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Crime Advisory 10/20/18

CRIME ADVISORY

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE

October 20, 2018

REPORTED OFFENSE:

On 10/20/18, at approximately 4:40 AM, Normal Police responded to an off campus home in the 800 block of S. Fell Street, after residents reported hearing gunfire.  There were no injuries but shell casings were found outside the home.  Normal Police is continuing to investigate the incident, but believe this to be an isolated incident with no students involved.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Normal Police Department at (309) 454-9535, or McLean County Crime Stoppers at (309) 888-1111.

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.

-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.