Liam J. Blake, 20, of Oak Lawn, Illinois, was arrested at 2:34 a.m. Sunday near Third and Green streets, Champaign, for resisting a police officer and illegal consumption of liquor by a minor. Police initially were called on a report of a bar fight in the vicinity. Blake ran from police when ordered to stop.
At 2:54 p.m. Friday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, U. of I. student Alexander D. Merwin, 18, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for possession of a fraudulent driver’s license and retail theft. Police initially were called by store security personnel who saw Merwin attempt to leave the store without paying for a $6.39 pen. While speaking with police, Merwin was found to be in possession of a fake driver’s license.
It was reported that a person who is not a U. of I. student may have been sexually assaulted Saturday or Sunday on campus. Information about the time or location of the incident was not known.
A U. of I. student reported that her wallet had been stolen between 1:20-1:55 p.m. Saturday at Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The wallet and its contents, which have a total estimated value of $350, were left unattended in a study area.
Antonio D. Cotton, 27, of Champaign, was arrested at 11:39 p.m. Friday near Oregon and Gregory streets, Urbana, on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Cotton’s vehicle initially was stopped because its registration was suspended.
A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Oct. 4-8 from Altgeld Hall, 1409 W. Green St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $250, was locked to a rack.
A U. of I. student reported that he had been defrauded of more than $6,000 between Sept. 24-27. The student initially received an online message indicating that he had a computer virus and needed to call a phone number to have it fixed. When he called, the scammer demanded that the student purchase a series of gift cards and read the gift card information over the phone to pay for the fix. The calls continued for several days before the student contacted police.