Check out the newest newsletter from Officer Kirk Kimberly regarding Sexual Assault

September 29, 2016

 

September 2016 Newsletter: Sexual Assault

 

Hello! Hopefully everyone got off to a great start to the year! This month, I will talk about sexual assault as it is a problem on campuses, as well as throughout society. In comparisons between the Uniform Crime Reports (UCR’s) collected by the FBI which only include reports made to police, and Crime Victimization Survey data (all crimes according to general population surveys) sexual assaults appear to be grossly under-reported. There are many reasons for this discrepancy including but not limited to embarrassment, guilt, inconvenience, fear, and confusion as to what is a crime. If anyone is interested in looking up sexual assault offenses, here is a list of the Washington criminal laws pertaining to sexual offenses obtained from http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=9A.44:

 

9A.44.040 Rape in the first degree. 9A.44.086 Child molestation in the second degree.
9A.44.050 Rape in the second degree. 9A.44.089 Child molestation in the third degree.
9A.44.060 Rape in the third degree. 9A.44.093 Sexual misconduct with a minor in the first degree.
9A.44.073 Rape of a child in the first degree. 9A.44.096 Sexual misconduct with a minor in the second degree.
9A.44.076 Rape of a child in the second degree. 9A.44.100 Indecent liberties.
9A.44.079 Rape of a child in the third degree. 9A.44.105 Sexually violating human remains.
9A.44.083 Child molestation in the first degree. 9A.44.115 Voyeurism.

 

 

On college campuses, date rape is the most prevalent form of sexual assault and is reported even less frequently than other forms of sexual assault. Date rape is generally understood as forcible sexual intercourse during a voluntary social engagement in which one party did not intend to submit to the sexual advances and resisted the acts by verbal refusals, denials or pleas to stop, and/or physical resistance. It is not a defense to any of the above crimes that the victim was incapacitated due to being intoxicated or unconscious.

 

Here are some tips to keep in mind to help prevent sexual assault:

You can’t always avoid date rape. However, there are things you can do to minimize the risk of sexual assault.

1) Rape is a crime of power and control. Be aware of controlling behavior in your date or relationship. Most rape survivors recall feeling “uncomfortable” about some of their partner’s behaviors including:

— Intimidating stares, degrading jokes or language, refusal to respond to stated physical limits, refusal to accept “no” as an answer, whether in a sexual context or otherwise, insistence on making all of the “important” decisions about the relationship or date, unwillingness to interact with you as a person rather than a sexual object, extreme jealousy, possessiveness, strong belief in sex role stereotypes, a history of violent behavior.

2) Define yourself and your sexual limits. Your sexual limits are yours alone to define. The first step in preventing abuse is to define your limits clearly to yourself and then to act quickly when a date or partner intentionally or unintentionally crosses your stated boundaries.

3) Set clear limits and be firm. It is your body, and no one has the right to force you to do anything you don’t want to do. If you do not want to be touched, you can say, “Don’t touch me,” or “Stop it, I’m not enjoying this.”

4) Do not give mixed messages. Say “yes” when you mean “yes” and “no” when you mean “no.” Be sure that your words do not conflict with other signals such as eye contact, voice tone, posture or gestures.

5) Be independent and aware on dates and other times. Do not be totally passive. Have opinions about where to go. Think about appropriate places to meet, (not necessarily your room or your date’s.

6) Avoid secluded places where could be vulnerable. If you are unsure of a new person in your life or if this person has exhibited some of the controlling behaviors listed above, suggest a group or double date.

7) Trust your gut feelings. If you feel you are in a dangerous situation, or that you are being pressured, you’re probably right, and you need to respond. Many rape survivors report having had a “bad feeling” about the situation that led to their victimization. If a situation feels bad or you start to get nervous about your date’s behavior, confront the person immediately or leave as soon as possible.

