Safety Alerts

From the past 60 days:

November 3, 2014

Update - November 13, 2014 - 11:55 a.m.

This is an update to the Safety Alert issued on November 3, 2014. The remaining two suspects in this incident have now been taken into custody.

Update - November 7, 2014 - 5:35 p.m.

This is an update to the Safety Alert issued on November 3, 2014. Three suspects in this incident were arrested early this afternoon. The two remaining suspects have not yet been identified. The Bradley University Police Department and the Peoria Police Department continue to investigate this incident. If anyone witnessed this incident or has further information, they are asked to contact the Bradley University Police Department at 309-677-2000 or the Peoria Police Department at 309-673-4521.

Original Alert:

Between approximately 9 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. this evening, Bradley University Police and Peoria Police responded to a series of criminal incidents on and off campus. The suspects' descriptions in each incident are the same, a group of five black male juveniles between the ages of 14 and 18. In the first incident, the suspects approached a student near Williams Hall and grabbed her buttocks. In the second incident, the suspects approached a student near Swords Hall and also grabbed her buttocks. In the third incident, the suspects approached a student in the 500 block of Glenwood (between Barker and Calendar), pushed her to the ground and forcibly took property from her. No weapons were seen or implied and no serious injuries were reported.

The suspects fled south away from campus. Four of the suspects were wearing black hoodies and one was wearing a red hoodie. If anyone witnessed this incident or has further information, they are asked to contact Bradley Police Department at 309-677-2000 or the Peoria Police Department 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.
  • 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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