UIC Urgent http://www.uic.edu/home/feeds/urgent.rss Official, urgent and emergency campus announcements en-us Fri, 11 Apr 2008 16:52:07 -0500 60 Crime Alert On July 27, at approximately 7:10 PM, a UIC student was the victim of an attempted aggravated robbery at 750 S. Halsted St. The victim was walking on the sidewalk when the offender pulled up in a white sedan, implied that he had a weapon, and demanded the victim's property. The victim, who was not injured, fled without relinquishing his property. The offender, described as a black male in his 30's, with a dark complexion, wearing a white t-shirt, fled northbound on Halsted St.<br /> <br />Anyone with information is asked to call the Chicago Police Department at 311.<br /> <br />The Chicago Police Department will lead the investigation, with assistance from the UIC Police/CPD Joint Robbery Task Force.<br /> <br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/Hnrkd<br /> <br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables.***<br /> <br />Other security tips:<br /> <br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />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://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:54:31 -0500 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:54:31 -0500 Crime Alert On July 12, at approximately 8:40 p.m., an aggravated assault occurred at 1243 S. Morgan St. The victims, a UIC student employee and a friend, reported they were walking southbound on Morgan St. when they were approached by an older model black minivan of unknown make and model. The vehicle slowed down near the walkers and the passenger of the van waved a black handgun with a laser sight. The victims, who were not injured, fled to a nearby field and the vehicle drove west on Roosevelt Rd. <br /><br />The offenders are described as follows:<br /><br />1. Passenger: female white/Hispanic, 27-35 years old, wearing a cream tank top.<br /><br />2. Driver: female white/Hispanic, 27-35 years old, no further description available.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/FDMxO<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />--Do not accept a ride from strangers.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Notify friends or family of your whereabouts and plans.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />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://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:12 -0500 Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:00:12 -0500 Crime Alert On July 5, three off-campus crimes occurred in our neighboring community.<br /><br />At approximately 2 a.m., a man was the victim of an armed robbery near W. Taylor St. and S. Ada St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that he was approached by three black male teen offenders. One offender displayed a handgun and took the victim’s cash and cell phone. All three offenders, who remain at large, were last seen headed eastbound on Taylor St. on foot.<br /> <br />Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/Pngim<br /> <br />At approximately 6:50 p.m., a strong-arm robbery occurred near W. Lexington St. and S. Loomis St.<br /><br />Three male offenders exited a silver Chevy Cruze, approached a male victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, and demanded his possessions. The victim surrendered his property before the offenders fled northbound on Loomis then circled around to Roosevelt Rd. and entered I-90/I-94 southbound. Witnesses followed the offenders and obtained a license plate and vehicle description. No further descriptions of the offenders, who remain at large, are currently available.<br /> <br />Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/bllgC<br /><br />At approximately 9:30 p.m., an attempted armed robbery occurred near 800 S. Loomis. A male victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that he was approached by three male offenders. The victim did not surrender any possessions before the offenders fled on foot southeast through Arrigo Park.<br /><br />The first offender was described as a black male, approximately 5-foot-11, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark basketball shorts. The second and third offenders were described only as black males. All three offenders fled and remain at large.<br /><br />Approximate crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/Q48BD<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigations for the three off-campus crimes.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830 or the Chicago Police Department at 311.<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />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://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:12:59 -0500 Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:12:59 -0500 Crime alert On June 26, at about 6:45 a.m., UIC Police learned that an earlier reported aggravated sexual assault occurred near the corner of Polk Street and Damen Avenue. At about 2:00 a.m., a witness had reported to police a woman in distress. The woman, who is not affiliated with UIC, told responding officers she had survived sexual assault in a moving vehicle after entering the vehicle on North Austin Boulevard with two recent acquaintances. She had been released by the offenders at the Polk & Damen location.<br /> <br />The offenders, who were driving a black 4-door vehicle of unknown make and model, are described as follows:<br /> <br />1. Male Hispanic, 25 years old, 5-foot-7, 190 pounds, bald, of medium complexion, with brown eyes and wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans<br /><br />2. Male Hispanic, 25 years old, 5-foot 7, 175 pounds, with short hair, blue eyes, medium complexion, and wearing a gray T-shirt and blue jeans<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/bMwFh<br /><br />UIC Police offer the following security tips:<br /><br />--Do not accept a ride from strangers.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Notify friends or family of your whereabouts and plans.