WIU Office of Public Safety Report 01/27 – 02/01/2023


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. 29, at 12:32 p.m., OPS and the Macomb Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in the Multicultural Center. The alarm was caused by a refrigerant leak. No smoke or fire was found and no injuries were reported.

On Jan. 29, at 4:11 p.m., a student came to Mowbray Hall to report the theft of two necklaces, valued at $3,500, from a bathroom in Thompson Hall. The incident is under investigation.

On Jan. 30, at 2 p.m., a student came to Mowbray Hall to report the theft of a wallet and its contents, and two keys, with a total value of $76, from a Thompson Hall room. The incident is under investigation.

On Jan. 31, at 12:22 p.m., Erion Washington, was arrested in Washington Hall on a warrant for failure to appear in court. She was lodged in the McDonough County Jail at 12:40 p.m. pending bond.

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