crime

Burglar breaks into student residence

September 9, 2018 Life News

A student living in SFSU housing got a shock Saturday afternoon when she encountered a burglar in her apartment as she walked out of her bedroom. The victim called University Police at 4:14 p.m. to report the break-in at the University Park North residential building. “As she exited her bedroom, she noticed the suspect walking ...

SF State grad shot and killed in Chicago crossfire

September 6, 2018 News

A photo of Shane Colombo and his mother, Tonya Nishimuta-Colombo, celebrating on Shane’s graduation day from SF State University appears on a GoFundMe page created to help pay for Shane Colombo’s transportation home. A SF State graduate was shot and killed by a stray bullet in Chicago on Sunday, less than a day after he ...

Mashouf sees increase in petty theft

May 2, 2018 News

Mashouf Wellness Center experienced 10 petty thefts, which accounted for at least 60 percent of the total petty theft incidents on campus in the past 60 days. According to the University Police Department crime log, petty theft is currently the most frequent crime committed on campus followed by vandalism, auto burglary, grand theft and burglary. ...

Hit and run

March 28, 2018 News

Police have confirmed that five people were hit by a white GMC van at Illinois and 24th streets according to the app Citizen. Police responded to the incident call around 10:30 a.m. and found the victims and the suspects vehicle reportedly fled the scene. According to the app the white van drove onto the sidewalk, ...

Attempted Burglary at SF State

February 14, 2018 News

A male broke into an SF State female’s apartment while she was inside. After the man broke in he then fled the area. There were two other females at the resident’s home when the burglary was attempted. Upon arrival, UPD officers observed that the front door was open, splintered and left the deadbolt engaged by ...

Stolen SUV Suspect flees after deputy opens fire

February 1, 2018 News

A Hayward police officer opened fire after a male, suspected of stealing a black SUV, rammed into the officer. The suspect fled on foot, and it is unclear if he was injured. The deputy was left with minor injuries, according to Alameda Sheriff’s spokesman Sergeant R. Kelly. The incident occurred at Park Royale apartments on ...

Title IX encourages SF State students to report on-campus sexual assault

August 23, 2017 News

SF State’s on-campus crime rate has increased by 43 percent, according to the latest Annual Security and Fire Safety Report released Aug.11. The report, which includes data from 2013 to 2015, shows a general decrease in crime apart from the three exceptions responsible for the surge: a sharp increase in reported stalking and domestic violence, ...

SF State graduate student identified as Treasure Island homicide victim

May 16, 2017 News

The victim of a homicide on Treasure Island Wednesday has been identified as an SF State graduate student. He was identified by the medical examiner Friday, weeks before accepting his master’s degree, SFGate reported. Although initially identified as Guo Yuchuan, his professors knew him as Yuchuan Guo, according to the same report. Treasure Island Development ...

Indecent exposure reported at the J. Paul Leonard library

April 2, 2017 News

An indecent exposure incident occurred in the J. Paul Leonard library Saturday afternoon. The incident happened at 3:19 p.m. on April 1 when a non-SF State affiliated female, who was studying on the fourth floor of the library, alerted the University Police Department of a man with his shorts down, holding his erect penis while ...

Car Break-ins On The Rise

October 5, 2016 News

[media-credit id=433 align=”alignnone” width=”742″][/media-credit] Car break-ins near SF State and the surrounding Taraval area have risen 30 percent in two years, according to police incident reports.     There have been 46 auto burglary reports around SF State in 2016 so far.  More than half of those incidents occurred in University Park North along Buckingham ...

Spike in car thefts in SF State area results in heightened security

February 3, 2016 News

SF State and the surrounding community has seen a recent spike in both auto burglary and vehicle theft over the last two months. According to SF State’s crime, arrest and fire log, 10 reports concerning vehicle break-ins and thefts of vehicles were made in January alone, with the most recent report of an auto burglaries made Sunday, Jan. ...

Woman reports indecent exposure at University Park South

November 19, 2015 News

A woman reported an indecent exposure incident at University Park South Thursday morning, according to a safety alert sent out to the campus community. The woman was walking in a courtyard at the 1700 block of Holloway Avenue at 9:55 a.m. when she saw an unknown man walking ahead of her, according to the alert. ...

Taser dispute rouses plans for protests

November 19, 2013

A group of students against the University Police Department’s proposed use of Tasers hosted a meeting in the Richard Oakes Multicultural Center, Cesar Chavez Student Center room T143, Tuesday, to discuss plans to protest Taser use until its demands are met. The demands include full disclosure of UPD’s Taser regulations and reduction of lethal weapons ...

Taser concern dominates discussion at campus safety forum

October 24, 2013 5 Comments

SF State President Leslie E. Wong led a panel discussion on campus safety in Jack Adams Hall this afternoon, where he was hit with a barrage of student concerns about the University Police Department’s proposed use of Tasers. With less than 20 students in the audience, Alejandro Garcia Ochoa said the panel was not effectively ...

UPD awaits Taser approval from President Wong

October 23, 2013 News 2 Comments

At a party last fall in Redwood City, a fight over drugs broke out. Officers arrived at the scene and SF State student Daniel Atwood decided to make a run for it. He hadn’t gotten far before an officer fired a Taser at him. The probes locked onto him and sent him into a spasm, ...

Alleged shooter of Justin Valdez to be arraigned today

October 2, 2013 News

Nikhom Thephakaysone will be arraigned today, Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. on three felony charges including the murder of Justin Valdez; they were both SF State students. Valdez, the 20-year-old sophomore was fatally shot in the back of the head at about 9:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, after getting off an eastbound M-Ocean View Muni ...

Shed cynicism, stay hopeful in memory of Justin Valdez

October 1, 2013 Opinion

The random and senseless killing of Justin Valdez this last week left SF State and its extended community of family and friends shaken. Too often we are bombarded by local news of motiveless and unnecessary murders, young lives being cut short and the heartbreak of losing a loved one. We are left confused, devastated and ...

University police begin Taser training

September 17, 2013 News 3 Comments

University Police Department officers patrolling the campus and surrounding areas may soon carry electroshock weapons. These devices, commonly known by the brand name, Taser, are designed to generate an electric current that can disrupt a person’s muscle control. The University Police Department is drafting plans for their use after the California State University Chancellor’s Office approved the ...