Crime Alerts

Crime alert

Posted on December 25th, 2015

On December 25, at 12:30 p.m., a minor not affiliated with UIC was the victim of an off-campus armed robbery near the alley at 1511 W. Taylor St. The victim was approached by a silver vehicle carrying three subjects, one of whom got out and demanded the victim’s hover-board while displaying a black handgun under his shirt. The offenders drove off through the alley.

The armed offender is described as a black male, 20 to 25 years old, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds, with a dark complexion, wearing blue jeans, a black jacket, black hat and a dark hoodie.

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/5cqzqE29MrN2

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.)
--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.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml

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


Crime alert

Posted on December 24th, 2015

In the early hours of December 24, between 2 and 2:30 a.m., a person was the victim of a strong-arm robbery near the corner of Harrison and Racine. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that as he was walking south on Racine toward Harrison, a newer model black SUV stopped next to him and two subjects got out. One offender implied he had a gun, and the other punched the victim in the face. The victim fell to the ground and the second offender reached into the victim's pocket and took his credit card. It was not known if the victim received medical attention between the time of the occurrence and his report 10 hours later.

Offender 1 is described as a black male, 5-6 to 5-8 in height, 130 to 140 pounds, with light complexion, black wavy hair and well-dressed.

Offender 2 is described as a black male of dark complexion, 5-5 in height, well-dressed and wearing a pea-coat.

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/dFeSbFBrruP2

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 electronic devices 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.)
--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.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml

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


Crime Alert

Posted on December 17th, 2015

The following information is provided as a public safety advisory regarding recent off-campus crimes that have occurred in the neighboring community.

On December 16 at 7:35 p.m., a man was the victim of a strong armed robbery in the west alley at 1204 W. Lexington St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that he was approached from behind by four male black offenders between the ages of 18-21 who struck him in the face and took his cell phone. The offenders fled northbound in a dark SUV. Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/kdjtt1Myro62

On December 16 at 8:30 p.m., a man was the victim of a battery in front of his residence at 708 S. Laflin St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that he was approached and attacked by 3-4 male black offenders. The victim fought off the attackers and the men fled the area in a dark SUV. A short time later, the Chicago Police Department stopped a vehicle matching the description and took two men into custody. Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/mbZ2NeNpFa92

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

***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables.***

Other 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 electronic devices 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.)
--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://clery.uic.edu

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


Crime Alert

Posted on December 8th, 2015

On December 8 at 4:30 a.m., a UIC employee was in her vehicle stopped at a light at Ashland Ave. and VanBuren St. when a female black offender entered the vehicle and told the victim to drive. After getting into the car the offender armed herself with the victim's snow removal brush and demanded to be driven to the south side. When the victim began honking the car horn the offender began hitting the victim with the snow brush. The victim drove to the corner of Taylor St. and Paulina St. where the offender exited the vehicle and fled in an unknown direction. The victim’s cell phone and car snow removal brush were taken. The offender was described as tall, approximately 25-years-old, wearing a black jacket and black hat.

Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/ZYVMT1e83z12

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

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 electronic devices in public.
--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.
--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


Crime Alert

Posted on December 8th, 2015

On December 8, at 1 a.m., UIC Police received a report that a student was sexually assaulted at approximately 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, in a university residence hall at 1250 S. Halsted St. by two men known to the victim. The first offender, a 21-year-old black male, 5-foot-11, 230 pounds with a medium complexion, black hair and brown eyes, is a UIC student. The second offender, a 21-year-old black male, 5-foot-9, 155 pounds, is not affiliated with UIC.

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.

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

Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/qrZqmNFyJ8w

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