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  • Wednesday, April 24, 2019

    Carl D. Stewart, 58, no address provided, was arrested at 7:46 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of West Green Street, Urbana, for trespassing on state-supported property. A police officer recognized Stewart and was aware that he previously had been issued a no-trespassing notice for U. of I. property.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen April 8 at the Business Instructional Facility, 515 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $800, was locked to a rack.

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    It was reported that a U. of I. student was asleep in a room at 6 p.m. Saturday at Daniels Hall, 1010 W. Green St., Urbana, when awakened by an individual searching through the student’s dresser drawers. The offender abruptly left the room. It did not appear that anything was stolen. Security cameras captured an image of the suspected offender entering the building by closely following another person who was authorized to enter.

    A U. of I. student reported that someone slashed a tire on her vehicle between 2 a.m. Sunday and 4 p.m. Monday. The vehicle was parked at a meter in the 1000 block of College Court, Urbana. The estimated cost to repair the tire is $150. 

    A U. of I. student reported at 6:29 p.m. Sunday that she had been the victim of deceptive practices. The student had listed a table for sale on a classifieds website and was contacted by someone purporting to be interested in purchasing it. The unknown person instructed the student to purchase $100 in gift cards and transfer the information over email so the offender could pay movers to pick up the table. The offender promised to pay the student back, but never did. 

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 4 p.m. Sunday and 4 a.m. Monday at Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $100, was locked to a rack.

  • Monday, April 22, 2019

    A U. of I. student reported that her cellphone had been stolen around midnight Thursday at Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The cellphone, which has an estimated value of $1,000, was left unattended at a study table.

    It was reported Thursday that a U. of I. employee was being followed by a family member with whom the employee wanted no contact. The offender was issued a no-trespassing notice for all campus property.

    A man reported that cash had been stolen from his hotel room between 12:48-1:20 p.m. Wednesday at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. The cash was inadvertently left in the room when the guest checked out, and it was missing when he returned to retrieve it.

    U. of I. student Joseph P. Oshei, 25, of Urbana, was arrested at 3:12 a.m. Friday at Smith Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, for obstructing identification and resisting a police officer. Police initially were called after a building service worker found Oshei intoxicated and asleep on the floor in Smith Hall. Oshei did not provide identification when asked to do so by officers, and he pulled away from police as paramedics were evaluating his medical condition.

  • Friday, April 19, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Frederick A. West, 62, no address provided, was arrested at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday near Sixth and Green streets, Champaign, on a Champaign County warrant for violating probation. A police officer recognized West and was aware of the warrant.

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

    Adam D. Wisehart, 33, of Cisco, Illinois, was arrested at 4:36 p.m. Monday at the Dairy Cattle Research Unit, 2301 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, for illegal possession of a hypodermic syringe, possession of a drug lookalike substance and possession of a controlled substance. Police initially were called to the dairy after a witness reported that two people were fighting inside of a car that had pulled off the road. After a police dog indicated the presence of drugs, officers found the syringe filled with a liquid believed to be a controlled substance. The substance was sent to a lab for further testing.

  • Monday, April 15, 2019

    It was reported on March 27 that a U. of I. student had been receiving unwanted communication from a person whom the student previously dated. The student reported feeling threatened by the offender’s behavior.

    It was reported Sunday that a U. of I. student had been the victim of identity theft. An unknown offender created a fake online dating profile using the student’s name and personal information. Between March 5 and Sunday, a number of men visited the student’s residence hall room after believing that they had been communicating with her through the dating app, even though the student had no contact with them.

    U. of I. student Ernesto Valencia-Godinez, 19, was arrested at 9:55 a.m. Saturday at his residence in the 900 block of South Fifth Street, Champaign, on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. A police officer aware of the warrant visited Valencia-Godinez’s residence to make the arrest.

  • Friday, April 12, 2019

    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.

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019

    Nothing to report.