National Weather Service Issue Wind Chill Warning

February 4, 2014
  • National Weather Service
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:00 AM Local Time
URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA 235 AM PST TUE FEB 4 2014 …BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS POSSIBLE BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING… .A COMBINATION OF GUSTY NORTH WINDS AND BELOW ZERO TEMPERATURES WILL LEAD TO THE POTENTIAL OF DANGEROUSLY LOW WIND CHILL READINGS OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
 
WIND CHILL WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM PST WEDNESDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 10 AM PST WEDNESDAY. THE WIND CHILL WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * WINDS: NORTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. * WIND CHILL: 10 BELOW TO 28 BELOW ZERO DUE TO TEMPERATURES 6 BELOW TO 9 ABOVE ZERO…AND NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH. * TIMING: LATE TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.
 
LOCATIONS: COEUR D’ALENE…POST FALLS…HAYDEN…WORLEY… SANDPOINT…ATHOL…BONNERS FERRY…PRIEST RIVER…EASTPORT… SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN ROAD…KELLOGG…PINEHURST…OSBURN… WALLACE…MULLAN…FOURTH OF JULY PASS…DOBSON PASS…LOOKOUT PASS…ODESSA…WILBUR…COLVILLE…DEER PARK…CHEWELAH… NEWPORT…KETTLE FALLS…SPRINGDALE-HUNTERS ROAD…ORIN-RICE ROAD…FLOWERY TRAIL ROAD…SPOKANE…CHENEY…DAVENPORT… ROCKFORD. *
 
IMPACTS: FOR TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING…WIND CHILL VALUES LESS THAN 20 BELOW ZERO CAN LEAD TO FROSTBITE WITHIN 30 MINUTES. * IMPACTS: WEB PAGE: PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A WIND CHILL WARNING MEANS WIND CHILL VALUES OF 20 BELOW OR COLDER ARE LIKELY. THE COMBINATION OF THE BITTER COLD AND STRONG WINDS CAN FREEZE EXPOSED SKIN IN A MATTER OF MINUTES…SO DRESS WARMLY. LAYERS OF PROTECTIVE CLOTHING ARE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN A SINGLE LAYER OF THICK CLOTHING.

Burglary reported in 500 block of E. Boone

January 21, 2014

A Gonzaga staff member reported today, January 21, 2014 that over the weekend, a person entered a University-owned administrative building in the 500 block of East Boone, and removed personal and University-owned property. The intruder gained access through the main office door; there were no signs of forced entry.  GU Security was notified at the time of discovery. Spokane Police Department responded and obtained a copy of the security video of the incident.    

Here are some important steps you can take to help protect your property:

* Ensure doors and windows are locked. With older doors, ensure the door has completely latched. 

* As reminder valuables should be locked away when an office area is unoccupied.

* Report all crimes immediately to 911.

* Report suspicious persons and activities immediately to 911.

If you encounter a subject in your residence or work space, do not attempt to confront them. Go to a safe place and call 911.

Please notify Campus Security of such incidents as soon as possible so that others in the community can be alerted.


Security Notice-Motor Vehicle Theft reported in the 1200 Block of Astor

December 29, 2013
On December 29, at approximately 4:00 p.m., a GU Campus Safety & Security Officer found a second student’s vehicle missing from his off campus non-university-owned residence. The Security Officer last saw the vehicle in the driveway approximately 3:30 a.m.that day. This is the second vehicle stolen from this house (Security Notice dated December 23, 2013). The officer contacted the student and confirmed the vehicle as stolen. The student was advised to call Crime Check and report the theft.  The student was not at his residence at the time of the crime.
If anyone can provide details about this incident, please contact Campus Public Safety at 509-313-2222. 
Here are some important steps you can take to help protect your property:
* Make sure all of your exterior lights are working.
* Recommend installation of motion activated exterior lights.
* Report suspicious persons and activities immediately to 911.
If you encounter a subject in your residence, do not attempt to confront them. Go to a safe place and call 911.
Please notify Campus Security of such incidents as soon as possible at 313-2222 so that others in the neighborhood can be alerted.

