Safety Alerts

From the past 60 days:

June 2, 2017

Update - June 4, 2017 - 9:30 p.m.

This is an update to the Safety Alert issued on June 2, 2017. The suspect in this incident has been taken into custody. At this time no other suspects are being sought in connection with this incident.

Update - June 3, 2017 - 7:45 p.m.

This is an update to the robbery Safety Alert issued on June 2, 2017.

The suspect in this incident has been identified and the Bradley University Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in locating the robbery suspect. The suspect is Theresa Lynn Yedinak. Yedinak (49 years old) and is described as a white female, 5'3", 130 lbs, with red and brown hair, and hazel eyes. Yedinak is wanted for robbery and trespassing.

If you know the whereabouts of Yedinak or if you have any information regarding this incident, please call the Bradley University Police Department at (309) 677-2000, the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000. Please see the attached picture of Yedinak.

Theresa Lynn Yedinak

Additionally, the original Safety Alert indicated the crime occurred at 8:51 p.m. on May 31, 2017, however, the robbery occurred at 9:51 p.m. on May 31, 2017. The time on the Safety Alert was corrected below.

Original Alert:

At approximately 2:10 p.m. this afternoon, the Bradley University Police were advised of a previous robbery. On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at approximately 9:51 p.m., a person not affiliated with Bradley University was approached in the Campustown parking lot, located at 1200 W. Main Street, by one suspect who demanded the victim's property. The suspect obtained the victim's property and fled northbound toward W. Main Street, away from campus. No weapons were seen or implied. The victim was not injured. A second person may have been involved.

The main suspect was described as a white female, approximately 40 years of age, with brown hair, wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt. A possible second suspect was described only as a large male.

Information about the race or ethnicity of alleged suspects is provided only to aid detailed descriptions that include physical stature, clothing or unusual characteristics. Racial descriptions do not, by themselves, offer a meaningful picture of an individual's appearance.

An investigation is continuing. If you witnessed this incident or have any information, please call Bradley police at 309-677-2000 or Peoria police at 309-673-4521.

All Bradley University students, faculty, staff, guests and visitors are reminded to:

  • Report suspicious people immediately to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000 or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
  • Use the Bradley Police Department escort programs by calling 309-677-2000.
  • Do not leave your property, vehicles, homes or residence hall rooms unsecured.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.
  • Walk in pairs or groups, especially during the evening and night.
  • Do not become distracted by talking on your cell phone or listening to music through headphones on a high volume.
  • Travel on well-lit, busy streets and avoid walking through alleys or parking lots.
  • Be aware of places along your path of travel that could conceal a criminal (shrubbery, building recesses, etc.). Avoid or keep a distance from these areas whenever possible.
  • Take note of suspicious vehicles, especially those that appear to be circling the block or driving unusually slow. If you observe a suspicious vehicle, relay its description and location to the Bradley Police Department by calling 309-677-2000 or using one of the emergency blue light phones on or near campus.
  • If you think someone is following you, cross the street, head for a well-populated, well-lit area and contact the Bradley Police Department.
  • If approached, give up your property.

A safety alert is a means to notify students, faculty and staff about incidents that represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus, based on the nature and location of the incident.

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