The University became aware this afternoon of an off-campus sexual assault reported to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The incident occurred on February 8, 2020, at approximately 3:45 AM on the 23900 block of Civic Center Way in Malibu. The sheriff’s department has issued a community alert indicating that the suspect entered an unlocked apartment and awoke the resident by sexually assaulting him or her. The suspect then apologized and rapidly exited the residence, possibly under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
The suspect is a male white adult, transient, approximately 30 years old, six feet tall and 170 pounds, with blonde hair and a long beard. The suspect remains at large and was last seen on the west end of Civic Center Way wearing all black clothing with a baseball hat. Individuals with any information regarding this suspect are encouraged to contact the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station at 818.878.1808. Information can be provided anonymously by calling “Crime Stoppers” at 800.222.8477 or by visiting lacrimestoppers.org.
All Pepperdine community members are encouraged to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings and to take all necessary measures to secure their person and property. For on-campus, non-emergency security concerns, community members should call the Department of Public Safety at 310.506.4700. For emergencies, call 911 and then call Public Safety at 310.506.4441.
Welcome to Pepperdine University’s Emergency Information website. CURRENTLY ALL UNIVERSITY OPERATIONS ARE NORMAL.
This Emergency Information Web site may be accessed via a link on Pepperdine University’s Home Page at anytime. You may wish to save the URL for easy referencing in the event of an emergency impacting Pepperdine University in Malibu, or any of its campuses. During an emergency, information on this site will be updated regularly to keep students, faculty, staff, and family members informed with accurate and current information.
In addition to briefings which are posted during an emergency, this site makes it easy for you to obtain the latest information or road conditions affecting the Malibu campus. In the event of an emergency, the latest information will be posted at the top of this page.
Pepperdine’s Toll Free Emergency Hotline: (888) 286-5659. The recorded message is updated regularly during emergency situations.
Information about current road conditions is also available on the Road Condition Hotline at (310) 506-ROAD (7623).
To report an emergency on the Malibu campus and at all other domestic University campuses, call 911. Then please call the Department of Public Safety at (310) 506-4441.
If you have any questions, please call the Public Relations Office at (818) 702-1401.
Southern California Edison crews have restored full power to all areas of the Malibu campus. All campus operations are normal.
Due to a Southern California Edison (SCE) underground equipment failure, portions of Malibu and Pepperdine’s Malibu Campus are experiencing a power outage. Power has been restored to some areas of campus. The following areas currently do not have power: Thornton Administrative Center, the Center for Communications and Business, President’s Drive, Tiner Court, Baxter Drive, Student Assistance Center, George Page Apartments, and the Caruso School of Law.
University administrators are in contact with SCE, and their teams are working to address the issue. SCE now estimates they will have full power restored to the Malibu Campus by 9 PM tonight.