At 10:25 a.m. on Sept. 16, a non-Bradley-affiliated individual opened the driver-side door of a Bradley-owned van as it was leaving the Duryea Parking Deck. As they opened the door, they yelled, “I’m the police and you’re under arrest!” The van drove away without further incident. At 10:31 a.m., security cameras captured the same individual near the intersection of Duryea Pl. and St. James Street pushing a stroller filled with personal property, yelling and lunging at a Bradley student. Police followed the individual as they walked westbound on St. James Street pushing the stroller in the road, blocking eastbound traffic. Police made contact with the individual and took them into custody. After they reported chest pains, an ambulance transported the individual to Saint Francis Medical Center. They were subsequently transported to the Peoria County Jail after being cleared by the medical staff. They were charged with criminal trespass of a vehicle, two counts of disorderly conduct and received a citation for obstructing traffic. The individual was released from jail on Sept. 18.
Around 4 a.m. on Sept. 17, BUPD was called to the 900 Block of Elmwood Ave. for a report of a disruptive, intoxicated individual. The individual, a 19 year-old Bradley student, got off of a party bus coming from the Saddle Up Dance Club on Bradley Avenue. The student began walking down the street, yelling and swearing at passersby. When officers arrived, the student was covered in vomit and had bruises and scrapes on their face and arms. EMTs evaluated the student, who was unable to recall the year or count down from 20. As they were being loaded into the ambulance, the student was uncooperative with police and medical personnel. Officers rode in the ambulance with the student to Saint Francis Medical Center. The student was released without charge. The case has been referred to Residential Living and Student Conduct.
Around 2 p.m. on Sept. 19, a Bradley student living off campus on Underhill Street reported a stolen package to BUPD. The package contained an $800 motorized scooter that had been delivered to the apartment’s lobby at 11:23 a.m. that morning. The student confronted their neighbor, a Bradley student, whom they suspected stole the package. The neighbor told the victim that they were not in possession of the property and offered a look through their apartment as verification. Not wanting to enter their apartment, the victim called BUPD. When the police arrived, they discovered that the victim’s package was in their neighbor’s apartment. The neighbor claimed that they were unaware that the package was in their apartment and that they were physically incapable of moving it from the lobby with a broken arm. An investigation is ongoing.