Public Safety Advisory

[URGENT] Public Safety Advisory

Posted on April 17th, 2018

On Tuesday, April 17, UIC Police responded to a report of arson and damage to property at 839 W. Roosevelt Rd. Police canvassed the Flames Athletic Center and discovered that an unknown offender(s) entered the first-floor gym and ignited a small pile of papers which had self-extinguished. Police also found a speaker that was ripped from the wall and there was extensive damage to the west gym. Nearby in the basement of the Physical Education Building, 901 W. Roosevelt Rd., Police discovered that a laundry hamper located in a locker-room had been lit on fire but self-extinguished, along with damage to a vending machine and hallways leading to several other locker rooms. There is no ongoing threat to the buildings or the occupants. The crime scenes are being processed and evidence collected. UIC Police will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call (312) 996-2830. Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/56uPccC36oC2 and https://goo.gl/maps/yCH8zA1cjJx UIC Police offer the following security tips: --Report crime promptly to police. --Be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious activity. --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. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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