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.


Vehicle prowl at Lamplighter Apartments

August 31, 2013

On August 29 a student reported person(s) unknown smashed the driver side window of his car.  The student told Campus Security that he noticed the damage when he went out to retrieve items he left in the vehicle.  Luckily nothing was reported taken from the vehicle.

Please remember to lock your vehicle and remove or conceal all items that might provide incentive to break in. This includes backpacks, duffle bags, laptop cases, and Ipod cables.

Local News Reports One person dead in officer-involved shooting

August 22, 2013

It has been reported Spokane Police have closed Indiana between Ruby and Lidgerwood as the result of a police involved shooting. Preliminary details indicate this does not involve the GU community.

For more information please go the following links:



New Student Arrival

August 22, 2013

Friday August 30, 2013 marks the beginning of the new school year with orientation and most of the first year students moving into their assigned residence hall.  We are expecting over 1200 students to descend on campus that day, along with their vehicles, parents, siblings and belongings. For the safety of all persons involved, we are requesting the following:

 -          Please avoid driving in the northeast portion of the campus from 7am-5pm. Traffic flow in that area will be slow and even stopped at several times, especially with the construction of the new University Center.

-          Be aware that some streets and alleys normally used by employees will be closed most of the day.

-          There will be no southbound traffic allowed on Cincinnati from Desmet to Lower Kennedy. At that location, Cincinnati will be temporarily restricted to “one way” northbound only until Madonna and Catherine Monica unloading is completed. 

-          If you must get to the Law School parking area that day and are arriving from the north, please drive southbound on Hamilton to westbound Springfield and then onto Cincinnati to reach the parking lot.

-          Pedestrian traffic in all parts of our campus will be quite heavy. Our visitors may be concentrating on other things and not be sufficiently wary of vehicle traffic. Please watch out for them!

-          Overall, parking in all lots and areas of campus will be impacted by this event. The Athletic lots north of the Centennial Trail, and the north College Hall lots have been designated as “long-term parking” for this weekend. To expedite the move-in process, parents and students will be directed to park at these locations after unloading.

 Your patience and goodwill are the keys to a successful day as we embrace the spirit of the new school year. On behalf of the entire security team, let us thank you in advance for your consideration and cooperation in making this event work as planned.

2013-2014 Gonzaga University parking permits are now available!

August 15, 2013

Parking on campus? The 2013-2014 Gonzaga University parking permits are now available! Permits can be purchased online or at the newly located Parking Services office (Welch Hall, lower level east entry). All prices are the SAME as last year.

New to campus this year, the BARC Parking Facility is now open! Parking designations are as follows:

2nd Level = Red Permits

3rd Level = Green and Yellow Permits

4th Level = Green and Yellow Permits

Last year’s 2012-2013 parking permits expire on August 31, 2013, so make sure to purchase your new permit soon and beat the rush!

Online permits can be purchased at You must bring a copy of your online payment receipt to the Parking Services office to claim the permit.

For any parking questions or concerns, please contact the Parking Services office at 509-313-6147.

Level II Registered Sex Offender lists address north of campus

August 14, 2013

A Level II Registered Sex Offender has registered a home address in the 700 block of East Indiana, 5 blocks north of campus. For more information, visit the Spokane County website below:

For more information about the registry and offender levels, visit

Student assaulted north of campus

August 8, 2013

A student reported to Campus Security that he was the victim of an assault just north of campus earlier this morning (August 8) at about 1:00 AM.  The student reported that he was walking in the alley of the 200 block east between Mission and Augusta with a non-student when an individual or individuals knocked him to the ground and kicked him. The student was treated at a hospital for facial lacerations. The non-student was not injured.

The student was unable to provide any description of the individual(s), but was still encouraged to file a police report.

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.

• Utilize Security escorts to travel across campus: 313-2222.

• Be aware of your surroundings.

• Report suspicious persons or circumstances immediately to GU Security (313-2222) or SPD (911).

• DO NOT confront persons who act or appear they may become threatening.

