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Police Reports: November 17, 2023

  • Around 9 a.m. on Nov. 10, a non-Bradley-affiliated driver struck a Bradley student at the crosswalk at the intersection of University and St. James Streets. The student was crossing the street legally when they were struck by a driver turning out of the Campustown parking lot. The student suffered a leg injury and was transported to Saint Francis Medical Center. The driver was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Four days later, on Nov. 14, around 12:30 p.m. two different Bradley students were struck by a different vehicle at the same intersection. The driver, also a Bradley student, was making the same turn out of the Campustown parking lot. Both pedestrians sustained minor injuries and were transported to Saint Francis Medical Center. The driver was cited for failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
  • At 1:27 a.m. on Nov. 10, a group of unidentified individuals set off a firework from Founder’s Circle. A university employee called police after they witnessed the individuals set off the firework and flee the scene. When officers arrived, they located the remnants of a medium-to-large-size firework and a sign taped to the statue of Lydia Moss Bradley. The sign read, “I pay for my education to be taken away? There will be a walkout protest in the quad Tuesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Be there!” There was no reported damage to property.
  • On Nov. 8, a facilities supervisor reported 100 sheets of plywood missing from a facilities storage area. After investigating, the facilities supervisor determined that the plywood was not permitted to be used nor had it been misplaced. They alerted BUPD and officers determined that the suspect was a facility employee. On Nov. 9, officers contacted the employee who then admitted to having taken the plywood without permission and stated they took it for “personal use.” They were arrested and charged with theft of over $500 worth of property. The individual was released from the Peoria County Jail on Nov. 10.
  • At 12:20 p.m. on Nov. 15, a Bradley student residing in Lovelace Hall called police to report an individual throwing rocks at the building, one of which shattered their dorm window. When police arrived, they located the individual, a Bradley student, outside of the residence hall. The student told officers that they were “venting because [they were] having a bad day.” The student was issued a notice to appear in court for criminal damage to property.
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