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />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://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:55:52 -0500 Fri, 26 Jun 2015 07:55:52 -0500 UIC Urgent Message Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect til 3 pm for 6-cty area. Damaging winds, hail, heavy rain, lightning expected. http://www.weather.gov/ emergency http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:49:30 -0500 Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:49:30 -0500 Community Safety Alert On May 23, at about 2:15 AM, UIC and Chicago Police responded to a call of shots fired off-campus at 1038 W. 14th St. A male victim (not UIC affiliated) was found with a single gun shot wound to the chest and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. A blue Chevy Tahoe with large rims was seen fleeing the area headed east on 14th St. and may have been involved. No further information is available at this time.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department will conduct the follow-up investigation.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/O6vAf<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Sat, 23 May 2015 04:06:06 -0500 Sat, 23 May 2015 04:06:06 -0500 Crime alert On May 3, at about 3:00 a.m., a man waiting for a bus was the victim of an armed robbery near 1845 W. Roosevelt Rd. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, reported that a red Pontiac Grand Prix pulled up and a male offender approached him demanding cash. The victim was struck in the head with a crowbar and a male offender took $45 in cash. The victim was transported to University of Illinois Hospital for treatment. The offender(s) remain at large.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/UcIwZ<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be theft of property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />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://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Sun, 03 May 2015 08:45:30 -0500 Sun, 03 May 2015 08:45:30 -0500 Urgent Official Announcement On April 17, at about 9:35 p.m., UIC and Chicago Police responded to a call off campus, near the corner of Congress Parkway and Morgan.<br /><br />Witnesses reported shots were fired from one car into another nearby car, striking the driver. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, fled the area and crashed several blocks away at 550 W. Van Buren. <br /><br />The offender’s vehicle, make and model unknown, fled the scene in an unknown direction.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/kaL0k<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />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://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:13:08 -0500 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:13:08 -0500 Crime alert On March 18, at about 5:10 PM, a motorist was the victim of a car-jacking at 1818 W. Taylor St. The victim, who is not affiliated with UIC, was sitting in the vehicle when an unknown offender walked up, implied possession of a handgun and ordered the driver out of the car. The offender took the vehicle and the victim’s wallet and drove off westbound on Taylor.<br /><br />The stolen vehicle is a 2002 silver Nissan Altima, IL license plate E283449.<br /><br />The offender, of undetermined sex, is described as of African descent and wearing a red sweatshirt.<br /><br />The Chicago Police Department is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call 311.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/Q7SMZ<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables, as the victim did in this case.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />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://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:46:37 -0500 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:46:37 -0500 Crime alert On Jan. 16 , at about 9:30 AM, a UIC student was the victim of an armed robbery off-campus, near Polk Street and Aberdeen. The victim stated that as she was walking east on Polk, an unknown offender approached from the front, displayed a handgun, and demanded her possessions. The victim claims an accomplice was also behind her. The victim surrendered her mobile phone and cash from her wallet. The offenders fled westbound on Polk and remain at large.<br /><br />The first offender is described as a black male, 6-0 in height, 160 pounds, with brown eyes, of dark complexion, and wearing a black ski mask, black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, carrying a snub-nose revolver with a brown handle.<br /><br />The second offender is only described as a male. <br /><br />The UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task Force will conduct the follow-up investigation.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/KOGnD<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />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://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:48:35 -0600 Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:48:35 -0600 Crime alert On Oct. 27, at about 12:20 PM, a UIC student was the victim of a strong-arm robbery off-campus, near 1100 W. Jackson Blvd. The victim stated that as she was walking northbound on Racine Avenue, she observed an unknown male following her. She entered the Target Store on Jackson in an attempt to elude the person. Shortly after exiting, she was approached by an offender who pushed her to the ground and took her i-Phone before fleeing west through an alley. The victim left the scene and later called the police. The phone was recovered from a trash can near the scene. The offender remains at large.<br /> <br />The offender was described as a black male, 6-1 to 6-3 in height, with a muscular build, and wearing a white hooded sweatshirt with a logo and black sweatpants.<br /><br />The UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task Force will conduct the follow-up investigation.