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Crime Advisory 3/20/18



March 20, 2018

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


On Monday, March 19th, at 4:25 PM, University Police responded to the In Exchange Plaza, 304 S. School Street, for a report of an argument between a group of individuals.   During the argument, a male suspect was alleged to have displayed an open pocket knife and threatened a female in the group.  None of the individuals involved were students or employees.

University Police is continuing to investigate this incident, but this is believed to be an isolated incident between known parties.


-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.