8) If you feel pressured, coerced or fearful: protest loudly, leave and, go for help. Make a scene! Your best defense is to attract attention to the situation if you feel you are in trouble. In an attempt to be nice or avoid embarrassment, you may be reluctant to yell or run away to escape being attacked.

9) Be aware that alcohol and drugs are often related to acquaintance rape. They compromise your ability (and your partner’s ability) to make responsible decisions.

10) Practice self-defense. Knowing in advance how you would respond to a physical threat greatly increases your chances of escape. Anyone can learn self-defense and classes are often available free or at a low cost through schools and community context.

 

Feel free to contact me with questions as well!

 

Be safe!

 

Detective Kirk Kimberly

Spokane Police Department

KKimberly@SpokanePolice.org

 

 

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Advice for the start of the year from SPD Officer Kirk Kimberly

September 15, 2016

Hello and welcome back to school! Since this is my first monthly crime related article for Gonzaga, I would like to introduce myself. I am Detective Kirk Kimberly and I am a 26 year veteran officer with the Spokane Police Department. At the moment, I am assigned to the Spokane Regional Auto Theft Task Force and Gonzaga University is one of my main target areas. I have previously worked on every type of investigation including property crimes, fraud, drugs, and crimes against persons including sexual assaults, assault, burglary, robbery, and homicide. Some of you may already know me as I taught several different Criminal Justice classes at Gonzaga over the years. These articles are meant to provide some insight into crime related issues in and around Gonzaga and provide tips to help prevent victimization. Each month, I will discuss different topics. Feel free to weigh in on topics you want to read about!

With the start of the new school year, I will discuss alcohol related crimes since many people tend to “celebrate” the start of the school year with alcohol. First, let’s try to identify the most common alcohol related crimes. The obvious first choice is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI). In Washington State, the crime of DUI is governed by RCW 46.61.502 which states that a person is guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug if the person drives a vehicle within this state:

(a) And the person has, within two hours after driving, an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher as shown by analysis of the person’s breath or blood made under RCW 46.61.506; or

(b) The person has, within two hours after driving, a THC concentration of 5.00 or higher as shown by analysis of the person’s blood made under RCW 46.61.506; or

(c) While the person is under the influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor, marijuana, or any drug; or

(d) While the person is under the combined influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor, marijuana, and any drug.

DID YOU KNOW:

  1. a) According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), on average 2 out of 3 people will be involved in a collision where intoxication is a factor?
  2. b) According to the National Highway Safety Administration, vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death for teens, and about a quarter of those crashes involve an underage drinking driver. One of the saddest cases I worked involved the death of a teen girl where her best friend had driven drunk. Be safe!
  3. c) According to the FBI, in 2014, three times as many males were arrested for drunk driving as females.

 

Disorderly conduct is another common crime associated with alcohol impairment and is governed by Spokane City Municipal Code Section 10.10.020. The code states that no person may intentionally cause, or recklessly create, a risk of unreasonable public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm by:

  1. A) Engaging in fighting or in violent, tumultuous or threatening behavior; or
  2. B) Committing any act which tends to create or incite, or in fact creates or incites, either a violent response and/or an immediate breach of the peace. Such conduct includes without limitation:
  3. Obscene language or gestures; or
  4. Boisterous conduct; or
  5. Personally abusive epithets, or words or language that a reasonable person would find offensive, disgusting or insulting and/or which epithets, words or language are likely to provoke a reaction of fear, anger or apprehension when addressed to a citizen of ordinary sensibilities; or
  6. C) Disturbing any lawful assembly of persons without lawful authority.

 

Obviously there is a tendency for disorderly conduct to morph into other crimes such as assault and malicious mischief (vandalism). Of grave concern is sexual assault on campus. Many campus related sexual assault involve the consumption of alcohol on the part of one or both parties involved. Remember, in no instance is intoxication a defense for any crime. So, enjoy the new school year, but be respectful of each other and personally responsible with you alcohol intake. Next month I will discuss sexual assaults in the University setting.

