Campus Crime and Safety Alerts

These crime alerts are provided to keep all members of the University of San Diego community up to date with and aware of all ongoing criminal acts.


Department of Public Safety Alert
2020-02-10
DPS Case 20-00164
Dear Campus Community, On Monday, February 10, 2020, at 05:19, the Department of Public Safety received a report of a burglary that occurred at the Valley B residential complex around 05:00. The reporting party stated that an unknown suspect, not affiliated with the University, peeped his head inside the restroom and was later seen sitting on the couch in the common area. At this time, the suspect is in custody. The incident is currently under investigation by the Department of Public Safety and the San Diego Police Department. For updates on this incident please visit www.sandiego.edu/safety/prevention/alerts.php. If you observe any suspicious activity on campus, please call the Department of Public Safety immediately at (619) 260-2222. Do not approach or attempt to make contact with any individual you feel may be involved in any type of suspicious activity. Your assistance in reporting any suspicious activity to the Department of Public Safety at the time it is observed is vital to our ability to stop these crimes from occurring. The remainder of this email provides general information about preventing and reporting a burglary and is not necessarily related to this incident. If you are the victim of a burglary or you discover someone inside your residence: If possible, immediately leave your residence and go to a safe area (e.g., a neighbor’s apartment or a public place). If on campus, contact the Department of Public Safety by calling (619) 260-2222 If off-campus, contact local law enforcement by calling 9-1-1. If you are unable to leave your residence, secure yourself in a safe location and contact help immediately. Consider contacting the following confidential campus resources for support: Counseling Center www.sandiego.edu/counseling-center University Ministry www.sandiego.edu/ministry Employee Assistance Program (EAP) www.sandiego.edu/hr/employee/employee-relations/work-life-resources.php To help reduce the risk of being the victim of a burglary: Ensure doors and windows are closed and secured at all times. During periods of high temperatures, use a lock or item which only allows the window to open a small distance. Avoid displaying and/or placing high value items close to windows. Items such as computers, cellular phones, cash, wallets, and purses can be easily grabbed from open windows and also may be incentives for criminals to try and enter the residence. Secure your valuables at all times. Be alert and aware of your surroundings. Pay full attention to who is around when you leave and return to your residence or office. If returning at night, leave a light on inside as a visual deterrent. If you see suspicious activity, on campus call the Department of Public Safety at (619) 260-2222. If you live on campus, or have an on campus office, and your windows or doors won’t lock, please submit a work request through Facilities Management (www.sandiego.edu/facilities). Know the location of Blue Light Emergency Telephones located around campus (www.sandiego.edu/safety/documents/E-Phones.pdf) The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.


