October 1, 2021


On 10/1/21, at approximately 12:21 PM Normal Police responded to the report of an attempted theft in the 100 block of E. Willow St., just east of Constitution Trail.  An unknown male suspect attempted to take a bicycle from a female student.  When she resisted the suspect fled in an unknown direction.  There were no reported injuries. 

The suspect was described as a B/M, approximately 25 years of age, medium build, medium height, braided hair, wearing a red shirt with gold and black lettering, and dark pants.

This is an ongoing Normal Police investigation.  Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call the Normal Police Department at (309) 454-9535.

Whether you live on or off-campus, we are focused on the safety of our entire Redbird family.  We care about you and your safety, and are committed to ensuring a safe campus environment in which all members of our community can learn and thrive.  It is with your safety in mind that we share the following crime prevention tips with you.


-Use Redbird Safe Walk (309-438 WALK) or the Safe Redbirds App for walking escorts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

-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.

-Call police immediately if you observe suspicious activity.

This Crime Advisory is issued in compliance with the Timely Notice provisions of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, a federal statute governing the reporting and disclosure of crimes on college campuses. 

For a complete listing of Crime Advisories, including full suspect descriptions if available, and the Daily Crime Log of Illinois State University Police go to the Illinois State University Police website