Security Notice-Residential Burglary reported in the 400 Block of Sharp

December 26, 2013

A student reported today between 4:00 PM December 21 and 11:20 AM December 26, person(s) unknown entered a University owned on-campus apartment building in the 400 block of East Sharp.  It appears the suspect(s) pried open the east entry door and proceeded to kick in all of the interior doors to three apartments.  Among the items taken were jewelry, electronics, and clothing.  The apartment building was unoccupied at the time of the burglary.  University maintenance was notified and responded to secure the apartment building.   The student was advised to report the crime to Spokane Police.  

Here are some important steps you can take to help protect your property:

* Lock your doors and windows. Keep curtains and blinds closed, especially at night.

* Report suspicious persons and activities immediately to 911.

If you encounter a subject in your residence, do not attempt to confront them. Go to a safe place and call 911.

Please notify Campus Security of such incidents as soon as possible at 313-2222 so that others in the neighborhood can be alerted.


Security Notice-Residential Burglary reported in the 1200 Block of Astor

December 23, 2013

On December 23, the owner of a private off-campus house in the 1200 block of N Astor reported to GU Security that sometime on Saturday December 21, unknown person(s) kicked in the back door to the residence.  The owner of the home called one of the GU students renting the house and advised the student of the break-in.  The owner reported he did a walk-through of the house with the student on the phone determining that the only items taken were two sets of car keys to vehicles parked in the driveway. 

The owner of the house secured the residence and called Crime Check to report the burglary. Later this afternoon the owner of the house conducted another check of the residence and discovered one of the vehicles gone.  He called the GU student and confirmed the vehicle as stolen. 

Here are some important steps you can take to help protect your property:

* Make sure all of your exterior lights are working.

* Recommend installation of motion activated exterior lights.

* Report suspicious persons and activities immediately to 911.

If you encounter a subject in your residence, do not attempt to confront them. Go to a safe place and call 911.

Please notify Campus Security of such incidents as soon as possible at 313-2222 so that others in the neighborhood can be alerted.


Security Advisory – Assault reported in the area of Sharp and Hamilton

December 17, 2013

A Gonzaga student reported today (December 17) at 1:15 pm that on Saturday, December 14, 2013 around 12:30 a.m., while walking with another student near the intersection of Sharp & Hamilton, a man approximately 30 years of age exited a vehicle and struck the student in the face.  According to the student, the man then got back into the vehicle and drove away.  The student was not able to provide a description of the man, nor of the vehicle.  GU Security and Spokane Police were not notified at the time of the incident.   

 If you have any information regarding this incident please contact GU Security at 509-313-2222.

 Gonzaga community members are reminded of the following safety tips:

 If you have to walk, do so in groups especially after dark. Try to use well-lit, busy routes. Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid secluded areas such as alleyways. 

  • Utilize Saferide if you need a ride back to your residence from an off-campus location: call 509-568-8000.
  • Utilize Security escorts to travel across campus: 509-313-2222.
  • Report suspicious persons or circumstances immediately to GU Security (509-313-2222) or SPD (911).
  • Once you are in safe place, report all crimes immediately to police at 911 and GU Security at 509- 313-2222.

JOINT HEALTH ADVISORY: Agencies Partner to Issue Cold Weather Health Advisory

December 5, 2013

 

SPOKANE, Wash. – With a wind chill watch in effect and temperatures expected to plummet in the next few days, Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) and Spokane Department of Emergency Management (DEM) are issuing this health advisory to warn the community about the dangers of exposure to cold conditions. Exposure to cold temperatures can cause serious or life-threatening health problems. Infants and the elderly are particularly at risk, but anyone, including animals, can be affected.

For full details click the link below:

SRHD_ColdWeatherHealthAdvisory_2013_FINAL


Holiday Break Safety Tips

November 25, 2013

With Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks fast approaching, students need to be thoughtful about leaving residences unoccupied for extended periods of time.  For off-campus students in particular, forward planning and preparations are crucial! 

 Get your residence checked over break!

