Crime Alerts

Moody Alert is our Emergency Mass Notification System that is used to report incidents
which present an imminent threat to life, health, or safety to the general campus population.
These messages provide emergency information and instructions for personal protective actions. 

Click the tabs below to read each Crime Alert, along with important safety tips.

In compliance with the "Timely Warning" provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Moody Bible Institute gave notice of the following crimes that took place on the Chicago Campus:

May 6, 2019 - Robbery

Crime Alert – Robbery

Monday, May 6, 2019

In compliance with the "Timely Warning" provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Moody Bible Institute is giving notice of a Robbery incident that took place on the Chicago Campus. No weapon was used.

Reported Offense: Monday evening around 7:30 PM a man forcefully took another person’s cell phone. This occurred on the east side of the Sweeting Center at 860 N LaSalle Blvd. The suspect fled south, then west across Wells St. where he was arrested by the Chicago Police Department. The victim was not part of the Moody community, but a nearby student witnessed the incident and provided important information for the police.

Suspect(s): One male suspect

Investigation: The Chicago Police Department is handling the arrest.  

Other Information/Safety Tips
Always be aware of your surroundings
Report suspicious activity immediately to Public Safety 312-329-4357
If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm
    Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limps, teeth etc)
    Give up personal belongings to ensure your personal safety
Call 9-1-1 in an emergency

March 18, 2019 - Robbery

Crime Alert – Robbery

Monday, March 18, 2019

In compliance with the "Timely Warning" provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Moody Bible Institute is giving notice of a Robbery incident that took place near the Chicago Campus. A small silver handgun was used.

Reported Offense: Monday night at around 9:00 PM a man was sitting in his vehicle on Walton St. just south of the Solheim center, when two men approached, knocked on his window, displayed a weapon, told him to get out of the vehicle, and demanded he leave his cell phone. The suspects then fled west on Walton St. and south on Franklin St. in the stolen vehicle. No one from campus was involved in the incident.

Suspect:
Suspect 1: Male; 5’5-10”; Age 18-25; African American; 120-150 lbs; grey hoodie, ski mask
Suspect 2: Male; 5’5-10”; Age 18-25; African American; 120-150 lbs; ski mask
Vehicle: Chevy SUV 9928LY (IL)

Investigation: The Chicago Police Department is handling the investigation.  

Other Information/Safety Tips
Always be aware of your surroundings
Report suspicious activity immediately to Public Safety 312-329-4357
If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm
    Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limps, teeth etc)
    Give up personal belongings to ensure your personal safety
Call 9-1-1 in an emergency

February 13, 2019 - Robbery

Crime Alert – Robbery

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

In compliance with the "Timely Warning" provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Moody Bible Institute is giving notice of a Robbery incident that took place near the Chicago Campus. A handgun and a knife were used.

Reported Offense: Wednesday morning around 1:10 AM two armed males entered a Subway restaurant at the BP gas station located at 750 N. Wells St. They demanded cash from an employee at the store and showed they were armed with a knife and a handgun. During the encounter, one of them cut the employee in his back and arm. The men left in a red Jeep Renegade with some cash. Paramedics took the employee to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Suspect(s):
Two male suspects, both wearing hoods and scarves to hide their identities.

Investigation: No one is in custody. The incident was caught on a surveillance camera. The Chicago Police Department is handling the investigation.  

Other Information/Safety Tips
Always be aware of your surroundings
Report suspicious activity immediately to Public Safety 312-329-4357
If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm
    Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limps, teeth etc)
    Give up personal belongings to ensure your personal safety
Call 9-1-1 in an emergency

January 17, 2019 - Aggravated Assault

Crime Alert – Aggravated Assault

Thursday, January 17, 2019

In compliance with the "Timely Warning" provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, Moody Bible Institute is giving notice of an Aggravated Assault incident that took place on the Chicago Campus. A small silver handgun was used. The victim was not part of the Moody community, but does live in the neighborhood.

Reported Offense: Thursday morning around 7:45 AM a man was approached on the sidewalk by two men, one of whom pointed a small handgun at the victim while the other demanded the victim’s personal items, including his coat. The men exited a blue 2018 Audi driven by a third man. This occurred at the intersection of W Walton St. and N Wells St., just east of Lot B. The vehicle was stolen earlier in the day.

Suspect:
Suspect 1: Male; 5’10-6”; Age 16-22; African American; 150-180 lbs; black hoodie; black pants, white shoes
Suspect 2: Male: 5’8-5;10”; Age 14-18; African American; 120-160 lbs; light hoodie, light cap, whitewashed jeans, white shoes
Suspect 3: Driver- Male; African American
Vehicle: Blue Audi X562250 (IL)

Investigation: The Chicago Police Department is handling the investigation.  

Other Information/Safety Tips
Always be aware of your surroundings
Report suspicious activity immediately to Public Safety 312-329-4357
If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm
    Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limps, teeth etc)
    Give up personal belongings to ensure your personal safety
Call 9-1-1 in an emergency

October 12, 2018 - Indecent Exposure

Reported Offense: Friday morning around 10:35 AM a student was called over towards a vehicle parked on LaSalle Blvd. just south of Oak St. The male occupant asked for directions. After the student provided directed the male driver exposed himself to her.

Suspect: The suspect is described as a male, African-American, late teens to early 20s wearing a hat. He was sitting in a black or dark blue sedan.

Investigation: The student was encouraged to file a police report.

