Brian W. Soden, 42, of Rantoul, Illinois, was arrested at 10 p.m. Thursday at Fifth and Green streets, Champaign, on a Madison County, Illinois warrant for failure to appear in court. Soden’s vehicle initially was stopped because it was parked in a no-parking zone.
At 4:04 p.m. Thursday, an employee at Flightstar, 7 Airport Road, Savoy, reported that someone had cashed a forged check to withdraw funds from the Flightstar bank account on Jan. 18. The bank refunded the account after the forgery was reported.
At 1:58 p.m. Thursday, a U. of I. student reported that several items, including clothing and toiletries, had been stolen from his residence hall room at Blaisdell Hall, 901 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana, between Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. The items have a total estimated value of $389.
Store security personnel at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, reported Wednesday that someone had stolen socks and a textbook. The individual left the store before being stopped. The stolen items have a total retail value of $165.24.
On Wednesday, a U. of I. student reported that an acquaintance had given her cannabis laced with an unknown substance on Oct. 17 at an apartment in the 0-100 block of East Green Street, Champaign. The student reported feeling unusual after smoking the cannabis.
Detrick D. Parker, 27, was arrested at 5:58 a.m. Thursday at his residence in the 2000 block of Perkins Road, Urbana, for unlawful use of a weapon, armed violence and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver. Officers executed a search warrant at Parker’s apartment as part of an investigation into suspected armed violence. Police found two loaded firearms, more than 400 grams of cannabis and cannabis-packaging supplies. Parker did not have a Firearm Owner’s Identification card.
A U. of I. employee reported that she has received multiple unwanted phone calls and electronic messages from a Florida man between May and January. Police assisted the employee in obtaining a court-issued no-contact order, and the man was also issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property.