The University of Illinois Police Department has arrested one person so far after a sorority house break-in prompted the department to issue a campuswide safety notice last week.
U. of I. student William C. O’Donnell III, 22, of Deer Park, Illinois, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for trespassing. O’Donnell contacted police Wednesday to identify himself as one of the trespassers after the safety notice was issued with security camera images earlier that morning.
In the time since, one additional offender has been identified but not yet arrested. His identity is being withheld until police have a chance to speak with him. Investigators are still working to identify the third person involved.
At about 4:29 a.m. Wednesday, it reported that three men entered a sorority house in the 100 block of East John Street, Champaign, and walked around the first floor of the building for a few minutes before leaving. One other person, who is not a U. of I. student, was present in the house at the time. No one was physically injured.
Security cameras at the sorority house captured images of the offenders. Those images can still be viewed with the original Campus Safety Notice.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the University of Illinois Police Department at 217-333-1216. Witnesses may remain anonymous by calling Champaign County Crime Stoppers at 217-373-8477 (373-TIPS), by visiting www.373tips.com or by providing information through the P3 Tips mobile app available on iOS and Android. All messages to Crime Stoppers are electronically stripped of identifying information and forwarded to police by an independent third party.