 

If at any time you have questions about any topic we discuss or any unrelated topic, I can be contacted at 509-625-4069 or KKimberly@SpokanePolice.org. Welcome back and be safe!

 

— Detective Kirk Kimberly

Spokane Police Department


SPD wants to know if any of these bicycle parts belong to you:

March 17, 2016

The Spokane Police Department wants to know if any of these bike parts belong to you.  If you have had a bike or parts stolen, check out the following link and contact the SPD to claim the items you recognize as belonging to you.

https://my.spokanecity.org/police/news/2016/03/03/spokane-police-looking-to-find-owners-of-bike-parts/

Thank You
Brian Best
Crime Prevention and Education Officer


Spring Break security tips for off-campus residents

March 1, 2016

Houses

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

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

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.

Vehicles

If you live off-campus, you may want to park your car on campus over spring break. The City of Spokane only allows parking on the street for up to twelve hours at a time. Consider utilizing the free parking program offered by Campus Public Safety and Security. No permit is required but you must sign up at the CPS&S office located in lower Welch hall. Parking is limited and is on a first-come first-served basis. 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.


Safety tips for PEDESTRIANS:

February 9, 2016

Be safe and be seen: make yourself visible to drivers

  • Wear bright/light colored clothing and reflective materials.
  • Carry a flashlight when walking at night.
  • Cross in a well-lit area at night.
  • Stand clear of buses, hedges, parked cars or other obstacles before crossing so drivers can see you.

Be smart and alert: avoid dangerous behaviors

  • Always walk on the sidewalk; if there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
  • Stay sober; walking while impaired increases your chance of being struck.
  • Don’t assume vehicles will stop; make eye contact with drivers, don’t just look at the vehicle. If a driver is on a cell phone, they may not be paying enough attention to drive safely.
  • Don’t rely solely on pedestrian signals; look before you cross the road.
  • Be alert to engine noise or backup lights on cars when in parking lots and near on-street parking spaces.

Be careful at crossings: look before you step

  • Cross streets at marked crosswalks or intersections, if possible.
  • Obey traffic signals such as WALK/DON’T WALK signs.
  • Look left, right, and left again before crossing a street.
  • Watch for turning vehicles; make sure the driver sees you and will stop for you.
  • Look across ALL lanes you must cross and visually clear each lane before proceeding. Just because one motorist stops, do not presume drivers in other lanes can see you and will stop for you.
  • Don’t wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while crossing.

Pedestrian safety tips for DRIVERS:

Be alert: watch for pedestrians at all times

  • Scan the road and the sides of the road ahead for potential pedestrians.
  • Before making a turn, look in all directions for pedestrians crossing.
  • Don’t drive distracted or after consuming alcohol or other drugs.
  • Do not use your cell phone while driving.
  • Look carefully behind your vehicle for approaching pedestrians before backing-up, especially small children.
  • For maximum visibility, keep your windshield clean and headlights on.

Be responsible: yield to pedestrians at crossings

  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, whether marked or unmarked.
  • Yield to pedestrians when making right or left turns at intersections.
  • Do not block or park in crosswalks.

Be patient: drive the speed limit and avoid aggressive maneuvers

  • Never pass/overtake a vehicle that is stopped for pedestrians.
  • Obey speed limits and come to a complete stop at STOP signs.
  • Use extra caution when driving near children playing along the street or older pedestrians who may not see or hear you.
  • Always be prepared to stop for pedestrians.

Washington State Law Regarding Pedestrians & Crosswalks:


Welcome Back!!!!

