DPS: Two of six suspects in custody

The SIU Department of Public has identified six suspects, two of which are in custody, in the attack of an individual Tuesday night by the Agriculture Building, a former student who says he is the victim said. Chris Hooks, a 26-year-old alumnus who was ... Continue Reading →
Nina Crane, a fourth grader from Carbondale, picks out a Fisher-Price Pull-Along Turtle for her little
brother Tuesday during the third-annual “Shop with a Cop” event at Kohl’s in Carbondale. The event,
presented by the Public Relations Student Society of America student chapter at SIUC, picks several
children from student families and pairs each with a police officer from the SIU Department of Public
Safety. Each child receives a $100 gift card to spend on gifts for themselves and their family.

‘Shop with a Cop’ brings gift of giving to SIU families

Christmas came early to 10-year-old Nina Crane and 14 other children who live with their parents on campus. The third annual Shop with a Cop event took place Tuesday, allowing children to buy gifts for themselves and their families for the holidays. The ... Continue Reading →

Police Blotter: December 14, 2012

Department of Public Safety   —Criminal defacement of state supported property was reported at Quigley Hall Tuesday. No suspects have been identified. —Philip C. Barrett, a 19-year-old SIU student from Phoenix, was arrested at Grinnell Hall Sunday ... Continue Reading →

Students robbed, battered on campus

The SIU Department of Public Safety is investigating a battery and robbery that occurred Tuesday on the south end of Anthony Hall. The incident happened at 11:40 p.m. and involved a 20-year-old student, according to the DPS website. The student told police ... Continue Reading →

Officials plan for a safe Homecoming

As Homecoming approaches, student and guest safety is a concern for law enforcement. SIU’s Department of Public Safety prepared for the university’s Homecoming weekend, yet tthe dept. reats it as just another day at the office. “As far as Homecoming ... Continue Reading →

SIU crime numbers fluctuate

While there were fewer reports of some crimes at SIU in 2010, recently released numbers show a few of those areas, including burglary, forcible sex assault and arson increased in 2011. The Department of Public Safety at SIU released Monday the Annual ... Continue Reading →

Construction strikes second unmarked gas line

Construction near Faner Hall ruptured a second gas line around 10 a.m. Tuesday. A one-inch gas line that runs between Parkinson Laboratory and Faner Hall was struck, which caused the university to activate the mass email alert system to warn faculty, ... Continue Reading →
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