Timely Warning Notices

Campus Police Timely Warning

May 30, 2014  This morning at approximately 10:00 a.m. the Palomar College Police Department was made aware of an attempted carjacking. The incident occurred in lot 12A at approximately 8:30 p.m. on April 29, 2014. Two male suspects reportedly grabbed a female student and demanded her vehicle. The suspects were interrupted and fled the scene. The female student was not injured and her vehicle was not taken. Anyone having information on this incident should immediately contact the Police Department.   The incident is currently under investigation and there is no additional suspect information at this time.   We ask students, faculty and staff to be vigilant and assist in reporting any suspicious activity. The information should include detailed descriptions of any person(s) associated with the activity, and a description of the suspicious activity seen. This information should be reported to the Police Department immediately at 760-744-1150, ext. 2289 or 760-891-7273.   It is important for all students, faculty, and staff to take precautions when on campus.   Please remember to:   Avoid isolated or dark areas, including empty classrooms, and use sidewalks Be aware of your surroundings   Walk with friends or classmates   Keep your car doors locked at all times If you feel you are being followed or are not comfortable with your safety, go to a populated area and contact the college police at 760-891-7273.   Escorts continue to be available through the Palomar College Police Department; call them at 760-891-7273 (PCPD) should you wish an escort.

March 14, 2014  As reported earlier today, March 14, at approximately 11:09 a.m., the Palomar College Police Department received notice of a fire in the men’s restroom in the “P” Building (toilet paper and seat covers were set on fire).  A suspect in today’s fire was taken into custody and charged with burglary and arson.  The Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate the other arson incidents.  There is no further information available at this time.  I will send out an update, should additional information become available.

March 14, 2014   Today, March 14 at approximately 11:09 a.m., the Palomar College Police Department received notice of a fire in the men’s restroom in the “P” Building (toilet paper and seat covers were set on fire).  This incident is currently under investigation. No one was injured and there was no property damage. There is no suspect information at this time.We ask students, faculty and staff to be vigilant and assist in reporting any suspicious activity in and around all restroom areas. The Information should include detailed descriptions of person(s) and a description of the suspicious activity seen.  This information should be immediately reported to the Police Department at 760-744-1150, ext. 2289 or 760-891-7273.

March 7, 2014 Today, March 7 at approximately 11:52 a.m., the Palomar College Police Department received notice of a fire in the men’s restroom in the “F” Building (seat covers were set on fire).  This incident is currently under investigation. No one was injured and there was no property damage. There is no suspect information at this time. We ask students, faculty and staff to be vigilant and assist in reporting any suspicious activity in and around all restroom areas. The Information should include detailed descriptions of person(s) and a description of the suspicious activity seen.  This information should be immediately reported to the Police Department at 760-744-1150, ext. 2289 or 760-891-7273. 022714 Palomar College Arson

February 21, 2014  Today, February 21 at 10:10 a.m., the Palomar College Police Department received notice of a fire in the men’s restroom in the “P” Building (seat covers and a toilet paper holder were set on fire).  This incident is currently under investigation. No one was injured and there was no property damage. There is no suspect information at this time. We ask students, faculty and staff to be vigilant and assist in reporting any suspicious activity in and around all restroom areas. The Information should include detailed descriptions of person(s) and a description of the suspicious activity seen.  This information should be immediately reported to the Police Department at 760-744-1150, ext. 2289 or 760-891-7273.

February 10, 2014 Today, February 10 at  12:20 p.m., the Palomar College Police Department received notice of a fire in the men’s restroom in the “P” Building (there was an attempt to set paper towels on fire).  This incident is currently under investigation. No one was injured and there was no property damage. There is no suspect information at this time.

Students, faculty and staff should report any suspicious activity in and around all restroom areas.  Detailed information should be reported immediately to the Police Department at 760-744-1150, ext. 2289 or 760-891-7273.

