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  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    A U. of I. employee reported Monday that a man had repeatedly called the chancellor’s office and made threatening remarks. The calls originated from New York City.

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between Friday and Monday from Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls, 906 W. College Court, Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $300, was locked to a rack.

  • Monday, November 9, 2020

    At 11:37 p.m. Friday at his residence in the 300 block of East Green Street, Champaign, U. of I. student Donovan L. Bird, 21, was issued a city of Champaign notice to appear in court for hosting a nuisance party. Police were initially called to the apartment because of a loud party. Officers observed that more than 10 people were in attendance, in violation of a local health code.

    At 12:34 a.m. Saturday at his resident in the 500 block of South Third Street, Champaign, U. of I. student Dalton C. Hall, 19, was issued a city of Champaign notice to appear in court for hosting a nuisance party. Police were initially called to the apartment because of a loud party. Officers observed that more than 10 people were in attendance, in violation of a local health code.

    A U. of I. student reported that he was the victim of a scam on Nov. 4. The student was contacted via social media by an unknown person who sent the student electronic copies of checks totaling $5,000. The student was instructed to send $3,000 to two other unknown people. The student later discovered that the checks totaling $5,000 were fraudulent, but he had already sent his $3,000 to the other accounts.

    A U. of I. employee reported Friday that someone had painted graffiti on an exterior wall of the Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The estimated cost to remove the graffiti is $100.

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday at Bevier Hall. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $120, was locked to a rack. 

    At 10:40 p.m. Saturday at his residence in the 900 block of South First Street, Champaign, U. of I. student Nicholas Q. Healy, 20, was issued a city of Champaign notice to appear in court for hosting a nuisance party. Police were initially called to the apartment because of a loud party. Officers observed that more than 10 people were in attendance, in violation of a local health code.

  • Friday, November 6, 2020

    An employee of a U. of I. contractor reported that two tool bags had been stolen between 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. from his vehicle parked at State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., Champaign. The bags were unsecured in the backseat of an open-top vehicle, and their contents have a total estimated value of $800.

    A U. of I. student reported that cash and a gift card had been stolen from her mail between Oct. 24-30 at Wassaja Hall, 1202 S. First St., Champaign. The student’s family had mailed her the gifts, but the envelopes appeared to have been opened before the student retrieved them from a secure mailbox in the lobby of the residence hall.

  • Thursday, November 5, 2020

    At 5:55 p.m. Wednesday at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Exauce N. Bwandundu, 19, of Champaign, was issued two state of Illinois notices to appear in court related to two Champaign County warrants for trespassing and obstructing identification. Police initially were called by a witness who reported Bwandundu had followed a female U. of I. student to the Illini Union from two blocks away.

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    Walter H. Shanks Jr., 42, of Helena, Alabama, was arrested at 10:13 a.m. Tuesday near Fifth and Chalmers streets, Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol. The vehicle initially was stopped because an officer saw Shanks driving in an area of Wright Street marked for buses only.

  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, November 2, 2020

    It was reported that a woman was sexually assaulted Sept. 8, 2019 at a hotel in Chicago by an acquaintance. The incident was reported to the University of Illinois Police Department because a U. of I. student is believed to be involved.

    A U. of I. employee reported Oct. 26 that someone had painted graffiti on an exterior wall of U. of I. parking garage C-9, 409 E. Chalmers St., Champaign. An estimated cost to remove the graffiti was not immediately available.

    At 11:18 p.m. Thursday at their apartment in the 300 block of East Green Street, Champaign, U. of I. students Kevin M. Graham, 19, and Christopher H. Hartrich, 20, were issued city of Champaign notices to appear in court for hosting a nuisance party. Police were initially called to the apartment because of a loud party. Officers observed that more than 10 people were in attendance, in violation of a local health code.

    It was reported Friday that someone had painted graffiti on an exterior wall of Noble Hall, 1209 S. Fourth St., Champaign. An estimated cost to remove the graffiti was not immediately available.

    Felipe De Jesus Guevara Sanchez, 27, of New York, was arrested at 6:40 p.m. Friday at a gas station in the 1800 block of North Cunningham Avenue, Urbana, for aggravated kidnapping and forcible detention. Police learned Friday afternoon that a meeting to exchange custody of a kidnapping victim for cash was to occur at the gas station. Police went to the meeting location, and Guevara Sanchez arrived in a van with several other people, including the kidnapping victim. It was determined that the other people in the van were kidnapping victims as well. No one was physically injured. The investigation is ongoing.

    At 3:20 p.m. Saturday at a fraternity house in the 200 block of South Third Street, Champaign, U. of I. student Jake D. Orlowski, 21, of Champaign, was issued a city of Champaign notice to appear in court for hosting a nuisance party. Police were initially called to the house because of a loud party. Officers observed that more than 10 people were in attendance, in violation of a local health code.

    A woman reported that her wallet containing cash, identification and banking cards had been stolen around 4 p.m. Saturday on campus. The exact location of the theft is unknown. The woman reported that her debit card was subsequently used without her permission at a convenience store near campus.

    There will be no police report on Tuesday because of the state holiday. Daily police reports will resume Wednesday.

  • Friday, October 30, 2020

    At 1:05 p.m. Thursday near First and Healey streets, Champaign, Badieye M. Tandia, 23, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court related to a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Tandia’s vehicle initially was stopped because he was using a cellphone while driving.

    At 5:41 p.m. Thursday, it was reported that a vehicle had been stolen from a rental company at Willard Airport, 11 Airport Road, Savoy, Illinois. A man reported that he had rented a vehicle on behalf of an acquaintance. The man who received the vehicle did not return it on its due date, and the renter said he believes that the driver did not intend to return. The value of the vehicle is $20,000.

  • 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.