Safety Alerts

From the past 60 days:

July 7, 2014

Update - July 8, 2014 - 6:40 a.m.

This is an update to the Safety Alert issued on July 7, 2014. The suspect was taken into custody shortly after the incident on July 7, 2014 and a weapon was recovered. At this time there are no other suspects in connection with this incident.

Original Alert:

At approximately 8:45 p.m. Bradley University Police and City of Peoria Police responded to the report of a person shot in the 700 block of W. Russell Street, which is approximately 6 blocks east of University Street and 1 block north of Main Street. The victim was standing in front of a residence when the suspect fired at least one shot. The suspect was described as a black male wearing a camouflage jacket and red shorts. The suspect fled in an unknown direction. Bradley and Peoria police searched the area but did not locate the suspect. The non-Bradley affiliated victim's injuries did not appear to be life threatening. An investigation is continuing.

If anyone witnessed this incident or has further information, they are asked to contact the 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.
  • 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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