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