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  • Friday, January 21, 2022

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    A U. of I. employee reported Tuesday that a device that tracks the number of pedestrians and bicyclists was damaged between November and Jan. 10. The unit was installed near Talbot Laboratory, 104 S. Wright St., Urbana. The estimated cost to repair the device is $200.

  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022

    At 3:50 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the corner of Goodwin and Springfield avenues, Urbana, Michael Guarnacci, 41, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for possession of a controlled substance. A passerby believed Guarnacci to be highly intoxicated and alerted police. Guarnacci also was issued a no-trespass order for the U. of I. campus.

    A U. of I. student reported Friday that his bicycle was stolen from Talbot Laboratory, 104 S. Wright St., Urbana. The bicycle was locked to a rack.

    Juan Tamayo, 30, of Champaign, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol at 1:30 a.m. Friday near the corner of Main and Walnut streets, Champaign. Officers stopped Tamayo’s vehicle after it was observed driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

    A U. of I. student reported Monday that his bicycle was stolen from Taft-Van Doren Hall, 1215 S. 4th St., Champaign, between Dec. 17 and Monday. The bicycle, which was locked to a rack, was valued at $400.

  • Friday, January 14, 2022

    Two U. of I. employees reported that their vehicles’ catalytic converters had been stolen between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday. The first incident was reported to have occurred outside the Personnel Services Building, 52 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign. The second occurred at U. of I. parking lot E-26, 1207 S. Oak St., Champaign. Repair estimates were not immediately available.

    On Thursday, a U. of I. employee reported that his vehicle’s catalytic converter had been stolen between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 7 while it was parked at U. of I. parking lot F-23, 1101 W. Florida Ave., Urbana. The estimated cost to repair the vehicle is $1,000.

  • Thursday, January 13, 2022

    A U. of I. employee reported that a light fixture had been broken between Dec. 16 and Tuesday at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science, 201 N. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. The estimated cost to repair the light fixture is $200.

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2021

    Nothing to report. 

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022

    A U. of I. employee reported that his vehicle’s catalytic converter had been stolen between 8 a.m. and noon Friday at U. of I. parking lot F-27, 2005 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. The estimated cost to repair the vehicle is $600.

  • Monday, January 10, 2022

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen Saturday or Sunday from Wassaja Hall, 1202 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $500, was locked to a rack.

    Devin W. Nofftz, 28, of Champaign, was arrested at 1:19 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of South Neil Street, Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Nofftz’s vehicle initially was stopped because it was traveling the wrong way on a one-way street and swerved to avoid a collision with an oncoming police vehicle.

    A U. of I. employee reported that his vehicle’s catalytic converter had been stolen between 5:45 a.m. and noon Friday while it was parked in U. of I. parking lot E-14 near Oak Street and Kirby Avenue, Champaign. The estimated cost to replace the auto part is $2,115.

    Patrick L. St. Clair, 45, of Bloomington, Illinois, was arrested at 4:03 a.m. Saturday near Wright and Beslin streets, Urbana, on a McLean County, Illinois, warrant for failure to appear in court. St. Clair’s vehicle initially was stopped after an officer conducted a records check on the license plate and discovered the warrant.

  • Friday January 7, 2022

    Catalytic converters were stolen from two vehicles at about 11:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of South Orchard Street, Urbana. Police initially were called at 12:16 p.m. by a U. of I. student who reported that he saw a person jacking up and lying underneath a parked vehicle about an hour before the call. Upon checking the area, officers discovered the two vehicles with catalytic converters removed. The auto parts have an estimated value of $1,000 each.

  • Thursday January 6, 2022

    A U. of I. employee reported Dec. 16 that a social media account belonging to the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences had been accessed without permission. The hacker locked out other users and attempted to withdraw funds from a university credit card tied to the account. The unauthorized transaction was unsuccessful, and university staff regained control of the account.

  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022

    At 8:16 p.m. Tuesday, a U. of I. housing security guard reported that he found a vehicle in U. of I. parking garage B-4, 1401 W. University Ave., Urbana, with all its tires missing. Police contacted the registered owner, a U. of I. employee, who said that he parked the vehicle there about a week prior with all tires intact. The estimated value of the stolen tires is $1,107.92.

