We don’t believe any students were involved.
We see very little in the way of violent crime on the Gonzaga campus, but it can happen. To help prepare all of our Gonzaga community members for “active shooter” situations – which can happen anywhere – we offer both individualized and on-line training. Gonzaga staff, faculty, and students can visit our “Active Shooter” webpage and view a short video to prepare themselves for these rare, but dangerous, situations. We also ask all staff, faculty, and students to sign up for “ZagAlert” to receive emergency notices during significant events where an on-going threat is identified.
At about 2:45 PM yesterday, a purse was taken from a second floor office at Jepson. The purse was later found in a basement men’s restroom, minus some contents.
The individual in the pictures is a person of interest. If you see him on or near campus, please contact Campus Security immediately at 509-313-2222.
These two individuals removed a folding chair and tent belonging to students from the Coughlin garage today. They were later observed at WSU Riverpoint. If you see them on or near campus, please contact Gonzaga Security at 509-313-2222.
Check out Campo’s holiday break security tips & 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
A student reported a gym bag taken from his vehicle while it was parked in the 1300 block of North Addison. There was no sign of forced entry.
A student reported her silver and orange Fuji mountain bike was taken from a stairwell at Dussault Apartments. The bike had been secured with a U-lock.
A student discovered a hydraulic car jack lodged in his bicycle U-lock at Catherine-Monica. The lock was damaged, but still secured the bike.
A student reported a bag of clothing was taken from her vehicle while parked in the Corkery Apartments parking lot. A window was broken to gain access.
Campus security contacted an individual acting suspiciously near a Coughlin Hall bike rack. After determining that he was carrying bolt cutters, Spokane Police were contacted and the subject was identified and trespassed from campus.
A student reported his Specialized Rockhopper bike was missing from a railing at Tilford. It had been secured using a cable lock.
A student reported that someone had entered his off-campus residence in the 1600 block of North Standard sometime during the evening and took three backpacks from near the front door containing climbing gear (shoes, harness, pants, chalk bags) and snow gloves. There was no indication of forced entry.
A student reported that his silver Honda Accord, was missing from the Legacy Hall parking lot.
A student reported his black Trek mountain bicycle missing from the bike rack in front of Jepson. The bike had been secured with a cable lock.
A student reported her laptop was taken from a cubicle at Foley Library when she left it unattended.
A student reported his bike missing from the Paccar bike rack. It had been secured with a cable lock.
Campus security officers disarmed and detained a subject who waving a hunting knife in a threatening manner near Cataldo. Spokane Police responded and transported him to jail.
A student reported her purple Schwinn bike missing from the bike rack at Jepson. It had been secured with a cable lock.
A student reported his green Raleigh M-60 mountain bike taken from the porch of his off-campus house in the 700 block of East Nora. It was not locked.
A student reported her purple Murray mountain bike missing from a railing outside of the dance studio. It had been secured with a cable lock.
This subject is a person of interest in a bike theft last week at Coughlin Hall. It appears the bike was locked to the rack by a front fork, and the subject removed the front tire to free the bike. After loading the bike, the subject left in the vehicle shown in the picture gallery. If you see him or the vehicle on or near campus, please call Campus Security immediately at 509-313-2222.
On November 6, 2012 at 5:00 PM campus security was notified by the Spokane Fire Department that they had extinguished a fire in a dumpster near Marian Hall. The fire was limited to the dumpster and did not cause any damage. The Fire Department was unable to determine if the fire was accidently or intentionally set.
Call 911 to report any fires. Please report any suspicious persons or circumstances to campus security at 509-313-2222 immediately.
On October 30th at about 2:00 AM, this subject took a moped from the garage at Coughlin. When contacted by campus security near the 900 block of North Columbus, he abandoned the moped and fled. Prior to taking the moped he was observed on camera “inspecting” bikes on the bike rack at Coughlin. It is believed the subject likely lives somewhere in the neighborhood and may have been involved in earlier neighborhood prowlings . If you see him on or near campus, please contact Campus Security at 313-2222.
Seasonal flu vaccinations cost $5 for students. They are free to faculty and staff who are eligible for Gonzaga’s health insurance and cost $25 for those who are not eligible. The Health Center is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except on Tuesday when it is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It closes daily for lunch 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
For more information about the seasonal flu vaccination please call the Health Center at 509.313.4066.
An alert Spokane resident saw a suspicious vehicle this morning in the area of 500 E Mission. The resident saw the red 1997 Subaru circling the block near their home. The resident gave dispatchers the license plate number, and it turned out the Subaru was reported stolen at about 6:30 AM from the NW side of the city.
Spokane police responded to the area rather quickly and did find the car as it pulled up to a convenience store at Ermina and Hamilton. Officer Ryan Snider and Susannah Wilson contacted the driver, 21 year old Cody Wolfley as he attempted to enter the store. As the officers were detaining Wolfley, a second suspect appeared in the Subaru and attempted to back out of the parking lot. When the vehicle backed out, it struck a patrol car, causing no damage. He too was quickly detained in the Subaru. He was identified as 31 year old Ace Harris. Both Wolfly and Harris had outstanding warrants and extensive histories in property crimes. Inside the car officers found numerous shaved keys and items that may have been taken in vehicle prowlings.
