Public Safety Advisory

Public Safety Advisory

Posted on October 21st, 2017

On Friday, Oct. 20, at approximately 11:15 p.m., a female victim flagged down a UIC Police officer and reported that two male offenders approached her and attempted to take her purse at 900 W. Maxwell St. The offenders, who were unsuccessful in their attempted theft, fled on foot westbound and into the Barbara Jean Wright Court Apartments. The first offender is described as a black male teenager, 6-0 in height and wearing a black hoodie. The second offender is described as a black male teenager, 6-0 in height, wearing all dark clothing.

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

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

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

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Urgent notifications are sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu


Public Safety Advisory

Posted on October 21st, 2017

On Thursday, Oct. 20, at approximately 7:45 p.m., an attempted strong-armed robbery occurred near 1725 W. Fillmore St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, was walking on the street between parking structure D1 and the Outpatient Care Center when he was approached by two offenders who attempted to rob him before fleeing the area. The victim reported the incident to the parking attendant as he exited the parking structure and then left the area. The victim later reported the incident to CPD and then to UIC Police. The first offender is described as a black male wearing a white shirt and blue jeans. The second offender is described as a black male wearing a white shirt and white sweatpants. The victim was not injured.

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

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

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

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Urgent notifications are sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu



Public Safety Advisory

Posted on October 19th, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, at approximately 8:55 p.m., a UIC student was the victim of an aggravated battery that occurred at the corner of W. Polk St. and S. Wood St. The victim was standing on the sidewalk when she was approached by a woman who asked for directions. The female offender then pepper-sprayed the victim and immediately fled northbound in a blue or black Volkswagon. The offender is described as an Asian woman, approximate age early-20s, 5-4 to 5-5 in height, wearing a black scarf.

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

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

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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A Public Safety Advisory is distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may 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://clery.uic.edu

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




Public Safety Advisory

Posted on September 22nd, 2017

On Friday, Sept. 22, at noon the UIC Police received a report that a UIC student was the victim of an attempted criminal sexual assault that occurred at 10:30 a.m.

The crime occurred near 760 W. Taylor St. on the east side of the parking structure (near S. Union Ave.). The victim reported that as she exited the lot on the first floor, a man approached her and asked her for money. She stated she did not have any money and the offender then grabbed the victim by the back of her hair and forced her to the ground. The offender attempted to sexually assault the victim but she was able to break free and fled the area. The offender is described as a black male, 45-55 years of age, 5-6 to 5-9 in height, 170 pounds, medium to dark complexion, wearing a red shirt and jeans. The victim stated that she has previously seen the offender panhandling for money in the area.

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/tx2y82RCnwn

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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.
-For additional information on reporting an incident of sexual misconduct, visit http://oae.uic.edu/TitleIX/ReportingAnIncident.htm

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Public safety advisories are distributed to the university community in compliance with the federal Clery Act. UIC Police may 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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Urgent notifications may be sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu


Public Safety Advisory

Posted on September 13th, 2017

UIC Police were notified of three separate burglaries to campus buildings that occurred between Sept. 8 and Sept. 12 at 808 S. Wood St., 1853 W. Polk St., and 820 S. Wood St. One or more offenders entered each of the locations through windows that were easily accessible from the outside and took several electronic devices. In each case, the burglaries occurred between 5:40 p.m. and 8:30 a.m.

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

Observe the following security tips:

--always lock doors and windows securely
--be aware of strangers in or outside the building
--never prop open a security door or gate
--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 may 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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Urgent notifications may be sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu

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Urgent notifications are sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu

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Urgent notifications are sent via both INSTANT TEXT MESSAGE (SMS) and URGENT mass e-mails. SMS messages -- issued only in cases of immediate threat to health and safety, such as a tornado alert, or a major disruption to travel -- are faster and more reliable than e-mail. The campus strongly recommends that you register your cell phone for SMS messages at http://sms.uic.edu