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  • Friday, February 15, 2019

    A U. of I. student reported that he had received multiple unwanted text messages Thursday from a person whom he met online.

    The manager of a private business in Savoy, Illinois, reported Wednesday that someone had been passing forged checks in the business’ name between Jan. 7 and Feb. 7. The value of the fraudulent checks totaled $9,240.

    A U. of I. student reported that she had received threatening text messages Thursday from an acquaintance. The text messages started as an argument over a pair of headphones that the student suspected had been stolen.

  • Thursday, February 14, 2019

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had broken the glass on a display case between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Mechanical Engineering Building, 1206 W. Green St., Urbana. The estimated cost to replace the glass is $100.

    A U. of I. student reported Tuesday that a package had been stolen from the Package Center at the Student Dining and Residential Programs Building, 301 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign. The student received a notification that the package had been delivered on Jan. 18, but it was missing when she went to pick it up on Jan. 19. The contents of the package have a retail value of $85.

    At 5:13 p.m. Tuesday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, U. of I. student Ted D. Loewenthal, 19, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for retail theft. Store security personnel called police after seeing Loewenthal attempt to leave the store without paying for three packs of pencils with a total retail value of $16.97.

  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had stolen her backpack, textbooks and laptop computer Sunday from a bus that traveled between Schaumburg, Illinois, and Urbana. The student inadvertently left her belongings, which have a total estimated value of $2,075, on the bus when she exited in Urbana. The student called the bus company to retrieve her items but was told the company would take no action.

    At 2:23 p.m. Monday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, U. of I. student James C. Cantorna, 18, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for retail theft. Store security personnel called police after seeing Cantorna attempt to leave the store without paying for a $33 hat.

    U. of I. employee Kailee J. Duvall, 30, of Champaign, was arrested at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday near St. Mary’s Road and Fourth Street, Champaign, for possession of a controlled substance. The vehicle initially was stopped because a police officer recognized Duvall driving the vehicle and was aware that her license had been suspended. After a police dog indicated that there were drugs in the vehicle, officers found a number of narcotics for which Duvall did not have a prescription

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    A U. of I. student reported that her coat had been stolen between 10:30-11 p.m. Wednesday at the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The coat and the items in its pockets, which have a total estimated value of $290, were left unattended near a basketball court.

  • Monday, February 11, 2019

    A U. of I student reported that someone had stolen cash from his coat between midnight Saturday and 11:30 a.m. Sunday from the Student Dining and Residential Programs Building, 301 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign. The student unintentionally left his coat in a public lounge. When he recovered the coat, the cash had been taken from a pocket.

  • Friday, February 8, 2019

    At 5:03 p.m. Wednesday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, U. of I. student Michael B. Adu-Owusu, 19, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for retail theft. Store security personnel called police after seeing Adu-Owusu attempt to leave the store without paying for a $69 textbook.

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had made unauthorized charges to her bank account totaling $939 between September 2018 and Wednesday. In attempting to report these charges to her bank, the student contacted a person purporting to be a bank representative who directed her to purchase $600 worth of gift cards and transmit the card information over the phone. The student purchased the cards but notified authorities when she felt something was wrong.

  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    At 4:53 p.m. Monday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, U. of I. student William C. Wojciki, 18, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for retail theft. Store security personnel called police after seeing Wojciki attempt to leave the store without paying for a $40 book.

    U. of I. student Huy H. Nguyen, 25, of Champaign, was arrested at 2:13 a.m. Tuesday near Fourth and Green streets, Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Nguyen’s vehicle initially was stopped because he failed to signal a turn.

  • Monday, February 4, 2019

    Britton J. Roberts, 21, of Urbana, was arrested at 2:22 a.m. Sunday near Busey and University avenues, Urbana, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police initially were called because a U. of I. Student Patrol officer observed that Roberts was driving erratically.

    A U. of I. student reported that her laptop computer had been stolen around 11 a.m. Jan. 24 at Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St., Urbana. The computer, which has an estimated value of $700, was accidentally left behind in the theater after the student’s class concluded.

    A U. of I. employee reported that he had been defrauded of $1,500 by an unknown person. The offender impersonated a colleague of the employee and asked the employee via email to purchase gift cards as a birthday gift for the colleague’s son. The employee purchased the gift cards and sent the card numbers to the offender, who made a false promise of repayment

    A U. of I. employee reported that his university-owned cellphone, valued at $850, had been stolen in December 2018 from an unknown location