A hit-and-run accident was reported at 5:12 a.m. Sunday at the corner of First Street and Kirby Avenue, Champaign. A U. of I. police officer discovered damage to a city-owned traffic signal control box, and broken car parts and tire marks were scattered on the sidewalk next to the box. Officers found a severely damaged vehicle several blocks away, but the driver had left the area. The estimated cost to repair the control box is $5,000.
A U. of I. student reported that her car’s catalytic converter had been stolen overnight Thursday or Friday while it was parked at U. of I. parking lot F-23, 1101 W. Florida Ave., Urbana. The estimated cost to repair the vehicle is $1,500.
A U. of I. student reported that her car’s catalytic converter had been stolen between Thursday and Saturday while it was parked at U. of I. parking lot F-23, 1101 W. Florida Ave., Urbana. Two oxygen sensors also had been cut. The estimated cost to repair the vehicle is $3,000.
Quinton J.D. Elam, 29, of Champaign, was arrested at 11:31 p.m. Friday in the 500 block of East Green Street, Champaign, on three warrants out of Champaign, Ford and Kankakee counties in Illinois, all for failure to appear in court. Elam’s vehicle initially was stopped because it was parked illegally in the roadway.
Lori A. Wells, 45, of Urbana, was arrested at 9 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Race Street and Windsor Road, Urbana, on two Champaign County warrants for theft and driving with a suspended license. Police initially were called to the I-Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., Champaign, where a hotel manager reported that Wells’ vehicle had struck a light pole in the parking lot. While an officer was speaking with the manager, Wells returned to her vehicle and drove off. Police stopped her a few miles away. In addition to her arrest on the warrants, she was issued traffic citations for driving with a suspended license, operating an uninsured vehicle and failure to give information after striking another party.