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  • Thursday, July 15, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had stolen cash from her vehicle between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday while it was parked inside U. of I. parking garage B-4, 1201 W. University Ave., Urbana. It is unknown whether the vehicle was locked. While the officer was speaking with the first victim, another U. of I. employee approached and reported that someone had stolen cash from her vehicle parked in the same area. The second vehicle had been left unlocked.

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021

    Timothy Maiden, 22, of Champaign, was arrested at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of East Springfield Avenue, Champaign, on three Champaign County warrants for failure to appear in court. Maiden’s vehicle initially was stopped because its registration was expired.

    At 2:54 p.m. Friday at the U. of I. Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, Kayonna A Bufford, 21, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for identity theft. Investigators identified Bufford as the person who in September 2020 allegedly took out a $1,033 loan at the University of Illinois Community Credit Union, 2201 S. First St., Champaign, using another person’s identification and Social Security information.

  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that his shoes were stolen around 7 p.m. Monday from the athletic fields at First Street and Stadium Drive, Champaign. The shoes, which have an estimated value of $130, were left unattended at the edge of the field while the student played soccer.

  • Monday, July 12, 2021

    At 12:01 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Xavier C. Gourdine, 23, no address provided, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for trespassing on state-supported property and another related to a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Police initially were called by a person who saw Gourdine asleep on the sidewalk near the Mechanical Engineering Building, 105 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. Gourdine previously had been issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property.

    At 8:40 a.m. Friday outside of the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, 2902 Newmark Drive, Champaign, Alicia M. Merrell-Sutherland, 48, no address provided, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for trespassing and another related to a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Building staff called police after Merrell-Sutherland unsuccessfully attempted to access the facility. She previously had been issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property.

  • Friday, July 9, 2021

    At 2:45 a.m. Friday near Green Street and Highland Avenue, Champaign, Keandre Delaney, 34, 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. Delaney was a passenger in a vehicle that was initially stopped for speeding. 

    At 1:30 a.m. Friday near Fourth and Gregory streets, Champaign, Tamika Davis, 47, 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. Police initially were called by a security guard who found Davis sleeping on a sidewalk grate.

  • Thursday, July 8, 2021

    Frederick L. Coffey, 29, of Urbana, was arrested at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday near Green and Third streets, Champaign, for driving with a suspended license, operating an uninsured vehicle, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Coffey’s vehicle initially was stopped because he was driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021

    Clifton M. Washington, 22, of Urbana, was arrested at 9:42 p.m. Friday near University Avenue and Wright Street, Champaign, for domestic battery, resisting a police officer and on a Livingston County, Illinois, warrant for failure to appear in court. In the same incident, Shavon Q. Tatum, 29, of Urbana, was arrested for aggravated battery to a police officer. Police initially were called by a witness who saw Washington fighting with a woman. Washington resisted as officers handcuffed him. After Washington’s arrest, Tatum struck an officer in the face while the officer attempted to collect Washington’s property from Tatum, who was present during the domestic battery but was not the victim.

  • Friday, July 2, 2021

    James N. Smith, 20, of Champaign, was arrested at 1:08 p.m. Thursday near White and Elm streets, Champaign, for aggravated unlawful use of weapons, possession of cannabis on school grounds with intent to deliver, and on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Smith was driving near an elementary school when he was stopped by Street Crimes Task Force officers who recognized his vehicle and were aware that he was driving with a suspended license. Police searched the vehicle after smelling a strong odor of cannabis and found a backpack containing a handgun and cannabis individually wrapped for delivery.

    At 6:51 p.m. Thursday near the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Malique D. Hyde, 20, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court related to a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Police initially called to check on Hyde, who passersby reported was exhibiting odd behavior.

  • Thursday, July 1, 2021

    Nothing to report.