January 22, 2016

Welcome back everyone! We are all back into the swing of things with the starting of the new semester and we at Campus Security would like to wish you all a safe weekend. We all know that some old habits are hard to break, so here are a few reminders.
• Program Campus Security’s number in your phone: 509-313-2222
• Remember the public uses our campus as a thoroughfare sometimes so keep that in mind when you leave your residence and when you return.
• Lock your doors and be aware of your surroundings.
• Keep track of your personal items and don’t leave items in your vehicle that may be attractive to a thief.
Most importantly, we are a community, a family, and we strive to watch out for and protect each other. Stay in groups if you can and if you find yourself separated from your friends, call Campus Security for an escort. If you see suspicious activity (things that make you go hmmm….) call Campus Security.
Take care of each other and if you or your friends need assistance in any way, Campus Security will help.
Have a great weekend and good luck this semester!

Brian Best
Crime Prevention and Education Officer
Gonzaga University
bestb@gonzaga.edu
509-313-4018


Winter Break Safety

December 16, 2015

Campus Security and Public Safety will be on duty throughout the break and reminds everyone to secure your valuables while you are away.

• Please lock all your windows and doors.
• Keep items of value out of sight.
• If you have a permitted vehicle, leave it in the Barc, on the 3rd or 4th floor. Call us with your information.
• If you have a non-permitted vehicle, leave it in the lot on the west side of Knights of Columbus. Call us with your information.
• Lock and remove everything from your vehicle.
• If you have a bike bring it indoors. Leave it in your room or in a common area, but keep it locked up with your u-lock.
• If you will be staying at GU over the break please call x2222 if you see anything or anyone that looks out of place

Thank you and enjoy the holiday


RUN HIDE FIGHT – Response to active shooter.

December 4, 2015

Here are two pamphlets that contain some of the information that you may have seen on the news, regarding active shooter.  Please check the below links, and stay tuned for Run, Hide, Fight training’s coming your way.

Pocket Card:

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/active_shooter_pocket_card_508.pdf

Pamphlet:

http://www.dhs.gov/publication/active-shooter-pamphlet


To: Off campus GU students

November 24, 2015

To: Off campus GU students
From: Judi Biggs Garbuio, Vice President for Student Development

Date: November 23, 2015

RE: Continued services during the power outage

Over the past several days the University has been making an effort to connect with students who may still be negatively impacted by the storm damage from last Tuesday. As of today, Monday, November 23, 2015, we believe there are many who still are without electrical power, heat, and hot water.

At this point, because of the continuing diligent work and updates from local power companies, we are sending this email to all off campus students in hopes that if you have power, you can share this message with friends who may not. We want to ensure that if any of our students are in need of assistance, they know what resources are available on and off campus. Please see the list of resources below, which includes available services on campus, or in the Spokane community, to access electrical power for charging phones and personal equipment, internet, and showers. If you have friends who do not have power, please share this information with them however possible. We want all of our students to stay healthy and safe.

Over the next 24-48 hours the Spokane region is expecting increasingly colder temperatures and possible snowfall with minimal accumulation. Because of this, it is more important than ever to take measures to ensure your health and safety. Below are listed several services located here on campus as well as in the Spokane community:

Showering:
If you are in need of a shower you have access to the Rudolf Fitness Center: Regular hours on November 23; Nov. 24th, 6am-8pm, and Wed. Nov. 25th, 10am-6pm, prior to the University closing for Thanksgiving break. If you need additional help, please contact the Residence Life on-call professional at 509-313-6865 who will try to assist you with your needs. There is limited availability for showering on campus in one of two houses.

Food:
Many local food options are available now that power has been restored in many retail areas. The food services on campus are open on a regular operating schedule while the University is open. After Tuesday, November 24th, many offices will be closed and students may purchase meals on campus if they do not have meal plans. The hours of operation for food services can be found here: https://zagdining.sodexomyway.com/ Remember that there will be abbreviated hours of operation due to the holiday closings.

Shelter and other items:
At this time on-campus emergency sheltering has been suspended. This decision will be reviewed if the need arises over the next three days as temperatures are expected to drop significantly. If you are in need of blankets and a flashlight, you can call the Residence Life on call professional at 509-313-6865 (between 9am and 9pm). Please bring your GU student I.D.

