A U. of I. student reported that he had been the victim of an online scam. On Tuesday, the student was contacted by an unknown offender who asked for $300 in gift cards. In return, the offender promised to pay the student $350. The student purchased the gift cards and transferred the card information to the offender but never received payment.
A U. of I. student reported that someone had stolen his wallet between Sunday night and Monday morning. The student left his coat containing his wallet on a chair at 9:30 p.m. Sunday after an event at Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. At 6:15 a.m. Monday, the student retrieved his coat, but the wallet was gone. The wallet contained the student’s credit cards and cash belonging to the student group that had organized the event.
A U. of I. student reported that her headphones had been stolen between 12-12:40 p.m. Wednesday at Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The headphones, which have an estimated value of $350, were left unattended in a study area.
Raul M. Ybarra, 22, of Urbana, was arrested at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday at Illinois Terminal, 45 E. University Ave., Champaign, for aggravated possession of a stolen firearm. It was reported to police that Ybarra, who is on parole and not permitted to be in possession of a firearm, was at Illinois Terminal and believed to be possibly armed. A police officer approached Ybarra and found a loaded firearm in his pocket during a pat-down search.
It was reported that a U. of I. student had been sexually assaulted Thursday at a university residence hall by a person with whom the student is acquainted.
A U. of I. student reported that his laptop computer had been stolen between 11-11:30 p.m. Sunday at Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The computer, which has an estimated value of $600, was left unattended in a study area.