Other Information/Safety Tips
Always be aware of your surroundings
Report suspicious activity immediately to Public Safety 312-329-4357
    Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limps, teeth etc)
    Getting a vehicle license plate is a critical identifier
Call 9-1-1 in an emergency

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Moody Bible Institute Police Department at 312-329-4357. Witnesses may remain anonymous by leaving a message on the Public Safety tip line x8477 (TIPS).

Further updates to this crime report may be posted on the Moody Department of Public Safety facebook page.

Information about the race or ethnicity of alleged offenders is provided only to aid detailed descriptions that include physical stature, clothing or unusual characteristics. Racial descriptions do not, by themselves, offer a meaningful picture of an individual’s appearance.

October 5, 2018 - Robbery

Reported Offense: Friday morning around 10:35 AM a student was attempting to sell an item, which he posted on Facebook Marketplace, to an individual. The individual offered the student fake money and then attempted to pull the phone from the student’s hand. When the student refused to let go of the phone, the individual punched the student’s left shoulder. The student began walking away from the individual. This occurred on the sidewalk just west of Fitzwater Hall at approx. 815 N Wells St.


Suspect:
 The suspect is described as a male, black, 5’5” – 5’7” and approx. 150lbs. He identified as himself as Pierre White.


Investigation:
The Chicago Police Department is handling the investigation.


Other Information/Safety Tips


Avoid selling items to unknown individuals
Always be aware of your surroundings
Report suspicious activity immediately to Public Safety 312-329-4357
If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm
    Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limps, teeth etc)
    Give up personal belongings to ensure your personal safety
Call 9-1-1 in an emergency

February 13, 2018 - Motor Vehicle Theft and Aggravated Assault

Reported Offense: Tuesday evening around 10:45 PM a man was removed from his vehicle by force and the vehicle was stolen. This occurred on the street at 220 W Walton St. just south of the Solheim Center. The victim was not a member of the Moody Community.

Suspect: The suspect was later involved in a traffic accident, detained, and is being held at a nearby hospital in serious condition.

Investigation: The Chicago Police Department is handling the investigation.  

Other Information/Safety Tips
Avoid walking alone at night
Always be aware of your surroundings
Report suspicious activity immediately to Public Safety 312-329-4357
If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm
    Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limps, teeth etc)
    Give up personal belongings to ensure your personal safety
Call 9-1-1 in an emergency

October 28, 2017 - Aggravated Assault

On Saturday evening, around 10:20 PM, a male Moody student was approached on the sidewalk on the east side of the Sweeting Center by seven men ranging from ages 14-22. The Moody student was struck in the upper body by one suspect with a hard object while others stood by filming it on their phones.

Safety Tips

  • Avoid walking alone at night Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Report suspicious activity immediately to Public Safety 312-329-4357.
  • If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm.
  • Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limps, teeth etc).
  • Never pursue a fleeing assailant, instead contact police and provide information.
  • Call 9-1-1 in an emergency

August 20, 2017 - Assault

On Sunday afternoon, around 2:00 PM, two Moody students were assaulted in the 900 block of N LaSalle Blvd, on the east side of the Sweeting Center. The victims were walking south behind another man. As the victims approached the suspect to pass him, he turned around and challenged the victims.

The suspect reportedly pushed one of the victims before forcefully taking an item from the other victim and throwing it on the ground. The suspect left the scene on foot southbound on LaSalle Blvd. The suspect has not been identified at this time. The Chicago Police Department was notified and the victims filed a police report.

Safety Tips: 

  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • Call 9-1-1 if you feel your safety is compromised.
  • Report suspicious activity to Public Safety 312-329-4357.
  • If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm.
  • Note any unique physical characteristics (scars, limps, teeth etc).
  • Never pursue a fleeing assailant. Instead, call 9-1-1.

January 4, 2017- Aggravated Assault

Reported Offense: Monday evening around 7:45 PM a man was approached at 821 N Wells St. by two men who hit him the face with a belt and attempted to stab him with an edged weapon. This incident possibly followed another incident that occurred off campus. No one involved in this incident appears related to Moody.

Suspect 1: Hispanic, Male, 5'8", approximately 170 lbs, black coat, blue jeans, mustache
Suspect 2: Hispanic, Male, 5'9", approximately 250 lbs, black jeans, buzz cut hair

Investigation: The Chicago Police Department is investigating the incident.

Other Information/Safety Tips

  • Avoid walking alone at night
  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Report suspicious activity immediately to Public Safety 312-329-4357
  • If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm
        Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limps, teeth etc)
        Never pursue a fleeing assailant, instead contact police and provide information.
  • Call 9-1-1 in an emergency

October 26, 2016 - Robbery

Reported Offense: Thursday evening around 5:15 PM a student was approached outside of Walgreens at 315 W Chicago Ave. by a man who grabbed her arm and forced her inside the store. Once inside the store he threatened her with violence and forced her to buy him items. The two then exited the store and the man grabbed the student again when a bystander intervened and the suspect left with his items.

Suspect: 1 unknown suspect, male; African American, medium build, appx 6’ tall, gray hair, wearing a black knit cap and knee-length navy blue jacket.

Investigation:
Public Safety is investigating the incident.

Other Information/Safety Tips

  • Avoid walking alone at night
  • Always be aware of your surroundings
  • Report suspicious activity immediately to Public Safety 312-329-4357
  • If you are confronted by an assailant, remain calm
        Remember any unique physical characteristics (scars, limps, teeth etc)
        Never pursue a fleeing assailant, instead contact police and provide information.
  • Call 9-1-1 in an emergency

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