Archived NIU Safety Bulletins


Spring 2015

Incident: UPDATED, 5/6/15, 7:30 p.m. Student FOUND
Date Occurred: May 05, 2015
Details: The NIU Police Department has received notification from DeKalb Police Department of a missing NIU student.  The student was last seen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5th, at his off-campus residence in DeKalb.  The student is described as follows: Name:    Andrew J. Minor Age:        26 Gender:  Male Race:     Caucasian Hair:       Black Facial:    Short Beard Height:   5’11” Weight:  180 lbs Glasses:  Yes Clothing: Possibly wearing a light grey raincoat, a blue Chicago White Sox baseball cap, and brown work boots.  The DeKalb Police are leading the investigation with assistance from NIU Police. If you have any information on the whereabouts of this individual, please contact the DeKalb Police Department at (815) 748-8400, the NIU Police Department at (815) 753-1212, or anonymously at the NIU Police Tips line (815) 753-8477.
Update: Update 5/6/15, 7:30 p.m. - Andrew Minor has been located and is safe.


Incident: Robbery - W. Hillcrest Dr. and Greenbrier Rd.
Date Occurred: April 29, 2015
Location: W. Hillcrest Dr. and Greenbrier Rd.
Details: On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at approximately 9 p.m., NIU Police were advised of a strong armed robbery that occurred at the intersection of West Hillcrest Drive and Greenbrier Road. The victim reported to police that two offenders took the victim's iPhone by force and immediately fled the area on foot headed southwest towards University Village.   No weapons were displayed. The victim received minor injuries and refused medical attention.    The victim described both suspects as male, African American, wearing black hooded sweatshirts. One wore white shoes and the other had "odd-shaped eyebrows" and wore black shoes. DeKalb City Police Department continues to investigate the incident. Police are providing additional foot patrols in the area. Police ask that the community be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the NIU Police at 815-753-1212, DeKalb Police at (815) 748-8400 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).


Incident: Strong Armed Robbery - 500 Russell Rd.
Date Occurred: March 18, 2015
Location: 500 Russell Rd.
Details: On Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at approximately 4:45 PM, NIU and DeKalb Police were advised of a strong armed robbery that occurred at 500 Russell Road. The victim reported to police that four offenders battered him and took the victim's bicycle. The victim received facial injuries during the encounter. The victim described the primary suspect as a male African American wearing a red hoodie and was approximately 14-16 years of age. The victim described the other three offenders as African American males, all wearing black hoodies, with one hoodie having a lightning bolt down the sleeve, all of whom appeared to be 14-16 years of age.  The suspect in the red hoodie fled the area north on Russell Road, while the other three suspects reportedly fled in the opposite direction to the south. The bike was described as a metallic blue and yellow mountain bike with shocks and splashguards over the wheels. Police continue to investigate the incident, and the suspects remain at large. There does not appear to be any imminent danger to the campus community. Police are providing additional foot patrols in the area and ask that the community be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the NIU Police at 815-753-1212, DeKalb Police at (815) 748-8400 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).
Update:: 8 p.m., 3/18/15: Upon further investigation police determined the reported robbery is now being classified as a theft due to the bicycle not being taken by force or threat.  The investigation also revealed the victim knew the offender who battered him in a separate event from the theft of the bicycle. 


Incident: Strong Armed Robbery - 1120 Varsity Blvd.
Date Occurred: March 13, 2015
Location: 1120 Varsity Blvd.
Details: On Friday, March 13, 2015, at approximately 4:08 PM, NIU and DeKalb Police were advised of a strong armed robbery that occurred at 1120 Varsity Boulevard. The victim reported to police that three offenders battered him and took the victim's shoes, cell phone and cash. The victim received minor injuries and refused medical attention. The victim described the primary suspect as male African American with dark skin, short hair, approximately 5’10” weighing 180 lbs, and between 18-20 years of age. The victim could only describe the other two offenders as African American males. Police continue to investigate the incident, and the suspects remain at large. Police are providing additional foot patrols in the area and ask that the community be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the NIU Police at 815-753-1212, DeKalb Police at (815) 748-8400 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).  


