CSUPD Sacramento 11/7/77 stall graffiti

Robert Delaware filed this request with the Sacramento State Police Department of California.
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From: Robert Delaware

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §§ 6250), I hereby request the following records:

This request is directed towards the Sacramento State Police Department: http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/

This is a request for any photographs or documents held by the California State University Police Department - Sacramento of a vandalism incident that occurred on campus on November 7th, 1977. According to several blog forums, the CSUPD photographed vandalism in a restroom that mentioned the East Area Rapist, a criminal who was terrifying the Sacramento area at the time.

If a photograph (or negatives) of this graffiti exists in campus records, please convert these images into a digital format and release them. If any written incident reports exist in the records of the CSUPD, please convert these documents into a digital format.

This request might sound a little odd but considering the extreme interest in this case, I do not believe that request is unusual. There is much speculation in regarding the handwriting of the East Area Rapist, and although this incident sounds like a prank, it is part of the historical record for this case.

Here is a link to to a cold case website that discuss the November 1977 incident:


The incident on campus is described as such:

“LE received a call from Sergeant Ortiz of the California State Campus Police regarding a note written on the bathroom wall in a campus restroom. The note, according to Ortiz, concerned information about the East Area Rapist. At 6:10 p.m., LE met with Ortiz in the library at the University. The men's room located on the main floor of the building, in the middle stall on the right hand side, written in pencil, was a message which stated, "The East Side Rapist was here / Will rape my first black girl tonight / Dumb cops will never find me." They photographed the message.”

Thank you for considering this request, and I appreciate your commitment to transparency and helping to hopefully one day resolve the East Area Rapist case.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Robert Delaware

From: Sacramento State Police Department

Dear Mr. Delaware:

California State University, Sacramento (University) received your electronic correspondence dated December 8, 2017, shown below, in which you made a request for records pursuant to the California Public Records Act (California Government Code §6250 et seq.). Consistent with California Government Code §6253, the University conducted a reasonable search for the records you seek and determined that it does not have any responsive records.


Kristin Weigle Roberts
Interim Audit Manager
Public Records Coordinator
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819


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