January 22, 2014 Today, January 22 at 11:20 a.m., the Palomar College Police Department received notice of a fire in the “east-side” men’s restroom in the “E” Building.  This incident is currently under investigation. No one was injured and there was no property damage. There is no suspect information at this time. Students, faculty and staff should report any suspicious activity in and around all restroom areas.  Detailed information should be reported immediately to the Police Department at 760-744-1150, ext. 2289 or 760-891-7273.

January 21, 2014 

Today, January 21 at 8:57 a.m., the Palomar College Police Department received notice of a fire in the P Building men’s restroom; a box of toilet seat covers was set on fire. This incident is currently under investigation. No one was injured and there was no property damage. There is no suspect information at this time.  Students, faculty and staff should report any suspicious activity in and around all restroom areas.  Detailed information should be reported immediately to the Police Department at 760-744-1150, ext. 2289 or 760-891-7273.

January 17, 2014 This morning at approximately 7:15 a.m., Palomar College was made aware that the Heritage Schools in Escondido, including Escondido Charter High School, are closed based on a “specific threat” against a Heritage school posted Thursday on a social networking web site.While there is no threat to the Palomar College Escondido Center, we will have increased Palomar College Police presence at the Center today.  Classes at the Escondido Education Center will continue today as scheduled.   Any students, faculty or staff with questions regarding classes should speak with Escondido Education Center Manager Jamie Moss.

January 16, 2014 Today at 11:12 a.m., the Palomar College Police Department received notice of a fire that occurred in the handicap restroom stall in the Student Union (SU) building. The fire occurred sometime this morning between 1:30 a.m. and 11:12 a.m.  A portion of a trash can was melted by the fire.  This incident is currently under investigation and may possibly be linked to the previous fire incidents. No one was injured. There is no suspect information at this time.

We ask students, faculty and staff to be vigilant and assist in reporting any suspicious activity in and around all restroom areas. The Information should include detailed descriptions of person(s) and a description of the suspicious activity seen.  This information should be immediately reported to the Police Department at 760-744-1150, ext. 2289 or 760-891-7273.

January 15, 2014 Update on today’s incident:  Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 10:45 a.m., the Palomar College Police Department received notice of a fire in the MD Building, second floor men’s restroom. The fire was extinguished.  After the Facilities Department cleared the smoke, classes resumed at 11:16 a.m. No one was injured and no classes were cancelled.This incident is currently under concurrent investigation by Palomar College Police Department and San Marcos Fire Department Arson Investigators. There is no suspect information at this time. Students, faculty and staff should report any suspicious activity in and around all restroom areas.  Detailed information should be reported immediately to the Police Department at 760-744-1150, ext. 2289 or 760-891-7273.

 January 15, 2014 Today, at 10:45 a.m., the Palomar College Police Department received notice of a fire in the MD Building, second floor men’s restroom. The fire has been extinguished; however, the Facilities Department is currently using blowers to clear the smoke.  No one was injured.  This incident is currently under investigation. There is no suspect information at this time.  Students, faculty and staff should report any suspicious activity in and around all restroom areas.  Detailed information should be reported immediately to the Police Department at 760-744-1150, ext. 2289 or 760-891-7273.

January 14, 2014 There has been a series of toilet paper and seat cover fires in the P and F building men’s restroom over the last couple of months. A Timely Warning notice was put out this morning for another fire in the P Building men’s restroom.  Please conduct XP’s on not only the P & F building but other building as well, and make sure to call it in to dispatch for documentation purposes.  For those of you who remember our arsonist from back in 2010 he started in the NS Building and moved to the Escondido Center, starting approximately six to seven fires before stopping.  Please be vigilant.

