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Crime Advisory 10/18/17

CRIME ADVISORY

ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE

 

October 18, 2017

 

Campus Crime Advisories are issued to warn of possible dangerous conditions on or near the Illinois State University campus.  For a complete listing of Crime Advisories, including full suspect descriptions if available, and the Daily Crime Log of the Illinois State University Police go to the Illinois State University Police website at http://Police.IllinoisState.edu/

 

REPORTED OFFENSE:

 

On Wednesday, October 18th, at approximately 4:17 AM, Normal Police responded to the 400 block of W. Vernon to a report of a domestic dispute with a single shot fired. A suspect was immediately located in the area and taken into custody by Normal Police and a weapon was recovered.  No students were involved and there were no reported injuries related to the gunshot.  Normal Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident.

 

Anyone wishing to report information but remain anonymous can contact McLean County Crime Stoppers, 24 hours a day at (309) 828-1111.

 

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.