Current NIU Safety Bulletins

NIU Police and Public Safety provides information on crimes that have recently occurred in the campus area so that you may take the appropriate precautions. An NIU Safety Bulletin is issued in accordance with a federal law requiring colleges and universities to disclose information about crime in the vicinity of campus to both aid in the prevention of similar crimes and to assist in the identification of offenders.

NIU Safety Bulletins are based on information that has been reported to Northern Illinois University Police and Public Safety. The reported information may not have been investigated or confirmed at the time the Safety Bulletin was issued. Safety Bulletins will be issued via NIU e-mail, Everbridge app and social media when an incident occurs that should be brought to the immediate attention of the University community. Physical descriptions of a suspect, including race, are included in NIU Safety Bulletins only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect's appearance from the general population.

Notices will be published to this webpage the next business day. Please see the NIU PD Facebook page for the latest notifications.


Fall 2018

Incident: UPDATE - Suspect Arrested - 1250 Grant Drive North, DeKalb (Grant North C Tower) – Aggravated Battery
Date Occurred: December 01, 2018
Location: 1250 Grant Drive North, DeKalb (Grant North C Tower)
Details:

UPDATE #2 - SUSPECT ARRESTED

December 2, 2018

The suspect wanted in connection with a stabbing on campus Saturday night has been arrested.

Abdul Raymond Olajide Danyiwo, was arrested by police Sunday evening in Lansing, Ill. He was charged with two (2) counts of Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felonies) and one count of Burglary (a Class 1 Felony) for illegally entering the building with intent to commit a crime.

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UPDATE #1 - SUSPECT IDENTIFIED AND WARRANT ISSUED

The Northern Illinois University Police Department (NIUPD), in concert with the DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office, has issued a warrant for the arrest of Abdul Raymond Olajide Danyiwo, of Lansing, Illinois for two (2) counts of Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felonies).

According to authorities, Danyiwo allegedly got into an altercation with another man at a residence hall, stabbed him several times and then fled the area. The victim was transported to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital and treated for his injuries. Neither the victim nor the assailant are NIU students or affiliated with the university. The two men were known to each other and the attack was the result of an ongoing dispute.

Danyiwo is described as an 18- year-old, dark-skinned male, 5’9” tall, weighing 145 pounds. When last seen he was wearing a black Adidas jacket. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the NIUPD (815) 753-1212 or the appropriate police jurisdiction. Information can be given anonymously by calling the NIUPD TipLine at 815-753-TIPS (8477).

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NIU Police are investigating an aggravated battery that occurred on December 1, 2018, at approximately 9:39 p.m. in Grant North C Tower. The victim reported that an individual armed with a knife assaulted him. The subject left the building and fled the area.

The suspect is described as follows:

Dark skinned male, 18 years old, approximately 5 feet 9 inches, weighing approximately 145 pounds, wearing black shoes, black hat and a black jacket.

No other information is available.

If you have any information related to this incident or if you witness any suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the NIU Police and Public Safety at 815-753-1212, or the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8400. Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling 815-753-TIPS (8477). In an emergency, please call 911. If you see suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the police by activating an NIU emergency call box on campus or by calling NIU Police or DeKalb Police when you get to a safe location.

Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling 815-753-TIPS (8477). In an emergency, please call 911. If you see suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the police by activating an NIU emergency call box on campus or by calling NIU Police or DeKalb Police when you get to a safe location.

Safety Tips and Resources:

Our campus, our community. 

The Northern Illinois University campus is a safe one, but a large university campus and its surrounding community will not be crime free.  NIU and DeKalb Police and other partner law enforcement agencies work together to prevent crime and to quickly identify and arrest offenders when crime occurs.  You, too, play a very important role in keeping our campus and community safe. 

  • Be alert, and trust your instincts. Be aware of your surroundings.  If a situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn't.  Contact police if something looks suspicious or out of place. Any information, no matter how small, can contribute to preventing a crime.
  • Watch out for each other. Don’t be a bystander. Call 911 immediately if you or someone else is in danger.
  • If you hear or see a fire alarm, leave the building immediately. Just because you cannot see flames or smoke does not mean you are safe – a fire or other hazard could be in another part of the building and rapidly spread to where you are.

Please take a moment to review the Campus Safety resources below to stay informed and keep yourself and others safe on and off campus.

Stay Safe
Learn how to protect yourself from crime on and off campus.

Use Our Safety Services
From transportation to safety classes, take advantage of the programs we have to protect your safety.

Read Our FAQs
Get your questions answered about how NIU manages campus safety.

Report Your Concerns
Report areas on campus that need attentions.

Emergency Information
Subscribe to campus safety bulletins and find emergency information.

About Safety Bulletins: NIU Safety Bulletins are based on information that has been reported to Northern Illinois University Police and Public Safety. The reported information may not have been investigated or confirmed at the time the Safety Bulletin was issued. Safety Bulletins will be issued via e-mail and posted to our website when an incident occurs that should be brought to the immediate attention of the university community. Physical descriptions of a suspect, including race, are included in NIU Safety Bulletins only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect's appearance from the general population.


Incident: 800 Block of Charles Street – Aggravated Battery - Off-Campus
Date Occurred: November 29, 2018
Location: 800 Block of Charles Street
Details:

DeKalb Police are investigating an aggravated battery that occurred on November 29, 2018, at approximately 9:40 a.m. off campus in the 800 block of Charles Street. The victim reported that two people, one armed with a knife, entered his residence and assaulted him. The subject fled the area in on foot.

