Dear campus community member:

The University of Illinois Police Department issues Crime Alerts in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. This notice aims to heighten your awareness of public safety issues in the area.

The University of Illinois Police Department committed to working with the campus community in identifying and arresting offenders, and is releasing this information to aid in the community’s protection.

INCIDENT:     Aggravated Assault/Possible Robbery

OCCURRED: Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at 12 a.m.

LOCATION:   412 E. Daniel St., Champaign (map)


The Champaign Police Department has informed the University of Illinois Police Department of an aggravated assault and possible robbery that occurred around 12 a.m. Wednesday. According to the report, a student was walking near the intersection of Fifth and Daniel streets, Champaign, when he encountered two men who asked him where he was going. When the student answered, one of the two men hit him in the mouth. The victim momentarily lost consciousness and sustained minor injuries. He later discovered his cellphone was missing.


The offenders are described as males in their early twenties.


The Champaign Police Department is working to identify and apprehend the offenders and is asking the campus community to assist. Witnesses to this event or those with information are encouraged to contact the Champaign Police Department at 351-4545. Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 373-TIPS (8477), or by visiting Anonymous tips may also be sent via text message by sending keyword “CCTIP” plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES)


Members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to follow these safety tips to decrease their potential for becoming a victim:

  • Stay alert. Call the police immediately to report suspicious activity and/or if this subject is observed.
  • Trust your instincts. If it does not feel right, call for help.
  • Avoid walking alone at night. Travel in groups when possible and always walk in well-lit, heavily traveled areas.
  • Turn down your electronic devices. Excessive volume or use of electronic devices (iPods, PDAs, cell phones, etc.) can distract you from potential safety hazards.
  • If you choose to consume alcohol, please drink moderately.Remember your ability to respond is diminished by over-consumption of alcohol.


The University of Illinois, Champaign and Urbana Police Departments are collaborating to provide CrimeReports, a national crime mapping service, with up-to-date crime information. This map includes Clery crimes (homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson and motor vehicle theft), as well as other crimes that are of concern to community members.

You can access the campus district crime map and sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email alerts at Access to the crime map is available 24 hours a day through the website or through a CrimeReports iPhone application, available for free download in the Apple iTunes store.

Information also can be shared anonymously through Crimestoppers by calling 217-373-TIPS or online at:

Crimes in progress, reporting of suspicious individuals or any event requiring a police response should be reported to our regional dispatch center by calling 9-1-1.

Crime prevention information can be found on the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety website at

Updates to crime alerts can also be found at

SafeWalks is a courtesy service provided to University of Illinois students, faculty, or staff, so that they do not have to walk alone within the campus area. Information on SafeWalks can be found at

For more information about the Clery Act, visit

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