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Police Reports: February 23, 2024

  • At 12:35 p.m. on Feb. 16, BUPD received a 911 call reporting a suspicious person walking down West Main Street. The non-Bradley-affiliated individual was seen walking eastbound past One World Cafe on police security cameras at the intersection of West Main Street and University Avenue. Police saw the individual holding a baseball bat in the air and lunging at cars as they drove by. As a BUPD officer drove down the street looking to make contact with the individual, the individual spotted the officer and fled from them. The officer pulled over and pursued the individual on-foot. They eventually stopped in the parking lot of the abandoned McDonalds at Bourland Avenue and West Main Street. The individual failed to follow verbal commands and did not show the officer their hands. As they attempted to take off running again, the officer deployed a taser. They were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting and obstructing a police officer.
  • Around 3 p.m. on Feb. 11, an individual of unknown Bradley affiliation was seen on a security camera placing a sticker onto a sign posted outside of the BUPD police station. The sticker read: “police not welcome.” Over the coming days, officers were alerted to a number of “unauthorized stickers” that had been placed around campus. One such sticker said, “For every girl that throws out her e-z bake oven, there is a boy who wishes to find one.” An investigation is ongoing.
  • At 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, an individual of unknown Bradley affiliation defaced a university-owned trailer parked in the Markin Center gravel parking lot. The individual wrote “Peoria pigs ain’t s—” in red spray paint. On Feb. 13, BUPD was notified of a Facebook post that included a photograph of the trailer with a BUPD cruiser parked behind it. The post included a message, which read in part, “… a Bradley University pig caught asleep at the wheel.” Although it wasn’t evident from the photo that an officer was asleep in the cruiser, BUPD is investigating the matter internally.
  • Around 3 a.m. on Feb. 17, BUPD received a 911 call reporting a suspicious individual pacing back and forth in the Duryea Parking Deck. When officers arrived, they found a student that had been walking around in circles alone. The student told officers they had watched a scary movie earlier that evening and came to the parking deck because they couldn’t sleep. The student insisted that they did not need any assistance.
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