University Police alert Northwestern community about two new incidents


Daily file photo by Allie Goulding

A Northwestern University police car. University Police alerted the community about two incidents on or near the Evanston campus.

Alan Perez, Campus Editor

Northwestern is warning the Evanston campus community of two reported incidents Tuesday night.

The first incident occurred just before 5 p.m. in the 1900 block of Sheridan Road, according to an email sent by University Police Chief Bruce Lewis. Two female individuals reported that two white men approached them and “made a rude comment to them.” One of the men was reported to be wearing a gray jacket, while the other one wore a red jacket. Both had “distinctive European accents.”

The two “made a disparaging comment” and walked away when the two female individuals did not respond to the original comment. The incident was reported to UP at 6:50 p.m. and is under investigation.

The second incident occurred at 5:10 p.m. near 1700 Chicago Avenue. A female individual was walking southbound when two white men made a comment to her and then grabbed her arm.

The woman ran south and the two men — in their mid-20s to early 30s — proceeded north. The incident was reported to the Evanston Police Department at 9:08 p.m. and is under investigation by the department.

NU alerted the community last week to three different reports of men grabbing women from behind at night. UP increased its patrol in response.

On Tuesday, Lewis urged the community to report suspicious activity “in a timely manner.” It also suggested community members use Safe Ride and limit headphone volume when walking home.

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