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  • Monday, May 17, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Friday, May 14, 2021

    At 8:23 a.m. Thursday at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Alicia M. Merrell-Sutherland, 48, 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 reported that Merrell-Sutherland was refusing to leave the building. Upon speaking with Merrell-Sutherland, officers learned that she 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 Saturday or Sunday from Weston Hall, 204 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $300, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. employee reported Thursday that someone had damaged and removed a plywood cover over the cellar door at the Mumford House, 1403 W. Lorado Taft Drive, Urbana. The estimated cost to replace the cover is $200. There was no information available on when the damage occurred.

    A U. of I. student reported that her wallet, identification cards and gift cards had been stolen from her vehicle between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 12:15 a.m. Thursday while it was parked in U. of I. parking lot E-12, 501 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign. The stolen items have a total estimated value of $75. There was no information available about whether the vehicle had been locked.

    At 1:38 a.m. Friday, a U. of I. police officer patrolling in the 900 block of West University Avenue, Urbana, was flagged down by a person who reported that they had been shot moments earlier. The victim’s injuries were not life-threatening, and he was driven to a nearby hospital by an Urbana police officer.

  • Thursday, May 13, 2021

    Guillermo Vazquez-Heredia, 19, of Champaign, was arrested at 5:01 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of West University Avenue, Urbana, for possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, driving with a revoked license and on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Vazquez-Heredia’s vehicle was stopped as part of an investigation into suspected drug activity. Upon searching the vehicle, officers found more than 200 grams of cannabis and associated drug-packaging equipment.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 2-5 p.m. Wednesday from the Nuclear Radiation Laboratory, 201 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $200, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Sunday and Wednesday from Bousfield Hall, 1214 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $150, was locked to a rack.

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported Tuesday that she had been verbally assaulted at 9:40 p.m. April 30 while walking in the 600 block of South Gregory Street, Urbana. While the student was on the sidewalk, a passing vehicle with three or four occupants swerved toward her and then slowed, and the occupants yelled threatening and racially derogatory statements at the student, who is Black. The incident remains under investigation.

  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021

    A U. of I. employee in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reported that she had received a threatening phone call at 9:40 a.m. Monday from a person not affiliated with the university.

  • Monday, May 10, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Friday, May 7, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between April 26 and Thursday from Weston Hall, 204 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $400, was locked to a rack.

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen overnight Tuesday or Wednesday from Everitt Laboratory, 1406 W. Green St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $80, was locked to a rack.

  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that a window had been broken between Friday and Monday at the Main Library, 1402 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The estimated cost to replace the window is $142.

  • Monday, May 3, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that cash had been stolen from his wallet between 1:30-2:45 p.m. Saturday at the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The wallet was left unattended near a basketball court.

    At 10:35 p.m. Saturday near Green and Third streets, Champaign, Matthew S. McGury, 22, of Blue Island, Illinois, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for aggravated battery. McGury reportedly was involved in a physical altercation with employees of an area bar who were removing him from the business.

    A U. of I. student reported that her vehicle had been stolen Thursday or Friday from U. of I. parking lot F-23, 1101 W. Florida Ave., Urbana. The vehicle has an estimated value of $16,000.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between April 5 and Friday from Wassaja Hall, 1202 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $1,450, was locked to a rack.

  • Friday, April 30, 2021

    4/30/21

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, April 26, 2021

    At 3:33 p.m. Wednesday at the Ashton Woods apartment complex in the 2200 block of South First Street, Champaign, it was reported that a teenage boy was summoned outside of his residence by someone who messaged him through social media. When the boy got outside, he was confronted by another person who was reportedly armed with a handgun. The boy ran back inside and was not injured.

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had stolen a number of items from his unlocked vehicle between 9-10 a.m. Saturday outside of Japan House, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. The stolen property includes electronics, clothing, cash and banking cards with a total estimated value of $940. The banking cards were later used at several stores and restaurants in Champaign.

    At 1:12 a.m. Saturday near Third and Green streets, Champaign, Devyon D. Coleman, 20, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for criminal damage to property. Police initially were approached by staff from a nearby bar who reported that they saw Coleman kick a parked vehicle as he left the bar. The kick caused damage with an estimated repair cost of $1,000.

