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Aug. 7, 2018

TRITON ALERT: Timely Warning: Campus vending machine burglaries

On Monday, Aug. 6, Campus Security received a report from a vending machine technician of a burglary of vending machines in both Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood halls. The vending machine company is following their process for reporting the thefts to Lynnwood Police Department. 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.

The vending machine thefts occurred at approximately:

  • 10:45 p.m. in Mountlake Terrace Hall on Aug. 1 and
  • 7:20 a.m. in Lynnwood Hall on Aug. 2.

Video footage shows the same two individuals in the area of these machines at these times. It also shows them opening one of the machines and removing something. The two individuals in question are described as follows:

A male with white hair and possibly white facial hair (goatee/small beard and mustache), approximately 5'10” tall, in his late 40s to 50s, average build approximately 170-180 pounds, wearing a dark sweater or overshirt, grey T-shirt with an image on it, blue jeans, black shoes with white soles, and a black baseball hat with a white logo above the brim.

The second individual is a male with dark hair and a goatee, approximately 6' tall, possibly mid to late 20s, weighing approximately 210-230 pounds, wearing a white, black and gray plaid overshirt, and a gray T-shirt with a bicycle or motorcycle image on it, black shorts, blue shoes with white soles, medium gray baseball hat, carrying a black backpack.

Images of the individuals can be seen below. Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact Campus Security at 425.754.0154.

vending machine burglary

vending machine burglary

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Aug. 2, 2018

A Message from the President

I am happy to share that our missing student, Battulga Batbold, has been located and is safe. He was originally reported missing on July 18. Battulga was located by family in the Lynnwood area.

We are thankful to the Lynnwood Police Department for their professional and thorough handling of this challenging situation.

We are also thankful to the entire campus community for help in spreading the word and assistance in finding Battulga.

Together with his family, we are grateful for his safe return.

Amit B. Singh, Ph.D
President, Edmonds Community College

July 30, 2018

1 p.m. - Woodway Hall is reopened for normal business operations. Classes in Woodway Hall are canceled today. 

11:15 a.m. - After further inspection by the Lynnwood Fire Department, it was determined there was a mechanical issue which caused smoke in the building. Woodway Hall remains closed while the building is being ventilated and until it is safe to reopen. For afternoon classes in Woodway Hall, announcements will be made no later than 1 p.m. today about whether classes will be canceled, held elsewhere, or in Woodway Hall. Check back here for updates.

10:07 a.m. - Due to a potential fire hazard, Woodway Hall is temporarily closed. Please stay clear of the building. Check back for updates.

July 19, 2018

A Message from the President

I was saddened to learn that Battulga “Tulga” Batbold, an international student from Mongolia, has been declared a missing person according to the Lynnwood Police Department. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time. We are working closely with Lynnwood police who is leading the investigation.

I am sharing this information in hopes that he is found safe and in good health. Battulga was last seen on the evening of July 1.

For more information, please see the Lynnwood police’s release with photos of Battulga. He last took classes at the college winter quarter 2018 and had planned to attend classes this summer.

If you have any knowledge of Battulga’s whereabouts or any information that may assist police in locating him, please contact:

Lynnwood police by emailing Detective Sergeant Doug Teachworth at dteachworth@lynnwoodwa.gov or calling 425.670.5616 (or 9-1-1).

During this difficult time, we have resources available to help our students with the anxiety and uncertainty they may feel. Our Counseling and Resource Center is in Mountlake Terrace Hall, room 145, and staff can be reached at 425.640.1358.

Together with his family, we remain hopeful for Battulga’s safe and timely return. I will update the campus community when there is new information.

Amit B. Singh, Ph.D
President, Edmonds Community College

 

May 8, 2018

Triton Alert: Fraudulent requests for passport information

The Edmonds Community College Safety and Security Office has received reports of students and employees receiving phone calls from a Chinese speaker who is fraudulently representing themselves as a U.S. Passport Office official.

The caller is asking for passport identification information, including the name of the passport holder and passport number. Do not respond to this request.

The Edmonds CC Security Office and Lynnwood Police Department want to remind you to never give personal or official information to unknown callers.

If you receive a call like this:

  • Take down the number of the person who is calling, and report the information to the Lynnwood Police Department at 425.775.3000.  
  • You may also report this information to Campus Security at 425.754.0154 or to the Security Office in Woodway 214.

2018年5月8日

电话诈骗警示----欺骗护照个人信息

埃德蒙社区学院校园保卫办公室接到报告称,部分学生和老师近期接到中文诈骗电话,来电者自称打自美国护照管理部门。

来电者询问您的护照信息,包括护照号码和姓名。请不要对这个要求作出任何回应。

校园保卫办公室以及Lynnwood(林伍德市)警察局郑重提醒您,请不要向未知来电者提供任何个人或官方信息。

如果您接到类似电话:

请记下来电号码,拨打425.775.3000向Lynnwood警方报告。

还可以拨打425.754.0154或到Woodway214房间的校园保卫办公室进行报告。


March 1, 2018

Campus Safety Update: Rainier Place intruder charged with misdemeanor, released

In mid-January, there was an attempted burglary of Rainier Place by an unknown male who identified himself as “Eddie.” An alert was sent to campus Jan. 17 (see below). Through coordinated efforts with Edmonds CC Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness and a combination of alerts, witness statements, and security camera footage, Lynnwood Police Department was able to identify, arrest, and charge Edward Rogers with a Criminal Trespass misdemeanor.

