May 9, 2014

Weekly Crime Report

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 3, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, 9:55 p.m.— A suspect, armed with a weapon, forced a victim from her vehicle and then drove off. The suspect was arrested and the vehicle was recovered by the CPD near 62nd Street and Vernon Avenue.

» May 6, 1540 East Hyde Park Boulevard, 9:05 p.m.—A group of unknown males forcibly took cell phones from two victims on a sidewalk off campus. UCPD officers located and then detained five suspects who were identified by the victims. Victims’ property was recovered and the suspects were turned over to the CPD.

» May 6, 1164 East 61st Street, 6:20 p.m.—Two males, one armed with a handgun, followed a man into the vestibule of a private apartment building off campus. The suspects took an iPhone and a wallet before fleeing on foot. Both of the suspects were later taken into custody by the UCPD. The victim was not physically injured and the weapon was recovered. Subsequent unauthorized use of the stolen credit card was reported.

» May 7, 5300 South Cornell Avenue, 12:20 a.m.—Two unknown males, one armed with a handgun, took property from a victim walking on a sidewalk off campus. This is now a CPD case.

Source: UCPD Incident Reports