Safety Alerts

From the past 60 days:

August 1, 2015

At approximately 1:45 a.m., Bradley University Police and Peoria Police responded to a robbery that occurred in the 600 block of Cooper Street. This is approximately 4 blocks south of Main Street and 4 blocks west of University Street.  The victim, a Bradley Student, was approached by two suspects.  No weapons were seen or implied.  The suspects took the victim's property, entered an unknown vehicle and were last seen driving northbound on Cooper Street toward Laura Avenue. No injuries were reported.
The first suspect was described as a male between 25 and 30 years old, 5'9" to 5'11" weighing about 180 pounds, wearing a dark shirt and shorts.  The second suspect was described as a female between 25 and 30 years old, 5'9" to 5'11", around 200 pounds, wearing dark clothing.  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.
  • During the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., utilize the Hilltop Safety Cruiser program by calling 309-677-2800.
  • Use the Student Patrol or 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.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.
  • 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.


July 27, 2015

At approximately 11:30 p.m., Bradley University Police and Peoria Police responded to an armed robbery that occurred in the alleyway in the 1100 block of Underhill Street.  This is approximately one and half blocks north of Main Street and a half block east of University Street.  The victim, a Bradley Student, was approached by two suspects, one of which was armed with a handgun.  The suspects took the victim's property and fled north away from campus. No injuries were reported.
The first suspect was described as a male in his twenties, about 6'0" tall wearing a black shirt and gray pants.  The second suspect was described as a male in his twenties, about 6'0" tall wearing a dark shirt and dark pants.  One suspect also had dreadlocks.   
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.
  • During the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., utilize the Hilltop Safety Cruiser program by calling 309-677-2800.
  • Use the Student Patrol or 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.
  • Always remain aware of your surroundings.
  • 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.


 
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