Crime Alerts

UIC Urgent Message

Posted on November 15th, 2016

Police investigation on I-290, traffic rerouted at Racine. Avoid area.


Crime Alert

Posted on November 14th, 2016

On Monday, Nov. 14, at approximately 4:45 a.m., UIC Police received a report of an armed robbery that occurred near W. Harrison St. and S. Racine Ave. A female victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, was walking when she was approached by a man who pointed a gun at her and demanded her property. The victim complied and was not injured. The offender, who is described as a tall, slender black male, wearing a black hoodie, with dreadlock-style hair, got into the passenger side of a nearby vehicle. The make and model of the vehicle are unknown and there is no description of the driver.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311. The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation.

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/L4tGWEFqgfR2

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.
--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 November 12th, 2016

On Nov. 11, UIC Police made contact with a student who had reported being the victim of criminal sexual abuse by an acquaintance, also a UIC student, in a university residence hall at 700 S. Halsted St.

The victim utilized an online form to report to a campus security authority that the alleged crime had occurred just around 9:00 pm on Nov. 9th.

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.

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://www.clery.uic.edu

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


Crime Alert

Posted on November 8th, 2016

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, at approximately 1 p.m., a UIC student informed Chicago Police Department officers that on Nov. 7 at approximately 11 a.m. she was approached near 900 S. Halsted St. by three men in an older model 4-door brown vehicle.  The victim reported that the offenders forced her into the vehicle while displaying a gun.  The offenders then drove the victim to her bank and unsuccessfully attempted to use her debit card.  After leaving the bank the offenders then drove to a gas station located near W. 18th St. and S. Ruble St. and attempted to purchase fuel using the victim’s debit card.  After an unsuccessful attempt at purchasing fuel the offenders drove the victim back to S. Halsted St. and W. Roosevelt Rd. where she exited the vehicle. The victim reported that she saw the offenders in the area of 1000 S. Halsted St. again on Nov. 8 and she was forced into the vehicle and taken back to her bank. After another unsuccessful attempt at using the victim’s debit card the offenders drove the victim back to S. Halsted St. and W. Roosevelt Rd. where she exited the vehicle. The victim was not injured.

The three offenders are described as black males, between 17 and 21 years of age, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10. Two offenders had dreadlocks and the third offender had short hair and a tattoo on his wrist.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311 or UIC Police at 312-996-2830.

The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation, with assistance from the UIC Police/CPD Joint Robbery Task Force.

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/RzWo5dzHsJu

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 October 21st, 2016

On Thursday, Oct. 20, at approximately 9 p.m., UIC Police responded to an activated Startel emergency phone. A UIC student reported that he had been the victim of a strong-armed robbery near 1021 Vernon Park Place. Two males approached the student from behind, hit him in the face, and took his phone. The offenders fled westbound on Vernon Park Place. The first offender is described as a black male, approximately 16-18 years old, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. The second offender is described as a black male, approximately 16-18 years old, wearing gray sweatpants. The victim was not seriously injured and refused medical treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311.

The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation, with assistance from the UIC Police/CPD Joint Robbery Task Force.

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/Lgcrz7yFr9J2

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.
--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