If you would like your home checked while you are away on break, the Spokane Police Department Senior Volunteers offer this service.  Services are provided Monday through Friday for up to 30 days. All doors and windows are physically checked including any out-buildings on your property. Call the Vacation Home Check Information line at (509)622-5885 if you are interested in having this service provided to you.

 Let trusted neighbors or friends know you are leaving and ask them to keep an eye on your place.

 Leave exterior lights on. Lock all gates, doors and windows. Close all curtains.

 Vehicles

If you live off-campus, you may want to park your car on campus over holiday breaks. The City of Spokane only allows parking on the street for up to twelve hours at a time.  Additionally, your car may be towed or blocked in by snowplows in the event of a snowstorm.  Consider utilizing the free parking program offered by Campus Public Safety and Security (CPS&S) at the Boone/Van Gorp parking lot.  No permit is required but you must sign up at the CPS&S office located in lower Welch hall.  Parking is limited to the Green Lot and is available on a first-come first-served basis.  This service will run from November 27 to December 1 for Thanksgiving break and December 18 to January 14 for Christmas break.  Campus Security is not responsible for any damage or theft to vehicles if you choose to utilize this program. Remember to lock your vehicle and remove all valuables that may attract unwanted attention.

 Mail & Packages

If you will be gone more than two to three days, make arrangements to have your mail and newspaper deliveries stopped or picked up by a trusted neighbor or friend.

 Whether you live on campus or off, you may rent a mailbox from the Gonzaga Mail Room for $35.00 per school year.  Currently, mailbox rentals are available for $20.00 for the rest of the school year.  With a mailbox through Gonzaga, you can have packages delivered to the secure mail room.

 The United States Parcel Service offers the following service if you will be away from your off-campus residence for any period of time: https://holdmail.usps.com/duns/HoldMail.jsp

 Holiday Break Security Tips!

Check out holiday break security tips, and some great winter travel tips & links at

http://www.gonzaga.edu/Campus-Resources/Offices-and-Services-A-Z/MarketingandCommunications/News-Services/EmergencyPreparedness/holiday-security-tips.asp

  • Holiday break security tips for off-campus residents

KHQ-Stolen Property Recovered! Is Any Of This Yours?

November 25, 2013

 

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KHQ.COM - On 11/22/13 repeat offender Daniel Sukin was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver (Heroin). Spokane Police obtained information that Sukin had several storage units with stolen property inside.

Over the weekend, Spokane Police Patrol Anti-Crime Team (P.A.C.T) executed several search warrants at the storage units believed to house the stolen property.

Tens of thousands of dollars worth of items were recovered from inside the units, including bikes, power tools, painting supplies, and numerous other items (pictured in the link below).

Some of the items inside the storage unit were verified to have been stolen and a new charge for Sukin (Possession of Stolen Property) was forwarded to the Spokane County Prosecutors Office last night.

Spokane Police are asking for citizens to view photos of the stolen property and call Crime Check at 456-2233 to claim items.


Security Advisory – Strong-arm Robbery Reported in Logan Neighborhood

October 27, 2013

A Gonzaga student reported last night, October 27, 2013, that between midnight and 1:00 a.m., while walking with two other students in the alley north of the 400 block of East Mission, they were approached by an unknown male and female. Both were wearing red “hoody” sweat shirts with faces painted to resemble skeletons. The female punched one of the students. The student was then grabbed and thrown to the ground and repeatedly struck. The other students attempted to intervene, but were unable to stop the assault.  During the assault the female demanded money from the student.  A purse was given to the male subject, who rifled through it, then dropped it. Both subjects then fled east through the alley towards Astor Street. Two GU-contracted Spokane Police Department patrol units were on duty in the neighborhood at the time of the incident. They responded and completed a report. The subjects were described of average height and build. The student who was assaulted was treated for her injuries after reporting the assault.

 Gonzaga community members are reminded of the following safety tips:

  • If you have to walk, do so in groups especially after dark. Use well-lit, busy routes. Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid secluded areas such as alleyways. 
  • Utilize Saferide if you need transportation back to your residence from an off-campus location. Call 568-8000.
  • Utilize Security escorts to travel across campus: 313-2222.
  • Report suspicious persons or circumstances immediately to GU Security (313-2222) or SPD (911).
  • Once you are in safe place, report all crimes immediately to police at 911 and GU Security at 313-2222.

