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  • Wednesday, September 5, 2018

    A U. of I. student reported at 11:22 a.m. Sunday that she had been receiving continuous unwanted text messages from a person with whom the student is acquainted. The messages continued after the student directed the offender to stop.

    A U. of I. building services employee reported that someone had scratched a swastika into a metal panel in an elevator in the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. It is believed that the damaged occurred Sunday, and the estimated cost to replace the panel is $1,500.

    A woman reported at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday that someone had stolen checks and other items from her vehicle between 7:40-10:30 p.m. May 22. Somebody then made a fraudulent $361.29 purchase with a stolen check on July 17. The vehicle was parked in a lot at State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., Champaign. It is not known whether the vehicle was locked.

    Daniel T. Lewis, 47, no address provided, was arrested at 7:43 p.m. Saturday near Second and Healey streets, Champaign, on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. A police officer recognized Lewis and was aware of the warrant.

  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    A woman reported that her purse had been stolen around 10 p.m. Friday at Memorial Stadium, 1402 S. First St., Champaign. The purse and its contents, which have an estimated value of $205, were left unattended in a seventh-floor suite. At the time of the theft, other employees were on the floor preparing for the next day’s football game.

  • Friday, August 31, 2018

    U. of I. student Jake M. Abramowicz, 21, of Champaign, was arrested at 1:20 a.m. Friday at Fourth and Healey streets, Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident and resisting a police officer. Police were called after Abramowicz’s vehicle struck two parked cars. He got out of his vehicle and began walking away from the accident, and then ran from police when ordered to stop.

    A U. of I. student reported Wednesday that cash had been stolen from his wallet, which he had lost Monday at Townsend Hall, 918 W. Illinois St., Urbana. The wallet was later found and returned, but the cash was missing.

  • Thursday, August 30, 2018

    of I. student Mia S. Seeley, 19, of Champaign, was arrested at 10:02 p.m. Wednesday at Barton Hall, 1205 S. Fourth St., Champaign, for possession of a controlled substance. Police initially were called to Seeley’s residence hall room by a resident adviser who smelled cannabis. During a search of the room, police found clonazepam pills for which Seeley does not have a prescription. 

    Devonte J. Moore, 22, of Onarga, Illinois, was arrested at 8:38 p.m. Wednesday at Illinois Terminal, 45 E. University Ave., Champaign, for theft. Police were called by Illinois Terminal security personnel who recognized Moore as a suspect in the theft of a backpack Sunday from a bus stop in the 1300 block of North Lincoln Avenue, Urbana. Moore was carrying the stolen backpack when he spoke with police on Wednesday.

    At 4:10 p.m. Wednesday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, U. of I. student Jacqueline Cardoso de la Rosa, 19, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for retail theft. Police were called by store security personnel who saw Cardoso de la Rosa attempt to leave the store without paying for clothing with a retail value of $22.99.

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    At 8:50 p.m. Monday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, U. of I. student Marco A. Rojas, 18, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for retail theft. Store security personnel called police after seeing Rojas attempt to leave the store without paying for classroom materials with a total retail value of $77.49.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between noon and 6 p.m. Thursday from the Coordinated Science Laboratory, 1308 W. Main St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $325, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen around 4 p.m. Monday from Barton Hall, 1205 S. Fourth St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $150, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. housing security guard reported that someone had broken a stairwell window between 6 and 9:22 p.m. Monday at Taft Hall, 1213 S. Fourth St., Champaign. The estimated cost to replace the window is $200

  • Monday, August 27, 2018

    At 12:48 a.m. Monday in the 1100 block of West Florida Avenue, Urbana, U. of I. student Addison K. Ditzel, 18, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for possession of cannabis. Police approached to check on Ditzel, who was in his parked car in U. of I. parking lot F-23. Ditzel admitted to having cannabis in the vehicle.

    At 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, U. of I. student Andre M. Taylor, 18, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for theft. Police were called by store security personnel who saw Taylor attempt to leave the store without paying for a $17.50 textbook and a $16.99 T-shirt.

    An employee of the I-Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., Champaign, reported at 7:20 p.m. Friday that someone had taken cash from her purse at the hotel’s employee locker room.

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen around 10 a.m. Aug. 19 from Sherman Hall, 909 S. Fifth St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $50, was locked to a rack.

    A manager of a restaurant at 701 S. Gregory Drive, Urbana, reported that the business had been the victim of credit card fraud on July 22 and August 2. The food that had been ordered fraudulently, totaling $105.15, was delivered to the same address on both dates.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Aug. 20 and Wednesday from the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science, 201 N. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $130, was locked to a rack.

    At 10 p.m. Friday near Sixth and Clark streets, Champaign, Ernest Thompson, 54, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for battery. Thompson was identified as the person who slapped a woman in a wheelchair Aug. 17 in the 600 block of South Sixth Street. Thompson additionally was issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property.

    Edward P. Lanfair-Roach, 20, of Chicago, was arrested at 3:28 a.m. Friday near University Avenue and Fifth Street, Champaign, for unlawful use of a weapon and resisting a police officer. Lanfair-Roach’s vehicle initially was stopped because he proceeded straight from a left-turn-only lane. After smelling a strong odor of cannabis, police searched the vehicle and its occupants. Police found a loaded handgun in Lanfair-Roach’s waistband, and he tried to resist officers' attempts to handcuff him after the gun was found.

  • Friday, August 24, 2018

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 8:36 a.m. Thursday, the rear window of a university-owned vehicle was damaged while parked in lot C-3, 601. E. John St., Champaign. Nothing was stolen from inside the vehicle and nothing was found there to indicate how the damage was caused.

  • Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Nothing to report.