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  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, August 2, 2021

    At 11:32 p.m. Sunday, a U. of I. security officer reported that someone had painted graffiti on the pavement of U. of I. parking garage F-29, 1001 S. Dorner Drive, Urbana. The officer estimated that the graffiti was a week or two old. An estimated cost to repair the damage was not immediately available.

    Cori A. Childers, 38, of Urbana, was arrested at 9:06 a.m. Saturday near Mathews and University avenues, Urbana, on three Champaign County warrants for failure to appear in court. Police initially were called by a witness who saw Childers removing scrap metal from a university-owned receptacle.

    Jamarquis A. Ross, 21, of Champaign, was arrested at 10:46 p.m. Saturday near Springfield and Lincoln avenues, Urbana, on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. An officer who was aware of the warrant initiated a traffic stop upon recognizing Ross’ vehicle.

    Maurice D. Townsend, 18, of Champaign, was arrested at 11:55 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of West University Avenue, Urbana, on a Champaign County warrant for contempt of court. Townsend was a passenger in a vehicle that initially was stopped for disobeying a red light.

  • Friday, July 30, 2021

    At 12:30 a.m. Friday at his residence in the 1000 block of South Smith Road, Urbana, Tarrio T. Smith, 39, 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 by a witness who heard Smith arguing with another person.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 3:30-8 p.m. Thursday from the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science, 201 N. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $500, was locked to a rack.

  • Thursday, July 29, 2021

    Elijah X. Arellano, 24, of Champaign, was arrested at 1:21 a.m. Thursday near University Avenue and Wright Street, Champaign, on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Police initially approached Arellano to check on him while he was using a flashlight to search the area around a closed business.

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    U. of I. student Huai Xu, 26, was arrested at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday at her residence in the 1900 block of South Orchard Street, Urbana, for domestic battery. Police initially were called by a witness who saw Xu strike another U. of I. student with whom she is in a dating relationship.

  • Tuesday, July 27, 2021

    Gregory A. Smith, 31, was arrested at 4:35 p.m. Friday at his residence in the 1000 block of South Mattis Avenue, Champaign, for harassment by telephone. It was reported that Smith had sent telephone messages that included threats of violence to someone whom he previously dated.

    Dustin M. Watson, 31, of Champaign, was arrested at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday near Second and White streets, Champaign, on three Champaign County warrants for failure to appear in court and three Rantoul, Illinois, warrants for retail theft, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police initially approached Watson to check on his welfare when they saw him lying in the grass near a sidewalk.

  • Monday, July 26, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that an incident of indecent exposure occurred at 4:45 p.m. Friday at the Music Building, 1114 W. Nevada St., Urbana. The employee reported that he observed an unknown man who had dropped his pants and appeared to be touching his genitals while playing piano in a classroom. The man left the building immediately upon being confronted by the employee.

    A U. of I. employee reported that a man was seen urinating at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the Children’s Research Center, 51 E. Gerty Drive, Champaign. Two young students saw the man urinating and reported the incident to their teacher.

    At 11:47 a.m. Friday in the 1700 block of South First Street, Champaign, Kyrell N. Brown, 28, 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. Fire department personnel had responded to assist Brown after he was found unconscious on a Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus. Fire personnel called police after they found an air pellet pistol in his bag and he became uncooperative with medics.

  • Friday, July 23, 2021

    Elizabeth H. Delozier, 68, of Champaign, was arrested at 10:08 p.m. Thursday near Fourth Street and Windsor Road, Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Delozier’s vehicle initially was stopped because she was driving erratically and committed several traffic violations. 

    A U. of I. professor reported that he received a threatening text message from an unknown person at 10:18 p.m. Monday.

    Gordon R. Ficklin, 47, of Tolono, Illinois, was arrested at 5:05 p.m. Thursday near Curtis Road and Dunlap Avenue, Savoy, Illinois, for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of drugs and on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Police initially were called by a witness who saw Ficklin unconscious in his vehicle, which was stopped in a ditch beside the road. Officers searched the vehicle after learning of the outstanding warrant and smelling a strong odor of cannabis emanating from the vehicle. They found a handgun, ammunition and drug paraphernalia coated with cocaine residue.

