Around 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 2, an intoxicated Bradley student armed with a knife held their significant other, also a Bradley student, in their off campus apartment against their will. The victim texted a group chat, informing several friends of the situation. A friend of the victim called 911 and informed officers that the armed student threatened to harm themselves or their partner and was holding the victim against their will. When officers arrived, the armed student failed to open the door and officers forced entry into the apartment. The victim ran out of the apartment past officers. Officers found the armed student standing, holding a knife in the middle of the apartment. The student was taken into custody at gun- and taser-point. The student was arrested and charged with domestic battery, unlawful restraint and interfering with a report of domestic violence. The student was released on Nov. 4. The student has been banned from campus and their apartment complex. They have been directed not to contact the victim. The student’s university standing is being reviewed by the Office of Student Conduct.
At 2:38 a.m. on Nov. 2, a Bradley student in the Business and Engineering Convergence Center was observed damaging a monitor in a classroom, amounting to approximately $150 in property damage. A university employee discovered the broken monitor around 8 a.m. and reported it to BUPD. Officers investigated the incident and identified the student using CCTV footage as well as the card swipes they used to access the building earlier in the evening. On Nov. 4, officers contacted the student at their residence in the Saint James Apartment Complex and interviewed them. The student admitted to causing the damage and was issued a notice to appear in court for criminal damage to property.
At 7:50 p.m. on Nov. 4, a silent witness report informed police that a Bradley student in the Hartmann Center was either starving themselves or planning to jump off of a parking deck roof. When BUPD officers arrived, they located the subject of the report and determined they were not a threat to themselves. On Nov. 6, BUPD received a second silent witness report that said the same student had “been threatening to harm the person who comes forward requesting a wellness check.” The silent witness expressed concern for their own safety and asked police to conduct a wellness check on the student who made the comments. Upon arriving, officers again determined that the student was not a danger to themselves or others. The student told officers that they were voicing their frustrations about inaccuracies of the previous silent witness report, saying that it was “inaccurate in its portrayal,” but acknowledged that the silent witness probably had good intentions.
Around 8:45 p.m. on Nov. 6, BUPD was dispatched to the Markin Family Recreation Center for a report of an alleged battery. Upon arrival, officers questioned two Bradley students who were reportedly involved in the incident. One student had been lying on a stretching mat on the recreation center’s second floor when the student’s friend walked over and told them to take their shoes off of the mat on account of the “no shoes on the mat rule.” In a light-hearted altercation, the student’s friend went to splash water on the student but instead hit the student in the face with their knuckles and the side of a steel tumbler full of water. The student declined to press charges.