Incident: Off Campus Aggravated Robbery - 1212 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Date Occurred: February 17, 2015
Location: 1212 W. Lincoln Hwy.
Details: On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at approximately 8:50 p.m., NIU Police were advised of an aggravated robbery that occurred at the Red Roof Inn at 1212 W. Lincoln Highway. The victim reported to police that two male suspects and one female suspect made contact with him outside his hotel room and one male suspect implied he had a knife and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim.  The three suspects immediately entered a vehicle and fled the area in an unknown direction. The victim was not injured in the incident. Police continue to investigate the incident, and the suspects remain at large. The victim described the suspects as follows: Male Hispanic, approximately 5-8 tall, 180 lbs., medium build, wearing a white shirt. Female African-American, thin build, curly hair, wearing black tights. No description was provided of the third suspect other than he was a male. Police are providing additional foot patrols in the area of the incident. Police ask that the community be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the NIU Police at 815-753-1212, DeKalb Police at (815) 748-8400 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).  
UPDATE: 2/18/15, 10 a.m.: All parties in the incident have been identified, and the robbery claims have shown to be unfounded. The case is being investigated further, and there is no danger to the campus or community at large.


Incident: Strong Armed Robbery - 820 N. Annie Glidden Road
Date Occurred: February 11, 2015
Location: 820 N. Annie Glidden Road
Details: On Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at approximately 7:53 PM, NIU Police were advised of a strong armed robbery that occurred at 820 N. Annie Glidden Road. The victim reported to police that she was returning to her vehicle after a delivery of food at 820 N. Annie Glidden Road when she observed an unidentified individual going through her vehicle. When the suspect observed the victim returning to the vehicle, the suspect exited the vehicle and grabbed an envelope containing cash from the victim’s jacket. The suspect ripped the victim's jacket upon grabbing the envelope. The suspect immediately fled the area on foot towards the back of 820 N. Annie Glidden Road apartments. The victim was not injured in the incident. Police continue to investigate the incident, and the suspect remains at large. The victim described the suspect as male Caucasian with hair past his ears in a bowl cut, approximately 6-0 to 6-2 tall, medium build, wearing a black puffy jacket with light colored stripes.  Police are providing additional foot patrols in the area of the incident. Police ask that the community be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the NIU Police at 815-753-1212, DeKalb Police at (815) 748-8400 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).  


Incident: Attempted Assault
Date Occurred: January 25, 2015
Location: Neptune East Residence Hall, DeKalb
Details: At approximately 4:57 a.m. Sunday, January 25, 2015 NIU Police responded to the third floor of Neptune East residence hall for a report of an attempted assault of a female student.  The victim reported to police that she was in the shower of a third floor bathroom when a person approached the shower stall and grabbed her arm.  The victim yelped upon being grabbed, and the suspect immediately fled the area.  The victim described the suspect as being approximately 5’6” tall with a medium build and wearing black clothing and a ski mask.  NIU Police continue to investigate the incident and report that there is no imminent threat to the campus and local community.  Police are providing additional foot patrols in the area of the Neptune Hall residential complex.  Police ask that the community be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the NIU Police at 815-753-1212, DeKalb Police at (815) 748-8400 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).
Update: 1-26-2015: A suspect in Sunday morning's incident at Neptune East has been identified and is being interviewed by NIU Police. The investigation is ongoing, and police emphasize that there is no imminent threat to the campus or local community.
Update: 1-27-2015: The suspect in a reported attempted assault at Northern Illinois University has been taken into custody, charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. On January 25, 2015, NIU Police responded to the third floor of the Neptune East Residence Hall for a report of an attempted assault on a female student. The victim reported to police that she was in the shower of the third floor bathroom when a person approached the shower stall and grabbed her arm. NIU Police personnel conducted an investigation throughout the weekend of the incident, which lead to identifying and interviewing the suspect. An anonymous tip received through the NIU Police non-emergency number was instrumental in the success of the investigation, which led to a 20-year-old student from Chicago being charged in the incident.


