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Oct. 29, 2021

Campus Safety Bulletin: Report of catalytic converter theft

You are receiving this bulletin because you are part of the Edmonds College community. Being more aware helps keep our campus community safer.

On the evening of October 28, Campus Security received a report of a theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked in Lot E. Lynnwood Police Department is investigating the reported theft.

In the videos from campus security cameras, what appears to be a red, late 1990s Mercury Mountaineer SUV entered Edmonds College at approximately 3:07 p.m. through 200th St. The vehicle then proceeded to parking lot E by Snoqualmie and Brier halls, and parked next to a light blue Toyota Prius. The red Mercury Mountaineer was there until 3:23 p.m. when it was seen leaving through 200th St.

10/28 suspect image

The red SUV has what appears to be wide white space behind the license plate.

10/28 suspect image

The red SUV has no front plate, and appears to have a small light bar on the hood of the car towards the back of the hood.

10/28 suspect image

Two individuals were seen exiting the vehicle.

10/28 suspect image

One male, light skinned with dark hair and wearing a brown/khaki "carhartt" style jacket and dark pants.

One female, light skinned, with blonde hair wearing a dark jacket/sweater and light pants or leggings.

At approximately 3:20 p.m. the blue Prius was seen lifted, possibly by a car jack. It appears the male suspect kneels on the passenger side of the Prius, getting under the victim's vehicle. It appears the perpetrators placed items into their vehicle and drove away.

The victim returned to his vehicle at 5:00 p.m. and discovered that the theft had occurred.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Lynnwood Police Department at 425.407.3999. Lynnwood Police Department Case Number to reference is #2021-32705.

Whenever a situation is of concern to our campus community, we will notify you. EC urges anyone who is a victim of any crime to call 911 immediately AND make a report to Campus Security.

From the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department - Thefts of catalytic converters are on the rise. Trucks and SUVs with decent ground clearance are the usual targets, but Toyota Priuses are also becoming frequent picks. The Prius is prized because the catalytic converters on hybrid cars typically are in better condition because the car only uses it while in gas mode. Their less-used condition makes converters off hybrids more valuable to bring to scrap metal buyers.

For more information on how to prevent catalytic converter theft, please follow this link: https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/6644

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

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Report any suspicious people or behavior to campus security.
  • When going through a public parking lot, call 911 if you see suspicious activity such as people working underneath a vehicle or someone who looks like they are acting like a lookout. Using a saw is not normal car maintenance behavior. Always park in a well-lit area.

REMEMBER, if you See Something, Say Something by calling Campus Security 24/7 at 425.754.0154.

To receive Triton Alerts on your mobile device, go to edmonds.edu/alert/triton.


Oct. 28, 2021

Campus internet and wifi services have been fully restored as of 10:34 a.m. Our service provider assures us that our connection is stable and that we are not expecting any further interruptions today.  


Oct. 28, 2021

Internet access and wifi has been down or spotty on campus today.

Internet access has been restored for some services on campus but is still unstable. We do not have an estimate yet for restoration of our full K20 Connection. It is recommended that employees work from home today, if possible, so that network traffic can be prioritized for classes and services to students on campus.

At this time, we are not cancelling classes. If this outage impacts your ability to attend class or work on campus, please communicate with your faculty member or supervisor as soon as you are able to do so.

Access to Canvas and Google apps is still available from off-campus through private internet connections.

We are working to address the outage as quickly as possible and will provide an update when it is fully restored. Please plan accordingly when coming to campus today.


Oct. 21, 2021

On Thursday October 21, at approximately 9 a.m., Campus Security received a report of a missing college vehicle. After a thorough search of the campus and a review of camera footage in the area where the vehicle was last believed to be parked; it was determined that the vehicle was stolen at approximately 04:17 a.m. today, October 21, 2021. The theft occurred in Lot A, near Meadowdale Hall.. The stolen vehicle is a Dark Green Dodge Ram 2500 with a large rail style enclosure and lift gate. License plate # 03221E. Photo of similar vehicle below.

