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  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, March 4, 2019

    The manager of a car rental company at Willard Airport, 11 Airport Road, Savoy, Illinois, reported Friday that a $29,000 vehicle had been stolen. An unknown person picked up a car on Feb. 11 and did not return it at the appointed time on Feb. 22. The rental company had been unable to contact the driver, and it was later discovered that the driver provided a false license.

    A U. of I. employee reported Friday that a university gas card had been used fraudulently on Feb. 26 to purchase $150 in gasoline from a gas station in Florida. When the employee investigated the purchase, she found that the card was missing and presumed stolen from the vehicle where it was supposed to be kept.

    A U. of I. visiting scholar reported that his backpack, wallet and coat had been stolen between 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The items, which have a total estimated value of $360, were in an unsecured locker.

    A U. of I. student reported that his wallet had been stolen around 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Campus Recreation Center East, 1102 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The wallet was left unattended in a workout area.

    A U. of I. student reported that an unknown person whom he met online had attempted to extort money from him on Feb. 19. The student had sent compromising photos to the online acquaintance, who later demanded that the student pay $1,500 or the photos would be forwarded to the student’s friends.

    At 11:32 p.m. Friday, Javier Minjares, 18, of Chicago, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for possession of more than 10 grams of cannabis. Minjares was the passenger in a vehicle that initially was stopped for not having its headlights illuminated at night

  • Friday, March 1, 2019

    A U. of I. student reported that cash had been stolen from her wallet at Sherman Hall, 909 S. Fifth St., Champaign, between Sunday and Wednesday. The wallet was in her residence hall suite, which she shares with other people.

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019

    Denishia D. Hopkins, 24, of Champaign, was arrested at 12:25 a.m. Thursday at Pennsylvania and Busey avenues, Urbana, on a city of Champaign warrant for failure to appear in court. Hopkins’ vehicle initially was stopped because she was speeding.

    A U. of I. student reported that she had been a victim of deceptive practices after receiving a call Wednesday from an unknown person claiming to be a police officer and threatening her with arrest if she did not provide payment in the form of gift cards. The student purchased $515 in gift cards from a local store and transferred the gift card information and other personal information over the phone.

    A U. of I. student reported that he had been the victim of an internet scam between Feb. 12-22. The student was contacted via email and text message by an unknown person claiming to need a math tutor for his son. The student was sent a check for $2,340 and was directed to take $240 as his fee and send the rest to the child’s caregiver via a mobile payment app. After the student sent $2,100 to the purported caregiver, he was informed by the bank that the original check was fraudulent.

    A U. of I. employee reported that her wallet, purse and keys were stolen between 2-2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The items, which have a total estimated value of $200, were left unattended at a computer workstation. Shortly after the theft, someone attempted to use the employee’s credit card to make purchases at a local business, but the transactions were declined.

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    Raymond C. Gwin, 29, of Champaign, was arrested at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday at Illinois Terminal, 45 E. University Ave., Champaign, for theft, illegal possession of another person’s debit card, retail theft and burglary. Gwin was identified as the person who stole a U. of I. student’s wallet, backpack and coat on Feb. 18 from Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. Gwin later used the student’s debit card at two local businesses.

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, February 25, 2019

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had broken a glass window between 4-6:51 p.m. Saturday at the Stock Pavilion, 1402 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. The broken window was discovered at the conclusion of an event with about 300 people in attendance. An estimated repair cost was not immediately available.

    It was reported Wednesday that a U. of I. student was sexually assaulted in April 2018 at an off-campus apartment by a person with whom the student is acquainted.

    A U. of I. student reported that some of her clothes had been stolen Tuesday or Wednesday from the Barton Hall laundry room, 1205 S. Fourth St., Champaign. The stolen clothing items have a total estimated value of $243.

  • Friday, February 22, 2019

    A U. of I. student reported that her jacket, keys and scarf were stolen between 9-10 p.m. Thursday at the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The items have a total estimated value of $750. They were placed in a locker, but it was not reported whether the locker was secured.

    A U. of I. student reported that cash and a credit card had been stolen from her wallet between Tuesday and Thursday at an unknown location. The student misplaced her wallet Tuesday somewhere between the Student Dining and Residential Programs Building, 301 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign, and Foellinger Auditorium, 709 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. She received a message Wednesday from another student who had found it outside of his apartment in the 1700 block of Melrose Village Circle, Urbana. When the wallet was returned to the student Thursday, the items were missing.

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had stolen her wallet, backpack and coat between 2-6:30 a.m. Monday at Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The items, which have a total estimated value of $585, were left unattended in a study area.