made aware of an individual entering off campus homes and following women.  This individual has been described as a Hispanic male adult 5' 08" medium build, shaved and/or short brown hair, 20 to 25 years old.  

Please be aware of your surrounding at all times.  Report any suspicious activity to Santa Clara Police.  For emergencies call 9-1-1 or non-emergencies call (408) 615-5580.  Campus Safety non-emergency (408) 554-4441, or the emergency line at (408) 554-4444.  Santa Clara Police are aware of the existing incidents.  This alert is for your information and awareness.  

We want to remind everyone to be security conscious and review some security tips for your safety.

Today, 9/02/2014 at 6:00 PM, CSS responded to Loyola Hall where a staff member reported that while bending over, an unknown male pressed his body against her buttocks from behind.  When confronted, he left the building and headed northbound on El Camino Real and was unable to be located afterward.

Be on the lookout for a medium dark skinned male in his 30's, about 240 lbs, with short cropped dark hair, a dark navy jacket, a dark colored shirt with two wide horizontal grey stripes, light blue jeans, and black tennis shoes, last seen traveling towards the Santa Clara Transit Station on El Camino Real.

SCU Timely Warning Advisory Update:   On September 6, 2014, Campus Safety was advised that the suspect had been positively identified by the Loyola Hall staff and arrested by Santa Clara Police on the evening of September 5, 2014.

Remember to be aware of your surroundings at all times and report any and all suspicious persons or activity immediately to:  

-Campus Safety Services: (408) 554-4441

-Santa Clara Police Dept.: (408) 615-4700

We want to remind everyone to be security conscious and review some security tips for your safety.

Earlier this morning at 0057 and 0113 hours, two armed robberies occurred on and near university property where SCU students were victims.  The suspects are described as 3 Hispanic Male Adults (unknown clothing) and 2 Black Male Adults (last seen wearing light colored hooded sweatshirts, baggy pants and white or light colored shoes).  All suspects fled in directions away from campus.  There are no further updates at this time.  

As a reminder, please be aware of your surroundings, travel in groups at night and always be vigilant.  If you see something, say something.

Santa Clara Police Department is still actively investigating both incidents.  If you or someone you know has any information that could be helpful, please contact Santa Clara Police/Fire Dispatch at (408) 615-5580.

We want to remind everyone to be security conscious and review some security tips for your safety.

2013 Campus Alerts

Campus Safety Services Director, Phil Beltran, recently provided the campus community with an update regarding the two reported sexual assaults that have recently occurred on or around campus. His office is working closely with investigating police agencies and has enhanced officers and patrols around campus.

Last evening, Thursday, 08/22/13 at 6:20 PM, it was reported to SCU Campus Safety that a female was sexually assaulted in a residence at the University Villas located at 1260 Campbell Ave. sometime between midnight and 3:00 AM on Friday, 08/09/13.  We currently have no description of the suspect.  This crime is being investigated by the San Jose Police Department.  If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact the San Jose Police Department immediately at their non-emergency number: (408) 277-8900.  
 
We want to remind everyone to be security conscious and review some security tips for your safety.
The Santa Clara Police Department has issued a press release and composite picture of the suspect in the sexual assault that took place on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 (see below**) and for which a timely warning was issued by Campus Safety Services.  If you have any information regarding this crime or believe you have seen this suspect, please contact detective Sergeant Todd Cummins of the Santa Clara Police Department at 408-615-4813.

**SEXUAL ASSAULT INVESTIGATION**

CASE NUMBER: 13-8351
DATE/TIME: August 21, 2013 at 12:07 AM
INCIDENT: Sexual Assault
LOCATION: Franklin St. at Sherman St., Santa Clara

On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at about 12:07 AM, Santa Clara Police Officer responded to investigate the report of a sexual assault.  On arrival, the officers learned a female victim was walking south on Franklin St. near the intersection of Sherman St. and a man approached her.  The man sexually assaulted the female and fled in an unknown direction.

Suspect Description: White male with a light tan, 6'0" to 6'2", 200 lbs, athletic build, light brown hazel eyes, dirty blonde hair in a "fohawk," and he was clean shaven with a narrow pointed nose.  He was wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.  

