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.