    At 10:20 a.m. Saturday at Willard Airport, 11 Airport Road, Savoy, Illinois, Derise A. James, 30, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court related to an outstanding city of Champaign arrest warrant for battery. Police initially were called by a Transportation Security Administration agent who requested that an officer check on James because she was loitering in the parking lot. After issuing the warrant, the officer gave James a ride to a local shelter.

    At 7:46 p.m. Friday at Carle Foundation Hospital, 611 W. Park St., Urbana, Russell D. Bromm, 53, of Urbana, was issued traffic citations for driving under the influence of alcohol, operating an uninsured vehicle, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and for not having a motorcycle license. Police initially responded to a single vehicle accident involving Bromm’s motorcycle near the intersection of Fourth Street and St. Mary’s Road, Champaign. Bromm was taken to a local hospital for his injuries.

    At 1:58 a.m. Friday near Second and Green streets, Champaign, Markeon N. Nichols, 21, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for resisting a police officer. Police initially stopped Nichols’ vehicle because he was driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Nichols exited the vehicle and ran from police. Officers caught up to him after a short distance.

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had entered his unlocked vehicle without permission Dec. 23 while it was parked in U. of I. parking lot E-2, 1310 S. Sixth St., Champaign. Multiple items were out of place, but it did not appear that anything had been stolen.

  • Thursday December 23, 2021

    Nothing to report. 

  • Wednesday December 22, 2021

    Nothing to report. 

  • Tuesday, December 21, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday December 20, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that his clothes had been stolen between 3:40 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday from a public laundry room at Florida Avenue Residence Halls, 1001 W. College Court, Urbana. The clothes, which have a total estimated value of $583.48, were left unattended in a dryer. 

    Joshua D. Large, 36, of Iuka, Illinois, was arrested at 2:29 a.m. Sunday near Neil and Green streets, Champaign, for possession of stolen property, obstructing justice, driving with a revoked license and on a LaSalle County, Illinois, warrant for failure to appear in court. Police initially approached Large because his vehicle was disabled in the roadway. Large gave police a false name when questioned, and officers learned the vehicle had been reported stolen. 

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between Dec. 12 and Friday from Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls, 1000 W. College Court, Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $70, was locked to a rack.

  • Friday December 17, 2021

    A U. of I. employee at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science, 201 N. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, reported that several hanging light fixtures in hallways had been knocked from the ceiling and broken during the fall semester, with the latest occurrence happening late Wednesday or early Thursday. The estimated cost to replace the fixture is $400.

  • Thursday December 16, 2021

    Nothing report. 

  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Dec. 7 and Tuesday from Townsend Hall, 918 W. Illinois St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $600, was locked to a rack.

    It was reported that a former U. of I. student had sent a threatening email to university employees at 7:18 p.m. Thursday.

  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021

    At 3:15 a.m. Monday near University Avenue and Third Street, Champaign, Ryan O. Mason, 30, 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. Mason’s vehicle initially was stopped because he was speeding.

  • Monday, December 13, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that someone attempted to steal his wallet and keys at 9:38 p.m. Saturday at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. The items were left on a table in the basement Rec Room while the student was bowling nearby. A man grabbed the items and ran from the area, while the student and a friend pursued him. The keys were recovered when the offender dropped them inside the Illini Union, and the student’s friend retrieved the wallet after confronting the man on the Quad. The offender left the area before police arrived and the investigation is ongoing.

    A U. of I. student reported that his backpack containing a laptop computer had been stolen from a Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus at approximately 2:55 p.m. Sunday. The student accidentally left the backpack on the bus when he exited at the Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall stop in the 1000 block of West College Court, Urbana. Tracking information showed that the device was taken from the bus to a motel in the 1100 block of North Cunningham Avenue, Urbana. The backpack and its contents have a total estimated value of $1,029.

    A U. of I. employee reported that the front license plate had been stolen from his vehicle between Tuesday and Sunday. The location of the theft is not known.

    At 4:33 a.m. Friday near University and Goodwin avenues, Urbana, Travis G. Hubbard, 35, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for illegal possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle. Hubbard’s vehicle initially was stopped because it had one headlight out. A police officer smelled an odor of cannabis upon approaching the vehicle, and a search yielded a small amount of cannabis in an unapproved container.