Rogers has since been released from custody. Should you see him on campus, please contact campus security immediately at 425.754.0154. The attached image of Roberts was taken by a witness.

Remember if you See Something, Say Something! The identification and arrest of Rogers would not have been possible if no one had spoken up.

Jan. 17, 2018

NOTICE – Timely Warning: Attempted burglary in Rainier Place: 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 are working to keep our campus safe.

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, Campus Security became aware of the details of an event that occurred in Rainier Place (residence hall) on Sunday, Jan. 14. This incident is classified under The Clery Act as an Attempted Burglary.  

An unknown male who identified himself to student residents as "Eddie" made entry on two occasions to an apartment in Rainier Place.  

The first attempt to enter was while a door was propped open for a resident returning from an errand. The suspect entered the room and when confronted stated he was there to take out the trash. He pulled the trash bag out and left with it.

The next time he made entry, the door was closed but unlocked and the residents were home. It was reported that he walked in and sat down next to a resident of the apartment. It does not appear at this time that anything was taken from the apartment.

This perpetrator also had an interaction with an event manager at Seaview Hall in which he gave his name as “Eddie” and offered to assist with taking out the trash.

The perpetrator is described as "a mid-twenties, darker skinned male, wearing a red beanie cap, and rubber boots." The image below shows the individual who is approximately 6 feet tall, medium to slender build, wearing a red stocking cap, and a darker colored T-shirt. He was observed getting into a smaller gray or silver SUV and leaving campus at approximately 9:45 p.m.

The image below of the perpetrator was taken by a witness. If you spot the perpetrator on campus or if you have any further information, you are encouraged to contact Campus Security at 425.754.0154.

Burglary suspect "Eddie"


Tips for safety in residence halls and private residences:

  • Keep the door(s) to your room or residence and windows locked at all times.
  • Report defective campus locks on windows and doors IMMEDIATELY to your RA or Property Manager.
  • Never sleep in an unlocked room or house.
  • Do not put your name or address on key rings.
  • Do not keep your room or residence and vehicle keys on the same ring.
  • If you lose the keys to your residence, have the lock(s) changed.
  • Require callers to identify themselves before opening your door.
  • Do not let strangers in to use your telephone. Direct them to a public telephone.
  • If you find that your room has been entered, DO NOT GO INSIDE. Call Campus Security immediately. If you are already inside, DO NOT TOUCH ANYTHING. You may disturb evidence that is important to the police investigation.
  • If an intruder awakens you in your room, do not try to apprehend him. He may be armed or may easily arm himself with something inside the room. If he poses an immediate threat, get out of the room.
  • If you see a suspicious person or vehicle on campus or in your neighborhood, IMMEDIATELY contact the Campus Security. If it is safe to do so, try to get the license plate number.
  • In private residences if returning after dark, leave a light on at the entrance to your residence.
  • Do not prop open doors to your apartment, or entryways.
  • Do not allow strangers to follow you into your residence hall.

Jan. 12, 1018

Be well: Tips for preventing the flu

With the start of winter quarter comes an increase in the number of influenza, or seasonal flu, cases in Washington state and Snohomish County.

The flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness. The Snohomish County Health District has reported at least 50 people have been hospitalized during this year’s flu season, which typically peaks from December to February.

According to the district, getting a flu vaccination, or shot, is the single best way to prevent getting sick. It can protect against the most common types of seasonal flu virus and is recommended yearly for everyone 6 months and older. To find a vaccination location, visit the district’s Flu Vaccine Finder.

Tips for staying healthy during flu season:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you’re sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick, too.
  • Stay home when you are sick, if possible. Stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Clean your hands often to protect yourself from germs. Wash your hands with soap and water. If they are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth to avoid contact with something that you have touched that might be contaminated with germs.
  • Practice other good health habits, like getting plenty of sleep, being physically active, managing your stress, drinking plenty of fluids, and eating nutritious food.

For more tips and a list of flu symptoms, visit the Snohomish County Health District’s website at snohd.org/flu. If you think you might have the flu, use this “Home vs. Hospital” checklist to determine if you need to see a health care provider.


 

Be Prepared

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

  • 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.
  • Choose routes that are well lit and populated whenever possible.
  • Locate convenient, well-lighted, frequently used bus stops.
  • Check schedules in advance and avoid waiting alone at bus stops.
  • If you are verbally or physically harassed on the bus, report it to the bus driver immediately.
  • Do not stop to talk to strangers or step near vehicles if called to.
  • If someone attempts to get you alone, do not talk to them. Get to a safe place as quickly as you can.

If you are attacked:

  • Be physically and psychologically prepared to defend yourself.
  • When faced with danger, stay calm, think rationally, 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.

Edmonds CC urges anyone who is a victim of any crime to call 911 immediately AND make a report to Campus Security at 425.754.0154.

Victims of any form are asked to seek confidential support at the Counseling and Resource Center in Mountlake Terrace Hall 145 or call 425.640.1358. 

REMEMBER, if you See Something, Say Something by contacting Campus Security 24/7.

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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.