Crime Alerts

Crime Alert

Posted on May 11th, 2016

On Tuesday, May 10, at approximately 4:15 p.m., a person not affiliated with UIC was the victim of a strong-arm robbery at 1225 South Halsted St. The victim reported that she was exiting the rear of the building when her ex-boyfriend confronted her. The offender placed the victim into a headlock and forcefully grabbed her wallet. The offender, who is known to the victim and is not affiliated with UIC, fled on foot heading northbound on Halsted St. The offender was described as a black male, 25 years of age, 5-10 in height and 170 pounds, and wearing jeans and dark clothing.

The victim has an expired Order of Protection against the offender. The victim refused medical attention. UIC Police canvased the area but did not locate the offender.

The UIC Police will conduct the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call (312) 996-2830.

Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/TNHA7KW1ddQ2

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.
--Don't display valuables in public.
--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.
--Use well-lit walkways.
--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.
--Report crime promptly to police.

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Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml

UIC Annual Security Report
http://www.clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm


Crime alert

Posted on April 23rd, 2016

UIC Police received a report on April 23 at 12:00 a.m. that on April 21 at approximately 3:15 a.m. a student was a victim of criminal sexual abuse by an acquaintance, also a UIC student, in a university residence hall at 600 S. Halsted St.

The victim reported that she accompanied the offender to his room and fell asleep. She was awakened several times by him touching her and rubbing his genitals against her, but she was too frightened to flee until later that morning.

The offender is described as a South Asian male, 5-9 in height, 130 pounds, with a thin build, brown eyes, short black hair, and a single ear piercing.

The university is providing resources to assist the victim and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.

UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.

Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/rMAHshG7HbB2

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

-- Report crime promptly to police.
-- To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.
-- For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff.
-- Any student, staff or faculty member at UIC who experiences sexual assault, domestic/dating violence or stalking can access free, anonymous and confidential services by calling the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) at 312-413-8206.



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Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml

UIC Annual Security Report
http://clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm


Crime alert

Posted on April 20th, 2016

On Monday, April 18, at approximately 12:45 AM, a person not affiliated with UIC was the victim of an armed robbery in the 1100 block of West Vernon Park. The victim was walking westbound on the south side of the street when he was shoved from behind. He turned and saw two offenders, one of whom was pointing a handgun at him. The offenders demanded the victim's phone and backpack, took the property, and fled westbound on Vernon Park before entering a red vehicle (possibly an older model Nissan sedan) that was double-parked near Racine Avenue. The vehicle turned south on Racine. The victim delayed reporting the crime to police.

The first offender, armed with a black, semi-automatic handgun, was described as a Hispanic male, 30 to 40 years of age, about 5-9 in height and 150 pounds, and wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, Timberland boots, a backwards hat and a trimmed beard.

The second offender was described as a Hispanic male, 30 to 40 years of age, about 5-8 in height and 280 to 300 pounds, and wearing a tight, white, long-sleeved shirt (possibly UnderArmor brand), blue jeans, Timberland boots, and a gold hoop earring in each ear.

The Chicago Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.

Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/iNmuVg8bZqT2

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.
--Don't display valuables in public.
--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.
--Use well-lit walkways.
--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
--To contact the UIC Police, call (312) 355-5555 for emergencies or (312) 996-2830 for non-emergencies.
--Report crime promptly to police.


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Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml

UIC Annual Security Report
http://clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm


Crime alert

Posted on April 15th, 2016

UIC Police received a report on April 15 at 1:50 p.m. that on April 14 at approximately 2 a.m. a student had been sexually assaulted in a university residence hall at 600 S. Halsted St.

The offender, who is not UIC affiliated, was known to the victim through a mutual friend. The offender is described as a black male, height 6-3 to 6-4, 180-190 pounds, of muscular build, with a light complexion, and wearing a white t-shirt and dark sweat pants.

The university is providing resources to assist the victim and will continue to take actions to maintain the safety and security of the campus community.

UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 312-996-2830.

Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/rMAHshG7HbB2

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

-- Report crime promptly to police.
-- To contact the UIC Police, call 312-355-5555 for emergencies or 312-996-2830 for non-emergencies.
-- For confidential counseling, contact Counseling Services at 312-996-3490 for students; and Employee Assistance Service at 312-996-3588 for faculty and staff.
-- Any student, staff or faculty member at UIC who experiences sexual assault, domestic/dating violence or stalking can access free, anonymous and confidential services by calling the Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) at 312-413-8206.


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Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml

UIC Annual Security Report
http://clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm


Crime Alert

Posted on March 27th, 2016

On Mar. 27, at about 2 a.m., UIC Police responded to a call of shots fired off-campus near 1216 S. Union St.

Witnesses reported that a male offender got out of a brown/beige truck and shot a male victim. The offender returned to the vehicle, make and model unknown, and fled south on S. Union St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, left the scene in his vehicle and was stopped by UIC Police a short distance away. The victim was transported by ambulance to Stroger Hospital for treatment. No further information is available at this time.

The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.

Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/JHPAtYGrskJ2

Other security tips:
--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger.
--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.
--Use well-lit walkways.
--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.
--Report crime promptly to police.

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Crime alerts are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police also issue notifications for off-campus crimes in the interest of public-safety awareness. Security tips are standard precautions, not special or incident-specific measures. Offender descriptions and precise locations are provided only to aid in the identification of possible suspects. Updates to investigations are not sent by email but will be posted online at: http://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml

UIC Annual Security Report
http://www.clery.uic.edu

Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents
http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm