Crime Advisories are issued in compliance with the Timely Notice provisions of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a federal statue governing the reporting and disclosure of crimes on college campuses.
Campus Crime Advisories are issued to aid in the prevention of crimes and/or to warn of possible dangerous conditions on or near the Illinois State University campus.
April 8, 2013
On Sunday, April 7, 2013, at approximately 3:00 a.m. two male students were confronted and battered in ISU Lot F53 (College Ave. and Main St.) by a group of 3 to 5 unknown males after leaving a party in the area. One of the students was placed in a choke hold while his wallet and cell phone were taken from him. The suspects fled in an unknown direction. The students reported minor injuries, but refused medical treatment.
The alleged suspects were described as black males. One suspect was wearing a gray Bulls hat, and another was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
This incident remains under investigation by the Illinois State University Police Department. Anyone with information should contact the Illinois State University Police at (309) 438-8631. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for tips that lead to the arrest of these offenders. Please contact McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111.
Students and others are strongly encouraged to immediately report ANY suspicious activity to the police.
Crime Prevention Tips:
-Use Redbird Safe Walk for walking escorts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; Dial 309-438-WALK
-Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you. Avoid wearing headphones, talking or texting on your cell phone, or anything which can distract you, including the excessive consumption of alcohol.
-Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night.
-Plan the safest route to your destination; choose well lighted, busy pathways and streets.
-If someone is bothering or harassing you, tell the person in a loud voice to STAY AWAY.
-Carry your cell phone with you and be prepared to call 911 with a suspect description.
-If you are a victim or witness, call the police immediately and try to remember as many details as possible.
Feb 12, 2013 - 4:22 PM
The Illinois State University Police have the
suspect in custody. The emergency situation has ended.
Residence hall and dining center restrictions have been lifted. All campus operations will continue as scheduled.
Feb 12, 2013 - 3:42 PM
All residence halls and dining centers are restricted to only current residents at this time.
Feb 12, 2013 - 3:25 PM
Person with weapon last seen near Watterson Towers. Be alert, do NOT approach, and seek shelter. Suspect is a Nathan Thomas, described as a black male, approximately 6 feet 1 inch tall with dreadlocks. Last seen wearing a white hat, a black coat with red and black stripes on the waist and wrists, and baggy pants.
November 13, 2012
On November 11th, 2012, at approximately 12:25 am two male students walking on the sidewalk near Redbird Arena were approached by a group of 4 to 5 males in a vehicle. One of the vehicle’s passengers shouted at the walking students and attempted to hit them with an open car door. As the students continued walking the initial vehicle and a second vehicle stopped, and 8-10 male passengers exited the vehicles. The suspects from the vehicles began striking the two students, then fled from the scene in an unknown direction.
All of the suspects were described as black, males, age 18-25.
Vehicle #1 was described as an unknown black, 4 door sedan.
Vehicle #2 was described as a silver Dodge Charger
This crime is currently under investigation by the Illinois State University Police Department. Anyone with information about this crime should contact ISU Police at (309) 438-8631. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1000 for tips that lead to the arrest of these offenders. Please contact McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 828-1111.
In light of the concerns raised during the recent ISU Emergency Alert, we are providing a link to the following information in the event of a true active shooter situation. However, remember there is a difference between a report of an armed subject and an active shooter.
Options for Consideration demonstrates possible actions to take if confronted with a active shooter scenario. The instructive video reviews the choices of evacuating, hiding, or, as an option of last resort, challenging the shooter. The video also shows how to assist authorities once law enforcement enters the scene.
Link here to video.
Registration for Summer 2013 RAD Classes has begun. Summer session will be held on the following dates and times.
Monday 5/13 from 4:30pm-7:00pm
Tuesday 5/14 from 5pm-7pm
Wednesday 5/15 5pm-7pm
Thursday 5/16 from 5pm-7pm
*Participants must attend all sessions.
Reminder this is a FREE service to all adult females attending ISU as well as those who live in the surrounding community. You must be a female of at least 16 years of age (with parental consent).
Students - please make sure your schedule will allow you to attend every day. If you are unable to commit to this attendance requirement, please wait for future sessions.
This is a service open to students, faculty, and staff who would like an escort when walking to and from on-campus locations, bus stops, and apartments within close proximity to campus.
Learn more about Redbird Safe Walk
Each year, more than 500,000 people in the US are treated in emergency departments, and more than 700 people die as a result of bicycle-related injuries. Children are at particularly high risk for bicycle-related injuries. Children 15 years and younger account for almost 60% of all bicycle-related injuries seen in US emergency rooms. As the weather turns warmer, and more people use their bicycles for commuting and recreation, it is important to review these bicycling safety tips before your next ride.
For more information stop by the ISU Police Department, or visit www.bicyclinginfo.org