Crime Blotter: Chicago Colleges

By Latricia Wilson

The Roosevelt University Torch Crime Blotter includes coverage of incidents having occurred within the perimeters of Chicago’s North and South Loop college campuses. Incidents having occurred on or near University of Chicago Streeterville and DePaul University Lincoln Park may also be included in the Crime Blotter. Periodically, the passing of college students or faculty will also be included in this blotter.

Anonymous person alleges DePaul faculty member made threats on Twitter

An electronic means report was filed at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus on April 16. The report was filed by an unknown complainant who said his friend received threats from a DePaul faculty member on Twitter, according to the DePaul University Crime Preventive Office.

Student victimized by indecent exposure near DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus

A student reported to Depaul University Public Safety that on April 12 she was a victim of an indecent exposure.

The crime occurred at her apartment near campus and the crime was reported to the Chicago Police, according to the DePaul University Crime Preventative Office.

Man accused of robbing student in Loop ordered $125,000 bail

A Roseland man, suspected of robbing a School of the Art Institute of Chicago student early Friday in the Loop, was ordered to be held on $125,000 bail on April 19, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The 22-year-old woman was walking in the 100 block of West Washington Street at around 3:30 a.m. Friday when a man, later identified by police as Stephen W. Perkins, came up behind her with what looked like a gun, police and prosecutors said.

“I want everything,” the man told the student, who offered her credit card but said she had no cash.

Criminal sexual assault occurred at off-campus location in Lincoln Park

On April 20, a criminal sexual assault report was filed regarding a crime that took place at an off-campus location in Lincoln Park, according to DePaul University’s Crime Preventative Office.

Missing Loyola student found unharmed

Lucas Fleisher has been found safe, according to a Loyola spokesperson.

Fleisher had been missing since last Monday and was last seen at a Walgreens at Irving Park and Sheridan, according to an alert sent out to the Loyola community by Campus Safety.

He had been in Ann Arbor, Mich., where his mother Barbara Stewart lives.

DePaul student activist group accuses university of ‘covering up’ sexual assaults

A group of anonymous DePaul University student activists is publicly accusing the school of engaging in a “cover-up” of a number of sexual assaults on its campus, the Huffington Post reported.

Members of the group, calling themselves DePaul Exposed, released a statement last Thursday evening asserting that the university has “demonstrated a level of selectivity when it comes to alerting students on these [sexual assault] incidents.”

The group went on to criticize the process DePaul students must go through in order to report a sexual assault.

They also claim that members of the school’s security staff have discouraged survivors from filing police reports on attacks, the Huffington Post reported.

“All we want is to get at the root of sexual assault, and for the institution to be held accountable in order to promote awareness, and to stop enabling rapeculture,” the statement read.

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