Dodge Ram 2500

You are receiving this timely warning in compliance with The Clery Act and because you are part of the Edmonds College community. Through awareness, we create a safer campus community. 

Video footage from the area shows an associated white pick up truck, extended cab with a variety of boxes and other items in the bed of the truck comes onto campus at approximately 04:01 a.m. via 68th Ave W and through parking lot D, it drove through parking lot C before going to the location of the parked stolen vehicle in parking lot A, and then drove it off campus exiting through 200th St SW and 68th Ave W at approximately 04:18 a.m. The Green Dodge truck is seen following the associated vehicle off of campus. A picture of the associated vehicle can be seen below. 

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Lynnwood Police Department is investigating the reported theft. The Case Number to reference is 21-31951. 

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Lynnwood Police Department at 425.670.5600. 

Whenever a situation is of concern to our campus community, we will notify you. Edmonds College urges anyone who is a victim of any crime to call 911 immediately AND make a report to Campus Security. 

Prevent vehicle theft by

  • Closing and locking all windows and doors when you park. 
  • Being aware of your surroundings, and reporting any suspicious people or behavior to local law enforcement, or campus security. 
  • Taking your keys with you; don't leave any keys in or on your vehicle.
  • Parking in well-lit areas.
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle, especially within sight.

Source: safercar.gov 

REMEMBER, if you See Something, Say Something by calling Campus Security 24/7 at 425.754.0154. 

To receive Triton Alerts on your mobile device, go to edmonds.edu/alert/triton.


Oct. 21, 2021

Edmonds College is participating in The Great ShakeOut global earthquake drill. We encourage you to practice. “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” during the earthquake announcement.

The Edmonds College drill is happening at 10:21 a.m. You will see a message scrolling on all classroom and workspace digital clock speakers,  and hear a campus-wide announcement over the speaker system across campus.

During the drill please practice safety during an earthquake. We want you to Drop, Cover, and Hold On

As the message plays you should:

  • Drop to the ground (before the earthquake drops you!),
  • Take cover by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
  • Hold on to it until the sound of shaking stops.

If there isn't a table or desk near you, drop to the ground in an inside corner of the building and cover your head and neck with your hands and arms. Do not try to run to another room just to get under a table.

In the event of a real emergency, the college will send out emergency notifications through the Triton Alert system. You can sign up for these alerts — email and text — at edmonds.edu/alert/triton.

For more information on earthquake preparedness, visit shakeout.org.


Oct. 1, 2021

Edmonds College Annual Security and Fire Report now available

TRITON ALERT - Edmonds College - Non Emergency
Clery Required Annual Security and Fire Report available for your review. Read the report here.


Aug. 25, 2021

Update: According to Lynnwood police, most of the vehicles didn’t have anything taken; however, a handgun was taken from a vehicle. A witness described the suspects as three teenage people, two males and one female. When the witness tried to approach them, they jumped into a vehicle and fled the scene. The suspects' vehicle is believed to be a 2006-13 grey/silver Chevy impala with noticeable damage to the back passenger side panel.

Campus Security received a report of several vehicles being broken into in the golf parking around Lot Q this evening. Lynnwood Police Department is investigating the reported break-ins. 

At approximately 6:40 p.m. last night campus security made contact with Lynnwood police as they were taking a report of a vehicle break-in. Lynnwood police and campus security surveyed the parking lot and determined there were several vehicles impacted by this crime. Due to vehicle owners not being present or available at the time of the discovery, there are no additional details available. 

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Lynnwood Police Department at 425.407.3999. Lynnwood Police Department Case Number to reference is 21-256433.

Whenever a situation is of concern to our campus community, we will notify you. EC urges anyone who is a victim of any crime to call 911 immediately AND make a report to Campus Security. 

