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Stay Connected: Campus Alerts

Nov. 13, 2019

Timely Warning: Report of an aggravated assault on campus

Campus Security has been notified of an aggravated assault on an individual on campus. The assault was reported as taking place at around 6:40 a.m. this morning near the bus loop on campus. The Lynnwood Police Department is investigating.

The police report describes the assailant as a black male, 30 to 40 years of age, about 5’10” to 6’ with a thin build, wearing construction-type clothing (an orange vest and hard hat). Witnesses on scene told Campus Security that the assailant was carrying a backpack with what appeared to be construction tools inside of it.

If you have additional information about this incident or information about the individual pictured below, contact the Lynnwood Police Department at 425.407.3999. The LPD case number is 2019-00040858. You can also contact Campus Security at 425.754.0154. We will provide updates or more information as it becomes available from the LPD.

See photos of the individual below:

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We urge our students and employees to be aware and take the following precautions to increase their safety both on and off campus:

  • If someone becomes confrontational, do your best to walk away. Do not engage with them if you can help it.
  • Choose routes that are well lit and populated whenever possible.
  • Locate convenient, well-lighted, frequently used bus stops.
  • Check transit schedules in advance and avoid waiting alone at bus stops.
  • Be sure you can hear what is happening around you (use only use one earbud if listening to music or talking on the phone).
  • Travel with a friend.

If you are attacked:

  • Be physically and psychologically prepared to defend yourself.
  • When faced with danger, stay calm, think rationally, and find a way to escape.
  • Observe as much as you can about the physical characteristics, clothing, and behavior of the assailant.

This information will be important in the police investigation.

Whenever a situation is of concern to our campus community, we will notify you. Edmonds Community College urges anyone who is a victim of any crime to call 911 immediately AND make a report to Campus Safety and Security.

Victims of any form of assault are encouraged to seek confidential support at the Counseling and Resource Center in Mountlake Terrace Hall 145 (edcc.edu/counseling or 425.640.1358).

Edmonds CC offers support and resources for those in need. If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, here are some resources to help:

  • Our Counseling and Resource Center is available to support Edmonds CC students. The Center in located in Mountlake Terrace Hall, Room 145, and staff can be reached by phone at 425.640.1358.
  • 24/7 call crisis services are available both locally and nationally:
    • Snohomish County Care Crisis Line: 425.258.HELP (4357).
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
  • Employees are encouraged to use the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and may contact the Human Resources office for additional information or call EAP to set up a confidential appointment at 1.800.648.5834.

Our college supports a culture of reporting behaviors of concern to maintain a safe learning and working environment.

REMEMBER, if you See Something, Say Something by calling Campus Safety and Security 24/7 at 425.754.0154.


Nov. 11, 2019

Timely Warning: Report of vehicle theft on campus

On Monday, Nov. 11, at approximately 11:50 a.m., Campus Security received a report of a vehicle theft that had occurred on campus. Lynnwood Police Department is investigating the reported theft. You are receiving this timely warning in compliance with The Clery Act and because you are part of the Edmonds Community College community. Through awareness, we create a safer campus community.

It was reported that the theft occurred in Lot D between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. today. The vehicle is a green Honda Civic (License plate #: BBU5010). Lot D is situated directly North of Rainier Place.

Video footage from the area shows that it was two people who entered the vehicle and drove it off campus. A picture of the two can be seen below. The subject descriptions are: 1) Grey and black hoodie and jeans, medium build, and unknown gender. 2) Black hoodie, white hat, grey pants, medium build, and unknown gender.

Lynnwood Police Department Case Number to reference is 19-40679.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Lynnwood Police Department at 425.407.3999.
Suspects in car theft

Whenever a situation is of concern to our campus community, we will notify you. Edmonds CC urges anyone who is a victim of any crime to call 911 immediately AND make a report to Campus Security.

Prevent vehicle theft by:

  • Using common sense when parking and exiting your vehicle.
  • Being aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious people or behavior to local law enforcement.
  • Taking your key; don't leave it in or on your vehicle.
  • Closing and locking all windows and doors when you park.
  • Parking in well-lit areas.
  • Never leaving valuables in your vehicle, and especially within sight.

Source: safercar.gov

Oct. 21, 2019

Timely Warning: Report of vehicle theft on campus

On Monday, Oct. 21, Campus Security received a report of a vehicle theft on campus. Lynnwood Police Department are investigating the reported theft. You are receiving this timely warning in compliance with The Clery Act and because you are part of the Edmonds Community College community. Through awareness, we create a safer campus community.

It was reported that the theft occurred in Lot G between 1:40-3:40 p.m. today. The vehicle is a white Chrysler minivan. Lot G is situated directly east of Snohomish Hall.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Lynnwood Police Department at 425.407.3999.

Whenever a situation is of concern to our campus community, we will notify you. Edmonds CC urges anyone who is a victim of any crime to call 911 immediately AND make a report to Campus Security.