  • Thursday, July 22, 2021

    At 7:06 a.m. Wednesday at the I Hotel and Conference Center, 1900 S. First St., Champaign, Courtnie N. Cox-Coleman, 27, 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. Hotel staff initially called police after Cox-Coleman refused to leave the property.

  • Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that catalytic converters had been stolen from two university-owned vehicles between Friday and Monday while they were parked at the Agronomy Seed Farm, 2102 S. Wright St., Urbana. The estimated cost to repair both vehicles is $3,500. In a separate incident, another U. of I. employee reported that a catalytic converter was stolen during the same time frame from a university-owned vehicle parked on university property at 1932 S. Wright St., Urbana. The estimated cost to repair the vehicle is $1,500. These crimes are in addition to three similar thefts of catalytic converters reported Monday at the Agronomy Seed Farm.

  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021

    At 1:08 p.m. Monday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, Dominique L. Harris, no address provided, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for retail theft. Store security personnel called police after seeing Harris attempt to leave the store without paying for a clothing item with a retail value of $65.

    A U. of I. employee reported that catalytic converters had been stolen between Saturday and Monday from three university-owned vehicles parked at the Agronomy Seed Farm, 2102 S. Wright St., Urbana. The estimated cost to repair all three vehicles is $4,500.

  • Monday, July 19, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Friday, July 16, 2021

    Victor Tanksley III, 33, of Urbana, was arrested at 2:23 a.m. Thursday near University Avenue and McCullough Street, Urbana, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Tanksley’s vehicle initially was stopped because it was swerving in the roadway.

  • Thursday, July 15, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had stolen cash from her vehicle between 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday while it was parked inside U. of I. parking garage B-4, 1201 W. University Ave., Urbana. It is unknown whether the vehicle was locked. While the officer was speaking with the first victim, another U. of I. employee approached and reported that someone had stolen cash from her vehicle parked in the same area. The second vehicle had been left unlocked.

  • Wednesday, July 14, 2021

    Timothy Maiden, 22, of Champaign, was arrested at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of East Springfield Avenue, Champaign, on three Champaign County warrants for failure to appear in court. Maiden’s vehicle initially was stopped because its registration was expired.

    At 2:54 p.m. Friday at the U. of I. Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, Kayonna A Bufford, 21, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for identity theft. Investigators identified Bufford as the person who in September 2020 allegedly took out a $1,033 loan at the University of Illinois Community Credit Union, 2201 S. First St., Champaign, using another person’s identification and Social Security information.

  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that his shoes were stolen around 7 p.m. Monday from the athletic fields at First Street and Stadium Drive, Champaign. The shoes, which have an estimated value of $130, were left unattended at the edge of the field while the student played soccer.

  • Monday, July 12, 2021

    At 12:01 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of South Mathews Avenue, Urbana, Xavier C. Gourdine, 23, 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 person who saw Gourdine asleep on the sidewalk near the Mechanical Engineering Building, 105 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. Gourdine previously had been issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property.

    At 8:40 a.m. Friday outside of the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, 2902 Newmark Drive, Champaign, Alicia M. Merrell-Sutherland, 48, no address provided, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for trespassing and another related to a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Building staff called police after Merrell-Sutherland unsuccessfully attempted to access the facility. She previously had been issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property.

  • Friday, July 9, 2021

    At 2:45 a.m. Friday near Green Street and Highland Avenue, Champaign, Keandre Delaney, 34, 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. Delaney was a passenger in a vehicle that was initially stopped for speeding. 

    At 1:30 a.m. Friday near Fourth and Gregory streets, Champaign, Tamika Davis, 47, 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 initially were called by a security guard who found Davis sleeping on a sidewalk grate.

  • Thursday, July 8, 2021

    Frederick L. Coffey, 29, of Urbana, was arrested at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday near Green and Third streets, Champaign, for driving with a suspended license, operating an uninsured vehicle, driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Coffey’s vehicle initially was stopped because he was driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

  • Wednesday, July 7, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021

    Clifton M. Washington, 22, of Urbana, was arrested at 9:42 p.m. Friday near University Avenue and Wright Street, Champaign, for domestic battery, resisting a police officer and on a Livingston County, Illinois, warrant for failure to appear in court. In the same incident, Shavon Q. Tatum, 29, of Urbana, was arrested for aggravated battery to a police officer. Police initially were called by a witness who saw Washington fighting with a woman. Washington resisted as officers handcuffed him. After Washington’s arrest, Tatum struck an officer in the face while the officer attempted to collect Washington’s property from Tatum, who was present during the domestic battery but was not the victim.

