Safety Alerts

From the past 60 days:

December 8, 2016

A female student reported being sexually assaulted in an on-campus residential facility on the late evening of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 by an unknown individual. The suspect is described only as a male.  

Bradley University police are investigating.  

If you witnessed this incident or have any information, please call Bradley police at 309-677-2000 or Peoria police at 309-673-4521. 

All Bradley University students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors are reminded to:

  • Be wary of anyone who does not respect your boundaries.
  • If things get out of hand or you feel uncomfortable, to the extent possible, be forceful, be loud, leave and seek assistance.  Being in this situation is not your fault.  It is the person making you feel uncomfortable who is to blame.
  • If you observe a situation, don't be a passive bystander; intervene, if it is safe to do so or seek assistance when someone appears to be in trouble.
  • Report suspicious people immediately to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
  • During the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., utilize the Hilltop Safety Cruiser program by calling 309-677-2800.
  • Use the Student Patrol or Bradley Police Department escort programs by calling 309-677-2000. 
  • Do not leave your property, vehicles, homes or residence hall rooms unsecured.
  • Keep your residence hall room locked, including when you are inside the room.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.
  • Walk in pairs or groups, especially during the evening and night.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones on a high volume.
  • Travel on well-lit, busy streets and avoid walking through alleys or parking lots.
  • Be aware of places along your path of travel that could conceal a criminal (shrubbery, building recesses, etc.). Avoid or keep a distance from these areas whenever possible.
  • Take note of suspicious vehicles, especially those that appear to be circling the block or driving unusually slow. If you observe a suspicious vehicle, relay its description and location to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
  • If you think someone is following you, cross the street, head for a well-populated, well-lit area and contact the Bradley Police Department.
  • If approached, give up your property.

A safety alert is a means to notify students, faculty and staff about incidents that represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus, based on the nature and location of the incident.


December 5, 2016

At approximately 12:40 a.m., Bradley University Police and Peoria Police responded to an armed robbery that occurred in the 1200 block of N. Underhill Street, which is located between W. Russell Street and W. Columbia Terrace. This is approximately 1 block east of N. University Street and 2 blocks north of W. Main Street. Two suspects approached the victim as the victim walked between two buildings. One suspect displayed a handgun. The suspects obtained property and fled westbound into an alley. The victim, a contracted employee, was not injured.

The first suspect was described as a male wearing a grey hoodie sweatshirt and black ski mask. No description of the second suspect is available.

Information about the race or ethnicity of alleged suspects is provided only to aid detailed descriptions that include physical stature, clothing or unusual characteristics. Racial descriptions do not, by themselves, offer a meaningful picture of an individual's appearance.

An investigation is continuing. If you witnessed this incident or have any information, please call Bradley police at 309-677-2000 or Peoria police at 309-673-4521.

All Bradley University students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors are reminded to:

  • Report suspicious people immediately to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000 or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
  • During the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., utilize the Hilltop Safety Cruiser program by calling 309-677-2800.
  • Use the Student Patrol or Bradley Police Department escort programs by calling 309-677-2000.
  • Do not leave your property, vehicles, homes or residence hall rooms unsecured.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.
  • Walk in pairs or groups, especially during the evening and night.
  • Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones on a high volume.
  • Travel on well-lit, busy streets and avoid walking through alleys or parking lots.
  • Be aware of places along your path of travel that could conceal a criminal (shrubbery, building recesses, etc.). Avoid or keep a distance from these areas whenever possible.
  • Take note of suspicious vehicles, especially those that appear to be circling the block or driving unusually slow. If you observe a suspicious vehicle, relay its description and location to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000 or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
  • If you think someone is following you, cross the street, head for a well-populated, well-lit area and contact the Bradley Police Department.
  • If approached, give up your property.

A safety alert is a means to notify students, faculty and staff about incidents that represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus, based on the nature and location of the incident.