The suspects are described as follows:

  • Suspect 1: White male, late 20’s, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.
  • Suspect 2: White male, late 20’s, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

No other information is available.

If you have any information related to this incident or if you witness any suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the NIU Police and Public Safety at 815-753-1212, or the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8400. Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling 815-753-TIPS (8477). In an emergency, please call 911. If you see suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the police by activating an NIU emergency call box on campus or by calling NIU Police or DeKalb Police when you get to a safe location.

Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling 815-753-TIPS (8477). In an emergency, please call 911. If you see suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the police by activating an NIU emergency call box on campus or by calling NIU Police or DeKalb Police when you get to a safe location.

Safety Tips and Resources:

Our campus, our community. 

The Northern Illinois University campus is a safe one, but a large university campus and its surrounding community will not be crime free.  NIU and DeKalb Police and other partner law enforcement agencies work together to prevent crime and to quickly identify and arrest offenders when crime occurs.  You, too, play a very important role in keeping our campus and community safe. 

  • Be alert, and trust your instincts. Be aware of your surroundings.  If a situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn't.  Contact police if something looks suspicious or out of place. Any information, no matter how small, can contribute to preventing a crime.
  • Watch out for each other. Don’t be a bystander. Call 911 immediately if you or someone else is in danger.
  • If you hear or see a fire alarm, leave the building immediately. Just because you cannot see flames or smoke does not mean you are safe – a fire or other hazard could be in another part of the building and rapidly spread to where you are.

Please take a moment to review the Campus Safety resources below to stay informed and keep yourself and others safe on and off campus.

Stay Safe
Learn how to protect yourself from crime on and off campus.

Use Our Safety Services
From transportation to safety classes, take advantage of the programs we have to protect your safety.

Read Our FAQs
Get your questions answered about how NIU manages campus safety.

Report Your Concerns
Report areas on campus that need attentions.

Emergency Information
Subscribe to campus safety bulletins and find emergency information.

About Safety Bulletins: NIU Safety Bulletins are based on information that has been reported to Northern Illinois University Police and Public Safety. The reported information may not have been investigated or confirmed at the time the Safety Bulletin was issued. Safety Bulletins will be issued via e-mail and posted to our website when an incident occurs that should be brought to the immediate attention of the university community. Physical descriptions of a suspect, including race, are included in NIU Safety Bulletins only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect's appearance from the general population.


Incident: UPDATE 900 Block of Ridge Drive – Shots Fired - Off-Campus
Date Occurred: November 10, 2018
Location: 900 Block of Ridge Drive
Details:

UPDATE 11/12/18

Arrests made in Nov. 10 incident

DeKalb Police have arrested and charged two individuals in connection with the shots fired incident on the 900 block of Ridge Drive in DeKalb on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Montrell D. Brannon, 23, of Aurora, and Devonta Owens, 20, of Bartlett, have been charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and defacement of a firearm. 

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DeKalb Police are investigating a report of shots fired that occurred on November 10, 2018, at approximately 12:10 a.m. off campus in the 900 block of Ridge Drive.

No other information is available.

If you have any information related to this incident or if you witness any suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the NIU Police and Public Safety at 815-753-1212, or the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8400. Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling 815-753-TIPS (8477). In an emergency, please call 911. If you see suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the police by activating an NIU emergency call box on campus or by calling NIU Police or DeKalb Police when you get to a safe location.

Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling 815-753-TIPS (8477). In an emergency, please call 911. If you see suspicious activity, please report it immediately to the police by activating an NIU emergency call box on campus or by calling NIU Police or DeKalb Police when you get to a safe location.

Safety Tips and Resources:

Our campus, our community. 

The Northern Illinois University campus is a safe one, but a large university campus and its surrounding community will not be crime free.  NIU and DeKalb Police and other partner law enforcement agencies work together to prevent crime and to quickly identify and arrest offenders when crime occurs.  You, too, play a very important role in keeping our campus and community safe. 

  • Be alert, and trust your instincts. Be aware of your surroundings.  If a situation doesn’t feel right, it probably isn't.  Contact police if something looks suspicious or out of place. Any information, no matter how small, can contribute to preventing a crime.
  • Watch out for each other. Don’t be a bystander. Call 911 immediately if you or someone else is in danger.
  • If you hear or see a fire alarm, leave the building immediately. Just because you cannot see flames or smoke does not mean you are safe – a fire or other hazard could be in another part of the building and rapidly spread to where you are.

Please take a moment to review the Campus Safety resources below to stay informed and keep yourself and others safe on and off campus.

Stay Safe
Learn how to protect yourself from crime on and off campus.

Use Our Safety Services
From transportation to safety classes, take advantage of the programs we have to protect your safety.

Read Our FAQs
Get your questions answered about how NIU manages campus safety.

Report Your Concerns
Report areas on campus that need attentions.

Emergency Information
Subscribe to campus safety bulletins and find emergency information.

About Safety Bulletins: NIU Safety Bulletins are based on information that has been reported to Northern Illinois University Police and Public Safety. The reported information may not have been investigated or confirmed at the time the Safety Bulletin was issued. Safety Bulletins will be issued via e-mail and posted to our website when an incident occurs that should be brought to the immediate attention of the university community. Physical descriptions of a suspect, including race, are included in NIU Safety Bulletins only when they provide several details that might help distinguish the suspect's appearance from the general population.



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