This is an on-going investigation.  Anyone with information, please contact Detective Sergeant Todd Cummins at (408) 615-4813.                                                                           

Release prepared by Lieutenant Kurt Clarke 

Administrative Services Division

(408) 615-4865                      

On Wednesday August 21 at 12:15 AM the Santa Clara Police Department notified Campus Safety that an attempted sexual assault occurred in the vicinity of the Franklin and Sherman Street parking lot approximately 15 minutes earlier. The female non-affiliate victim was able to fend off the attacker. The suspect was described as a white male in his mid-twenties, six feet tall with dirty blonde hair.  He was last seen heading north toward Benton Street.  If you see this suspect or have any information regarding this crime contact the Santa Clara Police Department immediately. The Santa Clara Police are investigating.

 We want to remind everyone to be security conscious and review some security tips for your safety.

Around 1:40 AM this morning, 8/1/13, the Santa Clara Police Department notified our Campus Safety Department that an adult female was assaulted, possibly at knifepoint, in the area of the 1000 block of Lexington.  The female, who is an SCU student, fought off her attacker and escaped.
 
When this assault was initially reported to SCU CSS, the SC Police Dept. did not believe there was an ongoing threat to the SCU campus.  Campus Safety closely monitored the situation and stayed in touch with the SC Police Dept.  At 2:20 AM, the SC Police Department notified Campus Safety that a K-9 unit and tracking dog were on the SCU Campus and CSS began preparing a crime alert to be sent via the SCU Alert system.  At 2:30 AM the SC Police notified CSS that they believed this was a "false trail" and were terminating their search.  There was no confirmed ongoing threat to those on the SCU campus so no alert was sent.
 
The motive for this crime is unknown at this time.  The Santa Clara Police have also informed us that while initual reports were that the suspect may have been armed with a knife, they do not currently believe this to be accurate.  If you have any information regarding this crime please contact the Santa Clara Police Department immediately.
 
We want to remind everyone to be security conscious and review some security tips for your safety.
At 3:45 PM on 05/21/13, the Santa Clara Fire Department reported power lines down on Franklin Street between Sherman & The Alameda.  There may also be power lines down in the area of Franklin St. and Lafayette St.  Please stay away from these areas until further notice-update to follow.  If your vehicle is parked on Franklin St. between The Alameda and Sherman St. (the north side of Lucas) and you need to move your vehicle, speak with a Campus Safety Officer in the area.  The Santa Clara Fire Department and PG&E are on scene.  An update will follow.
SCU Safety Advisory Update:  On 5/21/13 at 5:45 PM the Santa Clara Fire Department advised that repair to power lines on Franklin St. between The Alameda and Sherman (the north side of Lucas) is complete.  The "ALL CLEAR" was given and everyone can resume normal activity in the area.  End of updates.
Apple laptops, Galaxy tablets takens from Alumni Science and Bannan Engineering on -/29/13 between 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM & Bannan Labs on 4/30/13, around 2:30 PM.  Suspect description(s):  Black male adult, early 20's, thin build, 5'7", brown short hair, white v-neck T-shirt with long necklace, black pants and red athletic shoes, black backpack.  Also Black female adult, heavy set 5'7", long brown hair, black and white horizontal striped tank top, dark shorts, canvas colored loafers, pushing a stroller/infant seat comtination possibly occupied.  Last seen leaving the Bannan Quad area today at 2:30 PM.  If you see individuals matching this description, call Campus Safety (408) 554-4444 or SCPD (911) immediately!  Do not attempt to contact them yourself.  

Remember, do not leave your portable electronics or other valuables unattended in public areas even for a short time.  Also be aware of anyone that may "tailgate" into a secured area with you and call Campus Safety should this happen.

Are you registered for Campus Alert?

One of the keys in any emergency is timely communication and SCU has a mass alert notification system called SCU Campus Alert.  The SCU Campus Alert system allows us to send time-sensitive notifications to the SCU Community to those that have registered to receive them.  SCU Campus Alert can store multiple telephone numbers and email addresses per participant; and when required, send simultaneous communications to all listed devices, including text messages to cellular devices. SCU Campus Alert is the primary means by which The Santa Clara University Campus and Jesuit School of Theology Campus will be notified in the event of an emergency that affects the campus and surrounding areas. 

Some examples of the types of information you might receive in an emergency:

  • Shelter in-place or evacuation order
  • Campus closure for any reason
  • Avoid a certain area of campus because of a localized emergency

Many of these situations require rapid response and notification and SCU Campus Alert is the primary method to accomplish this.     

All SCU Faculty, Staff and Students should enroll. You must be enrolled in SCU Campus Alert to receive an emergency alert.  Please take a few moments to enroll or if you have already enrolled, please verify your contact information is current by following the instructions on this page

Non-Emergency Telephone

(408) 554-4441

Emergency Telephone

(408) 554-4444