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/yVnda<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />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://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:25:13 -0500 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:25:13 -0500 Crime alert UIC and Chicago police are investigating an incident that occurred on Sept. 18 at about 7 p.m. on the 1300 block of S. Lytle. A UIC student was approached from behind by a male offender who grabbed her purse strap and tried to take the purse by force. The victim struggled and retained the purse. The offender fled eastbound through an alley. The victim refused medical attention. UIC Police searched the area without results. <br /><br />The offender was described as a black male, age 13-14, five-foot-two, about 120 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt. <br /><br />Approximate crime area mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/NHcqY<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be theft of property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />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://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:53:46 -0500 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:53:46 -0500 Crime alert UIC and Chicago Police are investigating an off-campus incident that occurred on July 30 at about 5:30 p.m. A UIC researcher was walking north on the 300 block of S. Ashland Ave. when a male subject approached and knocked her to the ground. Drivers nearby blew their car horns, causing the offender to run a short distance, but he returned to the victim and snatched a gold chain from her neck. He then fled on foot. The victim refused medical attention. <br /><br />The offender was described as a dark-complexioned black male, 40-53 years old, 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-1 and 235-250 lbs.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/jYnB6<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be theft of property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />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://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:46:59 -0500 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:46:59 -0500 Crime alert UIC and Chicago police are investigating an incident that occurred on Monday, June 30, at about 4:30 p.m. A complainant reported that he was adjusting his backpack on Taylor street in front of UIC's Paulina Street parking structure when two males approached him. One subject pulled at the victim's backpack while the other sprayed the victim's face with an unknown substance. The victim fought off both attackers, who fled on foot eastbound on Taylor Street. UIC Police sent a flash message to responding units and toured the area with negative results. The victim suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from the UIC Hospital. The victim is not affiliated with UIC. <br /><br />The first offender was described as a Hispanic male, 18-23 years old, 5-feet-11 and 165 lbs. He was wearing a blue T-shirt with an orange Chicago Bears "C" logo, baggy jeans, and sneakers with orange stripes.<br /><br />The second offender was described as a Hispanic male, 18-23 years old, 5-feet-6 and 145 lbs., with a black teardrop tattoo under his left eye and a light mustache. He was wearing a tan T-shirt and baggy jeans.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: https://goo.gl/maps/H9Pkc<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be theft of property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />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://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:40:58 -0500 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:40:58 -0500 Crime alert On June 11, at 7:00 PM, a UIC student was the victim of a strong-arm robbery off-campus, on the sidewalk of the shopping center at 1621 W. Roosevelt Road. The victim stated that as he walked with his MP3 player in hand, a lone offender approached and demanded the device. The victim complied, and the offender fled south on foot. The victim was not injured.<br /><br />The offender was described as a Hispanic male, age 19 to 25, 5’ 6” to 5’ 9” in height, of thin build, with light complexion, brown braided hair, wearing a white hoody with lettering on the front and black jogging pants. <br /><br />The UIC Police/Chicago Police Department Joint Robbery Task Force and CPD Area Central Detectives will conduct the follow-up investigation.<br /><br />Anyone with information is asked to call UIC Police at 312-996-2830.<br /><br />Crime location mapped: http://goo.gl/maps/A5iYF<br /><br />***UIC Police strongly recommend complying with an armed or violent offender whose intent appears to be property or valuables.***<br /><br />Other security tips:<br /><br />--Be aware of your surroundings. Use all your senses to be alert for danger, and when walking alone, don't wear headphones or earbuds.<br />--Don't display electronic devices in public.<br />--Try to travel in groups when possible, particularly after dark.<br />--Use well-lit walkways.<br />--On campus, look for the location of the nearest emergency call box (there are more than 1,500 across campus.)<br />--The emergency number for UIC Police is 5-5555 or 312-355-5555, which should be set on speed-dial on your cell phone.<br />--Report crime promptly to police.<br /><br /><br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------<br />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://www.uic.edu/uic/studentlife/campus/crime-alerts.shtml<br /><br />UIC Annual Security Report <br />http://www.uic.edu/securityreport/index.shtml<br /><br />Chicago Police Department Crime Incidents <br />http://gis.chicagopolice.org/clearmap/startpage.htm<br /><br /> urgent http://www.uic.edu/uic UrgentOnlyFeed Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:37:59 -0500 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:37:59 -0500