Security Notice – Attempted Burglary reported in 600 block of E. Boone

October 25, 2013

A Gonzaga staff member reported today, October 25, 2013 person(s) unknown attempted to enter an on-campus, University-owned administrative building in the 600 block of East Boone.  The intruder(s) apparently attempted entry through a window, however only the outer windscreen was damaged. The staff member reported entry into the building was not gained. GU Security was not notified at the time of the GU Security was alerted when the attempted entry was discovered. 

Here are some important steps you can take to help protect your property:

* Lock your doors and windows. Keep curtains and blinds closed, especially at night.

* Make sure all of your exterior lights are working.

* Report all crimes immediately to 911.

* Report suspicious persons and activities immediately to 911.

If you encounter a subject in your residence, do not attempt to confront them. Go to a safe place and call 911.

Please notify Campus Security of such incidents as soon as possible so that others in the neighborhood can be alerted.

 


Incidents of Interest

October 21, 2013

Since September 21, 2013 students have reported 11 bike thefts. All of which were secured to bike racks at various locations on campus. Of the eleven, two were secured with U-locks while the remaining nine were secured with cable style locks.

Three Vehicle Prowls were reported during the same time period all of which occurred on campus. Community members are reminded to never leave anything out in plain sight.  I.e., backpacks, duffle bags, clothes, laptop cases, and electronic cables.


Residential burglary (occupied) reported in 1700 block of N. Addison

September 21, 2013
A student reported today that on September 21, between midnight – 2:00 a.m., person(s) unknown entered an off-campus, non-University owned residence several blocks north of the University.  The intruder(s) entered after breaking a basement window. Personal belongings of the occupants were removed from an unoccupied bedroom in the basement, and from the living room. Among items reported taken was a set of vehicle keys, and a resident’s vehicle was stolen.  According to the student, the residents were home asleep at the time of the burglary. It appeared that the intruder(s) did not enter any of the occupied bedrooms.  Students reported the crime to Spokane Police who responded and completed an incident report. GU Security was not notified at the time of the incident. 
Here are some important steps you can take to help protect your property:
* Secure doors and windows. Keep curtains and blinds closed, especially at night.
* Make sure all of your exterior lights are working.
* Installation of motion activated exterior lights is recommended.
* Report suspicious persons and activities immediately to 911.
If you encounter a subject in your residence, do not attempt to confront them. Go to a safe place and call 911.
Please notify Campus Security of such incidents as soon as possible at 313-2222 so that others in the neighborhood can be alerted.

 


Incidents of Interest

September 13, 2013

9/9/13

A student reported a bike theft from Corkery Apartments.  The bike was secured with a cable lock

9/9/13

A student reported bike 

9/8/13

A student reported a bike theft at Burch Apartments.  The bike was secured with a cable lock.

9/7/13

A student reported a bike theft in the 800 block of Indiana. Two bikes were taken after the person cut 9/4/13

A Student reported a bike theft at Twohy hall bike rack.  The bike was secured with a cable lock.

the fence the bikes were secured to.  

9/3/13

A student reported a bike theft at Kennedy Apartments bike rack.  The bike was secured with a cable lock.

9/2/13

A student reported a bike theft at Coughlin hall bike rack.  The bike was secured with a cable lock.

9/2/13

A student reported a bike theft at Coughlin hall bike rack.  The bike had been secured with a cable lock.


Attempted Off-Campus Residential Burglary Reported in 900 block of E. Desmet Ave.

September 13, 2013

A student reported today that around 4:05 a.m. today a Caucasian male attempted to force a basement window open and gain entry to an off-campus, non-University-owned residence in the E. 900 block of Desmet Ave. The student shouted at the intruder, startling him and causing him to flee northbound.  The student also reported that the intruder, upon being discovered, stated this was just a prank before he fled.  GU Security and Spokane Police were notified. In his rush to flee, the intruder left behind a knife (used to pry the window screen) and bike.  