COPS Logan and Gonzaga hosting 2013 Night Out Against Crime

July 29, 2013

Last year’s event was such a blast, we just had to do it again. David’s Pizza (thanks Mark!), fun games, great people, all on the beautiful lawn between Welch & Desmet Halls. 6-8 PM on Tuesday August 6th. Come meet your neighbors, chat with public safety representatives, or just hang out. We hope to see you there!


Persons of Interest – Foley Library laptop theft

July 17, 2013


Persons of interest in a theft of a laptop from Foley Library. Campus Security would like to talk to them. Please call 509-313-2222 if you see them on or near campus.



College Hall burglary reported

July 8, 2013

A faculty member reported to campus security this morning (July 8) that somebody had entered her College Hall third floor office and accessed her computer. Gonzaga ITS was able to determine that the computer was accessed at about 11:30 PM on July 4th for approximately 2 minutes. Nothing is believed to be missing at this time, nor is any information believed to be compromised. The faculty member was advised to report the incident to Spokane Police.  Campus security is reviewing surveillance video.

The subject may have accessed the office by entering a fenced construction area on the west side of College Hall, climbing a scaffold, and entering through an unsecured window.

Gonzaga staff & faculty are reminded to:

  • Secure all doors and windows when away from your office.
  • Log off or lock your computer whenever you are away from it. Call ITS at 313-5550 if you are unsure how to lock your computer.
  • Report suspicious persons immediately to Campus Security (313-2222).

Security Alert- Assault Kardong/Hamilton Bridges

July 3, 2013

A report was received today at 9:30 AM by Campus Security that yesterday, Jul 2, 2013 around 5:00 PM a female student was verbally accosted by four teenage males on the Kardong Bridge.  The student also reported on the same day around 9:40 PM on the Hamilton Bridge the same group of teenagers from the earlier incident harassed her and another student who was with her at that time.  According to the student the same four teenage males began pushing and punching the student accompanying her.   The student stated at one point one of the teenage males asked another for a knife; a pocket knife was seen by the students, but wasn’t brandished in a threatening manner.  The student added they were able to get away and call 911. Spokane Police responded and completed a report.  The student provided the following additional description of the four teenage males:

Suspect #1: teenage male medium to dark complexion, 5’10”, thin build, with short black hair, wearing a grey tank top and dark basketball shorts, ear piercing in both ears.  Described as the primary aggressor

Suspect #2:  white teenage male, with collar length curly blond hair, shorter than suspect #1, wearing a tank top and basketball shorts

Suspect#3: white teenage male with short blond hair, shorter than Suspect #1, wearing a tank top and basketball short.

Suspect #4: White teenage male.  

All four where on BMX style bikes

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.
  • 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.


Residential burglary reported in 800 block of East Mission

June 5, 2013

A student reported he was awakened to an intruder in his house this morning.  The student related the intruder gained entry through an open window.  The intruder immediately fled the house upon being discovered by the student.  Spokane Police Department and GU security responded, checked the residence finding no one inside, nothing disturbed, no signs of forced entry and nothing taken from the residence.  The police conducted a search of the area for the intruder; however they were unable to locate him.  The intruder was described as a white male, balding approximately 5’6” tall, wearing a hoodie and baggy pants.

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

*  With the warm weather residents are reminded to lock  doors and windows. Keep curtains & blinds closed.

* 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.

Attempted burglary reported at Sinto Apartments

May 11, 2013

A student reported that a window was broken in an apparent attempt to enter a ground floor apartment at Sinto Apartments in the 200 block of East Sinto yesterday between 2PM and 3:30 PM. A person of interest, described as a Hispanic male, mid-20′s, thin build, short hair, wearing a plaid long sleeve shirt, was seen in the area prior to the incident. No actual entry to the apartment was made, and no items were taken.

Campo crime prevention reminder – moving out

May 6, 2013

Campo reminds you…loading your car the night before you leave is NOT a good idea. DON”T provide thieves an easy opportunity to steal your stuff!

