ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE
On 9/16/21 at 12:41pm, University Police received a call that an adult male non-student was on campus talking to himself in a manner that was concerning to others.
Officers and paramedics met with the individual of concern, but determined he was not a danger to himself or others. However, he was provided referrals to local social services to which he refused. Because this individual’s behavior was disruptive to the campus environment, the officer issued him a 24-hour no-trespass notice and escorted him off campus.
At approximately 3:45pm, a second concerned caller reported an adult male matching the first description on campus property again causing a disturbance. University Police, with the assistance of Normal Police, located the suspect after he trespassed at the Flats Apartments off campus. The suspect was arrested and transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
This is an isolated incident not believed to have any relationship to the concerns of earlier this week. Normal Police continues to investigate those reports and encourages anyone with first-hand information to call 309-454-9535.
CRIME PREVENTION TIPS:
-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.