Department of Public Safety Alert
2020-01-30
Dear Campus Community, During the week of January 27, 2020, the Department of Public Safety received two separate reports of stalking. One incident occurred on campus on 1/29/20 near Saints Tekakwitha and Serra Hall. The second incident occurred on 1/28/20 at the Pacific Ridge apartments. Both incidents are currently under investigation by the Department of Public Safety. At this time, no suspect(s) are in custody. If you observe any suspicious activity on campus, please call Public Safety immediately at (619) 260-2222. Do not approach or attempt to make contact with any individual you feel may be involved in any type of suspicious activity. USD strongly encourages all members of the university community to report information about any incident of Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence as soon as possible, whether the incident occurred on or off campus. Reports can be made either to USD or to law enforcement. A report to USD of an incident of Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence should be made to any of the following: Reporting to the University of San Diego: CARE Advocate - (619) 260-2222 (available 24/7) Department of Public Safety - (619) 260-2222 (available 24/7) Title IX Coordinator - (619) 260-4594 Additionally, an incident of Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence can be reported to law enforcement at any time, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, by calling 9-1-1. The University of San Diego does not tolerate sexual misconduct or relationship violence. The university encourages anyone who has been impacted by sexual misconduct or relationship violence to seek appropriate help, whether or not the individual chooses to report the incident to the university. The remainder of this email provides general information about preventing stalking and is not necessarily related to this incident. What to do if you are being stalked: Trust your instincts. Victims of stalking often feel pressured by friends or family to downplay the stalker’s behavior, but stalking poses a real threat of harm. Your safety is paramount. Call the police if you feel you are in any immediate danger. Explain why even some actions that seem harmless—like leaving you a gift—are causing you fear. If on campus, contact the Department of Public Safety by calling (619) 260-2222 If off-campus, contact local law enforcement by calling 9-1-1. Keep a record or log of each contact with the stalker. Be sure to also document any police reports. Stalkers often use technology to contact their victims. Save all e-mails, text messages, photos, and postings on social networking sites as evidence of the stalking behavior. Get connected with a local victim advocate to talk through your options and discuss safety planning. Call a USD CARE Advocate at (619) 260-2222 Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE Call the Center for Community Solutions at (858) 272-5777 or (888) 385-4657 Consider contacting CONFIDENTIAL campus and community resources for support: Counseling Center www.sandiego.edu/counseling-center University Ministry www.sandiego.edu/ministry Employee Assistance Program (EAP) www.sandiego.edu/hr/employee/employee-relations/work-life-resources.php Center for Community Solutions www.ccssd.org To help reduce the risk of being the victim of stalking: Whenever possible, travel on well-lit busy routes, and mix-up your routine. By changing your daily routes, it could make it more difficult for someone to learn your routine. Trust your instincts. If a situation or person doesn't seem "right" to you, trust your gut. Be aware of how much identifying information you are posting on the Internet through social networking sites and online purchases. Keep your address and personal information confidential whenever possible. Educate yourself. Visit www.rainn.org/articles/stalking for more information. Utilize a Public Safety escort by calling (619) 260-7777. Public Safety Officers are available daily from dusk to dawn to accompany individuals to any location on campus or within a one mile radius of campus. Know the location of Blue Light Emergency Telephones located around campus. The information about this incident is being reported to you in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Department of Public Safety Alert
2018-10-02
DPS Case18-00966
The Department of Public Safety wants to make the University of San Diego community aware of recent incidents, involving bicycle thefts on campus. Incidents are described as follows: DPS Case: 18-00966 On 9/26/18 at approximately 14:45, the Department of Public Safety received a report of a bicycle theft from the Missions A Bicycle Rack. The theft was reported to have occurred between 14:00 on 9/23/18 and 14:30 on 9/26/18. The bicycle was secured using a cable lock and a heavy steel combination lock. The bicycle and lock(s) were both reported stolen. DPS Case: 18-00972 On 9/27/18 at approximately 17:57, the Department of Public Safety received a report of a bicycle theft from the Manchester Village Bicycle Rack. The theft was reported to have occurred between 21:00 on 9/22/18 and 17:40 on 9/27/18. It is unknown at this time if the bicycle was secured to the rack. DPS Case: 18-00993 On 9/30/18 at approximately 08:19, the Department of Public Safety received a report of a bicycle theft from the Palomar Courtyard Bicycle Rack. The theft was reported to have occurred between 16:00 on 9/29/18 and 08:00 on 9/30/18. The bicycle was secured using a cable lock. PLEASE REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY BY CALLING (619) 260-2222. Additionally, students can register their bicycle on the Department of Public Safety website (www.sandiego.edu/safety/prevention/bicycle-registration.php). By registering your bicycle, you will help Public Safety identify your bicycle if lost, stolen, recovered, or impounded.

