September 20, 2012
LCC student Luis Guizar has been suspended per the LCC Code of Conduct, and is trespassed, and therefore not allowed on the LCC campus.
He has until October 1 to appeal. If he fails to schedule an appeal he will be suspended and trespassed from the LCC campus through Winter quarter 2013.
If you see Luis Guizar on campus please contact a security officer at Lower Columbia College by dialing 2911 from campus phones or 360.442.2911 from outside phones, or contact the Longview Police Department at 360.577.3098 (LPD case number 3L12-25720). Thank you.
September 19, 2012
On September 12 at approximately 4:50 pm LCC Security received a call from an LCC staff member who reported a man followed her to her car parked on Maple St. on the construction side about midway between Main building and the old apartment site. The white male appeared to be in his late 20's to early 30's, around 170 lbs., 5' 10", bald, wearing sunglasses, a green and black shirt, and jeans.
The staff member first spotted the subject looking at her from the Longview Public
Library when she was at the sidewalk between the Main building and the construction
site. When she turned to walk towards her car he crossed the street and followed her
to her car. When the staff member stopped at her car the subject simultaneously stopped
coming within a few feet of her. A person on the Longview Public Library side was
watching so the subject left the area without incident.
A few moments later LCC security spotted the subject in Parking Lot C (15th Ave.) attempting to open a car door just before he crossed 15th Ave. LCC Security reported the incident to Longview Police Department. (LPD case number 3L12-25563.) The subject was not located.
Please be vigilante at all times. Remember, you can request an escort to and from your vehicle by contacting LCC Security at ext. 2911 from campus phones or 360-442-2911 from outside phones. Thank you.
August 2, 2012
Two (non-student) individuals have been seen riding bicycles through the campus and are likely responsible for numerous bicycle thefts and an attempted burglary to the Rose Center in March of this year.
These subjects are wanted by the Longview Police Department for questioning: Joseph Wayne Johnston (left, current photo, 5’10, 160 lbs.), and his brother Justin Lee Johnston (right, older photo, he is thinner now, believed to be about 6’00, 180 lbs.).
If you see either of these individuals, do not contact them, instead call 911 and refer to case number 3L12-20505 when speaking with the dispatcher.
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.
July 12, 2012
On July 12, 2012, between 7 am and 12 noon, an LCC employee's white 1990 2-door Honda Accord (Washington plate AHK2922) was stolen from Maple St. where it was parked between the Longview Public Library and the Main Building on the LCC side. The vehicle has a dent on the driver's side front fender, an LCC staff sticker inside, and a blue/gold tassel hanging from the inside mirror.
If you have any information regarding the stolen vehicle please contact Longview Police Department at 360-442-5800 (LPD case number 3L12-18968). 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.
May 11, 2012
On May 11, 2012 A student reported his bike stolen from the LCC Student Center bike rack. The student had locked his silver 2002 specialized bicycle, worth an estimated $2,000, to the bike rack at 9:00 am, and when he returned at 10:30 am he found his lock had been cut and his bike missing.
The student filled out an online police report with Longview Police Department. This is the second bike theft within recent weeks from the campus. Please call a security officer at Lower Columbia College if you notice suspicious activity at or near the bicycle racks by dialing 2911 from campus phones or 360-442-2911 from outside phones.
May 1, 2012
On May 1, 2012 at around 1:35 pm a student reported his silver 1999 Ford Escort, Oregon license 905FKL, stolen from Maple St. in front of the Main Building. There are no suspects. The LPD case number is 3L12-11197. Below are a few reminders that can help prevent theft of your vehicle.
- Always lock your car whenever it is unattended, even for a moment.
- Leave nothing visible in your car; this is an invitation for theft. Do not leave expensive property, such as laptops, CD cases, money, purses, cell phones, and portable stereos in plain view in your car. Lock them in your trunk or take them with you.
- If you have expensive stereo equipment in your car, consider investing in a car alarm. If you have a car alarm, turn it on whenever you leave your car unattended.
- Record the brand, model numbers, and serial numbers of all electronic equipment installed in your car. In the event of theft, give this information to the police. If the equipment is recovered, it can then be returned to you. Also engrave your driver's license number on this equipment.
- Use a steering wheel lock when your car is parked. While these devices are not foolproof, a thief may decide it's not worth the effort. Consider installing a Lo-Jack or other stolen vehicle tracking and recovery system.
If you have any information regarding the stolen vehicle please contact Longview Police Department at 360-577-3098 (LPD case number 3L12-11197). 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.
April 9, 2012
At around 11:45 am on April 9, 2012 a female LCC student was walking across 15th Ave from LCC when she noticed a heavy-set adult white male with short red hair and a beard wearing red and black basketball shorts and a bicycle helmet riding his bicycle closely behind her. Female student said she walked to her car and opened her car door and as she did so the subject rode his bicycle up to her and said "Hi" and then he asked her what her name was. The student asked the man, "Why?" The man grabbed her arm; however, female student was able to break free, quickly get into her vehicle and close and lock the door.
