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