Two U. of I. students reported that they were robbed at gunpoint at 12:30 a.m. Friday outside of the Holonyak Micro and Nanotechnology Lab, 208 N. Wright St., Urbana. The students were walking on the Engineering Quad when they were approached by a person who brandished a handgun and demanded their phones and wallets. The students complied, and the offender ran from the area. Police later found the phones and one wallet discarded on a sidewalk, and the found items were returned to the students. The second wallet, which contained cash, credit cards and identification, remains missing. No one was physically injured.
A U. of I. student reported that he was robbed at 10:46 p.m. Thursday at an apartment complex in the 400 block of East Healey Street, Champaign. The student was walking through an underground parking garage when he was approached by two people who demanded the student’s property. Neither of the offenders displayed or threatened the student with a weapon. The offenders fled the area after collecting the student’s property. Police later found the items discarded nearby, except for cash from the student’s wallet. No one was physically injured.
At 8:10 a.m. Thursday at the U. of I. Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, Alicia M. Merrell-Sutherland, 48, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court related to a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Police learned of the warrant when Merrell-Sutherland walked into the Public Safety Building to file paperwork related to a no-trespassing notice she had received.
An employee of a road construction business reported Thursday that someone had driven through freshly poured concrete at a construction site near St. Mary’s Road and Neil Street, Champaign. There was no information available on the estimated cost to repair the damage.
A U. of I. student reported Thursday that her bicycle had been stolen between April 10-17 from Hopkins Hall, 1208 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $150, was locked to a rack.