Non-student Jake Moe (pictured at right) was positively identified as the suspect, has been given a trespass notice, and is not allowed on the LCC campus.
If you see Jake Moe on the LCC campus please contact the Longview Police Department at 360-577-3098 (LPD case number 3L12-9078). 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.
March 8, 2012
On March 7, 2012 at 9:15 pm as security was patrolling the exterior of the Rose Center, a subject was observed through the windows (Jack in the Box side) sitting at the bottom of the back stairway appearing to be a lookout.
Security asked the subject if he needed assistance. The subject said, "No, I am waiting for someone." The subject refused to identify himself and began raising his voice in an obvious attempt to get the attention of the person he was waiting for. Security called 911.
At this moment a 2nd subject walked down the back stairway and the two ran, grabbing two mountain bikes stashed inside of the Rose Center, and quickly rode off. Longview Police responded and assisted in searching the area with no success.
The suspects are described as:
- male in his 20's, around 5'10, 250 lbs., clean cut, short dark hair, wearing black shorts and a white shirt, silver chain with big links and earrings
- male in his 20's, around 5'10 to 6'00, 170 lbs., very short dishwater blonde hair and a 3 to 4 inch-long goatee, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with baggie blue jeans
The building was checked and everything was found to be secure. It is evident there is a team of individuals casing the Rose Center so please be extra vigilant. If you see anyone matching these descriptions please contact the Longview Police Department at 360-560-3098 (LPD case number 3L12-5975). 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.
March 7, 2012
On March 6, 2012 at around 3:45 pm LCC staff notified Security that they had just discovered the exterior door handle to Room #230 in the Rose Center for the Arts was sheared off. Entry was not gained to the office and nothing was missing.
There are two possible suspects, described as:
- white male, 6'00, thin, early to mid 20s, full sleeve and neck tattoos, short hair with a scruffy dark colored goatee, wearing baggie clothes and a black hooded sweatshirt
- white male, 6'00, thin, early to mid 20s, full sleeve tattoos with blondish dishwater scruffy goatee
Both were riding BMX style bicycles of unknown color. If seen please contact the Longview Police Department at 360-577-3098 (LPD case number 3L12-5975). 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.
December 9, 2011
The Longview Police Department has reported several daytime vehicle prowls occurring on Thursday, December 8, 2011 (12/8/2011) behind Mark Morris High School and throughout the Old Westside neighborhood. The only suspect information is a person or persons riding Huffy style bicycles. If you see something suspicious please contact the Longview Police Department at 360-442-5800 or 360-577-3098. 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.
November 18, 2011
At 8:10 am this morning an LCC student reported the theft of his white 1995 Honda Accord from Lot C (15th Avenue Lot) last evening between 5 and 7 pm. The license plate is WA AEA5429 and has an LCC parking permit. If you have seen this vehicle please contact the Longview Police Department at 360-442-5800 or 360-577-3098 with case number L11-29873. Thank you.
Photo of what the car looks like - this is not the actual car.
November 16, 2011
The Columbia County Sheriff's office is searching for a woman whose disappearance they say is "highly suspicious" and is asking for the publics help.
Nichole "Nikki" Sherman, 19, who also attends Lower Columbia College in Longview, hasn't been seen since late Sunday afternoon.
If you have information about Nichole (Nikki) Sherman call the Columbia County Sheriff's Department at 503-366-4611, or leave information on the Columbia County Sheriff's crime line at 503-366-4698
- Authorities seek help locating LCC student, The Daily News, November 16, 2011
- Sheriff: No new information on LCC student's disappearance, The Daily News, November 17, 2011
- Police continue to look for missing LCC student,The Daily News, November 18, 2011
- Authorities still seeking information on missing LCC student, The Daily News, November 19, 2011
- Those close to missing LCC student trying to stay positive, The Daily News, November 22, 2011
- Sheriff: LCC student's disappearance 'just doesn't make sense', The Daily News, November 23, 2011
- Family of missing LCC student hires search team,The Daily News, November 28, 2011
- Search and rescue fund to aid search for missing LCC student, The Daily News, November 30, 2011
- Missing LCC student found dead in crashed car,The Daily News, December 17, 2011
Nikki was last seen Nov. 13th around 5 pm leaving her residence at 68160 Meissner Road. She was traveling to visit a friend and never arrived. She was driving a 2001 red 4-door Chevy Cavalier with Oregon License Plates YCD 562. The vehicle is missing hub caps, has two dents: one in the driver's side door and one in the trunk. There is a sticker located on the rear window that reads 'Infantry' and there are two LCC parking permit stickers in the rear window as well.
|Nichole (Nikki) Sherman|
|Missing From:||Deer Island, OR|
|Date Missing:||November 13, 2011|
|Date of Birth:||September 19, 1992|
|Age:||19 years old|
|Height:||5 feet 3 inches|
|Hair:||Brown/Dark Brown with light highlights|
Dark jeans with a camouflage print hooded sweatshirt
|Nichole (Nikki) Sherman||2001 red 4-door Chevy Cavalier with Oregon License Plates YCD 562. (Photo of what the car looks like, this is not the actual car.)|
Students who would like to speak to someone for assistance or counseling regarding Nichole Sherman’s missing status may contact Safety & Security Director Casey Tilton or make an appointment to speak with an LCC Counselor by calling 360-442-2231.
