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  • Friday, October 15, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 4-6 p.m. Wednesday from Wassaja Hall, 1202 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which had an estimated value of $775, was locked to a rack.

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 4-5 p.m. Tuesday from the Undergraduate Library, 1402 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $400, was locked to a rack.

  • Wednesday, October 13, 2021

    At 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Antonio A. Bernal, 37, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for trespassing on state-supported property. Police initially were called by Illini Union staff who requested that Bernal be escorted from the building. Officers learned that Bernal previously had been issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property.

  • Tuesday, October 12, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that her cellphone had been stolen between 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The phone, which has an estimated value of $600, was left in an unsecured locker.

    U. of I. student Benjamin S. Lu, 18, was arrested at 4:57 a.m. Monday at his residence at Nugent Hall, 207 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign, for domestic battery. It was reported that Lu was the aggressor in a physical altercation with his roommate.

    A U. of I. employee reported that two outdoor metal signs had been stolen between Saturday and Monday from Krannert Art Museum, 500 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The estimated cost to replace the signs is $1,500.

  • Monday, October 11, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that plants and garden tools had been stolen or damaged on several different occasions between May 17 and Aug. 23 at the Idea Garden, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. The total estimated value of the damaged or stolen items was more than $240. 

    At 3:19 p.m. Saturday outside of Memorial Stadium, 1402 S. First St., Champaign, Edward F. Bennett, 26, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for trespassing on state-supported property. A police officer recognized Bennett and was aware that he previously had been issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property.

  • Friday, October 8, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, October 7, 2021

    At 9:50 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 property and another related to a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Police initially were called by a witness who recognized Merrell-Sutherland and was aware that she was not permitted to be in the Armory.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Friday and Wednesday from Hopkins Hall, 1208 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $530, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. employee reported that his bicycle frame and wheel had been bent between 8:15-11:45 a.m. Wednesday while it was locked to a rack outside the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, 306 N. Wright St., Urbana. The damage to the bicycle, which was valued at $650, was severe enough to render it inoperable.

    A U. of I. student reported Friday that she was the victim of harassment. An unknown person hacked the student’s social media account and threatened to post compromising pictures unless the student provided additional access to her account. The student deactivated the account and no photos were posted.

  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    Store security personnel at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Urbana, reported that someone had stolen several items at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday. Security cameras captured images of the offender taking merchandise from shelves and leaving the store without paying. The total retail value of the stolen items is $14.63.

  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that his laptop computer, wallet and banking cards had been stolen late Thursday or early Friday from his room at Weston Hall, 204 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. Several guests were in the student’s room that night, and he noticed the next morning that the items were missing. The total value of the stolen items is $2,225.

  • Monday, October 4, 2021

    A hit-and-run accident was reported Sept. 28 at St. Mary’s Road and South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana. A man said that a dump truck backed into his vehicle. The motorists had a brief verbal argument, and then the driver of the dump truck drove away. An estimated cost to repair the vehicle was not available.

    At 11:15 p.m. Friday at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, 1400 W. Park Ave., Urbana, Tommy R. McConkey, 54, of Champaign, was issued state of Illinois notices to appear in court for illegal possession of hypodermic syringes and possession of a controlled substance. Police initially were called to the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, because McConkey was having a medical emergency. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Police found him in possession of the syringes and heroin.

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had stolen banking cards, gift cards and identification from her vehicle between 5:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday while it was parked at U. of I. parking lot E-14, 1801 S. First St., Champaign. After the theft, the cards were used without permission at locations in Champaign. The total value lost is $3,543.87.

    A woman reported that a tablet computer had been stolen from her vehicle between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday while it was parked at U. of I. parking lot E-14, 1801 S. First St., Champaign. The tablet computer has an estimated value of $525.

    Yliana F. Rodriguez, 29, of Sullivan, Illinois, was arrested at 1:41 a.m. Monday near Sixth and Green streets, Champaign, on multiple Moultrie County, Illinois, warrants for failure to appear in court. Rodriguez was the passenger in a vehicle that was initially approached by an officer because it was parked in a no-parking zone.