According to an announcement last week, the following temporary shelters are still in place:
The shelter is located at the Girl Scouts facility at 1404 N. Ash St. in Spokane. Any residents in need of shelter are welcome at any time, whether it’s for a few days or just a few hours. Beds, meals and electricity will be available at the shelter, and people can also bring their small pets as long as they have cages for them.

There are two other shelters open at Valley Assembly of God at 15618 E Broadway in Spokane Valley, and the United Methodist Church on 204 4th St. in Cheney.

Residents evacuating to the shelter are asked to bring their own sheets, pillows, clothing, hygiene and personal items. These items include things like medication and specialty items like diapers and baby items.

Nurses will also be on staff to help people with medical issues like plugging in their oxygen tanks.

The Red Cross is continuing to stay in contact with Emergency Management to assess the need for an additional shelters.

Additional questions can be directed to 509-990-0069.

Other Resources
The Office of Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management is coordinating with local emergency response personnel to provide a list of resources for Spokane residents on the Gonzaga University Wind Storm/Power Outage Website. From the Gonzaga University main page, click on the yellow ‘Wind Storm/Power Outage” box located on the lower right-hand side to visit the site. The site includes information about power outage preparedness and safety, links to find resources such as fuel or grocery stores, and volunteer opportunities. Contact the office with questions or resource suggestions at emergencyprep@gonzaga.edu

Volunteer opportunities:
Students, staff and faculty interested in assisting with Windstorm 2015 volunteer efforts are asked to go towww.volunteerspokane.org to create a volunteer profile. Volunteers must indicate that they want to be contacted in the event of a disaster in their user profile. Catholic Charities is working with the United Way of Spokane County and will reach out to these volunteers as opportunities to help are identified.

Thousands of community members have been impacted by the recent storm and may need emergency shelter and assistance through the weekend. Volunteers will be needed to help at the shelters and provide services to those most affected by the windstorm.

Please connect so we know you are doing well. If you have other needs that are not addressed above, please feel free to e-mail me directly at biggsgarbuio@gonzaga.edu


High Crime Risk Location

November 4, 2015

This an advisory email to inform you of a potential High Crime Risk Location near Gonzaga University. To date, no Gonzaga University students have reported being victims of crime at this location.

Spokane Police Department has provided Campus Security and Public Safety with information about a residence in our neighborhood that should be considered a high crime risk location. 922 E. Sinto is a single family residence in the Logan neighborhood one block east of Hamilton street. There are no known Gonzaga University students associated with this residence. Since September 26th Spokane Police have responded to this house five separate times. The police have taken reports and/or made observations at the residence that we believe pose a high crime victimization risk to Gonzaga Students if they enter the residence.

• On three of the occasions the police responded to party complaints and found 200 plus occupants inside the residence. Most were high school aged persons intermingled with older local gang members

• There has been one sexual assault reported

• There was one felony theft from a young man where force was used to distract his attention while his wallet was taken from his person

• Early Sunday morning a young man was assaulted and found on the street outside the residence.

Spokane Police is actively investigating the criminal acts and also attempting to declare the house a legal nuisance. The nuisance classification causes the occupants to be evicted. While these investigations and processes are underway, please avoid the house and occupants.

If you are the victim of a crime in the neighborhood or on campus call Spokane Police at 911 and/or Campus Security and Public Safety at (509) 313-2222. Escorts and Safe Ride are also available by calling Campus Security and Public Safety.

Be safe; Thank you
Scott Snider
Director, Campus Security and Public Safety
Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave
MSC Box 2468
Spokane, WA 99258
Office (509) 313-2290
Dispatch (509) 313-2222

If you see something on campus and wonder if you should call Security, you probably should.


BRINGING A BIKE TO CAMPUS? REGISTER IT HERE!

November 4, 2015

If you plan on bringing a bike to campus, please register it with Campus Security.  Campus Security also sells U-Locks at a discounted price.  Cable locks are easily cut and U-Locks are much more durable.