Incident: Fraudulent human resources emails
Date Occurred: January 21, 2015
Location: Online
Details: University employees may receive fraudulent e-mails indicating a change in their human resource status. The e-mails contain a link directing the employee to login to what appears to be the human resources website to identify this change but is actually an effort to steal employee credentials. Once the employee enters his/her login information, the scammer can take that information to sign into the employee’s official human resources account to change the employee’s direct deposit information to redirect the employee’s paycheck to the bank account of another individual involved in the scam. The scam can result in big problems for both the employee and the university, including the following: The employee’s paycheck can be stolen. The money may not be returned in full to the employee. The scammers can take the employee’s log-in credentials and attempt to log into other accounts that belong to the employee. Prevention: Look for poor use of the English language in e-mails such as incorrect grammar, capitalization, and tenses. Many of the scammers who send these messages are not native English speakers. Roll your cursor over the links received via e-mail and look for inconsistencies. If it is not the website the e-mail claims to be directing you to then the link is to a fraudulent site. Never provide credentials of any sort via e-mail. This includes after clicking on links sent via e-mail. Always go to an official website rather than from a link sent to via e-mail. Contact Human Resources and DoIT if a suspicious e-mail is received. Victims of this scam may file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.IC3.gov


Incident: Work-from-home scams
Date Occurred: January 21, 2015
Location: Online
Details: Students throughout the country have been receiving e-mails to their school accounts recruiting them for payroll and/or human resource positions with fictitious companies. The so-called position simply requires the student to provide his/her bank account number to receive a deposit and then transfer a portion of the funds to another bank account. Unbeknownst to the student, the other account is involved in the scam that the student has now helped perpetrate. The funds the student is to receive is directed elsewhere and stolen by cyber criminals. Participating in the scam is a crime and could lead to the student’s bank account being closed due to fraudulent activity or federal charges. Here’s how the scam works: The student is asked to provide his/her bank account credentials under the guise of setting up direct deposit for his/her pay. The scammers will add the student’s bank account to a victim employee’s direct deposit information to redirect the victim’s payroll deposit to the student’s account. The student will receive the payroll deposit from the victim’s employer in the victim’s name. The student will be directed to withdraw funds from the account and send a portion of the deposit, via wire transfer, to other individuals involved in the scam. Consequences of Participating in the Scam: The student’s bank account will be identified by law enforcement as being involved in the fraud. The victim employee has his/her pay stolen by the scammers utilizing the student’s bank account. Without the student’s participation, the scam could not be perpetrated, so he/she facilitated the theft of the paycheck. The student could be arrested and prosecuted in federal court. A criminal record will stay with the student for the rest of his/her life and will have to be divulged on future job applications, which could prevent the student from beomg hired. The student’s bank account may be closed due to fraudulent activity and a report could be filed by the bank. This could adversely affect the student’s credit record. Tips to Protect Yourself from this Scam: If a job offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Never accept a job that requires the depositing of funds into your account and wiring them to different accounts. Look for poor use of the English language in e-mails such as incorrect grammar, capitalization, and tenses. Many of the scammers who send these messages are not native English speakers. Never provide credentials of any kind such as bank account information, login names, passwords, or anyother identifying information in response to a recruitment e-mail. Forward these e-mails to the university’s IT personnel and tell your friends to be on the lookout for the scam. Victims of this scam may file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov. Please reference the following PSA number: 01132015a-PSA



Fall 2014

Incident: On Campus Armed Robbery
Date Occurred: December 19, 2014
Location: East Lagoon
Details: At approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 NIU Police received a report of a male NIU student who was the victim of an armed robbery. The victim reported to police that the alleged incident occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m. while he was walking his dog near the East Lagoon on the far east side of the NIU campus. The victim told police that he was approached by two males as he crossed a bridge near the East Lagoon. When the suspects approached the victim, they commented about the victim's dog and then displayed a black handgun and proceeded to pat down the victim. The suspects took the victim's wallet, debit card and cash and then fled the scene. The victim reported that one suspect fled east toward downtown DeKalb, while the other suspect fled west toward campus. The victim was uninjured during the incident. The victim described the first offender as an African-American male, approximately 5-10 to 6-0 tall with a heavy build and wearing a red Chicago Bulls jacket. The second offender is described as a male of mixed race, approximately 5-8 to 5-10 in height with a medium build and wearing a black North Face jacket and winter aviator hat. Police continue to investigate the matter, and there is no imminent threat to the campus and local community. Police ask that the community be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the NIU Police at 815-753-1212, DeKalb Police at (815) 748-8400 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).