  • Friday, July 2, 2021

    James N. Smith, 20, of Champaign, was arrested at 1:08 p.m. Thursday near White and Elm streets, Champaign, for aggravated unlawful use of weapons, possession of cannabis on school grounds with intent to deliver, and on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Smith was driving near an elementary school when he was stopped by Street Crimes Task Force officers who recognized his vehicle and were aware that he was driving with a suspended license. Police searched the vehicle after smelling a strong odor of cannabis and found a backpack containing a handgun and cannabis individually wrapped for delivery.

    At 6:51 p.m. Thursday near the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Malique D. Hyde, 20, 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 called to check on Hyde, who passersby reported was exhibiting odd behavior.

  • Thursday, July 1, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, June 28, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had stolen loose change and a wallet from his vehicle overnight June 14 or June 15 while it was parked near the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, 306 N. Wright St., Urbana. It is not known whether the vehicle was locked.

  • Friday, June 25, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, June 24, 2021

    Marc A. Washington, 32, of Champaign, was arrested at 11:56 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of West Bloomington Road, Champaign, for being a fugitive from justice. Washington was a passenger in a vehicle that was initially stopped because registration records for the license plate number did not match the vehicle. Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle, police learned that Washington was wanted on a Lake County, Indiana, warrant for failure to appear in court.

  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday June 22, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, June 21, 2021

    At 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, U. of I. student Austin D. Kipershtein, 21, of Glenview, Illinois, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for trespassing. Kipershtein was identified as one of three people who entered a sorority house in the 100 block of East John Street without permission May 19. Kipershtein contacted police after a campus safety notice was sent, and he was issued the notice to appear in court Wednesday via certified mail.

  • Friday, June 18, 2021

    Nothing to report. 

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021

    At 2:42 p.m. Tuesday at the U. of I. Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, Myles Q. Gary, 22, no address provided, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for theft. After viewing a security camera image, a U. of I. security officer recognized Gary as the person who reportedly stole a bicycle June 9 from a rack at Loomis Laboratory, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana.

    At 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, U. of I. student Patrick Meier, 21, of Naperville, Illinois, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for trespassing. Meier was identified as one of three people who entered a sorority house in the 100 block of East John Street without permission May 19. Meier contacted police after a campus safety notice was sent, and he was issued the notice to appear in court Wednesday via email to his attorney.

  • Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    A person reported that someone had written in permanent marker on the hood of her vehicle between 2:15-2:45 p.m. Tuesday while it was parked in U. of I. parking lot E-24, 101 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The estimated cost to repair the damage is $50.

    A U. of I. housing security officer reported that someone had broken a window Monday or Tuesday at Wassaja Hall, 1202 S. First St., Champaign. The estimated cost to repair the window is $1,000.

  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that catalytic converters had been stolen from three university-owned vehicles between Friday and Monday from the Agricultural and Biological Engineering Research Farm, 3603 S. Race St., Urbana. The auto parts were cut from the vehicles and have a total estimated value of $7,700. 

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had left a threatening voicemail message Friday at her office at the Education Building, 1310 S. Sixth St., Champaign. The caller was a person who is not known to the victim.

  • Monday, June 14, 2021

    Eugene J.R. Stevenson, 24, was arrested at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at his residence in the 600 block of West Green Street, Urbana, for armed violence, unlawful possession of a firearm and delivery of cannabis. Another resident, Perla R. Juarez, 20, was arrested at the same time for manufacturing cannabis. Police had obtained a search warrant for the apartment as a result of a Street Crimes Task Force investigation into suspected drug activity. Upon searching the residence, officers found a large amount of cannabis packaged for sale and a loaded handgun.

  • Friday, June 11, 2021

    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.

  • Thursday, June 10, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 12:15-2 p.m. Wednesday at Loomis Laboratory, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $100, was locked to a rack.

