Crime Alerts

Crime alerts are issued in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) by Northwestern University Police. A Campus Crime Alert is posted when a Clery Act crime is reported to the University Police and the crime is considered to be a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. These crimes must have occurred within those areas of the campus that are specifically defined in the Clery Act (on campus property, non-campus property owned or controlled by the University or public property bordering campus). This information is typically disseminated to campus community members via email and notification on the University homepage and the University Police website.

Below is an archive of crime alerts from the past year. Select a Crime Alert to review related incident information. Visit the Safety Tips web page for information on a variety of crime prevention topics.

DateCampusIncident
07-10-2016EvanstonArmed Robbery
05-12-2016EvanstonBattery
02-02-2016EvanstonHome Invasion

Armed Robbery

Evanston, 07-10-2016

On Sunday, July 10, 2016 at about 10:10 p.m., the Subway store at 1551 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, was robbed by one offender armed with a handgun. The store employee, who was the only person present, reported that a male, wearing a grey hoodie and light colored jeans and armed with a silver colored handgun robbed the store of cash. The offender was last seen by the employee leaving the store on foot northbound on Sherman Avenue. The employee called 911 and Evanston Police responded to the scene. A search for the offender was conducted by Evanston Police and University Police but was unsuccessful. There were no injuries reported. ‬

‪The Northwestern University Police Department advises all community members to be alert when traveling on or off campus, especially at night. Report suspicious activity immediately to University Police or Evanston Police by dialing 911 or by using a Blue Light emergency telephone. ‬

Contact the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000 if you have any information that may assist in this investigation.

Battery

Evanston, 05-12-2016

A student resident of Allison Hall on the Evanston campus called police at 4:30 p.m. today to report that an unknown male entered her residence hall room. A verbal altercation took place, and the man fled. She followed and confronted him, and a second altercation took place in which she was physically battered. The suspect also stated: "I'll shoot you." The student reported no physical injuries and that no weapon was displayed.

University Police are investigating the incident. The suspect was described as a black male approximately 6 feet tall, estimated to be in his late 30's or early 40's, weighing approximately 210 pounds, with a bald head, no facial hair and medium complexion. He was wearing a green sweatshirt and bluejeans. He was carrying a gray backpack.
Batter suspect: 5-12-2016 incident

Police urge campus resident to report any suspicious activity and not to allow unknown individuals access to the residence halls.

The Northwestern University Police Department advises all community members to be alert when traveling on or off campus, especially at night. Report suspicious activity immediately to University Police or Evanston Police by dialing 911 or by using a Blue Light emergency telephone.

Contact the Northwestern University Police Department at 847-491-3456 or the Evanston Police Department at 847-866-5000 if you have any information that may assist in this investigation.

Home Invasion

Evanston, 02-02-2016

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at about 2:00 a.m., two Northwestern students were the victims of a home invasion at their residence in the 600 block of Clark Street in Evanston. The students reported that a man broke a window in the rear door to their second floor apartment in order to gain entry. The man threatened them, saying he had a weapon, but no weapon was displayed. The students were not injured. The offender took two laptops, two wallets and a book bag from the apartment before leaving.

The students called 911 and both Evanston Police and University Police arrived on the scene. A search for the offender was conducted by both departments but was unsuccessful.

The offender was described as a male wearing dark clothing and a stocking cap. A more detailed description could not be obtained.

The Northwestern University Police Department advises all community members to be alert when traveling on or off campus, especially at night. Report suspicious activity immediately to University Police or Evanston Police by dialing 911 or by using a Blue Light emergency telephone.