  • Friday, December 10, 2021

    U. of I. student Daniel Meyka, 19, of Urbana, was arrested at 9:10 a.m. Thursday at his residence hall room in Saunders Hall, 902 W. College Court, Urbana, for possession of child pornography. Police received information that someone had uploaded sexually explicit images involving minors through a social media messaging app. Police obtained a search warrant for Meyka’s room after identifying him as the user who did so. When officers arrived to serve the search warrant, Meyka admitted that he had uploaded the images.

    At 1:14 p.m. Dec. 2 at the St. Clair County Jail, 700 N. 5th St., Belleville, Illinois, Jared M. Rupert, 41, of Champaign, was issued two state of Illinois notices to appear in court for theft and burglary. Rupert was identified as the offender in two incidents at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., Champaign. On Aug. 28, a hotel employee reported seeing a man take a set of staff keys from behind a desk. On Aug. 30, a hotel employee reported that someone had stolen cash from a drawer behind a counter. Security camera images from both incidents helped police identify Rupert, who is currently in custody at the St. Clair County Jail on unrelated charges.

    U. of I. student Adrian Knyazev, 18, of Urbana, was arrested at 4:45 p.m. Thursday at his residence hall room at Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, for possession of cannabis over 100 grams and delivery of cannabis on school grounds. On Dec. 2, police visited Knyazev at his room after receiving a tip about suspected drug activity. Upon speaking with officers, Knyazev admitted to selling cannabis and turned over about 152 grams to police.

    Brandon K. Humble, 30, of Urbana, was arrested at 2:36 a.m. Thursday near Wright and Hill streets, Urbana, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Humble’s vehicle initially was stopped because it was drifting in and out of the lane and hit a curb.

  • Thursday, December 9, 2021

    At 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Tyler C. Mister, 24, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for trespassing on state-supported property. Police initially were called by a witness who said Mister was acting in a manner that made others uncomfortable. Mister previously had been issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property.

  • Wednesday, December 8,2021

    A U. of I. student reported that she had received multiple unwanted phone calls and text messages from an unknown person between Friday and Sunday. The caller demanded access to the student’s social media contacts and threatened to harm the student if she refused to comply.

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    At 11:24 p.m. Saturday near Green and Chestnut streets, Champaign, Serra M. Slade, 19, of Monticello, Illinois, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for illegal transportation of cannabis in a motor vehicle. Slade’s vehicle initially was stopped because she was speeding. Upon approaching the vehicle, an officer saw a cannabis cigar in the vehicle’s ashtray. 

    A U. of I. student reported that the catalytic converter had been cut off and stolen from her vehicle between Nov. 28 and Friday at U. of I. parking lot E-14, 1702 S. First St., Champaign. The estimated cost to repair the vehicle is $700.

    A U. of I. student reported that he was the victim of an armed robbery between midnight and 2 a.m. Sunday in the 400-500 block of East Peabody Drive, Champaign. The student was riding an electric scooter when he heard someone calling for his attention. The student stopped and addressed the offender, who displayed a weapon and demanded that the student place his property on the ground. The student believed the weapon to be a knife. The student threw the scooter at the offender and ran from the area. No physical injuries were reported. The scooter has an estimated value of $700. 

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had broken the side view mirror off of his vehicle between Thursday and Monday while it was parked at U. of I. parking lot E-14, 1702 S. First St., Champaign. The estimated cost to repair the mirror is $40.

  • Monday, December 6, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Friday, December 3, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen overnight Tuesday or Wednesday from Bousfield Hall, 1214 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $550, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. student reported that two packages had been stolen between 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday from outside of her apartment door in the 2000 block of South Orchard Street, Urbana. The packages have a total estimated value of $200.

    Skylar L. Bolton, 31, of Danville, Illinois, was arrested at 3:49 a.m. Thursday near First and Green streets, Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police initially stopped Bolton’s vehicle because he was speeding.

  • Thursday, December 2, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    Devontae Turner, 21, of Champaign, was arrested at 12:56 p.m. Tuesday in the 1200 block of North Cunningham Avenue, Urbana, for possession of more than 30 grams of cannabis, resisting a police officer, obstructing justice and on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Turner was a passenger in a vehicle that initially was stopped because an officer observed items hanging from the mirror that obstructed the driver’s view, and the officer saw Turner assembling cannabis to be smoked. Turner initially gave a false name to police when questioned and resisted officers as they handcuffed him. 

