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  • Thursday, October 29, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported Wednesday that his vehicle had been stolen from U. of I. parking lot F-23, 1101 W. Florida Ave., Urbana. The student learned of the theft when he was contacted by officers from a neighboring police agency who found his vehicle in Bondville, Illinois.

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    A U. of I. employee reported that a university-owned van had been stolen overnight Sunday or Monday from the parking lot of the Illinois Fire Service Institute, 11 Gerty Drive, Champaign. A storage building near the parking lot where the vehicle’s keys had been kept had been accessed without permission. The van, which has an estimated value of $12,000, was later found by a neighboring police agency.

    A U. of I. student reported Tuesday that someone had stolen his wallet, containing cash and an identification card, from his vehicle parked in U. of I. parking lot F-23, 1101 W. Florida Ave., Urbana. The student reported that the vehicle had been unlocked, and he learned of the burglary when he was informed by a neighboring police agency that they had recovered several of the stolen items.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Saturday and Monday from Weston Hall, 204 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $500, was locked to a rack.

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, October 26, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Oct. 15 and Thursday from Scott Hall, 202 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $200, was locked to a rack.

    At 12:16 p.m. Thursday near his residence in the 2900 block of West Kirby Avenue, Champaign, U. of I. employee Anthony T. Brown, 45, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for theft. Brown is accused of stealing a $350 bike Sept. 25 from a rack outside of the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.

    A U. of I. employee reported Oct. 23 that someone had painted a message on the side of the Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The estimated cost to remove the graffiti is $100.

  • Friday, October 23, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that her motorcycle had been stolen between Monday and Wednesday from U. of I. parking lot C-9, 1003 S. Sixth St., Champaign. The motorcycle has an estimated value of $3,500.

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020

    A U. of I. employee reported Tuesday that someone had used a sharp object to scratch the side of her vehicle. At the time of the report, the vehicle was parked in U. of I. parking lot E-14, 1625 S. First St., Champaign. It’s not known when or where the damage occurred. An estimate to repair the damage was not available.

    At 6:56 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of First Street and Gregory Drive, Champaign, a woman reported that she had been threatened by another person after being involved in a traffic accident. Immediately following the collision, the driver of one vehicle threatened to strike the woman.

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    An employee of a restaurant in the Illini Union food court, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, reported that someone had entered the restaurant through an unlocked door between 5:30-6 a.m. Monday and stole a cash register drawer.

    A U. of I. student reported that a package had been stolen Oct. 7 from the lobby of his apartment building at 700 S. Gregory St., Urbana. The package has an estimated value of $420.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen Monday or Tuesday from Van Doren Hall, 1215 S. Fourth St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $600, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. student reported that he had been defrauded of $3,500 Monday. The student received a call from someone purporting to be a law enforcement officer from Chicago who had a warrant for the student’s arrest related to a drug investigation. To resolve the warrant, the student was instructed to wire $2,500 to an unknown person via Bitcoin and also purchase $1,000 in gift cards to a retail store and read the card information over the phone. The student complied with the instructions.

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, October 19, 2020

    of I. student Maxwell J. Moews, 20, of Champaign, was arrested at 2:03 a.m. Sunday near Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol, operating an uninsured vehicle and failure to yield. Moews’ vehicle initially was stopped because of a traffic violation. After the arrest, an officer found open containers of beer in the vehicle.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Oct. 11 and Saturday from Bousfield Hall, 1214 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimate value of $300, was locked to a rack.

    It was reported that a U. of I. student was sexually assaulted Sept. 18 at a fraternity house by a person known to the victim.

    On Aug. 19, a U. of I. student reported that cash had been stolen from her backpack that was left unattended in an employee locker room at the Housing Food Stores building, 1321 S. Oak St., Champaign.

    Jalen K. Herod, 21, of Chicago, was arrested at 11:17 p.m. Thursday near Wright and Daniel streets, Champaign, for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and resisting a police officer. Herod was a passenger in a vehicle that initially was stopped for disobeying a stop sign. A records check showed that Herod was wanted on a Blue Island, Illinois, arrest warrant. Herod attempted to run from police officers as they arrested him. Officers subsequently found a loaded handgun in his jacket pocket.

  • Friday, October 16, 2020

    Neilmeyer D. Anderson, 30, of Champaign, was arrested at 5:19 p.m. Thursday near University Avenue and Market Street, Champaign, on an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant for a parole violation. A police officer recognized Anderson and was aware of the warrant.

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had painted graffiti between Tuesday and Wednesday inside of a tunnel at the Atkins Golf Club, 2600 S. Stone Creek Blvd., Urbana. The estimated cost to remove the paint is $50. 

    A U. of I. student reported Wednesday that someone had fraudulently used the student’s name, birthdate and Social Security number to purchase a cellphone contract. The student discovered the identity theft when he found a credit report that showed he owed $7,252.24 to the cellphone company.