Weekly Crime Report

By Alex Hays

This is a series the Maroon publishes summarizing instances of campus crime. Each week details a few notable crimes, in addition to keeping a running count from January 1. The focus is on crimes within the UCPD patrol area, which runs from East 37th to 65th Streets and South Cottage Grove to Lake Shore Drive.

Here are a few of this week’s incidents:

» April 24, 1548 East 53rd Street (Metra Station), 2:00 p.m.—An unknown male, armed with a handgun, took property from a victim in the stairway of the Metra Station. This is now a CPD case.

» April 26, 5639 South University Avenue (Fraternity House)—Between 10:00 p.m. and 11:50 p.m., a Blue Cross Blue Shield ID and University ID cards were taken from a wallet in an unsecured room during a party.

» April 27, South University Avenue between 61st and 62nd Streets—Between 10:00 p.m. and midnight, an unknown person or persons entered a private apartment off campus via an unsecured door, taking a laptop computer, car keys, and electronics.

» April 28, 5815 South Maryland Avenue (Mitchell Hospital)—Between 8:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., a credit card was taken from the pocket of a jacket hanging in an unsecured office. Subsequent unauthorized use of the stolen credit card was reported.

Source: UCPD Incident Reports