WIU Office of Public Safety Report 01/10 – 01/17/2023


The crime log incidents posted may not match the crime statistics as reported in the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report per the federal Clery Act, as the crime log is compiled using the Illinois Crimes Code and the crime statistics are required by law to be compiled using the Federal Uniformed Crime Reporting definitions.

According to federal law, an institution may withhold any of the required fields of entry, e.g. the nature, date, time, location and/or disposition, if any of the following conditions apply. Disclosure is prohibited: by law; would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim; would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual; would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection; or would result in the destruction of evidence.

On Jan. 11 at 9:49 p.m. OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in Lincoln Hall. No smoke or fire were found and no injuries were reported.

On Jan. 12 at 5:29 p.m. an employee of FPI Vending reported the theft of money and items from a campus vending machine between Dec. 7-Jan. 12. The incident is under investigation.

On Jan. 13 at 9:25 a.m. a WIU employee reported a burglary had taken place the basement of Thompson Hall between late November and Jan. 13. Copper pipe, valued at $50,000, was taken. The incident is under investigation.

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