    Leslie Montenegro, 21, of Savoy, Illinois, was arrested at 4:10 a.m. Saturday near Kirby Avenue and Valley Road, Champaign, for criminal damage to property related to a domestic incident and on a Ford County, Illinois, warrant for failure to appear in court. In a related incident at the same time, Isiah P. Wright, 23, of Savoy, Illinois, was arrested in the 1500 block of South Neil Street, Champaign, for domestic battery. Montenegro’s vehicle initially was stopped for speeding and following Wright’s vehicle too closely. While that was happening, Wright approached a police officer to report an accident. Upon speaking with both people, officers learned that Montenegro and Wright had been involved in a physical altercation that resulted in Montenegro receiving injuries and provoked her to chase Wright’s vehicle. At one point during the chase, Montenegro’s vehicle struck Wright’s vehicle.

    Edward F. Bennett, 26, of Urbana, was arrested at 2:12 p.m. Saturday near First Street and Kirby Avenue, Champaign, for theft, obstructing identification and on a McLean County, Illinois, warrant for failure to appear in court. Bennett initially was stopped by an officer who recognized him and was aware that he was the suspect in a theft that occurred Thursday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. When the officer asked for his identification, Bennett presented a stolen driver’s license.

  • Friday, October 1, 2021

    On Tuesday, a U. of I. employee reported that someone had stolen an outdoor potted plant from the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, 1206 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. A review of security camera footage showed that the theft occurred at 11:50 p.m. Sept. 17. An estimated value of the stolen plant was not available. 

    A U. of I. employee reported that his vehicle had been damaged between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of McKinley Health Center, 1109 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. Someone had scratched a word onto the tailgate of the employee’s pickup truck. The estimated cost to repair the damage is $500.

  • Thursday, September 30, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that his backpack had been stolen around 12:40 a.m. Thursday outside Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. The student left his backpack unattended while visiting with friends, who eventually saw a man walking away with the backpack. The backpack contained various electronic items with a total estimated value of $570.

    A U. of I. employee reported Wednesday that someone had painted graffiti in a stairwell at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. The graffiti contained a racially offensive term. It is not known when the damage occurred, and the graffiti has since been painted over by staff.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 8-8:50 a.m. Wednesday from Altgeld Hall, 1409 W. Green St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $320, was locked to a rack.

  • Wednesday, September 29, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that her smartwatch had been stolen around 3 p.m. Monday after it was lost near the Campus Bike Center, 51 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign. The watch has an estimated value of $200. 

    A U. of I. student reported Tuesday that his bicycle had been stolen Sept. 16 from the Campus Instructional Facility, 1405 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $700, was locked to a rack.

  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, September 27, 2021

    Advanced Science and Technology, 405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $741, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen Saturday from the Irwin Indoor Football Practice Facility, 209 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $250, was locked to a rack.

    of I. student Yisi Lyu, 20, was arrested at 2:43 a.m. Saturday at his residence at Sherman Hall, 1215 S. Fourth St., Champaign, for domestic battery. Lyu initially called police to ask for advice regarding a fight that occurred Friday between him and a person he is dating. While speaking with police, Lyu admitted to choking the other person.Chelsea J. Whitney, 37, of Champaign, was arrested at 3:39 p.m. Friday near Fifth Street and Armory Avenue, Champaign, for possession of methamphetamine and on a Douglas County, Illinois, warrant. Whitney was the passenger in a vehicle that initially was stopped because a records check showed that its license plate was registered to another vehicle. Police searched Whitney as part of the warrant arrest and found methamphetamine in her pocket.

  • Friday, September 24, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that two hats were stolen at Memorial Stadium, 1402 S. First St., Champaign, from Marching Illini members on Sept. 17 during the band’s halftime performance at the U. of I. football game. The hats, valued at $50, were left unattended while the band performed.

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that her vehicle’s catalytic converters were stolen between Aug. 22 and Sept. 1 while parked at U. of I. parking lot F-23, 1101 W. Florida Ave., Urbana. The estimated cost to replace the parts was unavailable.

    A resident of Evergreen Park, Illinois, reported that her juvenile son was punched in the arm by an unknown adult while attending the U. of I. football game Sept. 4  at Memorial Stadium, 1402 S. First St., Champaign.

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    At 11 p.m. Friday, a Champaign man attending the Illinois football game reported that he was battered while using the restroom at Memorial Stadium, 1402 S. First St., Champaign.

