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  • Friday, November 8, 2019

    A U. of I. student reported Thursday that a racial slur was written in pencil on the wall of a bathroom stall at the Armory, 505 E. Armory Ave., Champaign. It is unknown when the damage occurred. The writing was quickly removed. 

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen overnight Wednesday or Thursday from Wassaja Hall, 1202 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $300, was locked to a rack. 

    A U. of I. student was assaulted and robbed of his cellphone at 12:45 a.m. Thursday on the South Quad in the 1400 block of West Gregory Drive, Urbana. The student was approached on a sidewalk by two people, one of whom struck the student in the face, knocking the student to the ground. The other offender took the student’s $599 phone, and both offenders then fled. The student was not seriously injured. 

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between 12:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wardall Hall, 1012 W. Illinois St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $300, was locked to a lamp post.

  • Thursday, November 7, 2019

    Devontae L. Thomas, 24, of Champaign, was arrested at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday near Oak Street and Stadium Drive, Champaign, for possession of a stolen registration, theft, displaying improper registration information, driving an uninsured motor vehicle and driving with an expired registration. At about 3:25 a.m., a police officer saw Thomas driving a car with an expired license plate number but a current registration sticker. The officer did not stop the vehicle at that time, but stopped a different driver in the same vehicle about a half hour later. Thomas, who owns the vehicle, approached the traffic stop on foot and admitted to stealing a current registration sticker from another car and placing it on his own license plate.

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone damaged a university-owned LCD monitor between Friday and Tuesday at Wohlers Hall, 1206 S. Sixth St., Champaign. The individual used a chalkboard eraser to draw on the screen after a sign had been posted to deter such behavior. The $60,000 screen is still functional but permanently damaged by the chalk.

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had stolen a $29 pair of headphones at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday at the Illini Union Tech Zone, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. The offender left the store with the headphones after his credit card had been declined at the register.

    Two U. of I. students reported that another student had threatened physical violence against them Oct. 28 after a verbal altercation at Oglesby Hall, 1005 College Court, Urbana.

    A U. of I. student reported that a man unknown to her followed her around 12:15 a.m. Sunday from the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, to Wardall Hall, 1012 W. Illinois St., Urbana. The man did not make contact with the student and kept a distance of about 50 feet.

  • Wednedsay, November 6, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, November 4, 2019

    At 2:06 p.m. Friday at his apartment in the 0-100 block of East John Street, Champaign, U. of I. student Zachary Cepeda, 20, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for theft. Cepeda was identified as the person who used a stolen food voucher Oct. 25 to purchase a meal from a restaurant at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. The voucher was one of 200 stolen Oct. 21 from the Illini Union Hotel. Only one was used, and the remaining vouchers were recovered. 

    Matthew R. Blankenship, 48, of Macomb, Illinois, was arrested at 8:12 p.m. Saturday near Fourth Street and Gerty Drive, Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Blankenship’s vehicle initially was stopped because it was parked in the middle of the roadway. 

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had made an unauthorized transaction for $1,100 on his credit card Oct. 9. The card was in the student’s possession at the time of the transaction.

  • Friday, November 1, 2019

    At 1:56 p.m. Wednesday at an office in the 1800 block of South Neil Street, Champaign, U. of I. employee Kirk A. Wright, 47, of Mahomet, Illinois, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for aggravated battery. Wright was identified as the aggressor in a fight that left another person injured Oct. 19 at U. of I. parking lot 31 near First Street and Kirby Avenue, Champaign.

    U. of I. student Connor A. Kubacki, 18, was arrested at 1:23 a.m. Thursday at his residence at Sheldon Hall, 1005 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, for domestic battery. Police were called by a witness who heard a loud argument in a residence hall room. Police determined that Kubacki was the aggressor in a physical altercation between roommates.

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, October 28, 2019

    At 9:39 p.m. Friday, it was reported that a woman was sexually assaulted in the early morning Friday at a university residence hall. The victim said she did not know the offender.

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had broken a window on her office door between Oct. 18-21 at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana. The estimated cost to repair the window is $200.

    A U. of I. employee reported that $1,000 in food vouchers had been stolen overnight Oct. 21-22 from the Illini Union Hotel, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. The vouchers had been recently printed and were in a box in an office area.

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had made burn marks on two doors at Trelease Hall, 901 College Court, Urbana. It is believed that the damage occurred Thursday, but there was no information on how the burn marks were created.

    Raymond C. Gwin, 30, no address provided, was arrested at 8:45 p.m. Friday at Sixth and Green streets, Champaign, on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. A police officer recognized Gwin and was aware of the warrant.

    Michael A. Adame, 20, of Chicago, was arrested at 3:19 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of North Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Adame’s vehicle initially was stopped because he was speeding.