Public Safety Advisory

Public safety advisory

Posted on August 16th, 2017

On August 16 at 4:42 a.m., UIC Police responded to a security alarm at a 7-Eleven at 1350 S. Halsted St. Upon arrival, the store clerk stated that an offender had taken a bottle of wine and threatened the clerk with it before demanding three packs of cigarettes. The offender then fled southbound on Halsted St. and eastbound on 14th St. UIC Police searched for the offender but did not find him.

The offender is described as a black male, 30 to 35 years old, 5'8" to 5'10" and approximately 185 lbs. He was seen wearing a blue baseball cap with red letters, white button-down short sleeve shirt with red and blue stripes, blue jeans and brown shoes. The offender matches the description of an offender in a theft which took place at a nearby 7-Eleven on August 15.

Approximate crime location mapped: http://bit.ly/2fKr5ZN.

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Public safety advisories 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://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

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

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


Public Safety Advisory

Posted on August 7th, 2017

On Sunday, Aug. 6, at approximately 10:15 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of an armed assault that occurred at 1260 S. Union Ave. The offender was arguing with the victim, a restaurant cashier, about his food order when he spat on the victim and displayed a handgun. The offender is described as a black male, 5-11 in height, 300 pounds, wearing a white t-shirt and black jeans. He fled southbound on Union Ave. in a black Chevy Monte Carlo. The victim was not injured.

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

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/JwFYpWtLe282

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. Set up the UICPD emergency number on your mobile phone speed-dial.
-- On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)
-- 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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Public safety advisories 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://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

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

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

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Public Safety Advisory

Posted on July 8th, 2017

On Saturday, July 8, around 1:20 a.m., UIC Police responded to an activated emergency call box near 500 S. Racine Ave. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that an unknown person had taken her vehicle. The victim was driving northbound on S. Racine Ave. near W. Congress Pkwy. when a vehicle driving directly behind her, hit her rear bumper. The victim exited her vehicle to look at the damage. The driver of the striking vehicle exited his car, quickly got into the driver's seat of the victim's car and locked the doors. The offender then fled in the victim's car, a 2014 white Jeep Grand Cherokee, license plate V443365, going northbound on S. Racine Ave. and then westbound on I-290 Expy. The offender is described as a black male, approximately 20 years old, wearing a black t-shirt. Two offenders in the striking vehicle, described only as black males, fled in the same direction in a red 4-door vehicle with possible license plate Q400250. No weapons were used and the offenders did not say anything to the victim prior to taking her car. The victim did not sustain any injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311.

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/eZWGMdGsWED2

UIC Police offer the following security tips:
--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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Public safety advisories 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://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

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

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


Public Safety Advisory

Posted on May 25th, 2017

On Wednesday, May 24, around 7:40 p.m., a man flagged down Chicago Police Department officers near 1410 S. Morgan St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, stated that he had just parked his car when he was approached by a male offender who pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at him and demanded his money and cell phone. The victim complied and the offender fled westbound on foot and jumped over a fence into a nearby housing complex. The offender is described as a black male, 16-18 years old, wearing a red hoodie. The victim was not injured.

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/5L32C1DTRH42

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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Public safety advisories 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://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

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

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


Public Safety Advisory

Posted on May 16th, 2017

On Tuesday, May 16, at approximately 3 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of a strong-arm robbery that occurred at 1100 South Wood Street, 3rd level of the UIC South Wood Street Parking Structure. The victim, a UIC faculty member, reported that he was approached from behind by two offenders and punched. The offenders then took the keys to his vehicle and fled westbound in the victim’s black 2015 Toyota Camry license plate 4899511. The offenders were described by the victim as two African American males, one with dreadlocked hair and dark clothing. No weapons were seen by the victim or implied by the offenders.

UIC Police are leading the investigation. Anyone with information should call (312) 996-2830.

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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://emergency.uic.edu/public-safety-advisory/

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

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