Press "Enter" to skip to content

Police Reports: February 25, 2022

  • At 11:26 p.m. on Feb. 22 in the BECC, seven students were stuck in an elevator between the second and third floors. BUPD was the first to arrive at the scene before the Peoria Fire Department responded and assisted with extracting the students from the elevator. PFD opened up the elevator doors from the third floor and dropped a ladder down to the students so they were able to climb out. The students were stuck for 31 minutes, but they were all okay. The elevator was shut down due to problems resetting it. This same BECC elevator got stuck with four students in it on Feb. 16.

  • At 10 a.m. on Feb.16 in the Campustown parking lot, a driver struck a parked Safety Cruiser with a student driver inside and fled the scene. The cruiser was hit by the intersection near the Subway located in Campustown. Due to the high speed the driver was going, the cameras were unable to identify a license plate. The only description that was given of the car was that it was a tan SUV. The same SUV drove off and then ran stop signs near St. James and Duryea. There were no reported injuries from either party and the driver of the SUV has yet to be located.

  • Around 4:14 p.m. on Feb. 18, Student Affairs reported that someone sent private messages of a threatening manner to the victim, a sports podcaster by the name of Brandon Walker. On the profile of the Twitter account that sent the threats, it said that it was a Bradley student, which is the reason why it went to Student Affairs. However, the account owner had graduated. The podcaster posted the threats on Twitter and tagged the alumni. The post got several comments about the account owner attending the university. The alumni account got deactivated, and it is unclear to BUPD if it was Twitter who deactivated the account or if the alumni did it himself.

  • Around 7:32 p.m. on Feb. 20 in the BECC, smoke from an industrial oven activated a smoke detector. BUPD was dispatched for an active fire alarm. When they arrived at the asphalt lab where the alarm went off, there was a faint odor in the air but no smoke or fire. It was determined there was an industrial oven that was on and the exhaust fan was not. The smoke detector went off because there were rocks being cooked in the oven. The oven was turned off and the vent was put on.
Copyright © 2022, The Scout, Bradley University. All rights reserved.
The Scout is published by members of the student body of Bradley University. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the University.