Department of Public Safety Alert
2018-09-06
DPS Case18-00814
The Department of Public Safety wants to make the University of San Diego community aware of recent incidents, involving bicycle thefts on campus. Incidents are described as follows: DPS Case: 18-00814 On 8/29/18 at approximately 15:56, the Department of Public Safety received a report of a bicycle theft from the Camino/Founders Courtyard. The theft was reported to have occurred between the beginning of July 2018 and August 25, 2018. The bicycle was secured using a Kryptonite U-lock and a cable lock. The bicycle and lock(s) were both reported stolen. DPS Case: 18-00837 On 9/4/18 at approximately 18:19, the Department of Public Safety received a report of a bicycle theft from the Camino/Founders Courtyard. The theft was reported to have occurred between 12:00 on 9/2/18 and 16:00 on 9/4/18. The bicycle was secured using a Kryptonite cable which was cut and left near where the bicycle was stolen. DPS Case: 18-00840 On 9/5/18 at approximately 10:26, the Department of Public Safety was conducting an interior and exterior walk through of Camino and Founders. During the walkthrough, one (1) black bicycle cable lock, and one (1) four digit master cable combination lock, that both appeared to be cut, were found on the ground next to a secured bicycle in the Camino/Founders Courtyard. DPS Case: 18-00850 On 9/5/18 at approximately 21:19, the Department of Public Safety received a report of a bicycle theft from the Camino/Founders Courtyard. The theft was reported to have occurred between 22:30 on 9/4/18 and 20:30 on 9/6/18. The bicycle was secured using the four digit master cable combination lock that was found in case 18-00840. PLEASE REPORT ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IMMEDIATELY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY BY CALLING (619) 260-2222. Additionally, students can register their bicycle on the Department of Public Safety website (www.sandiego.edu/safety/prevention/bicycle-registration.php). By registering your bicycle, you will help Public Safety identify your bicycle if lost, stolen, recovered, or impounded.

Vehicle Security Alert
2018-05-22
DPS Case18-00587
On May 22, 2018, Public Safety received two reports (18-00587 and 18-00588) of vehicle’s that had been burglarized in the Mission Parking Structure. The time frame of the incidents is believed to be between 09:00 and 16:45 on 5/22/18. In both reports, the window was damaged and items were stolen. Anyone with information regarding these incidents, or if anything suspicious is seen in the area, please contact Public Safety at 619-260-7777.

Campus Safety Alert
2018-03-09
DPS Case18-00248
Public Safety has received information regarding an unauthorized group on campus claiming to be from a religious organization called “God of the Mother.” The individuals involved are contacting USD students, mostly women, near the UC building and Immaculata. Although these contacts have been cordial in nature, there are several Internet sites and social media outlets that link the organization to human trafficking. These are Internet rumors that have not been substantiated by any law enforcement agencies across the country. Here in San Diego, the San Diego Police Department has no information connecting this organization to any crimes. In speaking with the San Diego FBI, they are aware of the social media postings, but again are not aware of criminal activity. Although these groups may not be involved in criminal activity, it is still a violation for them to engage in unsolicited recruitment on our campus without proper approval. Public Safety has increased vehicle and foot patrol in the areas that these groups frequent. If you believe you have been approached by an unauthorized group or individual on campus, please notify Public Safety at ext. 7777 or use the “My SD Mobile App.”

Department of Public Safety Alert
2017-08-04
DPS Case17-00806
The Department of Public Safety wants to make the University of San Diego community aware of two separate, recent incidents, involving theft from a motor vehicle. Incidents are described as follows: DPS Case: 17-00806 On 8/3/17 at approximately 07:47, the Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a theft from a motor vehicle. Upon investigation a vehicle was found with a broken window in the Manchester Village Building #1 Parking Garage and the vehicle operations manual and a skateboard were reported missing. The incident was reported to have occurred between 20:15 on 8/2/17 and 07:47 on 8/3/17. DPS Case: 17-00808 On 8/3/17 at approximately 19:58, the Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a theft from a motor vehicle. Upon investigation a vehicle was found with a broken window in the Manchester Village Building #1 Parking Garage. At this time it is unknown if any items were stolen. The incident was reported to have occurred between 07:00 on 7/31/17 and 20:45 on 8/3/17. The remainder of this alert provides general information about preventing and reporting theft from a motor vehicle and is not necessarily related to these incidents: Always lock and secure your vehicle, close all windows and sunroof, and take your keys. Do not leave any items visible or in plain sight. Park in busy, well-lit areas. Pick a parking spot where there is a lot of activity. Auto thieves prefer breaking into cars in isolated areas. Alarms or anti-theft devices work. Thieves are usually looking for the easiest target. If your car has an alarm or other anti-theft device, it could act as a deterrent, but don’t make the common mistake of assuming that because you have an alarm or anti-theft device, thieves won’t break-in. Don’t leave spare keys in or on your vehicle. An experienced thief knows all the hiding places. Store spare keys elsewhere, such as your wallet or purse. Report suspicious activity immediately to the Department of Public Safety by calling (619) 260-2222.

