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  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, March 18, 2019

    Diego R. Torres-Fajardo, 30, of Champaign, was arrested at 2:30 a.m. Saturday near Fourth and Stoughton streets, Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Torres-Fajardo’s vehicle initially was stopped for crossing the double-yellow center line of the roadway.

    Rubin A. Young, 18, of Champaign, was arrested at 11:04 p.m. Friday near Windsor Road and Dunlap Avenue, Champaign, for speeding, driving without a license and fleeing from a traffic stop. An officer initially attempted to stop Young at Sixth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue for speeding, but Young drove away from the officer. He was stopped a few minutes later by another officer.

    At 11:32 p.m. Saturday near University Avenue and Guardian Drive, Urbana, Joseph M. Carter, 31, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for possession of more than 10 grams of cannabis. Carter was the passenger in a vehicle that was stopped at a roadside safety checkpoint and searched because officers saw cannabis on the floor.

    A man reported that his jacket had been stolen around 9 p.m. Friday at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. The jacket, which has an estimated value of $15, was left unattended in the Pine Lounge

  • Friday, March 15, 2019

    A U. of I. student reported that his cellphone had been stolen around 4:15 p.m. Thursday at Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The student left his $800 cellphone at a computer workstation while he went to retrieve an item from the printer, and when he returned, the phone was gone.

    A U. of I. student reported that her jacket and keys had been stolen between 12:30-2 a.m. Thursday at the Undergraduate Library, 1402 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The items, which have an estimated value of $209, were left unattended outside of a group study room.

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    A U. of I. visiting scholar reported Tuesday that she had been the victim of deceptive practices. On Saturday, the scholar sent $1,000 to a person whom she met online and believed that person was a legitimate representative of a bank offering currency exchange. The scholar asked for the money to be returned in Chinese Yuan, but it never was.

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had used his student card to make food and drink purchases totaling $71.86 at campus convenience stores between Friday and Monday. The student had lost his card Friday.

    The manager of a car rental business at Willard Airport, 11 Airport Road, Savoy, reported that someone had stolen a $59,045 vehicle. The car was rented Feb. 7 and was to be returned Feb. 14. As of Monday, the car had not been returned.

    Julian T. Hess, 20, of Mahomet, Illinois, was arrested at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday at Fourth and Daniel streets, Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving an uninsured vehicle, driving the wrong way on a one-way street and resisting a police officer. Hess’ vehicle was initially stopped because he was driving the wrong way on a one-way road. Hess initially refused officers’ orders to get out of his vehicle, to sit in the squad car, and to exit the squad car at the jail.

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, March 11, 2019

    A U. of I. student reported that her clothing had been stolen between 7:30-8:15 p.m. Friday from a laundry room at Scott Hall, 202 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The clothes, which have an estimated value of $200, were left unattended to air dry in the laundry room.

    A U. of I. student reported that he was robbed at 8:35 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of North Gregory Street, Urbana. The student reported that someone pushed him, displayed a weapon and demanded cash and the student’s cellphone. The student gave the items to the offender, who then ran east. The phone was later found in the 300 block of North Lincoln Avenue, Urbana.

    A U. of I. employee reported that a university-owned laptop computer had been stolen between 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Nathan Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory, 205 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana. The laptop and accessories, which have a total estimated value of $1,710, were in a backpack in an unsecured office.

    Anthony G. Munsey-Johnson, 19, of Evanston, Illinois, was arrested at 11:52 p.m. Thursday at U. of I. parking garage B-4, 1201 W. University Ave., Urbana, for burglary to a motor vehicle, trespassing, resisting arrest and fraudulent use of a credit card. Police initially were called because someone saw Munsey-Johnson looking into vehicles parked in the garage. Munsey-Johnson ran when approached by officers. After being arrested, he was found to be in possession of a stolen purse and credit cards

  • Friday, March 8, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, March 7, 2019

    U. of I. student Mariah L. Jones, 18, of Urbana, was arrested at 6:53 p.m. Wednesday at Carr Hall, 1001 College Court, Urbana, for battery. Jones was identified as the aggressor in a fight with another student. The fight was the result of an ongoing disagreement between the two people. Neither was seriously injured.

    A U. of I. employee reported that he was the victim of an email scam on Tuesday. The employee received an email from an unknown person purporting to be his boss and directing him to purchase $500 in gift cards for the boss’s son’s birthday. The employee purchased the cards and transmitted the card information to the offender. After returning to the office and speaking with co-workers, the victim recognized that the email was a scam. He contacted the gift card company and had the cards canceled before they could be used. The money was refunded.

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had scratched letters onto her vehicle between Feb. 27 and Saturday. It is not known where the damage occurred. The estimated repair cost is $150.

    At 4:22 p.m. Tuesday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, store security personnel reported that someone had stolen a $12.84 screwdriver set from the bookstore earlier that day

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    Mir Mohammed K. Ali-Khan, 54, of Des Plaines, Illinois, was arrested at 10:23 a.m. Tuesday at the Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory, 601 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, for disorderly conduct. Ali-Khan exposed his genitals in an area of the building where university staff were working.