Here are some important steps you can take to help protect your property:

* Lock your doors and windows. Keep curtains and blinds closed, especially at night.

* Make sure all of your exterior lights are working.  Recommend installation of motion activated exterior lights.

* Report all crimes immediately to 911.

* Report suspicious persons and activities immediately to 911.

If you encounter a subject in your residence, do not attempt to confront them. Go to a safe place and call 911.

Please notify Campus Security of such incidents as soon as possible at 313-2222 so that others in the neighborhood can be alerted.


Person of Interest

September 10, 2013

 

This person is a person of interest regarding to suspected theft from the Hughes. If you happen to see him on campus, GU Security would like to talk to him. Please call 313-2222.


Residential burglary (occupied) reported in 900 block of E. Baldwin

September 9, 2013

A student reported today that on September 6, between 3 – 5:30 a.m., person(s) unknown entered an off-campus, non-University owned residence several blocks north of the University.  The intruder(s) apparently entered through an open window and removed personal belongings of the occupants.   According to the student, all of the residents were home asleep at the time of the burglary.  The student stated it appeared that the intruder(s) did not enter any of the bedrooms, but remained in the living room before leaving through the front door of the house.  Among items reported taken was a set of vehicle keys, and a resident’s vehicle was stolen.  The vehicle has since been recovered by police. Students reported the crime to Spokane Police who responded and completed an incident report. GU Security was not notified at the time of the incident. 

Here are some important steps you can take to help protect your property:

* Lock your doors and windows. Keep curtains and blinds closed, especially at night.

* Make sure all of your exterior lights are working.

* Report all crimes immediately to 911.

* Report suspicious persons and activities immediately to 911.

If you encounter a subject in your residence, do not attempt to confront them. Go to a safe place and call 911.

Please notify Campus Security of such incidents as soon as possible so that others in the neighborhood can be alerted.

 


Magazine Solicitors

September 9, 2013

 

Every year about this time, we receive reports of individuals soliciting magazine sales at residence halls on campus, and at residences in the surrounding neighborhood. In the past, these individuals have sometimes gained access to residence halls and apartments by “tailgating” behind a student who is entering. These individuals do not have permission to enter Gonzaga residences, and/or solicit on the Gonzaga campus. If you see them anywhere on campus, please contact GU Security immediately at 313-2222.

An important reminder: you should NEVER allow access to your residence hall to anyone who is not a resident, an authorized staff member (should be able to provide GU identification) or accompanied by a resident or authorized staff member.


Assault in the 1700 Block of Cincinnati

September 2, 2013

On September 2, at 1:12 am, three students reported while walking home in the area 1700 N. Cincinnati were physically assaulted.  Two of the students reported while walking, several people approached them and asked them if they were coming from a party.   Both students reported being struck with closed fists to the face by two females from this group.  A third student attempted to provide assistance However; he was pushed away by a male assumed to be with the group.  The three students manage to flee the area and get to an apartment complex nearby and call GU Security and Spokane Police Department.  Upon arrival of security and the police, they reviewed security video from the complex, which showed a group of at least fifteen to twenty were with the primary perpetrators.  The police completed an initial investigation and informed the students the assault would be investigated further.  The students did not request medical attention.

Subject #1:  Caucasian female with a sleeve tattoo on her left arm
Subject #2:  African American female
Subject #3: African American Male

•    If you have to walk, do so in groups especially after dark. Try to use well-lit, busy routes. Be aware of your surroundings.
•    Utilize Saferide or a taxi service if you need a ride back to your residence from an off-campus location: call 568-8000.
•    Utilize Security escorts to travel across campus or to/from near-campus locations: 313-2222.
•    Report suspicious persons or circumstances immediately to GU Security (313-2222) or SPD (911).
•    Once you are in safe place, report all crimes immediately to police at 911 and GU Security at 313-2222.


Incidents of Interest to the Gonzaga Community

August 31, 2013

August 27

A student reported his bike taken from the bike rack near Desmet Hall.  The bike had been secured with a cable lock.

August 28

A student reported his bike taken from the bike rack near Corkery.  The bike had been secured with a cable lock.