    A U. of I. employee reported that cash had been stolen from her office between 2-3 p.m. Thursday at the National Soybean Research Center, 1101 W. Peabody Drive, Urbana. The office was unattended and unlocked at the time of the theft.

  • Friday, April 23, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, April 22, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that her bicycle had been stolen around 5 p.m. Wednesday from Loomis Laboratory, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $175, was locked to a rack. 

    A U. of I. employee reported Wednesday that catalytic converters had been stolen from three university-owned vehicles sometime prior to Feb. 22. Two of the vehicles were parked outside of the Natural Resources Building, 607 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The other was parked outside of the Forbes Natural History Building, 1816 S. Oak St., Champaign. The catalytic converters have an estimated value of $3,000 each.

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between April 12-13 from Lincoln Avenue Residence Halls, 1102 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $500, was locked to a rack.

  • Monday, April 19, 2019

    At 4 a.m. Friday, a U. of I. student reported that someone had broken the glass cover of a fire department standpipe valve in a stairwell at Trelease Hall, 901 College Court, Urbana. The student had heard a verbal argument in the stairwell around the time the glass was broken, and also encountered another person who admitted that he had broken the glass and suffered an apparent injury. That person had left the area before police arrived. The estimated cost to replace the glass cover is $150.

  • Friday, April 16, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021

    At 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, 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 store security personnel who saw Bernal inside the bookstore after he had been issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property on Tuesday following a retail theft incident at the bookstore.

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had stolen her charcoal grill between Monday and Wednesday from the Pollinatarium, 606 W. Windsor Road, Urbana. The grill and its accessories, which have an estimated value of $130, had been left unattended in the outdoor area.

    A U. of I. student reported that all of her mail delivered between March 1 and April 6 had been stolen from her mailbox at the Ashton Woods apartment complex, 2309 S. First St., Champaign. The estimated value of the items delivered during that time is $432. The student reported that she suspects an unknown person had been accessing the mailbox, as she began receiving mail again after the mailbox lock was changed.

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021

    At 9:13 a.m. Tuesday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, Antonio A. Bernal, 37, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for retail theft. Store security personnel called police after Bernal attempted to leave without paying for several clothing items with a total retail value of $160. 

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between April 5 and Monday from Weston Hall, 204 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $700, was locked to a rack.

  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021

    It was reported that someone had damaged a vehicle between April 3 and Saturday while it was parked at Willard Airport, 11 Airport Road, Savoy. A sharp object was used to make scratches on the trunk. A repair estimate was not available.

  • Monday, April 12, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Friday and Sunday from Scott Hall, 202 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $380, was locked to a rack.

    At 12:42 p.m. April 2 at the U. of I. Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, Ivan Castro, 32, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for forgery. While working in 2019 as the manager of a restaurant in the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Castro is alleged to have falsified other employees’ time sheets in order to obtain paychecks from the restaurant’s corporate owner for hours not worked. Castro allegedly endorsed and cashed the checks himself so he could pay cash to other restaurant workers who were not on the payroll. Police initially were called by a former employee who received a W-2 listing income he never received.

  • Friday, April 9, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported Thursday that someone had made an unauthorized $14.99 charge to his credit card.

  • Thursday, April 8, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had broken several wall tiles and a soap dispenser around 2 a.m. Thursday in a bathroom at Van Doren Hall, 1215 S. Fourth St., Champaign. The witness heard a verbal argument in the bathroom followed by a loud noise. A repair estimate was not immediately available.

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021

    James M. McCammon, 54, no address provided, was arrested at 12:17 p.m. Tuesday near Washington and Walnut streets, Champaign, on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Police initially were called to check on McCammon, after he appeared to be intoxicated and was acting erratically.

  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported Monday that his clothes had been stolen Feb. 25 from a laundry room at Scott Hall, 202 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The clothes, which have an estimated value of $95, were left unattended in a washing machine for several hours.

  • Monday, April 5, 2021

    U. of I. student Rachel K. Taylor, 19, of Champaign, was arrested at 4:56 a.m. Sunday at Nugent Hall, 207 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign, for aggravated domestic battery and criminal damage to property. Taylor reportedly was the primary aggressor in a physical altercation with a roommate. Taylor also was reported to have broken the victim’s cellphone during the fight.

