Vancouver School District Security issued a warning on 11/16/21 that the district has experienced catalytic converter thefts from vehicles parked in district parking lots including Columbia River, Salmon Creek, and Jason Lee. The Salmon Creek property is ITECH PREP High School at WSU Vancouver's NE 50th Ave entrance area.
WSU Vancouver has not yet experienced this kind of theft in bulk but is considered a target as we have significant numbers of cars parked in our parking lots. WSU police and security patrols are ongoing and actively watching for these and other theft and security issues on campus.
If you see suspicious vehicles parked in the aisle, coupled with suspicious persons carrying battery powered saws or car jacks or the sound of saws cutting through metal, please advise Public Safety at 360-546-9001 or call 911
Please continue to be aware of your surroundings at all times and report suspicious activity immediately. Do not leave valuables in your vehicles and call 911 in an emergency
WSU Vancouver Public Safety has received several reports of a telephone scam caller claiming to be a Clark County Sheriff's Lieutenant calling or leaving messages for WSU Vancouver staff and faculty. The caller tells the victim that there are police warrants out for them and offers to help clear them up by asking the victim to buy gift cards to cover the warrant amount(s).
No police agency will EVER collect money for warrants over the telephone and no police agency will EVER ask a person to purchase gift cards to pay any fine or warrant fee.
Fireworks use is prohibited on WSU Vancouver property.
Due to heat conditions in Clark County, fireworks sales and use are banned June 29 – July 4.
Fireworks are also banned in the following cities:
Vancouver, Camas, Washougal, Battle Ground, Ridgefield and La Center
Clark County Roads is paving 134th St/Salmon Creek Ave. between 129th Ave and the WSU Vancouver Sam Smith Drive entrance this week during the overnight hours of 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM. This may impact campus access at the Sam Smith Dr. entrance during these hours through Friday 6/18/21.
Public Safety can assist campus exit as needed during this period and recommends plan to avoid coming to campus during these scheduled after hours periods.
WSU Vancouver Police have received several reports of vehicle car prowls occurring at the power substation parking area along NE 50th Avenue. The thefts include breaking vehicle windows to access things of value inside. Vehicles commonly park in this area to access the campus fields and walking paths on the north side of campus.
WSU Vancouver Police have provided emphasis patrols in the area. Please use caution when parking on and near campus. Do not leave valuable items in view and report suspicious activity to WSU Vancouver Police at 360-546-9001 or email@example.com.