Prevent vehicle theft by:

  • Using common sense when parking and exiting your vehicle.
  • Being aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious people or behavior to local law enforcement.
  • Taking your key; don't leave it in or on your vehicle.
  • Closing and locking all windows and doors when you park.
  • Parking in well-lit areas.
  • Never leaving valuables in your vehicle, and especially within sight.

Source: safercar.gov

Oct. 17, 2019

Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

Edmonds Community College is participating in The Great ShakeOut on Thursday, Oct. 17.

The Great ShakeOut is a global emergency preparedness event that encourages participants to practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” during an earthquake.

According to federal, state, and local emergency management officials, the Drop, Cover, and Hold On protocol protects lives during earthquakes.

During an earthquake, you should:

• Drop to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!),
• Take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
• Hold on to it until the shaking stops.

If there isn't a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not try to run to another room just to get under a table.

In the event of a real emergency, the college will send out emergency notifications through the Triton Alert system. You can sign up for these alerts — email and text — at edcc.edu/alert/triton.

For more information on earthquake preparedness, visit shakeout.org.

Sept. 30, 2019

Clery Required Annual Security and Fire Report Available

As required by the Jeanne Clery Act, our Annual Security and Fire Report is posted for your review.

The direct link to this report is
http://www.edcc.edu/safety/clery-act/documents/annual-report.pdf

This report contains information on a number of Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness topics, as well as the reportable crime statistics for our campus during the calendar year 2018.

I encourage you to take the time to review it for important information on how to report situations of concern, and how to connect with helpful community resources.

You may request a printed copy of the report by coming to the Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness Office in Woodway Hall, room 214 during our normal office hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. (closed 12-1 p.m. daily).

If you have any questions regarding this report, feel free to email me directly atJade.Jeter-Hill@email.edcc.edu.

Sept. 12, 2019

Timely Warning: Burglary and Car Break-in

You are receiving this timely warning in compliance with The Jeanne Clery Act and because you are part of the Edmonds Community College community. The Clery Act classifies this crime as a burglary. Through awareness, we create a safer campus community.

On Thursday, Sept. 12 at approximately 8 p.m., Campus Security received a report from Rainier Place staff that two individuals unlawfully entered Rainier Place and attempted to break into a vending machine using a pointed tool to break the glass. Prior to this, the same individuals are seen walking into Rainier Place as the owner of the vandalized vehicle in the parking lot near Rainier Place exits. We’re in contact with the Lynnwood Police Department regarding this incident. Once the police report is filed, a police tip line will be shared.

The individuals observed on camera breaking into the vehicle and in Rainier Place are described as a slender, dark skinned juvenile, wearing a navy windbreaker with white stripes down the arms, and grey sweatpants, and a shorter, light skinned juvenile with dark hair, wearing black pants and a black t-shirt with a skull design on the front.

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burglary suspects

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Campus Security at 425.754.0154.

Whenever a situation is of concern to our campus community, we will notify you. Edmonds CC urges anyone who is a victim of any crime to call 911 immediately AND make a report to Campus Security.

  • Please remember to always take these safety precautions both on and off campus:
  • Be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious people or behavior to local law enforcement and campus security.
  • When possible, travel in groups and walk in well-lit areas.
  • Report defective locks on windows and doors IMMEDIATELY to a campus official.
  • Never sleep in an unlocked room or house.
  • Ensure doors are locked in any room where you are leaving valuables unattended.
  • If you lose the keys to your residence, have the lock(s) changed.
  • Do not let strangers in to use your telephone. Direct them to a public telephone.
  • If you find that your home has been entered, DO NOT GO INSIDE. Call Campus Security or 911. If you are already inside, DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING. You may disturb evidence that is important to the police investigation.
  • Carry minimal amounts of valuables, preferably not in plain sight.
  • Call 911 immediately if you are the victim of a crime or witness a crime.
  • After you are at a safe place, try to take note of suspect’s physical characteristics, including what the suspect is wearing, weight, height, clothing, etc. Include any other identifying information such as scars, marks or tattoos, as well as any possible vehicles.

REMEMBER, if you See Something, Say Something by calling Campus Security 24/7 at 425.754.0154.

To receive Triton Alerts on your mobile device, go to edcc.edu/tritonalert.


What if It Snows?

In inclement weather, Edmonds Community College typically makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations by 5 a.m. for day classes and 3 p.m. for evening classes (or as early as circumstances allow). Then we start getting the word out.

The college seeks to stay open to fulfill its mission whenever possible — so, most likely, it will be classes as usual for the college — but individuals should protect their own health and safety. Take care of yourself and be safe!

Students, work with your instructors if you need to make other arrangements in an emergency.


Important notice to students, employees, and the community:

Due to ongoing fire and safety concerns of the National Fire Protection Association, Edmonds Community College prohibits the use, possession, or storage of "hoverboard" style transport devices on campus property. This includes but is not limited to student housing, classrooms, meeting space, walkways, hallways, and open courtyards.