    At 4:32 p.m. Tuesday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, store security personnel reported that someone had stolen three notebooks with a total retail value of $40.93. The offender left the store before she could be stopped by security.

    A U. of I. student reported Tuesday that she had been receiving unwanted calls and text messages since January from a person known to the student. The student has asked the caller to stop several times, but the messages have continued.

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    At 11:40 a.m. Monday near Windsor Road and Race Street, Urbana, U. of I. student Jermaine Anderson, 22, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court related to a Champaign County warrant for retail theft. Anderson’s vehicle initially was stopped for speeding. 

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Nov. 19 and Monday from Wassaja Hall, 1202 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $330, was locked to a rack. 

    At 7:02 p.m. Monday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, U. of I. student Anthony F. Gavrilchenko, 21, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for retail theft. Store security personnel called police after seeing Gavrilchenko leave the store without paying for a water bottle with a retail value of $49. 

    A U. of I. student reported that his electric bicycle had been stolen between 6-8:25 p.m. Monday at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science, 201 N. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $1,149, was locked to a rack. A lock with an estimated value of $65 was also taken.

  • Monday, November 29, 2021

    Keandre Delaney, 35, of Champaign, was arrested at 1:05 a.m. Sunday near Oregon Street and Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, for unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Delaney was a passenger in a vehicle that initially was stopped because it did not have a front license plate. An officer recognized Delaney and learned that he had the outstanding warrant. After detaining Delaney and searching the vehicle, officers found a loaded handgun in the door near where Delaney had been sitting.

    A U. of I. student reported that she had been the victim of deceptive practices Wednesday. The student received a phone call from a man purporting to be an employee of the U.S. Department of the Treasury who was investigating bank fraud. The caller directed the student to withdraw $10,000 from her bank account and use the cash to purchase gift cards at local businesses. The student withdrew the cash but was turned away by the first store she visited and was only allowed to purchase one gift card at another. The student did not transfer the gift card information to the caller, but had already disclosed personal information.

    Chase R. Strack, 20, of Tolono, Illinois, was arrested at 2:57 a.m. Thursday at an apartment near Kerr and Carroll avenues, Urbana, for domestic battery and criminal damage to property. Police initially were called by a witness who heard shouting and banging in the apartment hallway. When officers arrived, they observed Strack kicking in the drywall in the hallway and learned that he had assaulted another person.

    A U. of I. student reported Nov. 12 that someone had followed her vehicle at approximately 11:15 p.m. Nov. 10 as she was leaving U. of I. parking lot F-27, near Lincoln Avenue and Hazelwood Drive, Urbana. Another vehicle parked in the lot followed the student’s vehicle for several blocks until the student made a quick turn and the following vehicle continued on.

     

     

  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021

    Emily D. Rosecrans, 27, of Savoy, Illinois, was arrested at 9:08 p.m. Monday in the 100 block of Village Park Way, Savoy, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Rosecrans’ vehicle initially was stopped because she was driving at night without headlights.

  • Tuesday, November 23, 2021

    Nothing to report. 

  • Monday, November 22, 2021

    Michael D. Mitchell, 22, of Champaign, was arrested at 9:57 p.m. Sunday at his residence in the 200 block of East Church Street for driving with a suspended license, driving with an expired registration, operating an uninsured vehicle and fleeing from police. An officer initially attempted to stop Mitchell’s vehicle in the 300 block of East Church Street, Champaign, because its registration was expired. After the vehicle was stopped, Mitchell ran from the scene and was arrested about an hour later at his home a block away.

    Dazhan D. Moore, 23, of Urbana, was arrested at 1:48 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of South Randolph Street, Champaign, for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Moore was a passenger in a vehicle that initially was stopped for disobeying a stop sign. Police searched the vehicle and its occupants after smelling a strong odor of cannabis and found a loaded gun with an extended magazine in Moore’s waistband. Police also found a small bag of cannabis in Moore’s pants pocket.

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had broken a window between Friday and Monday at the Campus Instructional Facility, 1405 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. A cost estimate to replace the window was not available.

    Christian L. Johnson, 19, of Chicago, was arrested at 2:05 a.m. Saturday near Second and Daniel streets, Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol, failing to signal a turn and stopping in the roadway. Police initially stopped Johnson’s vehicle because he had stopped in the middle of the street and then hit a curb after the vehicle started moving again. After the arrest, officers found an open container of alcohol in the vehicle.