    A U. of I. employee reported that two building windows were broken at U. of I. parking garage B-4, 1201 W. University Ave., Urbana, between 6:30 a.m. Friday and 6:11 a.m. Sunday. The estimated cost to replace the windows is $750.

  • Monday, September 20, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle was stolen between 4:30 p.m. Thursday and 9:15 a.m. Friday from Illinois Street Residence Halls, 1010 W. Illinois St., Urbana. The bicycle, which was valued at $143, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle was stolen sometime between Friday and Saturday from Lincoln Avenue Residence Hall, 1005 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. The bicycle, which was valued at $400, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle was stolen between 12:05-2 a.m. Saturday from Scott Hall, 202 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which was valued at $500, was locked to a bike rack. 

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle was stolen around 9:20 p.m. Saturday from Florida Avenue Residence Halls, 1001 W. College Court, Urbana. The bicycle, which was valued at $850, was left unattended. 

    At 12:52 a.m. Sunday near the corner of Second and Green streets, Champaign, Sui Awi, 46, of Indianapolis, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Awi was initially stopped by police for improper use of a turn signal.

    A U. of I. student reported Sunday that his bicycle was stolen between June 9-10 from the Digital Computer Laboratory, 1304 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The student did not initially report the bicycle stolen until he saw it for sale online. Officers recovered the bicycle, but the student did not wish to pursue criminal charges. 

    A U. of I. student reported that her purse was stolen at 1:32 p.m. Sunday at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana. The purse contained jewelry, a cellphone, identification and credit cards. The estimated value of the stolen items was $4,675. 

    A U. of I. student reported that his laptop computer and headphones were stolen between 11-11:30 p.m. Sunday from a lounge in Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls, 1001 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Urbana. The student’s property, which was valued at $1,750, was left unattended.

  • Friday, September 17, 2021

    At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 2400 block of East Prairie Green Drive, Urbana, Lanaeja D. Carter, 20, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for aggravated fleeing and eluding a police officer. Urbana Police had taken Carter into custody on an unrelated charge and contacted University Police after learning that she was a suspect in an incident related to an Aug. 21 shooting near Second and Green streets, Champaign. During that incident, Carter did not stop for police as she was driving away from the location of the shooting. In addition to the notice to appear in court, she was issued traffic citations for driving the wrong way on a one-way street, driving recklessly, disobeying a stop sign, driving on a sidewalk and driving on the wrong side of the road.

    A U. of I. employee reported that several items had been damaged between 7 a.m. and 11:11 p.m. Thursday at Gregory Hall, 810 S. Wright St., Urbana. The damage included thermostats ripped from the wall, broken bathroom paper towel dispensers, hand soap spread across bathroom floors and toilets clogged with paper. Altogether, four restrooms and a classroom were affected. The total estimated cost to repair the damage is $1,020. The employee said similar incidents had occurred at Gregory Hall several times since the beginning of the semester.

    A U. of I. student reported that he was the victim of an exploitation scam Sept. 10. 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 post the pictures online unless the student paid the messenger $300. The student did not comply with the demand and contacted police.

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had damaged her motorcycle overnight Sunday or Monday while it was parked in the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts garage, 500 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. Several parts were broken or tampered with in an apparent attempt to steal the motorcycle. An estimated cost to repair the damage was not available.

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had stolen her bicycle between 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 p.m. Sunday from Trelease Hall, 901 College Court, Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $1,000, was locked to a rack.

  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    Dylan T. Kleiss, 26, of Tuscola, Illinois, was arrested at 12:17 a.m. Wednesday near Coler Avenue and Elm Street, Urbana, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Kleiss’ vehicle initially was stopped because he was speeding and failed to signal a turn.

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen overnight Monday or Tuesday from Wardall Hall, 1012 W. Illinois St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $225, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. employee reported Thursday that someone had broken a window at Altgeld Hall, 1409 W. Green St., Urbana. A cost estimate to replace the window was not available at the time of the report.

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen overnight Monday or Tuesday from Scott Hall, 202 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $350, was locked to a rack.

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, September 13, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Friday, September 10, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that someone used a sharp object to scratch his vehicle Thursday between 10:30 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. while it was parked in the 1100 block of South Sixth Street, Champaign. An estimated cost to repair the damage was not available at the time of the report.

