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Safety Bulletins

Saint Xavier University's Public Safety is dedicated to maintaining peace for the SXU community. As such, it is our duty to inform the community of any and all suspicious activity so that you may be informed and alert during these times. To see older safety bulletins, please view our Safety Bulletins Archive.

Update: As of Wednesday, January 15, the person of interest has been apprehended. The individual has received a No Trespass Order for all SXU-controlled properties. 

Date: Monday, October 21 between noon and 4 p.m.

Location: Warde Academic Center

Details: Be advised that the below pictured person of interest is suspected to have committed two thefts from offices in the Warde Academic Center on Monday, October 21 between noon and 4 p.m. Public Safety was able to track and identify the person of interest via University camera monitoring. The Chicago Police Department has been notified and will pursue criminal investigation.

No criminal complaints have been signed at this time, but the person of interest is wanted for questioning. If spotted on campus, please do not engage. Contact Public Safety immediately with location information and Public Safety will respond and follow up. Until a thorough investigation is completed, this person is not to be considered guilty of any crime.

As a reminder, please secure valuables, lock rooms and offices when not in use and contact Public Safety about any suspicious activity.

Additional: Public Safety can be contacted at 773-298-3911 or from University telephone extension 3911.

Warde Academic Center Theft

Date: Friday, April 06, 2018 at approximately 1 p.m.

Location: Parking Lot 7

Details: A student reported an incident with an unknown male while attempting to enter her vehicle. No weapon was reported being displayed. The suspect vacated the vehicle without further harm to the student. The suspect was last seen in the area of 99th and Sangamon. The student was able to safely flee the scene in her vehicle and reported the incident to the Chicago Police.

Suspects: One male Hispanic, 25 years of age, 6'0, 200lbs, black jacket with fuzzy collar and two pockets, light facial hair on mustache and chin, black short, cropped hair and a star tattoo near right eyebrow.

Additional: Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Chicago Police at 312-745-0570 or the Public Safety Department at 773-298-4400.

As a reminder to students, faculty and staff, Saint Xavier University has become aware of a trend taking place on college campuses where email is being sent from non-official systems purporting to be a faculty member and giving instructions to students on class cancellations or changes to class meeting locations.

Students are reminded to ignore non-SXU system emails and students should verify in class with the instructor any changes to the class schedule or class meeting locations. Remain diligent on phishing and other suspicious emails, report any issues to Information Technology at 773-298-4357 and Public Safety at 773-298-3911.

Incident: Robbery

Dates: October 12, 2017, at 10:40 a.m.; November 5, 2017, at 9:37 p.m.; November 6, 2017, at 9:15 a.m. and 9:40 a.m.

Details: The Chicago Police Department Area South - Bureau of Detectives has issued a community alert regarding multiple armed robberies in the Beverly/Morgan Park community. The Department has allocated additional resources to the area.

Suspects: The two armed offenders were described to police as male, African American and between 14 and 18 years old, standing 5'5" and weighing 130-150 lbs. Subjects were armed with a handgun. Two other males were waiting inside the vehicle.

Additional: If you have any information pertaining to these recent incidents, call Area South at 312-747-8273. Please remain vigilant and be aware of your surroundings. If you see something suspicious, call 911.


Matthew J. O'Shea
Alderman, 19th Ward

The 022 District recently released a Community Alert regarding theft from vehicles in our area. According to police, an unknown offender(s) has been walking down our streets, pulling on car door handles. When the offender discovered vehicles with unlocked doors, they entered the vehicle and took property from within. These incidents have occurred between the hours of midnight to 7 a.m. To view the original alert, please view Community Alert (PDF).

As a reminder, you should always make sure your car doors are locked and secure. Never keep anything of value in your vehicle; especially portable GPS units, cell phone chargers, purses, briefcases or loose change. Always be alert and aware of your surroundings. Call 911 immediately and provide a detailed description of any suspicious activity, including vehicle description and license plate information.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to contact Area South Detectives at 312-747-8273.

Matthew J. O'Shea
Alderman, 19th Ward

Incident: Robbery

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at approximately 7:30 p.m.

Location: 10240 S. Pulaski Rd, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Details: On Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:39 p.m. Oak Lawn Police responded to the Mobile Gas Station located at 103rd and Pulaski Road for the Armed Robbery. Investigation revealed a M/B subject entered the business, displayed a black handgun and demanded cash. The subject then fled the area. Video from the business shows a 2nd M/B subject waiting outside the business as a lookout. No one was injured in the incident and the subjects fled the area.


  1. 25-30 years old, 5'05"- 5'10" tall, 150-175 lbs., wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and tattered partially bleached blue jeans.
  2. Unknown age, 5'05"- 5'10" tall, 150-175 lbs., wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and tan shoes or boots.

Oak Lawn robbery suspect Oak Lawn robbery suspect

Anyone who recognizes any of these subjects or has information about these incidents is asked to contact Oak Lawn Police at 708-422-8292 or Public Safety at 773-298-4400.

Incident: Robbery

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at approximately 7:45 p.m.

Location: 14101 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Details: On Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:47 p.m. Oak Lawn Police responded to the Payless Shoe Store located in the 6300 block of W 95th St for the robbery. Investigation revealed a M/W subject (Middle Eastern or Hispanic decent) and a F/B subject entered the business and appeared to be shopping. Both approached the counter and the male demanded cash from the register after threatening the clerk. No one was injured in the incident and the subjects fled the area.


  1. The male is 20-25 years old, with short hair and a beard, 6 foot tall, 180-200 lbs., wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black gloves.
  2. The female is 20-25 years old, 5'02"-5'05" tall, skinny build, 125-145 lbs., with shoulder length curly hair. She was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black leggings, and black combat style boots.

Additional: Anyone who recognizes any of these subjects or has information about these incidents is asked to contact Oak Lawn Police at 708-422-8292 or Public Safety at 773-298-4400.

Check out some Safety Tips During a Traffic Stop by the Police in order to keep yourself safe on the road.

Incident: Two laptop thefts in the library within the last couple of days.

Important Safety Reminders

At Saint Xavier University, we care about your safety and well-being. Replacing valuable property is expensive and inconvenient, but taking precautions will help keep you and your belongings safe. Included here are some safety reminders so that you can have the best experience while on and off campus this holiday season.

  • Safeguard your personal property at all times.
  • Property left unattended even for a short period is prone to theft.
  • Crimes of opportunity are preventable.
  • Do not rely on others to watch your property if you need to leave the area even for a short period of time.
  • High activity areas such as the Diner, Library and Shannon Center are easy targets for unattended property.
  • Take your property with you.
  • At the Shannon Center, use the lockers with your personal lock.
  • Walk with an awareness of your surroundings. You become a target when you are walking and using a cell phone. Wait until you reach a secure location to use your phone.
  • While driving, drive defensively at all times. If you are putting packages in your car, it is recommended that you move your car to a different location.
  • Do not drive with valuables including a purse or gym bag in plain view especially the front seat of your car.
  • Always park your vehicle in a well-lit area. Do not leave property in your car in plain view and lock your car at all times.
  • When in doubt always error on the side of caution.

FOR ALL EMERGENCIES, CALL 911, OR 3911 (773-298-3911)