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. 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:

»May 8, Greenwood Avenue between 54th and 55th Streets, 1:30 p.m.—An unknown male took a cell phone from the hand of a victim walking on a sidewalk off campus. This is now a CPD case.

»May 10, 5200 South Lake Park Avenue, 10:55 a.m.—A male subject forcibly took a man’s vehicle at a gas station. The victim resisted the attempted theft and hung onto the car. A resulting traffic crash occurred, and the victim was struck by another vehicle. The suspect fled on foot but was located and detained by UCPD officers. The suspect was turned over to the CPD, and the victim was transported to a hospital.

»May 12, 1000 East 54th Street, 3:40 p.m.—A UCPD officer attempted to detain an individual for possession of cannabis. The suspect resisted the officer and battered him or her. The suspect was placed under arrest and charged with battery.

»May 14, 5316 South Dorchester Avenue (Gaylord Apartments), 6:42 p.m.—UCPD officers arrested two males for unlawfully entering a secured off-campus but University-owned building and taking a parcel. The parcel was the property of a resident. The suspects were charged with residential burglary.

Source: UCPD Incident Reports