  • Friday, April 2, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, April 1, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported damage to roofing material Monday at 2:26 p.m. after discovering a bullet projectile embedded in the roof of the Psychology Building, 603 E. Daniel St., Champaign. The employee said another bullet had been recovered five months previously. Both bullets are believed to have been fired on the same date. 

    A U. of I. student reported Tuesday that he had been the victim of an extortion scheme. The student received an unsolicited social media message from an unknown offender threatening to distribute a lewd photo of him if he did not pay the offender $80. The student refused.

    A U. of I. security guard reported Tuesday that he was the victim of assault at parking garage B-4, 1201 E. University Ave., Urbana.  The security guard approached a vehicle whose occupants were smoking cannabis. One occupant exited the vehicle and threatened the security guard. The offender left the area in a second vehicle. 

  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021

    On Monday, it was reported that a U. of I. student had been sexually assaulted in December 2019 at a university residence hall by a person known to the student.

    A U. of I. student reported that a university-owned laptop computer had been stolen overnight Sunday or Monday from her unlocked vehicle while it was parked at the Ashton Woods apartment complex in the 2200 block of South First Street, Champaign. The computer has an estimated value of $700. In a separate report, another U. of I. student reported that someone had rummaged through her vehicle parked at Ashton Woods during the same time frame, but nothing of value appeared to be missing.

  • Monday, March 29, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Friday, March 26, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that he was a victim of deceptive practices March 24. The student received a call from an unknown person who claimed to be an agent of the Social Security Administration. The caller said the student’s Social Security number was under investigation. To resolve the matter, the caller directed the student to purchase $2,950 in retail gift cards and transfer the card information to the caller over the phone. The student complied with these directions.

  • Thursday, March 25, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, March 22, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had stolen a catalytic converter from a university-owned truck between Thursday and Saturday while it was parked at the Housing Food Stores facility, 1321 S. Oak St., Champaign. The auto part has an estimated value of $2,000.

    A U. of I. employee reported that several pieces of outdoor furniture had been stolen between March 13 and Saturday from an area near the Pollinatarium, 606 W. Windsor Road, Urbana. The furniture has a total estimated value of $295.

  • Friday, March 19, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, March 18, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had thrown a rock through a window at about 10:10 a.m. Monday at the Personnel Services Building, 52 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign. The estimated cost to replace the window is $750.

  • Monday, March 15, 2021

    Shawn L. Banks, 46, was arrested at 9:38 p.m. Saturday at his home in the 1200 block of Carver Drive, Champaign. Police initially were called at 9:21 p.m. Friday by a witness who reported that Banks had engaged in an obscene act while a passenger on a Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus in the 300 block of East Gregory Drive, Champaign. Police arrested Banks after reviewing video footage that supported the allegation.

    A Woodstock, Illinois, man reported Saturday that someone had made fraudulent charges to his credit card totaling about $37 at a Champaign restaurant.

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021

    At 1:55 a.m. Thursday near Third and Green streets, Champaign, U. of I. student Jermaine D. Anderson, 21, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court related to three Champaign County warrants for failure to appear in court. Anderson’s vehicle initially was stopped because he was driving with an expired registration.

    A U. of I. employee reported that a specialty wheel cover had been stolen from his vehicle between 3-8 p.m. Tuesday while it was parked in the 500 block of Hazelwood Drive, Champaign. The wheel cover has an estimated value of $60.

  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that the catalytic converter had been stolen from his vehicle overnight Monday or Tuesday while it was parked in the 2000 block of South Orchard Street, Urbana. The estimated cost to replace the auto part is $2,000.

  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021

    Two U. of I. students reported that their skateboards had been stolen around 6 p.m. Sunday near Goodwin Avenue and St. Mary’s Road, Urbana. The students left their skateboards, which together have an estimated value of $179, unattended near the roadway while they were off taking photographs in the area.

  • Monday, March 8, 2021

    U. of I. student Dilan Aguilar, 21, of Champaign, was arrested at 2:57 a.m. Saturday near Wright and Green streets, Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police initially were called by Student Patrol officers who observed Aguilar unconscious in the driver’s seat of his vehicle while it was parked and not running.