Department of Public Safety Alert
2017-03-27
DPS Case17-00350
The Department of Public Safety wants to make the University of San Diego community aware of three separate, recent incidents, involving theft from a motor vehicle and an attempted motor vehicle theft. Incidents are described as follows: DPS Case: 17-00350 On 3/25/17 at approximately 10:05, the Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a theft from a motor vehicle. Upon investigation the front and back license plates were stolen from a vehicle parked in the Alcala Vista East parking lot. The license plates were reported to have been stolen between 22:30 on 3/24/17 and 10:00 on 3/25/17. If you observe any suspicious activity, you are encouraged to contact Public Safety immediately at 619-260-2222. DPS Case: 17-00354 On 3/26/17 at approximately 08:27, the Department of Public Safety responded to a report of an attempted motor vehicle theft. Upon investigation an unknown suspect entered a secured vehicle in the Manchester Village parking garage #2, and tampered with the ignition switch. The damage was reported to have occurred between 02:00 and 08:00 on 3/26/17. If you observe any suspicious activity, you are encouraged to contact Public Safety immediately at 619-260-2222. DPS Case: 17-00356 On 3/26/17 at approximately 12:18, the Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a theft from a motor vehicle. Upon investigation the rear passenger window, on the driver’s side, was removed and a purse was stolen. The vehicle was parked in the Manchester Village parking garage #2 and the theft was reported to have occurred between 02:00 and 12:00 on 3/26/17. If you observe any suspicious activity, you are encouraged to contact Public Safety immediately at 619-260-2222.

Vehicle Security Alert
2017-03-13
DPS Case17-00292
On March 13, 2017, Public Safety found (5) vehicle’s that had been burglarized on the 1500 block of Via las Cumbres, which is located next to the Alcala Vista Apartments East parking lot. The time frame of the incidents is believed to be between 0030 and 0400 on 3/13/17. Anyone with information regarding these incidents, or if anything suspicious is seen in the area, please contact Public Safety at 619-260-7777.

Vehicle Security Alert
2017-02-10
DPS Case17-00098
The Department of Public Safety wants to make the University of San Diego community aware of 4 separate, recent incidents, involving motor vehicle theft or possibly attempted motor vehicle theft. Incidents are described as follows: DPS Case: 16-01556 On 12/15/16 at approximately 12:28, the Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a motor vehicle theft on campus. Upon investigation a 2005 Jeep Wrangler X, with a silver body and black hard top, was stolen from the Alcala Vistas East parking lot. The vehicle was last seen on 12/13/16 at 16:24. If you observe any suspicious activity, you are encouraged to contact Public Safety immediately at 619-260-2222. DPS Case: 16-01558 On 12/15/16 at approximately 16:21, the Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a motor vehicle theft on campus. Upon investigation a 2005 white Jeep Wrangler with a black plastic hard top, was stolen from the Alcala Vistas East parking lot. The vehicle was last seen on 12/12/16 at 14:00. If you observe any suspicious activity, you are encouraged to contact Public Safety immediately at 619-260-2222. DPS Case: 17-00082 On 1/29/17 at approximately 18:55, the Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a motor vehicle theft on campus. Upon investigation a blue 2005 Jeep Wrangler, with a black plastic soft top and a bike rack in the rear, was stolen from the Alcala Vistas East parking lot. The vehicle was last seen on 1/2/17 at 10:00. If you observe any suspicious activity, you are encouraged to contact Public Safety immediately at 619-260-2222. DPS Case: 17-00098 On 2/2/17 at approximately 22:43, the Department of Public Safety responded to a report of possible theft from a motor vehicle on campus. Upon investigation a 2004 white Jeep Grand Cherokee may have been broken into. There was no evidence of forced entry and it is unknown if anything was stolen from the vehicle however items were rummaged through. If you observe any suspicious activity, you are encouraged to contact Public Safety immediately at 619-260-2222.