  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, June 7, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Friday, June 4, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, June 3, 2021

    A university-owned golf cart parked at U. of I. parking lot C-7, at the corner of Sixth and John streets, Champaign, was damaged and its ignition was stolen between May 28 and June 1. Estimates of the damage and the value of the stolen ignition were unavailable.

    Between May 28 and June 1, tools and batteries worth $970 were stolen from a U. of I. Facilities and Services truck parked in the 1500 block of South Oak Street, Champaign.

  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that a Facilities and Services vehicle was entered Tuesday between 4 and 11:26 p.m. at the National Soybean Research Center, 1101 W. Peabody Drive, Urbana.  The employee discovered the vehicle open and items scattered within. It is unknown if the vehicle was locked or if any property was missing.

  • Tuesday, June 1, 2021

    At 11:55 p.m. Saturday near the corner of Fifth and John streets, Champaign, Dominic Parrish, 19, of Champaign, was issued citations for driving without a valid registration and driving without insurance. Parrish's vehicle was initially stopped after an officer observed that the vehicle didn't have license plates.

  • Friday, May 28, 2021

    U. of I. employee Randy L. Parkhurst, 43, of Danville, Illinois, was arrested at 3:59 p.m. Wednesday at the U. of I. Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of a firearm. Police received information that Parkhurst was storing methamphetamine and a firearm in his vehicle while it was parked at Snyder Hall, 206. E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The vehicle was towed to the Public Safety Building and, after obtaining a search warrant, officers found those items in the vehicle.

  • Thursday, May 27, 2021

    Andrew W. Stover, 26, of Loda, Illinois, was arrested at 6:48 p.m. Wednesday near Lincoln and Delaware avenues, Urbana, for driving with a revoked license, possession of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver. Stover’s vehicle initially was stopped when an officer recognized him as the suspect in an unrelated incident that had occurred earlier that day in Champaign. Upon searching the vehicle, police found cocaine and a large amount of methamphetamine.

    Diego Lorenzo-Mateo, 20, no address provided, was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Cross School, 410 W. White St., Champaign, on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. School staff called police when Lorenzo-Mateo refused to leave the school playground.

    A U. of I. employee reported that a $500 bench had been stolen and a $600 picnic table had been destroyed overnight Sunday or Monday at the Pollinatarium, 606 W. Windsor Road, Urbana. Additionally, a door had been removed from a storage shed on the property, and someone had moved several items from the shed and left them near the road.

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had stolen two rings between May 10-13 from her office at Illinois Street Residence Halls, 1010 W. Illinois St., Urbana. It was reported that the office was locked at the time of the theft. The two rings have a total estimated value of $5,000.

  • Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, May 25, 2021

    At 9:31 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of East Gregory Drive, Champaign, Tamika Davis, 47, no address provided, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court related to a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. A passerby initially called police to check on Davis after she was seen sleeping in the grass.

    Hailey A. Burlando, 20, of Chicago, and Jamal Sayed, 20, of Elmhurst, Illinois, were arrested at 11:50 p.m. Friday for domestic battery. Police initially were called to an apartment in the 700 block of South Fourth Street, Champaign, after a neighbor heard fighting. Burlando was still at the apartment when police arrived, and Sayed was found walking in the 500 block of East John Street. After speaking with both, police determined that the two were mutual combatants in a physical altercation as both individuals had visible injuries. None of the injuries required medical attention.

    At 2:51 p.m. Wednesday at the U. of I. Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, William C. O’Donnell III, 22, of Deer Park, Illinois, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for trespassing. O’Donnell was identified as one of three people who entered a sorority house in the 100 block of East John Street without permission at 4:29 a.m. Wednesday. O’Donnell contacted police after a campus safety notice was sent, and he was issued the notice to appear in court after an interview at the Public Safety Building.

  • Friday, May 21, 2021

    Augustina Hobbs, 44, of Urbana, was arrested at 2:17 p.m. Thursday near Clark and Elm streets, Champaign, for domestic battery and on a city of Champaign warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia. Police responded when it was reported that Hobbs had stabbed another person with a screwdriver. The injury did not require medical attention.