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Police Reports: March 1, 2024

  • On the morning of Feb. 25, a Bradley student flagged down a BUPD officer patrolling campus. The student told the officer they had just come from Saddle Up Dance Club, where they were battered by a non-Bradley-affiliated individual. Around 3 a.m., the student and aggressor engaged in a consensual arm wrestling match, which the aggressor won. Subsequently, the student told the aggressor that “the only reason [they] won the match was because [they] went against three other [people] before.” The aggressor allegedly became enraged before grabbing the student by their shirt collar and thrusting their head against a pole in the bar. The officer located the aggressor parked in their vehicle near the St. James Apartment Complex; they were visiting friends who are Bradley students. Officers arrested the aggressor and charged them with battery. They were transported to the Peoria County Jail and released the following morning with a notice to appear in court.
  • Around 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, a student walking on North Elmwood Avenue was struck with three BB gun pellets. Officers believe the driver of an old-style pickup truck shot BBs at the student while driving past them on Elmwood Avenue. The student suffered minor injuries to the face and body, but declined medical treatment. An investigation of the incident did not reveal any further information or description of the suspect.
  • At 10:24 a.m. on Feb. 26, a Bradley student received a text message from an unknown phone number. The message read: “My raspberry bundt cake is hot and sizzling.” The student responded to the text message saying, “Awesome good job … Can I have some?” The individual continued texting the student throughout the next day. At one point the following day, the individual referred to the student by their first name, which the student had not shared. The student then told the individual to stop contacting them. The individual agreed, saying “I will not be contacting you anymore.” The student replied: “I understand I bid you a good night.” After investigation, officers were unable to identify the individual responsible for the text messages.
  • Around 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, a Bradley alum called the university switchboard and began berating the dispatcher. The caller cursed multiple times at the operator, calling them a “bastard” repeatedly in a “very disjointed conversation.” The dispatcher reported the incident to BUPD, at which point the shift supervisor instructed the dispatcher to transfer the caller to them if they called back. Fifteen minutes later, the alum called again and was connected to the supervisor. They were instructed to stop calling the university. The alum has been known to call university phone numbers without any particular reason except toberate, harass or annoy employees. The alum currently faces fines in relation to previous disorderly conduct charges for repeatedly calling the university last year.
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