    A U. of I. student reported that his headphones had been stolen around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The student unintentionally left the headphones behind in a workout area.

    A U. of I. student reported that undergarments had been stolen from her laundry on three separate occasions in mid-August and early September in the laundry room of Goodwin-Green Apartments, 300 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. The clothing has a total estimated value of $30.

    Asia C. Jennings, 19, of Champaign, was arrested at 1:34 a.m. Friday near Fourth and Green streets, Champaign, for aggravated battery. A police officer on patrol was flagged down by an apartment security guard who reported that Jennings had sprayed him with pepper spray. The altercation occurred as the security guard was trying to remove Jennings from the building because she was not a resident there and was reportedly spraying others with pepper spray.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Tuesday and Thursday from Hopkins Hall, 1208 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $600, was locked to a rack.

  • Thursday, September 9, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that she was the victim of a battery at 8:08 p.m. Wednesday outside of Altgeld Hall, 1409 W. Green St., Urbana. The student said she was approached by two people on bicycles, one of whom stated that he had COVID-19 and intentionally coughed on the student. The other bicyclist yelled unspecified words at the student. The bicyclists fled when the student tried to use pepper spray to deter them.

    A U. of I. employee reported Wednesday that someone had placed a mannequin head on the end of an ornamental lightning rod on the roof of the Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The employee said this was the second such occurrence in three days.

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had stolen the catalytic converter from her vehicle between Aug. 20 and Sept. 1 while it was parked in U. of I. parking lot F-23, 1101 W. Florida Ave., Urbana. The estimated cost to replace the auto part was not available at the time of the report.

  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that cash had been stolen from his residence hall room at Sherman Hall, 909 S. Fifth St., Champaign. The student said he first noticed the cash missing from his backpack around Aug. 31. He did not report the theft until he noticed Friday that additional cash had been stolen from his backpack. The student’s roommate stated that his cash also had been stolen within the last few weeks. The students keep their room locked.

    A U. of I. student reported that the catalytic converter had been stolen from his vehicle between Aug. 29 and Saturday while it was parked at U. of I. parking lot E-14, 1702 S. First St., Champaign. An estimated cost to replace the auto part was not available at the time of the report.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen overnight Thursday or Friday from Loomis Laboratory, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $200, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. student reported that she had been the victim of a scam resulting in the loss of about $2,500. The student received a message from an unknown person who offered to pay money in exchange for conversation. After exchanging text messages, the unknown person sent a $4,500 check to the student, who was directed to deposit the check and return some of the money to the sender. The student complied and later learned that the original check had bounced.

    Wilisha C.S. Anderson, 35, of Champaign, was arrested at 2:26 a.m. Friday near Goodwin and University avenues, Urbana, for driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol and disobeying a traffic control device. Police initially stopped Anderson’s vehicle because she disobeyed a red light.

  • Friday, September 3, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that the catalytic converter had been stolen from his vehicle between Aug. 28 and Wednesday 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 $1,500.

    A U. of I. student reported that the catalytic converter had been stolen from his vehicle between Aug. 18 and Thursday while it was parked at U. of I. parking lot E-14, 1702 S. First St., Champaign. The estimated cost to repair the vehicle is $1,500.

  • Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, September 1, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, August 31, 2021

    An employee of the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., Champaign, reported that someone had stolen cash from a drawer behind a counter Monday morning. The offender was observed on security cameras taking the cash at 5:16 a.m. Monday and is believed to be the same person who stole a set of keys from behind the counter the previous night.

    A person reported that someone had stolen the catalytic converter from a vehicle overnight Sunday or Monday while it was parked in U. of I. parking lot F-23, 1101 W. Florida Ave., Urbana. The estimated cost to replace the auto part is $1,500.

  • Monday, August 30, 2021

    An employee of the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., Champaign, reported that a man had stolen a set of keys to the common areas of the hotel at 11:47 p.m. Saturday. The employee saw the man behind a desk that is restricted to employees only, and the man left the hotel with the keys upon seeing the employee.

    A U. of I. employee reported that an exterior door to the Materials Science and Engineering Building, 1304 W. Green St., Urbana, was damaged overnight Friday or Saturday. The estimated cost to repair the door is $500.