Incident: Off Campus Attempted Robbery
Date Occurred: November 21, 2014
Location: 700 block North Annie Glidden
Details: At approximately 3:20 a.m. Friday, November 21, 2014 NIU Police received a report that an NIU student was the victim of an attempted robbery. The victim told police that the alleged incident occurred approximately 30 minutes earlier (2:50 a.m.) near the 700 block of N. Annie Glidden Road. The victim reported that he was approached by two males who asked what he had in his pockets and grabbed at the victim's clothing.  The victim said he kicked one of the suspects and fled the scene toward Stevenson Residence Hall. During his flight, the victim said he fell and scrapped his knee. The victim described the offenders as two African-American males. The first suspect is described as being approximately 6-0 in height and wearing a dark hoodie, dark pants and dark shoes. The second suspect is described as being 5-8 to 5-10 in height, wearing a navy blue hoodie, dark pants and shoes and had a white scarf around his mouth. Police continue to investigate the matter and there is no imminent threat to the campus and local community.   Police ask that the community be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the DeKalb Police at (815) 748-8400, NIU Police at 815-753-1212 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).
Update: 12-4-14: After an investigation, the DeKalb Police Department determined that the subject fabricated the robbery report. He has been charged with Disorderly Conduct for making a false police report.


Incident: Off Campus Armed Robbery
Date Occurred: November 17, 2014
Location: 1200 block Varsity Boulevard
Details: At approximately 9:45 p.m. Monday, November 17, 2014 an NIU student reported to NIU Police that he was the victim of an armed robbery that the victim said occurred approximately 20 minutes earlier near Varsity Boulevard and N. Annie Glidden Road. The victim reported to police that he was approached by two males who threatened him with a weapon and demanded he give them his belongings. The victim complied with their demands, and gave the suspects a backpack that contained an laptop computer and approximately $60 in cash. The victim told police that he saw the suspects with a silver weapon as they fled the scene north on Pappas Drive toward the 7-11 store. The victim described the offenders as one tall African-American male and one short African-American male. The victim said each of the offenders wore black hoodies and had golden Timberland shoes. Police continue to investigate the matter and ask for the community to be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the NIU Police at 815-753-1212 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).
Update:  12-4-14: The DeKalb Police Department determined that the robbery report was false. The subject has been charged with disorderly conduct for making a false police report.


Incident: Catalytic Converter Theft
Date Occurred: November 08, 2014
Location: NIU Lot X and NIU Lot O
Details: During the overnight hours ending the morning of Nov. 8, multiple catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles in NIU parking lots X and O. An additional catalytic converter theft was reported on Regent Drive by DeKalb Police. The matter is under investigation. If you have any information related to these reports, please contact the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety at 815-753-1212, the DeKalb Police at 815-748-8400, or DeKalb County Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272 or e-mailcrimestoppers@dekalbcounty.org. Be aware of suspicious people and vehicles. If you see a suspicious person under a vehicle, they may be attempting to steal the catalytic converter. Get the suspect(s) and/or suspect vehicle descriptions if possible. Write down the license plate of a suspicious vehicle if you can safely. If there is a crime in progress, call 911.


Incident: Authorities respond to Medical Emergency on Garden Rd
Date Occurred: November 05, 2014
Location: Garden Road near Barsema Hall
Details: At approximately 6:30 a.m., DeKalb and NIU authorities responded to a medical emergency on Garden Road after finding a male unresponsive in his vehicle. The area is not accessible to local traffic during the response and investigation. Please avoid the area.
Update: 11/5, 8:30 a.m. - Garden Road now open to traffic.