Security Alert – Strong-arm Robbery reported in the 500 block of E. Sharp

April 26, 2013

A Gonzaga student reported that on April 26 around 12:30 AM while walking alone he was approached by two men who demanded his money.  The student complied and gave them his money and the two men fled on foot eastbound on Sharp.  No weapon was seen or inferred.  The two men were described as white, early twenties, around 6’2”, thin to medium build, wearing black pants and black hoodies with black bandanas covering their faces.  The student contacted the Gonzaga Security and Spokane Police Department at the time of the incident.  The two men were not located. 

 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.

  • Utilize Saferide if you need a ride 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.


Magazine Solicitors

March 27, 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 (who should be able to provide GU identification) or accompanied by a resident or authorized staff member.

Seattle University intruder shakes up law class

March 18, 2013

A recent incident at Seattle University’s law school had some members of a class a bit shaken up:

What would you do in a similar situation? Gonzaga Security recommends these basic steps to protect yourself and others:

  • Stay calm. Part of staying calm is envisioning and planning – in advance – what you would do in a situation like this.
  • Get to a safe place. If you can’t get to a safe place, be prepared to defend yourself until help arrives.
  • Call 911; and then campus security at 509-313-2222. Be prepared to provide detailed information to the dispatcher.

A response time of 1-2 minutes by campus security is not unusual. We’ll do our best to respond quickly, but safely. In a serious incident on campus, law enforcement is usually on scene in 3-5 minutes.

For more information on the steps to take when you are confronted with a dangerous or potentially dangerous situation, check out Gonzaga’s Emergency Guidelines   and active shooter information.

Gonzaga Security also offers facilitated training sessions tailored to specific workplace and academic settings. For more information, contact  Community Education at 509-313-3996.





Suspicious persons reported during the weekend

March 5, 2013

Campus Security received  a report of a white male 40-49 years of age, thin build, average height, short blonde hair, asking several people on and near campus for gas money.

We also received a report from a student of a male subject wearing jeans and a large black overcoat who she believed may have been following her while she walked across campus alone at 2:15 AM Saturday morning. The subject did not attempt to make contact with the student.

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.
  • Utilize Security escorts to travel across campus: 313-2222.
  • Utilize Saferide if you need a ride back to your residence from an off-campus location: call 568-8000.
  • Report suspicious persons or circumstances immediately to GU Security (313-2222) or SPD (911).

Safety & security tips from Las Vegas Metro PD

March 5, 2013

Going to the WCC tourney? Follow these safety & security tips from Las Vegas Metro PD:

  1. When your luggage is in your possession, treat it as if it were GOLD. Never leave these items unattended.
  2. Carry travelers checks, instead of large amounts of cash. Only carry what you will need for the day (or evening). Leave all your valuables,such as credit cards, jewelry or airline tickets, in the room safe. Write down your traveler check and credit card numbers and place this information in your room safe.
  3. Be alert. If you are in a crowded area, carry your purse (wallet)close to you and keep a firm grip on it. Do not leave purses (handbags or cameras) on the back of chairs, under tables or restroom hooks.
  4. Keep track of your hotel key. You may want to return your key to the front desk while you are out. Close you hotel room securely, even if you are going for ice. Ask a security officer to escort you to your room if you have lost your key.
  5. Use automatic teller machines in well-lighted areas of the hotel you are staying in. Walk in pairs or groups whenever possible.
  6. Make sure your family or friends have contact numbers for you while you are in the Las Vegas area. Keep in touch with them and tell them where you are going.
  7. Look for the VIVA patrol if you need directions or other assistance.The VIVA Patrol (Visitor Information, Visitor Assistance) is part of the LVMPD*s volunteer program. VIVA members wear bright yellow shirts with the VIVA logo as well as caps and can be found walking in pairs along the Strip, Fremont Street and McCarran International Airport.
  8. Stay alert and trust your instincts. If you see suspicious people loitering near your hotel room or auto do not approach or confront them . Report any suspicious activity to the hotel, a police officer, a security officer, or hotel staff member immediately.
  9. In crowded areas or in situations where crowds are expected (such as show lines, buffet area, bus stop, baggage carousel ect.) be aware of your valuables. Keep your purse or luggage close to your body. In situations as these, it may be wise to carry any monies in your front pocket or use a secured “fanny pack.”

Spring break security tips for off-campus residents

February 28, 2013


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.


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:

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