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that two university-leased golf carts had been damaged overnight Monday or Tuesday outside Clark Hall, 1203 S. Fourth St., Champaign. One golf cart had its dashboard removed and wiring tampered with. There was no obvious damage to the second golf cart, but it would not start. An estimated cost to repair the damage was not available.

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Friday, November 19, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021

    At 6:41 p.m. Monday at the U. of I. Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, Banessa M. Thomas, 43, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for aggravated battery. Thomas visited the Public Safety Building at the request of police after she was identified as the person who aggressively approached and bumped a U. of I. employee during a dispute Sunday at the Small Animal Clinic, 1008 Hazelwood Drive, Urbana.

    A U. of I. student reported that his wallet had been stolen between 7-8 p.m. Monday at the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The wallet, which contained cash, identification and credit cards, was left unattended in a backpack in a public area of the facility.

  • Monday, November 15, 2021

    Sergio J. Mandujano, 21, of Chicago, was arrested at 2:02 a.m. Sunday near Green and Sixth streets, Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol. A patrol officer encountered a two-vehicle accident and determined that Mandujano had been driving the at-fault vehicle.

    A U. of I. student reported that cash had been stolen from his wallet between 1:50-2:46 p.m. Sunday at Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The student misplaced his wallet, which was later turned in to the library’s front desk. The cash was missing when the student retrieved the wallet.

    A U. of I. employee at the Small Animal Clinic, 1008 Hazelwood Drive, Urbana, reported that she had been battered by a client at 5 p.m. Sunday. The client became verbally argumentative with clinic staff and, at one point, aggressively approached and bumped into the employee. 

    Richard E. Frazier, 20, of Champaign, was arrested at 9:59 p.m. Saturday near Springfield Avenue and Third Street, Champaign, for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, resisting a police officer and illegal possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle. Frazier was the passenger in a vehicle that was stopped near Third and White streets, Champaign, for speeding, disobeying a red light and failing to signal turns. Frazier ran from the stop and was detained two blocks away. Police found him in possession of a loaded handgun, three ammunition magazines and a small amount of cannabis. Frazier does not have a Firearm Owner’s Identification card or a concealed carry permit.

  • Friday, November 12, 2021

    At 10:05 a.m. Tuesday at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Tyler C. Mister, 24, 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 were called because Mister was acting in a disruptive manner. 

    At 8:08 p.m. Thursday in the 500 block of East Clark Street, Champaign, U. of I. student Jonathan C. Song, 19, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for theft. Song was identified as the person who minutes earlier had stolen a bicycle from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, 306 N. Wright St., Urbana.

  • Thursday, November 11, 2021

    At 3:35 p.m. Tuesday at the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign, U. of I. student Khashayar Ghorbani Vagheei Nefouti, 31, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for battery. Police initially were called by a security guard who reported that Ghorbani Vagheei Nefouti had become agitated after being told to wear a mask inside the building. During the argument, Ghorbani Vagheei Nefouti reportedly grasped the security guard’s shoulders after being asked not to do so.

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between Nov. 1 and Wednesday from the English Building, 608 S. Wright St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $290, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between 6:07-6:22 p.m. Wednesday from the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $124, was locked to a rack.

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that she had received unwanted phone calls Monday from an ex-boyfriend who had been engaged in a pattern of other concerning behaviors during the past two years.

  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, November 8, 2021

    At 10:28 p.m. Sunday, a U. of I. housing security guard reported that someone had painted graffiti on a sidewalk outside of Hopkins Hall, 1208 S. First St., Champaign. It is not known when the damage occurred, and there was no information available on an estimated cost to remove the paint.

    At 1:40 a.m. Monday, a U. of I. employee reported that someone had broken a window at Everitt Laboratory, 1406 W. Green St., Urbana. It is not known when the damage occurred. The estimated cost to replace the window is $500.

    A U. of I. student reported that his vehicle had been stolen around 8:05 p.m. Friday from U. of I. parking lot E-38, next to the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The student’s jacket, car keys, cellphone and wallet were also stolen after they were left unattended while he was playing basketball inside the facility. The vehicle has an estimated value of $2,500, and the other items have a total value of $1,020. After the theft, the student’s debit card was used without permission at a restaurant in Urbana.