Incident: Downed power lines at westbound Lincoln Highway at Annie Glidden
Date Occurred: November 04, 2014
Location: Lincoln Highway (Rte. 38) at Annie Glidden
Details: Power lines are down, stopping traffic on Lincoln Highway westbound at Annie Glidden. Commonwealth Edison is on the scene. Please use an alternate route.
Update: 11/4, 7:15 p.m. - All lanes are open and power has been restored. 11/4, 4:43 p.m. - One westbound lane is now open.


Incident: Small Fires at NIU Founder’s Memorial Library
Date Occurred: November 04, 2014
Location: Founder's Memorial Library
Details: On Tuesday, November 4, NIU Police responded to Founder’s Memorial Library for two separate incidents involving small fires at 10:02 a.m. and 12:44 p.m.  There were no injuries, and the fires were extinguished immediately. NIU Police continue to investigate the matter and ask for the community to be aware and report any suspicious behavior directly to the NIU Police at 815-753-1212 or anonymously at 815-753-TIPS (8477).


Incident: Incident on W. Dresser Rd.
Date Occurred: October 21, 2014
Location: 800 block of West Dresser Rd. in DeKalb
Details: At approximately 1:30 p.m., the City of DeKalb Police received a report from a male subject who claimed he was battered by another male on the bike path near the 800 block of West Dresser Road in between North Annie Glidden Road and DeKalb High School.  The victim told police he was battered by the assailant, and when the victim attempted to call the police via his mobile phone, the assailant knocked the phone from the victim's hands.    The victim described the assailant as a white male in his 30's with a beard wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.  The victim told police the assailant left the scene in an unknown direction.   DeKalb and NIU Police are seeking assistance from the community in identifying the assailant.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the DeKalb Police at (815) 748-8400 or the DeKalb County Crime Stoppers at (815) 895-3272.
Update: 10/21/14, 10 p.m.: DeKalb Police have announced that their investigation has determined that the incident did not occur.


Incident: Fire at Watson Hall
Date Occurred: September 29, 2014
Location: Watson Hall
Details: DeKalb Fire Dept. and NIU Police are at Watson Hall responding to a fire in a first floor bathroom. The building has been evacuated and the fire extinguished. There were no injuries at the scene. The building is expected to reopen for 2 p.m. classes.
Update: Watson Hall was re-opened at 1:35 p.m.


Incident: Aggravated Battery - 800 Block of Lucinda Ave.
Date Occurred: September 20, 2014
Location: 800 Block of Lucinda Ave.
Details: At approximately 12:03 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, NIU and DeKalb Police responded to the 800 block of Lucinda Avenue for a reported battery. The victim was assaulted by a group of approximately 10 males who were walking east on the south sidewalk. The victim, who was unable to describe the offenders, was transported to Kishwaukee Hospital.
Current Status: This case is open and currently being investigated by the DeKalb Police Department with the assistance of NIU Police.
Offender Description: Approximately ten African American males. Two were reported to have been wearing red shirts with blue jeans.
Update: The offender was arrested on Oct. 3, 2014.


Incident: Robbery (1000 Block of Blackhawk)
Date Occurred: August 09, 2014
Location: 1000 Block Blackhawk Drive, DeKalb
Details: At approximately 2:04 p.m. Saturday, NIU and City of DeKalb police departments were notified of a robbery that occurred near the 1000 Blackhawk Drive.  Officers responded to the scene and met with the victim. The victim related that he was approached by two unknown males riding on bicycles.  One of the unknown males asked the victim if he could use his cell phone. The victim agreed, voluntarily surrendering his cell phone to the unknown male.  When the victim requested his cell phone be returned the unknown male shoved the victim in the chest area then both of the unknown males fled the area on bicycles toward North Annie Glidden Rd. The victim was not injured during the incident.
Offender Descriptions: Suspect 1: Male, African American, 18-25 years of age, 5’7”, 130 - 145 lbs., no facial hair, wearing red shorts, tattoo of a star on his right arm, and tattoo of the word “Mob” on the left side of his chest.  Suspect 2: Male, African American, 18-25 years of age, 6’4”, 260 – 300 lbs, no facial hair, wearing a gray shirt
Safety Information: People receiving this message are advised to be alert and aware of their surroundings.  If you have any information related to this report, please contact the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety at 815-753-1212, the DeKalb Police at 815-748-8400, or DeKalb County Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272 or e-mail crimestoppers@dekalbcounty.org.