Your bike’s serial number is the most important piece of information we need in case your bike gets stolen.  Here are some common areas


Spokane Fire Department November 2015 newsletter

November 4, 2015

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TRAFFIC CONSIDERATIONS FOR MOVE-IN DAY AT GONZAGA

August 24, 2015

Welcome to Gonzaga! Friday, August 28th 2015 is the first day freshman can move into residence halls. Four major changes in traffic flow on the university campus will allow easy access for unloading and parking:
• Cincinnati Street from the Centennial trail to Desmet Avenue will only be a northbound, one-way street.
• Desmet Avenue from Cincinnati to Hamilton Street will only be an eastbound, one-way street to allow egress for departing vehicles. To access Cincinnati Street, you must turn west onto Spokane Falls Boulevard from Hamilton Street and then turn north onto Cincinnati Street.
• The intersection of Dakota Street and Boone Avenue, Dakota Street from alley south of Sharp Avenue to Boone Avenue, and Boone Avenue from Dakota Street and Cincinnati Street are ONLY pedestrian areas – no vehicles allowed.
• Desmet Avenue from Dakota Street to Cincinnati Street will be only an eastbound, one-way street to allow egress for departing vehicles from Welch Hall.
In order to reduce the wait time for students to unload their belongings; we recommend that after you have completed unloading your vehicle, you park your vehicle in the parking garage which is located at Desmet Avenue and Cincinnati Street, any Gonzaga-owned parking lot, or street parking; and then finish moving into your respective residence hall.
To ease any confusion on how to arrive to your respective residence hall, please follow these directions:
Coughlin Hall/Catherine-Monica/Madonna:
Turn north onto Cincinnati Street (one street west of Hamilton Street) from Spokane Falls Boulevard and continue north to the Centennial Trail where a uniformed staff member shall direct you to your respective residence hall for parking. Coughlin Hall is the first residence hall on your right, Catherine-Monica is the second on your right, and Madonna is the third on the right.
Welch Hall:
If you are arriving from Sharp Avenue – turn south onto Cincinnati Street, continue to the alley just south of Boone Avenue where a sign and a uniformed staff member shall direct you to a parking space.
If you are arriving from Hamilton Street – turn west onto Boone Avenue, continue to Cincinnati Street, turn left onto Cincinnati Street, and then turn right into the alley just south of Boone Avenue where a sign and a uniformed staff member shall direct you to a parking space.

Twohy Hall:
Twohy Hall is located on the corner of Boone Avenue (one street south of Sharp Avenue) and Cincinnati Street. You may park anywhere possible to unload.
Roncalli/Lincoln:
Roncalli and Lincoln are located on the north side of Boone Avenue between Cincinnati and Dakota Street (two streets west of Hamilton Street, six streets from Ruby). To park and unload , you may either turn south onto Cincinnati Street, then turn right into the alley just south of Sharp Avenue; or turn south onto Dakota, then turn left into the alley.
Dillon/Goller/Alliance:
Dillon and Goller Halls are located between Standard (three streets west of Hamilton, and five streets east of Ruby) and Dakota just south of Sharp Avenue. Alliance is located across the parking lot from Goller Hall. To park and unload, you may either turn south onto Standard, then turn left into the alley; or turn south onto Dakota, then turn right into the alley.
Crimont Hall:
Crimont is located on the west side of Standard Street just north of Sharp Avenue. There is parking in the alley, or you may park on the street.
Desmet Hall:
Turn south onto Standard from Sharp Avenue and continue south where a uniformed staff member shall direct you to a parking space.

Thank you for your patience, and welcome to Gonzaga University.
– Campus Security and Public Security


Hamilton and Sharp closed briefly while Emergency Responders cleaned up gas spill

March 25, 2015

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Spokane Fire Department is investigating a gasoline spill that happened near North Hamilton Street and East Sharp Avenue early Wednesday morning.