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

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • If you feel unsafe travelling to and from your vehicle, call Campus Security at 425.754.0154 for an escort.
  • Report any suspicious people or behavior to campus security or local law enforcement.
  • Take your keys; don't leave them in or on your vehicle.
  • Close and lock all windows and doors when you park.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle and ensure nothing of value is visible.
  • When walking to your car or home, have your keys ready in your hand.
  • Be sure you can hear what is happening around you - don’t use earbuds.

Remember, if you See Something, Say Something by calling Campus Security 24/7 at 425.754.0154. 

To receive Triton Alerts on your mobile device, go to edmonds.edu/alert/triton.


June 18, 2021

Campus Security received reports of five vehicle break-ins that occurred in golf parking west of Lot Q this evening. Lynnwood Police Department is investigating the reported break-ins. After reviewing statements from all impacted parties it appears the vehicles were broken into between 6:30-7:05 p.m. Each vehicle had a window broken out. It was reported that no items of significant value were taken.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Lynnwood Police Department at 425.407.3999. Lynnwood Police Department Case Number to reference is 21-18074.

Whenever a situation is of concern to our campus community, we will notify you. EC urges anyone who is a victim of any crime to call 911 immediately AND make a report to Campus Security. 

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

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • If you feel unsafe travelling to and from your vehicle, call Campus Security at 425.754.0154 for an escort.
  • Report any suspicious people or behavior to campus security or local law enforcement.
  • Take your key; don't leave it in or on your vehicle.
  • Close and lock all windows and doors when you park.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle and ensure nothing of value is visible.
  • Use the "buddy system" and watch out for your neighbor.
  • Do not accept or offer a ride from people you don’t know.
  • When walking to your car or home, have your keys ready in your hand.
  • Be sure you can hear what is happening around you - don’t use earbuds.

 

REMEMBER, if you See Something, Say Something by calling Campus Security 24/7 at 425.754.0154.


May 20, 2021

Campus Security received reports of two vehicle break-ins that occurred on campus today. Lynnwood Police Department is investigating the reported break-ins. 

It was reported that the vehicle break-ins occurred near Woodway Hall in the golf course parking lot between 4:45 through 6:30 p.m. today.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Lynnwood Police Department at 425.407.3999. Lynnwood Police Department Case Number to reference is 21-14891. 

Whenever a situation is of concern to our campus community, we will notify you. EC urges anyone who is a victim of any crime to call 911 immediately AND make a report to Campus Security. 

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

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • If you feel unsafe travelling to and from your vehicle, call Campus Security at 425.754.0154 for an escort.
  • Report any suspicious people or behavior to campus security or local law enforcement.
  • Take your key; don't leave it in or on your vehicle.
  • Close and lock all windows and doors when you park.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle and ensure nothing of value is visible.
  • Use the "buddy system" and watch out for your neighbor.
  • Do not accept or offer a ride from people you don’t know.
  • When walking to your car or home, have your keys ready in your hand.
  • Be sure you can hear what is happening around you - don’t use earbuds.

REMEMBER, if you See Something, Say Something by calling Campus Security 24/7 at 425.754.0154.

To receive Triton Alerts on your mobile device, go to edmonds.edu/alert/triton.


Nov. 30, 2020

Edmonds College Annual Security and Fire Report now available

TRITON ALERT - Edmonds College - Non Emergency
Clery Required Annual Security and Fire Report available for your review. Read the report here.


What if It Snows?

In inclement weather, Edmonds College typically makes decisions regarding emergency closures or class cancellations by 5 a.m. for day classes and 3 p.m. for evening classes (or as early as circumstances allow). Then we start getting the word out.

The college seeks to stay open to fulfill its mission whenever possible — so, most likely, it will be classes as usual for the college — but individuals should protect their own health and safety. Take care of yourself and be safe!

Students, work with your instructors if you need to make other arrangements in an emergency.


Important notice to students, employees, and the community:

Due to ongoing fire and safety concerns of the National Fire Protection Association, Edmonds College prohibits the use, possession, or storage of "hoverboard" style transport devices on campus property. This includes but is not limited to student housing, classrooms, meeting space, walkways, hallways, and open courtyards.