Fall 2013

Incident: Off-Campus Altercation at Travel Inn
Date Occurred: November 01, 2013
Location: 1100 Block Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb
Details: Police are investigating an off-campus altercation involving a number of individuals at the Travel Inn, 1100 block of Lincoln Hwy., in DeKalb during the noon hour. Several people are in custody and are being questioned related to this incident.NIU Police indicate there is no immediate threat to the campus community.
Safety Information: Individuals with any information related to this report should call DeKalb Police at 815-748-8400, DeKalb County Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272 or the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety at 815-753-1212, or e-mail crimestoppers@dekalbcounty.org.
Updates: 11/2, 8:30 a.m.: As a result of an investigation, DeKalb Police have charged 12 individuals in association with Friday’s altercation at the Travel Inn.  The charges range from mob action to aggravated discharge of a firearm. The DeKalb City Police Department was assisted by Northern Illinois University Police, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Sycamore Police Department and the DeKalb County States Attorney’s Office. Read press release from the DeKalb Police Department for more details.


Incident: Statement regarding first responder activity on Carroll Ave.
Date Occurred: October 25, 2013
Location: 175 Normal Rd. (NIU Parking Deck) 175 Normal Rd. (NIU Parking Deck)
Details: At approximately 3:17 p.m. Kishwaukee Hospital confirmed the death of an unidentified white female in her late teens/early twenties, who fell in an apparent suicide from the Parking Deck at Carroll Avenue. First responder emergency personnel provided CPR on-site, and she was transported via ambulance to Kishwaukee Hospital. The victim was described as having brown hair, 120-130 lbs and wearing a multi-colored jacket and blue long sleeved shirt. Any individual with information on the incident should contact NIU police at 815-753-1212.
Update: 10/25, 6:35 p.m.: Respecting the family's request that NIU police not release the identify of the victim of this afternoon's apparent suicide, NIU can confirm that the victim is not an NIU student nor employed at the university. On behalf of the university, we extend our condolences to the family and our DeKalb community. At approximately 3:17 p.m.Kishwaukee Hospital confirmed the death of a female transported after an apparent suicide where she fell from the Parking Deck at Carroll Avenue. Counseling resources are available to NIU students, faculty and staff. To access NIU after-hours and weekend counselors, students should contact 815-753-1212, the non-emergency number for the NIU Police, and request to be connected to the student on-call counseling staff. During regular business hours, students should contact the NIU Counseling and Student Development Center located in the Campus Life Building, Room 200, 815-753-1206. Faculty and staff should contact the Employee Assistance Program located in the Holmes Student Center, Room 709, 815-753-9191.


Incident: Crane Drive Armed Robbery
Date Occurred: August 29, 2013
Location: 900 Block Crane Drive, DeKalb
Details: Approximately 9:51 p.m. Thursday evening an armed robbery occurred in the 900 block of Crane Drive near University Plaza. Two female NIU students reported to NIU Police that a male subject approached them on Crane Drive, displayed a hand gun and demanded that the victims give him their purses.The victims reported to police that the suspect then fled the scene, heading east toward Russell Road and then proceeding north on Russell Road toward Greenbrier Road. The victims reported to police no injuries resulting from the attack.
Offender Description: The offender is described as an African-American male, approximately 6-0 in height with a slender build and short-cropped hair. The offender reportedly was wearing a black shirt and long, dark blue basketball shorts.
Safety Information: People receiving this message are advised to be alert and aware of their surroundings. If you have any information related to this report, please contact the NIU Department of Police and Public Safety at 815-753-1212, DeKalb Police at 815-748-8400, or DeKalb County Crime Stoppers at 815-895-3272 or e-mail crimestoppers@dekalbcounty.org.