    A U. of I. student reported that his skateboard had been stolen between noon and 11 p.m. Friday from Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls, 1005 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. The skateboard, which has an estimated value of $200, was left unattended in a common area.

  • Friday, August 27, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, August 25, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    Denzel L. Calhoun, 25, was arrested at 5:26 p.m. Tuesday at his residence in the 200 block of North Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, for resisting a police officer. A U. of I. officer was assisting Urbana police with an investigation into a report of an armed person. Calhoun fled from the U. of I. officer when the officer approached him for questioning.

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen overnight Sunday or Monday from Lundgren Hall, 1201 S. Fourth St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $450, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen overnight Sunday or Monday from Weston Hall, 204 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $500, was locked to a rack.

  • Monday, August 23, 2021

    Niela K. Solomon, 28, of Danville, Illinois, was arrested at 10:31 p.m. Aug. 16 in the 600 block of East Pennsylvania Avenue, Champaign. Solomon initially called police to report that she had been physically attacked by an acquaintance while the two were visiting a grave site at Mount Hope Cemetery. Police learned that Solomon was wanted on a Vermilion County, Illinois, arrest warrant for failure to appear in court.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 3:15-3:50 p.m. Friday from the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $550, was left unlocked at a bike rack.

  • Friday, August 20, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had broken an exterior glass door Thursday at the International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth St., Champaign. The estimated cost to replace the door is $200.

  • Thursday, August 19, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that her vehicle had been damaged between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at U. of I. parking lot C-9, 505 E. Chalmers St., Champaign. The employee found scratches and an oily liquid on the vehicle's rear bumper. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that cash had been stolen from her purse Monday at Huff Hall, 1206 S. Fourth St., Champaign. The student reported that she last remembered having her purse in her vehicle, which was left unlocked outside Huff Hall around 5:45 p.m. When she returned at 9 p.m., the purse was missing. On Tuesday morning, a U. of I. employee discovered the student’s property scattered on a sidewalk outside of Huff Hall. All the stolen items were returned except for the cash, which was not among the found property.

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, August 16, 2021

    Three people reported that someone had broken into their vehicles between Aug. 9 and Friday at the U. of I. Golf Course, 800 Hartwell Drive, Savoy, Illinois. Cash and banking cards were stolen, and the cards were later used at Champaign retail stores. At least one of the vehicles incurred an estimated $500 in damage during the break-in.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between July 30 and Saturday outside his apartment in the 700 block of South Gregory Street, Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $300, was locked to a rack.

    At 12:22 p.m. Friday outside the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, Gregory L. Clark, 58, of Urbana, was issued state of Illinois notices to appear in court for aggravated assault and failure to appear in court. Police initially were called by a passerby who reported that Clark had threatened to stab him with garden shears.

    On Friday, a U. of I. student reported an attempted scam. The student reported that she received an email on July 28 from a person purporting to be a professor regarding employment with UNICEF. After corresponding via text message and email for about two weeks, the unknown person sent the student a check for $2,453.70 and directed the student to deposit the funds in her account. The bank declined the check, and the student did not suffer any financial loss. The emails had come from the campus email address of another U. of I. student whose account had been hacked.

  • Friday, August 13, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, August 12, 2021

    At 2:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Champaign County Jail, 502 S. Lierman Ave., Urbana, Sean M. Cox, 36, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for theft. Cox was in custody at the jail on an unrelated charge when a corrections officer recognized him in a suspect photo that had been distributed by U. of I. detectives investigating a July 29 bicycle theft at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science, 201 N. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. 

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen overnight Tuesday or Wednesday from Snyder Hall, 206 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $100, was locked to a rack.

  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, August 9, 2021

    Patrick K. Coleman, 37, of Urbana, was arrested at 12:38 a.m. Saturday near Florida and Busey avenues, Urbana, on two Champaign County warrants for failure to appear in court. Coleman’s vehicle initially was stopped because he was speeding.

    At 6:38 p.m. Saturday 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 property. Police initially were called by a U. of I. employee who believed that Merrell-Sutherland was trespassing in the building. An officer confirmed that Merrell-Sutherland previously had been issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen overnight Thursday or Friday from the Goodwin-Green apartment complex, 1107 W. Green St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $400, was locked to a rack.

  • Friday, August 6, 2021

    Nothing to report.