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Providing timely warnings of reported crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act

Campus Alert - Harassment

April 2, 2014

On April 2, 2014 at 1:10 pm, a female student reported that on Wednesday, March 19 at approximately 6:30 pm she was followed by a white male from the public sidewalk towards the Main building entrance on the West side. As he got closer she started to run up the steps and he grabbed her buttocks. She turned to him and screamed, "What do you want!". The suspect stepped back and said, "What are you doing?" The student then turned and went into the Main building, took her final exam and stated the suspect left campus. 

Description of Suspect

White male in his early 30's, 6 ft, approximately 200 pounds. He had red hair about an inch in length, wearing a dark green or blue nylon sweat suit with dark tennis shoes. She also described him as 'grungy looking'. When asked what she meant she stated, "it looked like he was not clean and had not showered in a month". This was the first time she had seen the suspect on campus and has not seen him since. The student stated she was going to report this to the Longview Police Department.

If anyone has information please contact the Longview Police Department at 360-442-5800. You may also contact a security officer at Lower Columbia College by dialing 2911 from campus phones or 360-442-2911 from outside phones. The campus community is urged to take normal personal safety precautions such as keeping rooms and vehicle doors locked and reporting all suspicious persons and activity to LCC Security. Thank you. 

Campus Alert - Burglary

March 11, 2014

On March 11, 2014 at 7:50 am, Lower Columbia College Security received a call from an instructor in the Main Building who reported a burglary to his office occurring between 7:15 -10:00 pm on March 10. The instructor found pry marks to the metal framework that holds the door, and door locking mechanism with wood chips from the door on the floor, and also three other offices. It did not appear entry was gained. Nothing appeared disturbed or missing from the office, however; instructors are doing an inventory of their offices.

The burglary was reported to the Longview Police Department. The case number is 3L14-1738. A short time later one of the instructors noticed a pair of wire cutters which were in his tool box in his office when he left that day, were sitting on a text book on his desk.

If anyone has information please contact the Longview Police Department at 360-442-5800. You may also contact a security officer at Lower Columbia College by dialing 2911 from campus phones or 360-442-2911 from outside phones. The campus community is urged to take normal personal safety precautions such as keeping rooms and vehicle doors locked and reporting all suspicious persons and activity to LCC Security. Thank you.

Campus Alert - Missing Person

December 4, 2013

Gabriel NelsonThe Cowlitz County Sheriff's office is searching for a teenage male who has been reported missing and is asking for the public’s help.

Gabriel (Gabe) Nelson, age 16, who attends Lower Columbia College, has not been seen since 11/25/13.

If you have information about Gabriel Nelson please contact the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office at 360-577-3092. The case number is CCSO13-017275. You may also contact a security officer at Lower Columbia College by dialing 2911 from campus phones or 360-442-2911 from outside phones. Thank you.

 

Campus Alert - Burglary

June 5, 2013

On June 5, 2013 at 9:10 am, Lower Columbia College Security received a call from an instructor in the Main Building who reported a burglary to his office occurring between 7 and 9 am today. The instructor found pry marks to the metal framework that holds the door and door-locking mechanism with wood chips from the door on the floor. It did not appear that entry was gained as nothing appeared disturbed and/or missing from the office, however the instructor is doing an inventory of his office to confirm this. The burglary was reported to Longview Police Department. The case number is 3L13-14746.

If anyone has information please contact the Longview Police Department at 360-442-5800. You may also contact a security officer at Lower Columbia College by dialing 2911 from campus phones or 360-442-2911 from outside phones. The campus community is urged to take normal personal safety precautions such as keeping rooms and vehicle doors locked and reporting all suspicious persons and activity to LCC Security. Thank you.


Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, commonly referred to as the Clery Act, requires higher education institutions to collect, report and disseminate crime data to the campus community and U.S. Department of Education; to provide timely warnings of reported crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees; and to make public their campus security policies. In compliance with this legislation, Lower Columbia College disseminates safety alerts to faculty, staff students and the community, produces an annual crime report, and maintains a log of reported criminal incidents.