Safety Alerts

Emergency Services

  • 9-1-1 campus phones
  • Bluelight or Elevator phones
  • 408-924-2222 cell phones

Non-Emergency Services

Anonymous Reporting

Anyone who may have witnessed any of the following incidents or may have any information regarding these cases is asked to contact UPD.

UPD reminds members of the campus community to avoid walking alone at night and to report all suspicious activity to the police. Community members can request an Evening Guide Escort by calling UPD at 408-924-2222 or by using a campus Bluelight phone.

For more safety tips, see Emergency Preparedness & Crime Prevention.

Off Campus: Strong Arm Robbery 

Date: 08/13/2014, Case#: 14-1449, Author ID: G5739

On 08/13/2014, at approximately 10:50 AM, a strong arm robbery occurred on E. William Street between S. 5th Street and S. 6th Street. The victim was approached by the suspect who snatched a piece of jewelry and fled the scene away from campus. The suspect was described as a black male adult, about 5'5" tall, thin build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. The incident is being investigated by San Jose Police Department.

Annoying or Molesting A Child 

Date: 08/01/2014, Case#: , Author ID: 

On Friday, 08/01/14, at approximately 4:30 PM, a 16 year old (non-affiliate) female was on the north end of the 3rd floor of the MLK Library when the male suspect approached and told her he was a librarian.  He told her that he wanted to show her books on the next aisle and walked her to that location. He then removed books from the shelves, told her that she should read them and then grabbed and squeezed her buttocks three times.  The victim attempted to walk away, however, the suspect grabbed her wrist and hand and told her to come closer.

The victim's 13 year old sister walked toward them and the victim told the sister to go get their father.  The sister turned away and as she started walking, the victim's mother and father approached.  The suspect released the victim's hand and fled. The victim reported the crime the next day.

The suspect is described as light skinned and possibly African American male, approximately 40-50 years of age, thin to medium build, approximately 6 feet tall, bald on top of his head, with gray/white hair on the side, wearing a light green or blue long sleeved vertically striped shirt, dress slacks and carrying a black, drawstring bag, The suspect was also described as speaking with a slight accent.

Burglary and Auto Theft - UPDATE 07/21/14

Date: 07/18/2014, Case#: 14-1258, Author ID: G5739

On Monday, July 21, 2014, a University Police Officer detained a person that matched the description of the suspect.  University Police Detectives interviewed the suspect and he was subsequently arrested for burglary and auto theft. The suspect was taken and booked into County Jail. The investigation is on-going. If you have any information related to this incident, please contact Detective Michael Barnes at (408)924-2209.

The University Police Department is investigating a burglary and auto theft that occurred at the Royce Hall Dormitory.  On Thursday, July 17, 2014, at approximately 7: 30 PM, an identified male entered a resident’s dorm room and stole a purse containing the victim’s car keys.   The suspect exited the building and stole the victim’s car which was parked outside of the building.  The suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult wearing an orange t-shirt, black shorts, and a black backpack.  The stolen vehicle was a white 2015 Scion TC with paper plates from an auto dealership. 

The UPD reminds the campus community members to:

  • Keep doors and windows locked to offices and residences when unattended.
  • Properly secure personal belongings, such as keys, wallets, purses, important documents, and personal electronic devices. 
  • Maintain an inventory of your personal belongings and ensure your belongings have personalized labels for easy identification, in the event of theft, loss, or damage.
  • Ensure that visitors and guests are properly identified and checked in with front office staff.   Visitors should not be left unaccompanied in secured or restricted areas.
  • Immediately report crime and suspicious activity to the Police Department.