Jeremy W. Hartman, 44, of Urbana, was arrested at 5:44 p.m. Sunday near Goodwin Avenue and Main Street, Urbana, for theft, possession of burglary tools and possession of stolen property. Police initially stopped Hartman because he was identified as the person who minutes earlier had stolen a bicycle from the Coordinated Science Laboratory, 1308 W. Main St., Urbana. Police searched Hartman and found him to be in possession of wire cutters and other tools, as well as banking cards belonging to other people.
A U. of I. security guard reported that someone had stolen a soap dispenser from a bathroom inside the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. The soap dispenser, which has an estimated value of $50, had been removed from the wall, and soap was strewn about the bathroom. The incident occurred overnight Friday or Saturday and was the fourth such incident to occur in that bathroom.
A U. of I. student reported that he was the victim of an exploitation scam Friday. The student initially was contacted by an unknown person through social media, and the two began exchanging messages that became sexual in nature. After the student sent sexually explicit images of himself, the unknown messenger threatened to send the pictures to the student’s family and friends unless the student paid the messenger. The student paid $2,000 and contacted police after the messenger demanded more money.
A U. of I. student reported that a man had entered her unlocked room while she was sleeping around 2:30 a.m. Sunday at Wardall Hall, 1012 W. Illinois St., Urbana. The man exited the room quickly when the student awoke. The student believed the man to be intoxicated based on his appearance and actions.
It was reported Thursday that a U. of I. student had been sexually assaulted Sept. 30 at a private apartment by a person known to the student.
Felicia D. Jones, 39, of Indianapolis, was arrested at 12:35 p.m. Saturday in the State Farm Center parking lot, 1800 S. First St., Champaign, for burglary to a motor vehicle, credit card fraud and identity theft. Jones was initially stopped after police saw her opening doors to several vehicles in the parking lot. Jones had also been identified as the offender in a series of similar break-ins involving stolen credit cards that had occurred over the past three years.
Joshua L. Jones, 28, of Urbana, was arrested at 2:41 a.m. Friday near Sixth and Healey streets, Champaign, for aggravated battery and resisting a police officer. Police initially were flagged down by a male U. of I. student who said that Jones had inappropriately touched a female U. of I. student and then struck the male student in the head. Jones resisted officers’ attempts to handcuff him upon arrest.
A U. of I. employee reported that someone had cut his vehicle tire between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday at U. of I. parking lot F-25, 1008 Hazelwood Drive, Urbana. The employee found the broken blade of a box cutter in the tire, which cost $210 to repair.