For emergency mental health and 24-hour crisis support, contact the Cowlitz County Guidance Association at 360-425-6064 or toll-free at 800-803-8833.
There is no reason to believe that there is any threat to any other LCC student as result of this current situation.
June 14, 2011
Longview police have identified a suspect in the below case and have requested a summons for disorderly conduct. LCC Security has been advised to call the Longview Police Department at 360-577-3098 if the suspect is seen on campus. A photo of the suspect is available in the LCC Security office located in the Admissions Center (ADC) Room 141B.
June 7, 2011
On June 6 at around 3:15 pm a 17 year-old female Running Start student was leaving the Student Center on her way to her vehicle in parking lot C (15th Ave.). She happened by a white male sitting on an outside bench who stood up and following her out to the parking lot. The female said this subject literally walked within a few feet of her as she approached her 4-door black 1998 Honda Civic. The female said the subject placed his shaking hand out to her (did not make contact with her) when she got to her car. She yelled 'No' at him and quickly opened, entered and locked her driver's door. The subject tried to open her driver's door and then went around to her passenger door to try to open it (all doors were locked). As she backed out the subject tried to open the back passenger door. As she started driving off the subject started pounding on her windows with his fist while chasing after her. The female said as she left the subject behind in the parking lot, it appeared like he was pulling something black (unknown what) out of his waist band. The female then went to the Safeway parking lot on 15th Ave. to call the police. LCC Security along with police searched the campus and the subject was not located. There were no witnesses.
The female described the subject as being a white male possibly in his 20s, about 6 feet tall, 250 lbs., clean shaven, very round face, very short possibly blondish hair, wearing somewhat thick plain lens glasses, white t-shirt, red baseball hat and shorts.
If you have any information please contact LCC Security at 360-442-2911. The Longview Police case number is L11-13628.
Plan ahead for full closures of SR 4 near Cathlamet
May 12, 2011
Drivers should plan ahead to avoid long delays on State Route 4 as crews begin work to improve safety with a pre-planned rockfall prevention project four miles east of Cathlamet.
Full press release:Plan ahead for full closures of SR 4 near Cathlamet, Washington State Department of Transportation, May 11, 2011
Nuclear and Radiological Questions
March 16, 2011
In light of the Japanese disaster the Cowlitz County Department of Emergency Management has been receiving inquiries about nuclear and radiological issues. They have compiled information at www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/dem/. Please review this information for your own use and feel free to refer the public to this website for information. They will also be adding information to their blog to keep the public informed at cowlitzcountydem.blogspot.com/. The Department of Health website also has good information at www.doh.wa.gov.
Alcoholic Energy Drinks
November 10, 2010
Olympia: Gov. Chris Gregoire today joined Washington State Liquor Control Board Chair Sharon Foster to announce an emergency rule that bans the sale of alcoholic energy drinks in Washington state.
- Gov. Gregoire joins Liquor Control Board chair to announce ban on alcoholic energy drinks, Office of the Governor, November 10, 2010
- Washington state bans alcoholic energy drinks, Wall Street Journal, November 10, 2010
- Washington state bans 'blackout in a can' drinks, Seattle PI, November 10, 2010
Alcoholic Energy Drinks
October 25, 2010
Investigators have linked alcoholic "energy" drinks to the alcohol poisoning that hospitalized nine college students after a party in Roslyn, Wash., on Oct. 9. The investigation also concluded that no students were given drugs or alcohol without their knowledge and that no sexual assault occurred.
As a result of the investigation, Central Washington University (CWU) announced today that alcoholic energy drinks (AED) would be banned at CWU pending a thorough review of drug and alcohol policies and a study of the dangers associated with caffeinated malt liquor.
- Alcoholic Energy Drinks, Not Date-Rape Drugs, Linked to Roslyn Party Hospitalizations, Central Washington University, October 25, 2010
- Letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),from Washington State Attorney Rob McKenna, October 25, 2010
- The Mix with Dangerous Risks: Energy Drinks & Alcohol, Washington State Liquor Control Board, October 26, 2010
- Gov. Gregoire's statement on alcohol-energy drinks and the Central Washington University Students, October 25, 2010
H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) Prevention
Like other influenza illnesses, H1N1 flu spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing from people who are sick. You cannot get H1N1 from eating pork or pork products. Eating properly handled and cooked pork products is safe. There are everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Take these everyday steps to protect your health: Read more:
- Cowlitz County Emergency Management www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/DEM/
- Washington State Department of Healthhttp://www.doh.wa.gov/
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Serviceswww.flu.gov
- Cover your nose and mouth with your sleeve or a tissue when your cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- Always stay home from work or school when you're sick, and limit contact with others to keep them from getting sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.