Harris and Wolfley were booked into the Spokane County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle. Spokane Police often get great tips from residents. As in this case, the tip turned into felony property arrests and removed subjects like this off the streets. It is encouraged for citizens to call police or Crime Check when they see activity in their neighborhood that seems odd or unfamiliar.
If you go to a costume party, go with a group of friends you know and trust.
- Always carry a photo ID, and make sure your friends carry identification and phone numbers with them in case they become incapacitated for any reason.
- Consider your costume, and avoid wearing one that inhibits your ability to see and move freely. Use special caution when crossing the street, and be sure motorists see you before you cross.
- Some people who want to cause harm may take advantage of being unrecognizable in a Halloween costume. Stay in an environment where you can easily get help or move away from someone who is threatening your safety. Be aware of your surroundings.
- If you are intoxicated, your impaired judgment places you at a much greater risk for injury, unwanted sexual contact, or a police citation. Set a drink limit for yourself and stick to it. (Or plan not to drink alcohol at all.)
- If you accept a beverage from someone, make sure that you know the individual, you have observed the drink being prepared, and you never leave it unattended. Exercise caution in any public setting with any beverage.
- Make a plan to get home safely. If you have no other safe option, you can utilize GSBA Saferide for rides back to your on-campus or near-campus residence. 568-8000. Halloween is one of the busiest nights of the year for cabs, so please be prepared to wait for your ride.
If you plan to host a social gathering, please visit the Gonzaga Off-Campus Living guide at: http://www.gonzaga.edu/Student-Life/Off-Campus-Living/Docs-and-Pics/OffCampusGuide1.pdf . You’ll find some great tips for safely hosting guests and a social gathering on pages 16-19.
A Gonzaga student reported his Schwinn “Cruiser” bike missing from the Kennedy southwest bike rack. The student reported he had not locked the bike to the rack.
A staff member reported that person(s) unknown had entered his vehicle and removed an IPhone, vehicle registration, insurance card and other misc. paperwork while the vehicle was parked in the McCarthey Center parking lot. There was no sign of forced entry.
A student reported his silver, black and red Giant mountain bike missing from a tree outside Kennedy where it had been secured with a U-lock.
A student reported his blue Fuji bike was taken from a bike rack on the south side of Martin Center. It had been secured with a cable lock.
A student reported both tires removed from his Specialized Hard Rock mountain bike while it was secured with a U-lock at a Kennedy bike rack.
Thanks to some attentive Gonzaga students who quickly notified Spokane Police and Campus Security, two separate subjects were contacted, identified, and trespassed from the area. Residents in the 900 block of East Augusta called at about 9:30 PM to report a suspicious person in the backyard of their residence. SPD and Campus Security quickly contacted a person matching his description in the 900 block of East Indiana. Then, at about 10:00 PM, residents in 1000 block of East Sinto called to report a suspicious person in the backyard of their residence. SPD and Campus Security searched the area, but did not find the subject. The residents called again at 11:30 PM to report the same subject was back. SPD and Campus Security again responded and located a person matching the description walking near the area. Both subjects were white males, 33 and 50 years of age, wearing dark clothing. At least one of the subjects had been previously arrested for burglary and trafficing stolen property.
Here are some easy steps you can take to help protect your property:
* Lock your doors and windows. Keep curtains & blinds closed.
* Make sure all of your exterior lights are working.
* Report all crimes immediately. 911.
* Report suspicious persons and activities immediately. 911.
If you encounter a subject in your residence, do not attempt to confront them. Go to a safe place and call 911.
Passionate about security & safety on campus? Here’s your chance to join campus representatives as we walk and talk our way around campus, looking at everything from lighting to pedestrian safety. Meet us Wednesday, October 10th at 5:30 PM on the front steps of Crosby Student Center.
As the days grow shorter and the weather becomes more inclement, it’s more important than ever to follow these basic safety tips:
Safety tips for PEDESTRIANS:
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:
A student reported their white K2 Dualshock mountain bike missing from the Coughlin garage bike rack. It had been secured with a U-lock.
A male subject and female subject were contacted by campus security after being observed acting suspiciously near the Catherine Monica bike racks. The female subject had a large pair of bolt cutters concealed in a backpack. Both subjects were trespassed from campus.
A student reported their black & yellow Fisher Blackberry Mountain Bike missing from the hand railing at Marian Hall. It had been secured with a cable lock.
A student reported a front wheel taken from their bike while it was parked at the Dooley bike rack.
A student reported his white & blue Specialized mountain bike missing from a bike rack on the south side of College Hall. It had been secured with a U-lock.
A student reported their blue and black Trek mountain bike taken from the Dooley bike rack.
Campus security officers contacted two male subjects after a security dispatcher noticed them on camera acting suspiciously at about 2 AM at the Coughlin bike racks. One of the subjects was found to be carrying a pair of 24” bolt cutters concealed inside his jacket. Both subjects were trespassed from campus.
A student reported wheels removed from her bike secured to a stair railing at Corkery Apartments.
A student reported that most of his red/white Specialized Rockhopper was taken from the Twohy bike rack. His quick-release front tire was still firmly secured with a U-lock to the bike rack.
A student’s vehicle was broken into in the 500 block of East Mission. A wallet was taken.
A student reported her white Specialized Mica-Hard rock Mountain bike taken from a balcony at Corkery. The student did not lock the bike.
A student reported her Fuji Nevado 19 inch bike taken from a bike rack at Sinto Apartments. She reported it had been secured with a U-lock.