Campus Crime Alerts

Crime Alert

Posted on August 1st, 2015

On Aug. 1, at about 2:45 a.m., UIC Police responded to an incident at 1056 W. 14th St.

Witnesses reported shots were fired from a newer model 4-door black Chevrolet, striking three males. One injured victim was found at the scene and two injured victims fled to 1339 S. Morgan St. The victims, who are not affiliated with UIC, were transported to the hospital.

The offender's vehicle fled the scene heading southbound on Morgan St. from 14th St. and remains at large.

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

Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/THNg3

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://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml

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


Crime Alert

Posted on July 28th, 2015

On July 27, at approximately 7:10 PM, a UIC student was the victim of an attempted aggravated robbery at 750 S. Halsted St. The victim was walking on the sidewalk when the offender pulled up in a white sedan, implied that he had a weapon, and demanded the victim's property. The victim, who was not injured, fled without relinquishing his property. The offender, described as a black male in his 30's, with a dark complexion, wearing a white t-shirt, fled northbound on Halsted St.

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.

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

***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://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml

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


Crime Alert

Posted on July 13th, 2015

On July 12, at approximately 8:40 p.m., an aggravated assault occurred at 1243 S. Morgan St. The victims, a UIC student employee and a friend, reported they were walking southbound on Morgan St. when they were approached by an older model black minivan of unknown make and model. The vehicle slowed down near the walkers and the passenger of the van waved a black handgun with a laser sight. The victims, who were not injured, fled to a nearby field and the vehicle drove west on Roosevelt Rd.

The offenders are described as follows:

1. Passenger: female white/Hispanic, 27-35 years old, wearing a cream tank top.

2. Driver: female white/Hispanic, 27-35 years old, no further description available.

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

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

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

--Do not accept a ride from strangers.
--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.
--Notify friends or family of your whereabouts and plans.
--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 July 6th, 2015

On July 5, three off-campus crimes occurred in our neighboring community.

At approximately 2 a.m., a man was the victim of an armed robbery near W. Taylor St. and S. Ada St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that he was approached by three black male teen offenders. One offender displayed a handgun and took the victim’s cash and cell phone. All three offenders, who remain at large, were last seen headed eastbound on Taylor St. on foot.

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

At approximately 6:50 p.m., a strong-arm robbery occurred near W. Lexington St. and S. Loomis St.

Three male offenders exited a silver Chevy Cruze, approached a male victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, and demanded his possessions. The victim surrendered his property before the offenders fled northbound on Loomis then circled around to Roosevelt Rd. and entered I-90/I-94 southbound. Witnesses followed the offenders and obtained a license plate and vehicle description. No further descriptions of the offenders, who remain at large, are currently available.

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

At approximately 9:30 p.m., an attempted armed robbery occurred near 800 S. Loomis. A male victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that he was approached by three male offenders. The victim did not surrender any possessions before the offenders fled on foot southeast through Arrigo Park.

The first offender was described as a black male, approximately 5-foot-11, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark basketball shorts. The second and third offenders were described only as black males. All three offenders fled and remain at large.

Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/Q48BD

The Chicago Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigations for the three off-campus crimes.

Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830 or the Chicago Police Department at 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://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml

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


Crime alert

Posted on June 26th, 2015

On June 26, at about 6:45 a.m., UIC Police learned that an earlier reported aggravated sexual assault occurred near the corner of Polk Street and Damen Avenue. At about 2:00 a.m., a witness had reported to police a woman in distress. The woman, who is not affiliated with UIC, told responding officers she had survived sexual assault in a moving vehicle after entering the vehicle on North Austin Boulevard with two recent acquaintances. She had been released by the offenders at the Polk & Damen location.

The offenders, who were driving a black 4-door vehicle of unknown make and model, are described as follows:

1. Male Hispanic, 25 years old, 5-foot-7, 190 pounds, bald, of medium complexion, with brown eyes and wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans

2. Male Hispanic, 25 years old, 5-foot 7, 175 pounds, with short hair, blue eyes, medium complexion, and wearing a gray T-shirt and blue jeans

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

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

UIC Police offer the following security tips:

--Do not accept a ride from strangers.
--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.
--Notify friends or family of your whereabouts and plans.
--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