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Police Reports: February 18, 2022

  • At 1:41 a.m. on Feb. 11 in Wyckoff Hall, a female student called dispatch distraught and said that she was upset about a problem with her major. She had made reservations for her major classes and wanted to talk to someone about it. An on-duty Hall Director initially responded with a police officer afterwards. The student spoke to an on-call counselor and made plans to talk about the issue further over the weekend.

  • Around 12:58 a.m. on Feb. 11 in University Hall, a student under the influence of an unknown substance became violent. A resident adviser called the police reporting an intoxicated female who had been vomiting for 30 minutes and acting erratically. When the officers arrived, she was yelling and screaming incoherently. She continuously called an officer “Ashley” and hit the officer in the chest when told that was not the officer’s name. The student was then handcuffed and later strapped to a gurney when paramedics arrived. While strapped on the gurney, she intentionally kicked one of the paramedics. Neither the police officer nor the paramedic were injured and both declined to press any charges. The student was then transported to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center for further treatment.

  • Around 12:32 a.m. on Feb. 16, a female student hurt her ankle on the steps of Geisert Hall. The student was found by patrol officers on the front steps and told the officers that she had fallen down the steps. Upon further explanation, the student told the officers that she saw a rat on the landing, and when she tried to run down the stairs, she fell and hurt her ankle. She was transported to OSF Saint Francis by ambulance. A pest control work order was put in with the facilities manager.

  • At 4:52 p.m. on Feb. 15 at the Student Apartment Complex, a student received a message from an unknown person on WhatsApp who demanded $500 or else he would release intimate pictures of the student. The student was instructed by the police to block the suspect and to file alerts with the three credit bureaus and Federal Trade Commission. The victim does not know the identity of the suspect.
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