  • Thursday, November 4, 2021

    At 7:55 a.m. Wednesday at the Armory, 505 E. Armory Ave., Champaign, Alicia M. Merrell-Sutherland, 48, no address provided, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for trespassing on state-supported land. Merrell-Sutherland was stopped by a police officer who recognized her and was aware that she previously had been issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property. 

    Corey R. Ketring, 26, and U. of I. student Luis F. Robles, 28, both of Champaign, were issued state of Illinois notices to appear in court for violations of the Humane Care for Animals Act. Police initially were called to their residence in the 2200 block of South First Street, Champaign, at 1:05 p.m. Monday when a witness heard yelling and suspected that a domestic incident was taking place. Officers called animal control after entering the apartment and finding two dogs surrounded by a large amount of urine and feces. The animal control officer deemed the environment inhumane and took custody of the dogs.

  • Wednesday, November 3, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had broken a window and stolen soap dispensers from two bathrooms overnight Monday or Tuesday at Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St., Urbana. An estimate to repair the damage and replace the soap dispensers was not available.

  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021

    At 1:43 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of East Green Street, Champaign, Sharokene M. Notali, 19, of Niles, Illinois, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for obstructing identification. Notali initially was stopped by a police officer who saw her run into traffic from the sidewalk. Notali gave the officer a false name and birthdate when questioned.

    A U. of I. employee reported an incident of disorderly conduct that occurred around 3 p.m. Friday at Campus Instructional Facility, 1405 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The employee said an unknown person entered a classroom and screamed while a class was in session. The incident alarmed the instructor and several students.

  • Monday, November 1, 2021

    Jeremy W. Hartman, 44, of Urbana, was arrested at 5:44 p.m. Sunday near Goodwin Avenue and Main Street, Urbana, for theft, possession of burglary tools and possession of stolen property. Police initially stopped Hartman because he was identified as the person who minutes earlier had stolen a bicycle from the Coordinated Science Laboratory, 1308 W. Main St., Urbana. Police searched Hartman and found him to be in possession of wire cutters and other tools, as well as banking cards belonging to other people.

    A U. of I. security guard reported that someone had stolen a soap dispenser from a bathroom inside the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. The soap dispenser, which has an estimated value of $50, had been removed from the wall, and soap was strewn about the bathroom. The incident occurred overnight Friday or Saturday and was the fourth such incident to occur in that bathroom.

    A U. of I. student reported that he was the victim of an exploitation scam Friday. The student initially was contacted by an unknown person through social media, and the two began exchanging messages that became sexual in nature. After the student sent sexually explicit images of himself, the unknown messenger threatened to send the pictures to the student’s family and friends unless the student paid the messenger. The student paid $2,000 and contacted police after the messenger demanded more money.

    A U. of I. student reported that a man had entered her unlocked room while she was sleeping around 2:30 a.m. Sunday at Wardall Hall, 1012 W. Illinois St., Urbana. The man exited the room quickly when the student awoke. The student believed the man to be intoxicated based on his appearance and actions.

    It was reported Thursday that a U. of I. student had been sexually assaulted Sept. 30 at a private apartment by a person known to the student.

    Felicia D. Jones, 39, of Indianapolis, was arrested at 12:35 p.m. Saturday in the State Farm Center parking lot, 1800 S. First St., Champaign, for burglary to a motor vehicle, credit card fraud and identity theft. Jones was initially stopped after police saw her opening doors to several vehicles in the parking lot. Jones had also been identified as the offender in a series of similar break-ins involving stolen credit cards that had occurred over the past three years.

    Joshua L. Jones, 28, of Urbana, was arrested at 2:41 a.m. Friday near Sixth and Healey streets, Champaign, for aggravated battery and resisting a police officer. Police initially were flagged down by a male U. of I. student who said that Jones had inappropriately touched a female U. of I. student and then struck the male student in the head. Jones resisted officers’ attempts to handcuff him upon arrest.

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had cut his vehicle tire between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday at U. of I. parking lot F-25, 1008 Hazelwood Drive, Urbana. The employee found the broken blade of a box cutter in the tire, which cost $210 to repair.

  • Friday, October 29, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, October 28, 2021

    Nothing to report.