November 30, 2016

At approximately 1 a.m., Bradley University Police and Peoria Police responded to an armed robbery that occurred in the 600 block of N. Cooper Street, near W. Barker Street. This is approximately 5 blocks west of N. University Street and 4 blocks south of W. Main Street. One suspect exited a vehicle, approached the student victim on the city sidewalk, and displayed a handgun. The suspect obtained property and fled in a vehicle last seen southbound on N. Western Avenue away from campus. No injuries were reported.

The suspect was described as a male in his mid-twenties, approximately 5'7" to 5'10", clean shaven, wearing a grey hoodie sweatshirt and dark pants. The vehicle was described as a black 4-door possible SUV with four to five occupants.

Information about the race or ethnicity of alleged suspects is provided only to aid detailed descriptions that include physical stature, clothing or unusual characteristics. Racial descriptions do not, by themselves, offer a meaningful picture of an individual's appearance.

An investigation is continuing. If you witnessed this incident or have any information, please call Bradley police at 309-677-2000 or Peoria police at 309-673-4521.

All Bradley University students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors are reminded to:

  • Report suspicious people immediately to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000 or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
  • During the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., utilize the Hilltop Safety Cruiser program by calling 309-677-2800.
  • Use the Student Patrol or Bradley Police Department escort programs by calling 309-677-2000.
  • Do not leave your property, vehicles, homes or residence hall rooms unsecured.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.
  • Walk in pairs or groups, especially during the evening and night.
  • Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones on a high volume.
  • Travel on well-lit, busy streets and avoid walking through alleys or parking lots.
  • Be aware of places along your path of travel that could conceal a criminal (shrubbery, building recesses, etc.). Avoid or keep a distance from these areas whenever possible.
  • Take note of suspicious vehicles, especially those that appear to be circling the block or driving unusually slow. If you observe a suspicious vehicle, relay its description and location to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000 or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
  • If you think someone is following you, cross the street, head for a well-populated, well-lit area and contact the Bradley Police Department.
  • If approached, give up your property.

A safety alert is a means to notify students, faculty and staff about incidents that represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus, based on the nature and location of the incident.


October 14, 2016

At approximately 12:30 p.m., Bradley University Police and City of Peoria Police responded to a report of an armed robbery and shooting at an off campus business located in the 800 block of W. Main Street, near N. Garfield Street. This is approximately 5 blocks east of the Main Street & University Street intersection.

One non-Bradley University victim was shot inside the business. The victim has been transported to a local hospital. It is unknown if any property was taken.

Both suspects were described as males wearing white masks. At least one suspect was armed with a handgun. They fled in an unknown direction.

An investigation is continuing. If you witnessed this incident or have any information, please call Bradley police at 309-677-2000 or Peoria police at 309-673-4521.

Information about the race or ethnicity of alleged suspects is provided only to aid detailed descriptions that include physical stature, clothing or unusual characteristics. Racial descriptions do not, by themselves, offer a meaningful picture of an individual's appearance.

All Bradley University students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors are reminded to:

  • Report suspicious people immediately to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000 or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
  • During the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., utilize the Hilltop Safety Cruiser program by calling 309-677-2800.
  • Use the Student Patrol or Bradley Police Department escort programs by calling 309-677-2000.
  • Do not leave your property, vehicles, homes or residence hall rooms unsecured.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.
  • Walk in pairs or groups, especially during the evening and night.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.
  • Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones on a high volume.
  • Travel on well-lit, busy streets and avoid walking through alleys or parking lots.
  • Be aware of places along your path of travel that could conceal a criminal (shrubbery, building recesses, etc.). Avoid or keep a distance from these areas whenever possible.
  • Take note of suspicious vehicles, especially those that appear to be circling the block or driving unusually slow. If you observe a suspicious vehicle, relay its description and location to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000 or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
  • If you think someone is following you, cross the street, head for a well-populated, well-lit area and contact the Bradley Police Department.
  • If approached, give up your property.

A safety alert is a means to notify students, faculty and staff about incidents that represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus, based on the nature and location of the incident.


 
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