A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Snyder Hall, 206 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $300, was left unlocked at a rack.
A U. of I. student reported that she was the victim of an aggravated battery at 10:30 p.m. Sunday outside the Materials Research Laboratory, 104 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. The student was walking on the sidewalk when she was approached from behind by a man who tugged on her pants around the knee. The man immediately ran away. The student was knocked over by the contact but did not require medical intervention.
A U. of I. student reported that two plastic fender liners had been stolen from their car between July 30 and Sunday while it was parked in the 1900 block of South Orchard Street, Urbana. The liners have a total estimated value of $200.
Tramon L. Roper, 18, of Champaign, was arrested at 4:40 a.m. Saturday near University Avenue and Neil Street, Champaign, for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Roper was a passenger in a vehicle that initially was stopped for speeding. An officer searched the vehicle after seeing open alcohol and a burnt cannabis cigar in plain view. Police found a loaded handgun under the passenger’s seat, where Roper had been sitting. The driver was issued citations for speeding and operating an uninsured vehicle.
A U. of I. police officer witnessed a burglary at 2:46 a.m. Friday outside of the U.S. Postal Service office at 302 E. Green St., Champaign. The officer heard a loud metallic sound and then saw a vehicle leave the area at a high speed. The officer found that an access panel had been broken off an outdoor mailbox. U. of I. police secured the crime scene and turned the investigation over to the United States Postal Inspection Service.