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Stay Connected: Campus Alerts

Aug. 4, 2019

Timely Warning: Sexual assault on campus

 You are receiving this notice of criminal activity as part of the Edmonds Community College Campus Safety Program. Through awareness, we create a safer campus community. 

Campus Safety and Security has been notified of a sexual assault on campus. The assault was reported as taking place between 10-11 p.m. tonight. Preliminary information indicates a man followed the reporting person from somewhere along 204th St. SW onto campus. He persisted in trying to engage the reporting person in conversation and then became physically aggressive. The aggressor is described as a black man approximately 5’8” to 5’ 10” tall, medium build, carrying a black backpack, and wearing a black baseball cap with white lettering and a dark plaid shirt.

The reporting person made contact with an Edmonds CC security officer and the Lynnwood Police Department was called. LPD officers are searching the area for the suspect.

If you have additional information about this crime, please call Campus Safety and Security at 425.754.0154. 

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

  • 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 when possible

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 sexual assault are encouraged to seek confidential support at the Counseling and Resource Center in Mountlake Terrace Hall 145 (www.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.

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June 19, 2019

Timely Warning: Wallet stolen from Mukilteo Hall staff office

On Tuesday, June 18 at approximately 3 p.m., Campus Security received a report from a staff member in Mukilteo Hall of a wallet being stolen from an office on the first floor. Lynnwood Police Department was called and a report was filed.

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

The theft is believed to have occurred between 2:30 and 3 p.m. The stolen wallet contained a credit card that was used at several locations in the Bothell area around 4 p.m.

We have reached out to LPD for further suspect description information. If it becomes available, we will send an update.

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 document 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.

 

 

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.