Campus Safety Alert
2016-06-16
DPS Case16-00720
On Thursday, June 16, 2016, at approximately 2058 hours, The Department of Public Safety made contact with an individual near the Manchester Village softball field. The individual was identified as Gregory Tyrone HAYES and described as a black male adult, mid 30’s, 5’10, 155 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Mr. Hayes who had two small plastic air-soft guns in his possession, along with a bicycle and several other items. Upon investigation, a records check revealed that Mr. Hayes has a warrant for a possible burglary. SDPD was contacted and Mr. Hayes was taken into custody. Mr. Hayes is not affiliated with the University of San Diego. Should you see Mr. Hayes, do not attempt to contact him, and please call DPS immediately at 619-260-2222. If you observe any suspicious activity, you are encouraged to contact Public Safety immediately at 619-260-2222.


Campus Safety Alert
2016-05-13
DPS Case16-00626
On Friday, May 13, 2016, at approximately 20:18, the Department of Public Safety responded to a report of a suspicious person in the Copley library who was making students feel uncomfortable with strange comments and behavior. Upon investigation Public Safety made contact with the individual and advised him to leave campus and not return. The individual was identified as Terrance Leisure and described as a white male adult, mid 40’s, 5’10, 180 lbs, with brown hair, blue eyes and missing some of his upper teeth on the left side. Mr. Leisure was wearing a white baseball cap, black jacket, gray pants, and had a large black backpack along with several bags and boxes. Mr. Leisure is not affiliated with the University of San Diego. Should you see Mr. Leisure, do not attempt to contact him, and please call DPS immediately at 619-260-2222. If you observe any suspicious activity, you are encouraged to contact Public Safety immediately at 619-260-2222.


Campus Safety Alert
2016-04-07
DPS Case16-00422
On Thursday, April 7, 2016 at approximately 13:22, the Department of Public Safety responded to a call of a male subject, possibly touching himself in a sexual manner while in his vehicle that was parked on Torero Way. Upon investigation, Public Safety made contact with the individual and determined the individual was a non USD community member and did not have any business on campus. Because of the potential criminal act, the San Diego Police Department was notified and responded to campus. The subject was later arrested by the San Diego Police Department and taken off campus. The subject was driving a white 2005 Pontiac G6 with a California license plate that started with 5KGK. The subject pictured below is not permitted on campus and if you should see him on campus, do not attempt to contact him, and please call DPS immediately at 619-260-2222. If you observe any suspicious activity, you are encouraged to contact Public Safety immediately at 619-260-2222.


Campus Safety Alert
2016-02-29
DPS Case16-00229
On Monday, February 29, 2016, at approximately 21:57, the Department of Public Safety responded to a suspicious person sleeping in the stairwell leading to the KIPJ garage. Upon investigation Public Safety made contact with the individual and advised him to leave campus and not return. The individual was identified as Daunte Franklin and described as a black male adult wearing a hooded sweatshirt. On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at approximately 04:55, the Department of Public Safety found Mr. Franklin again sleeping in the KIPJ stairwell. Mr. Franklin was escorted off-campus and advised not to return. Mr. Franklin is not affiliated with the University of San Diego. Should you see Mr. Franklin, do not attempt to contact him, and please call DPS immediately at 619-260-2222. If you observe any suspicious activity, you are encouraged to contact Public Safety immediately at 619-260-2222.