Safety Alerts

From the past 60 days:

March 6, 2016

At approximately 6:30 p.m., Bradley University Police and Peoria Police responded to a robbery that occurred at about 4 this afternoon in the 1000 block of University Street. This is approximately a half block north of Main Street. The victim, a person not affiliated with Bradley, was approached in a parking lot by one suspect who demanded the victim's property.  No weapons were seen nor implied.  The suspect took the victim's property and fled south toward Campustown.  No injuries were reported.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 20-30 years old, about 6'0" tall, with a medium complexion, medium build, gold upper teeth, wearing jeans and a plain black hoodie. 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.
  • 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. 


March 5, 2016

A female student reported being sexually assaulted in an on-campus residential facility in the early hours Saturday, March 5, 2016, by an individual she met at a party in an on-campus residential facility. The suspect is described as a white male between the age of 18 and 21, approximately 5'9", with short brown hair. 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.

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 309-677-2000 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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