Authorities responded shortly after 7:00 a.m. to reports of a gas leak. Upon arrival they were able to confirm the leak was from a vehicle, and not the pump.

According to authorities, a man attempted to steal gas from an Spokane Transit Authority vehicle, unknowingly clipped a fill line, and that led to approximately 10 gallons of fuel spilling onto the street.

Hamilton St. was closed briefly, but authorities re-opened the street shortly after 8:00 a.m.

KREM 2 News


Burglary reported in 200 block of E. Sinto

March 20, 2015

A Gonzaga student reported today, March 20, 2015 a person entered a University-Leased Apartments in the 200 block of East Sinto and took personally owned property. It is believed the intruder gained access through the main door of the apartment. GU Security was notified at the time of discovery as well as Spokane Police Department who also responded and completed a report.

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

* Ensure doors are locked. Residents are reminded to not prop doors open.
* Report all crimes immediately to the police at 509-456-2233 and Campus Security at 509-313-2222.
* Report suspicious persons and activities immediately!
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.


Spring Break security tips for off-campus residents

March 5, 2015

Houses

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

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

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.

Vehicles

If you live off-campus, you may want to park your car on campus over spring break. The City of Spokane only allows parking on the street for up to twelve hours at a time. Consider utilizing the free parking program offered by Campus Public Safety and Security. No permit is required but you must sign up at the CPS&S office located in lower Welch hall. Parking is limited and is on a first-come first-served basis. 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 newspaper and mail 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. Right now they are offering mailbox rentals for $15.00 for the rest of the school year. If you live on or off-campus and you have 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


Golf on Campus

February 27, 2015

There has been an increase in students playing golf with tennis balls around campus. This has become an issue because damage is being done to the grass all over campus and we want to make sure our campus is as beautiful as it can be. This damage to the grass is causing a significant amount of work for the grounds crew. This activity also has the potential for injury to others. The university needs this activity to stop immediately. If you are found playing, you will be asked to stop. You will also have the potential of going through the conduct process. Thank you for your support in caring for our campus and those in it.


Security Tips for the Holiday Break

November 21, 2014

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 offers a home check service for free. All doors and windows are physically checked including any out-buildings on your property. For more information or to sign up for the service please call (509)622-5885. *Please note this program does not extend to multi-resident style complexes (homes with several apartments) or apartment style buildings, please contact Campus Security at 509-313-2222 to discuss other available options.

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.

Residence Hall Patrols

All campus owned Resident Halls will be checked by campus Security throughout Thanksgiving break, November 26 through November 30 and Christmas Holiday break, December 20 through  January 11, 2015.

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 Security. No permit is required but you must sign up at the Campus Security office located in lower Welch Hall. Parking is limited and is available on a first-come first-served basis. This service will run from November 21 to December 1 for Thanksgiving break and December 19 to January 11 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.

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


Incidents of Interest to the Gonzaga Community

September 10, 2014

September 9
A student reported a bike theft from Herak bike rack. The bike had not been properly secured.

September 9
A student reported a bike theft from Catherine Monica. The bike was not locked with any type of lock.

September 6
A student reported a bike theft from Roncalli. The bike had been secured with a cable lock.

September 6
A student reported a bike theft from Madonna. The bike had been secured with a cable lock.

September 4
A student reported reported an attempted to motor vehicle theft from the Dussault parking lot.

August 30
A student reported a bike theft from the Coughlin parking garage. The bike had been secured with a cable lock.

August 30
A student reported a bike theft from Corkery. The bike had been secured with a cable lock.


700 Block of East Sharp Occupied off-campus Burglary

August 31, 2014

A student reported today between 11:15 PM and midnight August 30, person(s) unknown entered a non-University owned off-campus residence in the 700 block of East Nora. It appears the suspect(s) removed a window screen from a first floor window and then entered through the unlocked window. The student reported her purse and contents were the only items taken. The residence was occupied at the time of the burglary. Spokane Police Department was notified, responded and completed a report.

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.

 


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