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Public Crime Log: March 29, 2013

March 29th, 2013 Comments off

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There were NO Incident Reports taken by IITPSD for 3/28/2013.

 

Public Safety Tip of the Day: Suspicious Activity:

  • Continuous “Repair” operations at a non-business location.
  • Open or broken windows at closed businesses or residences whose owners are temporarily absent.
  • Unusual noises such as gunshots, screaming, abnormally barking dogs, or any noise that is suggestive of foul play.
  • Unusual smells coming from location.
  • Continuous traffic that comes and goes to the same location, usually staying for very short periods of time.

Anytime you see something suspicious, Call Public Safety at 312-808-6363 immediately

 

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Public Crime Log: March 28, 2013

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Public Safety Tip of the Day: Suspicious Activity:

  • Someone going door-to-door in a residential area if after a few houses are visited, one or more of the subjects goes into a back or side yard. More suspicious if another remains in the front when this occurs.
  • Someone waiting in front of a house or business when the owners are absent, or if it is a business and the establishment is closed.
  • Someone forcing entrance to or tampering with a residence, business, vehicle, etc.
  • A non-resident going into a back or side yard.
  • A person running especially if something of value is being carried.

 

Anytime you see something suspicious, Call Public Safety at 312-808-6363 immediately.

 

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Public Crime Log: March 26, 2013

March 26th, 2013 Comments off

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There were NO Incident Reports taken by IITPSD for 3/25/2013

 

Public Safety Tip of the Day: Suspicious Activity:

 

Suspicious Vehicles

  • Slow moving vehicles, vehicles without lights, and/or the course followed appears aimless or repetitive. This is suspicious in any location, but particularly in areas of schools, parks, and playgrounds.
  • Vehicles being loaded with valuables are suspicious if parked in front of a closed business or untended residence, even if the vehicle is a legitimate looking commercial unit – possibly even bearing a sign identifying it as a repair vehicle, moving van, etc.
  • Persons attempting forcibly to enter a locked vehicle, especially at night or in a parking lot.
  • Persons detaching mechanical parts or accessories from a vehicle especially at night or in a parking lot.
  • Apparent business transactions conducted from a vehicle especially if around schools or parks, and if juveniles are involved.
  • Persons being forced into vehicles, especially if juveniles or females.
  • Objects thrown from a vehicle, especially while traveling at a high speed.

Anytime you see something suspicious, Call Public Safety at 312-808-6363 immediately

 

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Public Crime Log: March 25, 2013

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Public Crime Log: March 22, 2013

March 22nd, 2013 Comments off

Hello,

There were NO Incident Reports taken by IITPSD for 3/22/2013.

 

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Spring Break.

 

We look forward to see you back in class on Monday.  Have a good weekend.

 

Thanks,

 

 

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Public Crime Log, March 21, 2013

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Public Safety Tip of the Day: Spring Break Tips:

 

While swimming…
Jumping into the water without a lifeguard is putting yourself at risk. Even the most experienced swimmer can get caught in an undertow. In case you get caught in a rip current, don’t bother swimming against it. Instead, swim parallel to shore until the rip passes. Try to stay within the designated swimming area and always swim with a buddy. Also know the flag system for water safety:
-Red Flag: Stay out of the water because of strong undertow and riptides.
-Yellow Flag: Use CAUTION in the water. There are some undertow and riptides possible.
-Blue Flag: Calm water. Swim safely.

In the hot tub…
Drinking in the hot tub might sound like a good idea, since pretty much every MTV video makes it look glamorous. But low and behold, MTV is not an educational resource. (shocker!) Alcohol can dialate blood vessels and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. The effects of alcohol are felt sooner and stronger in a hot tub. It can lead to unconsciousness and drowning. Overall, just a bad idea.

 

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Public Crime Log, March 20, 2013

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Public Safety Tip of the Day: Spring Break Tips:

 

While drinkin’…
Do us all a favor (including yourself) and party smart. Be responsible. Pace yourself if you choose to drink, and avoid hard alcohol or other drinks that are powerful and have fast effects. (And remember that drunks = easy targets.) Also be aware of alcohol poisoning. According to a University of Wisconsin study, 75 percent of college males and 43 percent of females reported being intoxicated on a daily basis during spring break. If you do decide to drink, know the liquor laws of wherever you’ll be vacationing. Drinking & driving is always a dangerous situation, so avoid this by having your safe mode of transportation home planned before you go out.

 

On the beach…
Drinking + sun can equal a bad sunburn and an even worse hangover. Sun can maximize the effects of alcohol so keep this in mind if you party on the beach. Take it slow and stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. If you start feeling faint or light headed, get shade and water immediately. And don’t be a lobster..use sunscreen of at least SPF 15 and reapply often. Pay extra special attention to ears, nose, face and shoulders. Fair skinned friends should wear sunglasses and even a hat. Avoid sun exposure during the hottest hours of the sun’s rays and remember you can burn even when it’s cloudy

 

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Public Crime Log, March 19, 2013

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Good Afternoon,

Recently, there has been an increase in fire alarms at The McCormick Student Village (MSV).

Several of these alarms have been attributed to cooking or overuse of aerosol spray.

One alarm, was caused by the malicious activation of a pull station on the 2nd floor of North Hall.

IITPSD does not suspect that these issues are related.

IITPSD has forwarded the issues to Facilities and Residence and Greek Life to explore possible solutions.

In the interim, IITPSD encourages all students to treat all fire alarms as bona fide and evacuate the building as quickly and safely as possible.

 

Please review the below Illinois criminal code regarding the malicious tampering of a fire safety device.

 

(720 ILCS 5/17-11.5) (was 720 ILCS 5/16-22)

Sec. 17-11.5. Tampering with a security, fire, or life safety system.

(a) A person commits tampering with a security, fire, or life safety system when he or she knowingly damages, sabotages, destroys, or causes a permanent or temporary malfunction in any physical or electronic security, fire, or life safety system or any component part of any of those systems including, but not limited to………. fire alarms, smoke alarm systems, smoke detectors, flame detectors, fire detection systems and sensors, fire sprinklers, fire suppression systems, fire extinguishing systems emergency telephones, emergency call boxes, emergency pull stations, annunciators, sirens, lights, sounders, control panels and components….. (b) Sentence. A violation of this Section is a Class 4 felony.

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Public Crime Log, March 18, 2013

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Public Safety Tip of the Day: Spring Break Tips:

On the road…
Buckle up, disco dancers! Also take turns behind the wheel, and whoever sits shotgun should stay awake to keep the driver company. Make sure everyone has a valid driver’s license and the vehicle registration is in the car before driving off.

In hotels…
Reserve a room that’s above the 1st floor but below the 6th floor. Why? First floor rooms are easier to break into, and rooms above the sixth floor are sometimes too high for fire ladders to reach. If safes are provided, definitely use them for any valuables you may have. Keep doors and sliding doors locked, and don’t let anyone into your room unless you can trust them. Make a mental note of where the nearest fire exits and stairwells are located in case you need to evacuate.

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Public Crime Log: March 15, 2013

March 15th, 2013 Comments off

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Have a safe Spring Break.

 

Thank you

 

 

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