At 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, a U. of I. employee reported that someone had drawn graffiti on an exterior wall of Coble Hall, 801 S. Wright St., Champaign. The graffiti appeared to have been drawn with a black marker and is believed to have been created several months ago. An estimated cost to remove the markings was not immediately available.
A U. of I. student reported that his credit card, student identification and cash had been stolen around 9 a.m. Sunday. The student lost his wallet on a campus bus, and the wallet was later returned to him with its contents missing.
At 5:25 p.m. Wednesday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, U. of I. student Samuel J. Plummer, 20, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for retail theft. Store security personnel called police after seeing Plummer attempt to leave the store without paying for a $90 textbook.
of I. student Matthew N. Herrera, 20, of Champaign, was arrested at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday at Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, for criminal defacement of property. Police identified Herrera as the person who painted graffiti on four campus buildings Friday.
A U. of I. employee reported that his bicycle had been stolen around 6 p.m. Saturday at Edward R. Madigan Laboratory, 1201 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $350, was locked to a rack.
At 1:34 p.m. Friday, a U. of I. student reported that she had been the victim of an online extortion scheme. Between December and February, a person whom the student met online threatened to publish compromising photos of the student unless she sent money and clothing to the person.