Public Safety Advisory — Nov. 11

On Sunday, Nov. 10, UIC Police received a report of a man with a gun at 940 W. Harrison St. A witness reported seeing two men arguing near the entrance of the building around 9:30 p.m. One of the men displayed a silver handgun to the other man. The offender who displayed the gun is described as a black male wearing a dark hooded jacket and khaki pants. He fled eastbound on Harrison St. in an unknown vehicle. UIC Police canvassed the area and could not locate the offender or the victim.

UIC Police will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 312-996-2830.

Approximate crime location mapped:

https://goo.gl/maps/JwJjpja3hRNJyAQ18

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.

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


Public Safety Advisory — Nov. 9

On Saturday, Nov. 9, at approximately 12:40 a.m., UIC Police responded to a fight in progress on the sidewalk at 1325 S. Halsted St. Upon arriving at the location, responding units were notified of “shots fired” in the area of Union and Liberty Streets. An eyewitness reported that a black male, 5’11” in height, wearing a white and light blue shirt and blue jeans, displayed a handgun and discharged it at a moving vehicle near 1416 S. Union St.  The offender fled southbound on foot. The vehicle fled the area as well.  There were no injuries reported.

The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 311.

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/em8BWxDo5EF3p2cj6

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.

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


Public Safety Advisory — Oct. 28

On Oct. 25 at 7:45 p.m., UIC Police responded to a report of a criminal sexual abuse at 1740 W. Taylor St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that she was visited in the hospital by a known acquaintance who entered her room as a guest and criminally sexually abused her. Medical treatment was provided to the victim. The known offender is described as an Asian male, 41 years old, 5’ 3” tall, 135 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.

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

Approximate crime location mapped:
https://goo.gl/maps/5xsyxxtBNHyHoiHt9

  • 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/sexual-misconduct/report-an-incident/

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


Public Safety Advisory, October 22

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, at approximately 3:40 a.m. UIC Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at 1350 S. Halsted St. Two offenders entered a convenience store and displayed a handgun. One of the offenders struck a clerk in the head with an unknown object. The victim required medical attention. The offenders then fled the area with cash and other proceeds in separate directions.

The first offender is described as a black male, 6’0″ tall, wearing a black face mask, black hoody, black pants and carrying a black handgun. He fled southbound on Halsted St. on foot.

The second offender is described as a black male, 5’7″ tall, wearing a black hoody, blue jeans, and white shoes. He fled eastbound on Liberty St. on foot.

UIC Police will lead the investigation. Anyone with information should call 312-996-2830.

Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/QfcaBuZjC6XHnMQi6

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.

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


Public Safety Advisory

On Thursday, Oct. 10, at approximately 8:15 p.m. UIC Police received a report of an armed robbery that just occurred in the 700 block of W. Rochford St. The victim stated that two offenders approached him, displayed a black firearm and took his property. The first offender is described as a black male, 25-30 years of age, dreadlocks, wearing a blue Adidas hoodie and blue jeans. The second offender is described as a black male, 25-30 years of age, dreadlocks, wearing a black jacket with khaki pants. The offenders fled southbound on S. Union Ave. in a white Ford Fusion with tinted windows. 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/azk46whFvkDTiaAx6

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.

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


UIC ALERT: UIC Police take all threats seriously

UIC ALERT: UIC Police take all threats to the campus community very seriously and will continue to work with Federal and State partners to maintain the safety and security of the university. If you see suspicious activity, report it to local law enforcement immediately by calling 312-355-5555 or 911.

Public Safety Advisory, Oct. 9, 2019

UIC Police are aware of an anonymous Facebook post suggesting that a person in the campus community may be having suicidal thoughts. Additional posts have suggested that there may be an active threat to the campus. UIC Police are involved and have determined that there is no credible threat to the campus. If you are worried about the mental health of a friend or loved one, please call the UIC Counseling Center 312-996-3490 to talk about possible courses of action and how to best help. If someone is in imminent risk, call UIC Police at 312-355-5555 or 911.


UIC Alert: All streets now open

All streets near the Damen/Taylor intersection are now open. Resume normal activities.


UIC Alert: Ongoing congestion at Damen/Taylor

UIC ALERT: The UIC campus is not under any threat or danger. An alleged shooter has been taken into custody at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Nobody has been injured. Continue to avoid the Taylor/Damen intersection which is still heavily congested. More information as available at emergency.uic.edu.


UIC Alert: Police activity at corner of Taylor and Damen

Police activity at the corner of Taylor and Damen Streets. Avoid the area. Authorities are responding. If you are on campus, follow instructions from university officials or local authorities. More information as available at emergency.uic.edu.