January 14, 2014 Today, at 9:35 a.m., the Palomar College Police Department received notice of a fire in the P Building men’s restroom; a box of toilet seat covers was set on fire. This incident is currently under investigation. No one was injured and there was no property damage. There is no suspect information at this time.  Students, faculty and staff should report any suspicious activity in and around all restroom areas.  Detailed information should be reported immediately to the Police Department at 760-744-1150, ext. 2289 or 760-891-7273

 On December 31, 2013, at approximately 6:30 a.m., the San Diego Sheriff’s Department responded to a 911 call that there was a gunman on the Palomar College San Marcos campus.  While the campus is currently closed for the holidays, the Palomar College Police Department is staffed and the Department cooperated with the officers.The suspect’s car was found on campus and the individual was taken into custody at 7:20 a.m. The suspect was in possession of a loaded weapon. No one was hurt during the incident.  The investigation is continuing. While this is a particularly upsetting situation, we are thankful that no one was injured.  Safety and security remains our top priority and we will continue to ensure a safe environment for our campus community. We will provide additional information to the campus as it becomes available.  

UPDATE:  Thursday, October 24, 12:15 p.m.

Today we have received additional information regarding the reported sexual assault.  Initially, the alleged crime was reported to have occurred on Wed., Oct. 23; however, new information indicates that the incident occurred on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The victim is a student.

 We have also received the following description of the suspect:

 ·       White Male·         5’7”

·         unknown weight

·         brownish hair

·         brown eyes

·         wearing orange striped shirt, brown pants with sandals

 The Palomar College Police Department is working closely with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department to investigate the incident.  We will keep you informed as further information is available.

On October 23, 2013 at approximately 7:00 p.m., the Palomar College Police Department was notified by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department of a sexual assault.  The incident occurred in the D Building on the San Marcos Campus.  The assault occurred at approximately 12:01 p.m. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department is conducting the investigation.

 No other details of the incident are available at this time.

 We will keep you informed as further information is available.

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at approximately 12:54 p.m., the suspect from yesterday’s reported sexual assault was identified, arrested, and transported to Vista Jail.

 Thank you to those of you who responded with information regarding this incident.

Updated information from Interim Chief of Police Anthony Cruz

Update: 11/23/2011 @ 11:30 am – Yesterday afternoon (11/22/2011), the Palomar College Police Department received a report of a sexual assault (non-rape) at approximately 2:18 pm, at the modular building in Parking Lot 2, on the San Marcos Campus. A female student was sexually assaulted by an unknown male subject, who is still at-large. A coordinated investigation between the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and the Palomar College Police Department is ongoing.

Future updates will be posted at the Police Department website: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/police/

Please remember that it is important for all students, faculty, and staff to take precautions when on campus.

  • Avoid isolated or dark areas, including empty classrooms, and use sidewalks

  • Be aware of your surroundings

  • Walk with friends or classmates

  • Keep your car doors locked at all times

  • If you feel you are being followed or are not comfortable with your safety, go to a populated area and contact the College police at 760-744-1150, ext. 2289.

Escorts are available through the Palomar College Police Department; call 760-744-1150, ext. 2289, should you wish an escort. For further information on safe practices on campus, please see the Palomar College Police Department website at: http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/police/

Dear Colleagues,

The Palomar College Police Department received a report of a sexual assault. The incident occurred on November 22, 2011, at approximately 2:18 p.m. on the stairwell of the modular building in Parking Lot 2 on the San Marcos Campus. The victim is a student. The suspect is currently at-large.

No other details of the incident are available at this time. The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the incident in conjunction with the Palomar College Police Department.

We will keep you informed as further information is available.

It is important for all students, faculty, and staff to take precautions when on campus.

Please remember to:

  • Avoid isolated or dark areas, including empty classrooms, and use sidewalks

  • Be aware of your surroundings

  • Walk with friends or classmates

  • Keep your car doors locked at all times

  • If you feel you are being followed or are not comfortable with your safety, go to a populated area and contact the college police at 760-744-1150, ext. 2289.

Escorts continue to be available through the Palomar College Police Department; call them at 760-744-1150, ext. 2289, should you wish an escort.

760-744-1150, Ext 2289