- On April 25 at approximately 5 a.m., an unknown person set off a fire extinguisher at the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity house, causing the fire alarm to activate. While fraternity members were standing outside, one male member punched another male member in the face. Both males began to struggle with one another and fell to the ground, still fighting. A third male tried to step in and stop the fight; however, a BUPD officer stepped in and took down the suspect who threw the first punch, handcuffing him. The victim said that the situation started when the suspect used derogatory terms that he found offensive because he has a relative with special needs. The victim declined treatment and the suspect was arrested for aggravated battery and transported to Peoria County Jail by Peoria Police.
- On April 24 at approximately 11:45 p.m., BUPD reported to a house on the 1000 block of N. Institute Place in response to a noise complaint. When officers arrived, a male student jumped off the front porch and ran behind the back of the house. However, when officers talked to the residents, they found that the student who ran off left his wallet on the ground. The residents tried to reach out to the student to come back to retrieve it, but he refused to pick it up. BUPD took the wallet and told them he could pick it up at the station. When officers logged in the wallet, they found two different driver’s licenses from Missouri. One of them was found to be fake. When the student arrived to pick up his wallet, he was cooperative with the police about the fake I.D. The I.D. was sent to the Secretary of State to see if he would receive a one-year suspension of his driver’s license.
- On April 27, a female student reported to BUPD that her car was stolen from the Main Street Commons parking lot at 10:45 p.m. The student told police that she left her keys in the ignition because they were stuck and left her car unlocked. However, the car was recovered on the 800 block of W. McClure St. in Peoria. The search for a suspect is still under investigation.
- On April 23 at midnight, a resident adviser reported to BUPD that an intoxicated unaffiliated male was in a student’s room. When officers arrived and talked to the male, the male in question said he was a brother of the female student and was visiting from out of town. He told police that he was underage and had three cocktails and that their wristbands were from being at Zoo nightclub in downtown Peoria. The officers referred the female student to student conduct, and her brother was allowed to stay in the room. No charges were filed.
Police Reports: April 30, 2021
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