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Incident reports

Augustana College is committed to provide the campus community with information relevant to issues of concern or issues which might impact the safety or sense of security of community members. This commitment must, of course, be balanced with the need for open expression of ideas which is the foundation of collegiate study. Allegations or questions about possible criminal acts, discrimination, or harassment should be reported to any of the following:

Public Safety/Police (ext. 7711); Dean of Students (ext. 7533); Compliance Officer / Associate Dean of the College (ext. 7328); Chair of Diversity Initiatives Committee (ext. 7362); Director of Multicultural Services (ext. 8275)

First-hand information is required for posting. Such acts violate the spirit of the Augustana community and will be taken seriously and investigated thoroughly.

ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE COLLEGE ARE MANDATORY REPORTERS AND ARE REQUIRED TO FORWARD INFORMATION TO ONE OF THE ABOVE OFFICES. EXEMPT EMPLOYEES INCLUDE THE COLLEGE CHAPLAINS AND THE COUNSELING STAFF MEMBERS.

Crimes against persons Minor property loss or damage Standard notifications  

Campus Incident Report:  Sexual Assualt
Date Posted:  September 23, 2014
Date Reported:  September 23, 2014
Date Occurred:  December 14, 2013
Time Occurred: Evening
Location: Residental Hall
Description: The Dean of Students Office Received a report that a male student was sexually assaulted by a female student known to him. Alcohol was involved.
Action Taken: The alleged assault is under investigation


Campus Incident Report:  Sexual Assualt
Date Posted:  August 21, 2014
Date Reported:  August 21, 2014
Date Occurred:  August 21, 2014
Time Occurred: 1:30 a.m.
Location: Off-campus near 37th Street and 12th Avenue
Description: The Dean of Students Office reieved a report that a female student was sexually assualted by a male unknown to her. Alcohol was involved.
Action Taken: Referred to the Rock Island Police Department.


Campus Incident Report:  Physical Assault
Date Posted:  March 9, 2014
Date Reported:  March 9, 2014
Date Occurred:  March 9, 2014
Time Occurred: 3:15 p.m.
Location: 30th Street, south of 7th Avenue
Description:  A male student was running when someone grabbed him from behind and tried to take his iPod. A struggle ensured and the suspect ran away. The suspect was a white male, pale complexion, around 20 years old, approximately 6'2", 180-190 lbs, wearing a dark blue hoodie, blue jeans, and white basketball shoes.
Action Taken: RIPD contacted.  There is no connection between this event and the previous report.


Campus Incident Report:  Sexual Assault
Date Posted: 
February 17, 2014
Date Reported:  
February 17, 2014
Action Taken: RIPD contacted.


Campus Incident Report:  Sexual Assault
Date Posted:  January 22, 2014
Date Reported:  January 20, 2014
Date Occurred:  January 19, 2014
Time Occurred: Early Morning
Description: Augustana College received a report that a female student was sexually assaulted by an non-Augustana male student who was known to her.
Action Taken: No additional information is available at this time.



Campus Incident Report:
  
Sexual Assault
Date Posted:  December 20, 2013
Date Reported:  December 20, 2013
Date Occurred:  Devember 6 2013
Time Occurred: Early Morning
Description:  Augustana College reveived a report that a female student was sexually assaulted by an Augustana male student who was known to her.
Action Taken: No additional information is avaliable at this time.



Campus Incident Report:
 
 Sexual Assault
Date Posted:
 
November 21, 2013
Date Reported:  November 21, 2013
Date OccurredNovember 20, 2013
Time Occurred: Early the Morning of November 21, 2013
Description:  Augustana College reveived a report that a female student was sexually assaulted in a TLA by a non-Augustana male acquaintance who was known to her.
Action Taken:  RIPD are following up.



Campus Incident Report:
  Sexual Assault
Date Posted:  November 4, 2013
Date Reported:  November 2, 2013
Date Occurred:  November 2, 2013
Time Occurred: Early Morning
Location:  Off-Campus Residence
Description:  Augustana College reveived a report that a female student was sexually assaulted in anoff-campus house by a male student who was known to her. Alcohol was involved.
Action Taken:  The alleged assault is under investigation.



