A U. of I. student reported Tuesday that his bicycle lock had been stolen between July 24-26. The lock, which has an estimated value of $150, was left unattended outside his apartment door in the 700 block of South Gregory Street, Urbana.
Edward F. Bennett, 27, no address provided, was arrested at 12:32 a.m. Tuesday near Third and Daniel streets, Champaign, for possession of a stolen credit card, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and on a Champaign County warrant for theft. Around 10:15 p.m. Sunday, an officer was flagged down by a U. of I. student near Second and Chalmers streets, Champaign, who reported that she had just been chased by a man. The student did not know the man but reported having other unwanted encounters with him during the past year. Officers recognized Bennett based on the physical description provided and other information. Early Tuesday morning, patrol officers aware of the initial report observed Bennett attempting to enter a secured apartment complex in the 900 block of South Third Street, Champaign. Officers found on him a stolen credit card at the time of the arrest. Bennett was also issued a no-trespassing notice for U. of I. property.