Campus Incident Report:
  Off-Campus-Students Followed
Date Posted:  October 14, 2013
Date Reported:  October 12, 2013
Date Occurred:  October 12, 2013
Time Occurred: Early Morning
Location:  Off-Campus
Description:  At 3:00 a.m. on October 12th, 2 female students were followed while walking home to their off campus house. A white male in his 30's or 40's with average build and light brown or blonde hair attempted to stop them, claiming he was a Police Officer. When the students called 911 to report him, he left the area. The college would like to remind students to be cautious while traveling in the area, especially at night. Walk in groups and use ACES whenever possible. There are many people on campus this weekend because of Homecoming activities, the college wants everyone to stay safe and be vigilant.
Action Taken:  Currently under investigation..



Campus Incident Report:
  Sexual Assault
Date Posted:  October 3, 2013
Date Reported:  October 2, 2013
Date Occurred:  September 29, 2013
Time Occurred: Early Morning
Location:  Residential Living Area
Description:  Augustana College received a report that a female student was sexually assaulted in a residential living area by a male student who was known to her. Alcohol was involved. 
Action Taken:  The alleged assault is currently under investigation



Campus Incident Report:
  Verbal Harassment/Threatening Behavior
Date Posted:  Sept. 22, 2013
Date Reported:  Sept. 22, 2013
Date Occurred: Sept. 22, 2013
Time Occurred: Shortly after midnight, on Sept. 22nd
Location: along the slough path
Description:  An Augustana student reported that he encountered three individuals who verbally harassed.him and made threatening and intimidating gestures while walking along the slough path. No physical contact was made. 
Action Taken:  Rock Island Police arrested one individual and gave "No Trespass" warnings to all three individuals. RIPD indicated the individuals were between the ages of 16 and 19.
PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL ALONE IN THE EVENINGS. ACES IS AVAILABLE UNTIL 2:00 A.M. CALL 794-7550



Campus Incident Report:
  Burglary
Date Posted:  Sept. 15, 2013
Date Reported:  Sept. 15, 2013
Date Occurred:  Sept. 15, 2013
Time Occurred: early this morning..
Location:  Off-campus, at a house on 14th Avenue
Description:  Augustana students reported that someone broke into their house through their back door and took a television set. 
Action Taken:  The incident is currently under investigation by the Rock Island Police Department (RIPD). If anyone saw something unusual along 14th Avenue, please call 911 .
PLEASE LOCK DOORS AND WINDOWS.  ALSO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE DEADBOLT LOCKS ON THE EXTERIOR DOORS OF THE HOUSE, AS WELL AS ALL BEDROOM DOORS.



Campus Incident Report:
  
Physical Assault
Date Posted:  
Sept. 5, 2013
Date Reported: 
 Sept. 5, 2013
Date Occurred:  
Sept. 5, 2013
Time Occurred:  
5:15 p.m.
Location:  
Off-campus, in the vicinity of 7th Avenue and 29th Street
Description:  
A female student reported that as she was running east on 7th Avenue, a black male in a beat up maroon mini-van or SUV yelled at her twice to get in the car. After the second time, he spit on her.  She ran to a neighbor's house and called RIPD.  The man left the area.  The man was middle-aged with short Afro-like hair and bloodshot eyes.
Action Taken:  
The incident is currently under investigation by the Rock Island Police Department (RIPD).  Anyone with additional information concerning this incident is encouraged to call 911 immediately.
PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS WHEN RUNNING OR WALKING ALONE; IF POSSIBLE TRAVEL IN GROUPS



Campus Incident Report:
  Physical Assault
Date Posted:  August 23, 2013
Date Reported:  August 23, 2013
Date Occurred:  August 23, 2013
Time Occurred:  7:45 a.m.
Location:  Off-campus, near the intersection of 14th Avenue and 32nd Street
Description:  A female student reported that as she was jogging west on 14th Avenue when a male grabbed her buttocks along with her hips from behind and pulled her into him.  As she screamed, he released her and immediately fled the scene.  The man was wearing a black T-shirt, long baggy black pants, a maroon bandanna and had brown shoulder-length hair.
Action Taken:  The incident is currently under investigation by the Rock Island Police Department (RIPD).  Anyone with additional information concerning this incident is encouraged to call 911 immediately.
As we begin the academic year, it is very important to be alert to your surroundings at all times:

  • When possible, travel with friends
  • Travel in familiar areas
  • If listening to music while traveling by foot, wear only one ear bud
  • If using a phone, make sure you keep your eyes focused on what is going on around you
  • Do not approach strangers or allow them to approach you
  • Always have a plan of escape if something unexpected happens
  • Report suspicious people or activities immediately to the RIPD by calling 911 or to Augustana Public Safety at 794-7111