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  • Monday, October 26, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Oct. 15 and Thursday from Scott Hall, 202 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $200, was locked to a rack.

    At 12:16 p.m. Thursday near his residence in the 2900 block of West Kirby Avenue, Champaign, U. of I. employee Anthony T. Brown, 45, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for theft. Brown is accused of stealing a $350 bike Sept. 25 from a rack outside of the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.

    A U. of I. employee reported Oct. 23 that someone had painted a message on the side of the Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The estimated cost to remove the graffiti is $100.

  • Friday, October 23, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that her motorcycle had been stolen between Monday and Wednesday from U. of I. parking lot C-9, 1003 S. Sixth St., Champaign. The motorcycle has an estimated value of $3,500.

  • Thursday, October 22, 2020

    A U. of I. employee reported Tuesday that someone had used a sharp object to scratch the side of her vehicle. At the time of the report, the vehicle was parked in U. of I. parking lot E-14, 1625 S. First St., Champaign. It’s not known when or where the damage occurred. An estimate to repair the damage was not available.

    At 6:56 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of First Street and Gregory Drive, Champaign, a woman reported that she had been threatened by another person after being involved in a traffic accident. Immediately following the collision, the driver of one vehicle threatened to strike the woman.

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020

    An employee of a restaurant in the Illini Union food court, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana, reported that someone had entered the restaurant through an unlocked door between 5:30-6 a.m. Monday and stole a cash register drawer.

    A U. of I. student reported that a package had been stolen Oct. 7 from the lobby of his apartment building at 700 S. Gregory St., Urbana. The package has an estimated value of $420.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen Monday or Tuesday from Van Doren Hall, 1215 S. Fourth St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $600, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. student reported that he had been defrauded of $3,500 Monday. The student received a call from someone purporting to be a law enforcement officer from Chicago who had a warrant for the student’s arrest related to a drug investigation. To resolve the warrant, the student was instructed to wire $2,500 to an unknown person via Bitcoin and also purchase $1,000 in gift cards to a retail store and read the card information over the phone. The student complied with the instructions.

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, October 19, 2020

    of I. student Maxwell J. Moews, 20, of Champaign, was arrested at 2:03 a.m. Sunday near Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, Champaign, for driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal transportation of alcohol, operating an uninsured vehicle and failure to yield. Moews’ vehicle initially was stopped because of a traffic violation. After the arrest, an officer found open containers of beer in the vehicle.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Oct. 11 and Saturday from Bousfield Hall, 1214 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimate value of $300, was locked to a rack.

    It was reported that a U. of I. student was sexually assaulted Sept. 18 at a fraternity house by a person known to the victim.

    On Aug. 19, a U. of I. student reported that cash had been stolen from her backpack that was left unattended in an employee locker room at the Housing Food Stores building, 1321 S. Oak St., Champaign.

    Jalen K. Herod, 21, of Chicago, was arrested at 11:17 p.m. Thursday near Wright and Daniel streets, Champaign, for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and resisting a police officer. Herod was a passenger in a vehicle that initially was stopped for disobeying a stop sign. A records check showed that Herod was wanted on a Blue Island, Illinois, arrest warrant. Herod attempted to run from police officers as they arrested him. Officers subsequently found a loaded handgun in his jacket pocket.

  • Friday, October 16, 2020

    Neilmeyer D. Anderson, 30, of Champaign, was arrested at 5:19 p.m. Thursday near University Avenue and Market Street, Champaign, on an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant for a parole violation. A police officer recognized Anderson and was aware of the warrant.

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had painted graffiti between Tuesday and Wednesday inside of a tunnel at the Atkins Golf Club, 2600 S. Stone Creek Blvd., Urbana. The estimated cost to remove the paint is $50. 

    A U. of I. student reported Wednesday that someone had fraudulently used the student’s name, birthdate and Social Security number to purchase a cellphone contract. The student discovered the identity theft when he found a credit report that showed he owed $7,252.24 to the cellphone company.

  • Thursday, October 15, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Monday and Wednesday from Trelease Hall, 901 W. College Court, Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $150, was locked to a rack.

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020

    At 11:17 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of South Second Street, Champaign, U. of I. student John J. Jackson was issued a city of Champaign notice to appear in court for hosting a nuisance party. Jackson was cited after police were called to his apartment for the second time that night on complaints of a loud party.

    Chase L. Henson, 21, of Rantoul, Illinois, was arrested at 8:12 a.m. Monday at Roger Adams Laboratory, 600 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, for burglary, obstruction of justice and trespassing on state-supported property. Police initially were called because Henson was found asleep in an office that was not his. Upon arrival, officers determined that Henson had broken into several laboratories overnight and damaged lab equipment, computers and office furniture, causing at least $8,500 in damage. Henson previously had been issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property and gave police false information when questioned.

  • Monday, October 12, 2020

    At 5:05 p.m. Friday near Goodwin Avenue and Nevada Street, Urbana, U. of I. student Joshua R. Gray, 29, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for unlawful storage of weapons. The notice was the result of an investigation into Gray’s conduct at the Chez Veterans Center, 908 W. Nevada St., Urbana. Earlier in the day, a judge issued a Firearms Restraining Order along with a search warrant for Gray’s residence.  Detectives found a semi-automatic handgun along with ammunition. 

    At 5 p.m. Sunday at his residence in the 900 block of South First Street, Champaign, U. of I. student Caleb W. Foster-Coburn, 21, was issued city of Champaign notices to appear in court for hosting a nuisance party, endangering public health and reckless conduct. Foster-Coburn received the citations after further investigation into an Aug. 28 party at his apartment.

    Theodis White, 66, of Champaign, was arrested at 9:49 p.m. Friday near University Avenue and Market Street, Champaign, on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. A police officer recognized White and was aware of the warrant.

    Khristian M. Williams, 28, no address provided, was arrested at 4:54 p.m. Saturday near Third Street and Springfield Avenue, Champaign, on a Champaign County warrant for harassment and making threats. A police officer recognized Williams and was aware of the warrant.

  • Friday, October 9, 2020

    A U. of I. employee reported that he was robbed of cash and his cellphone at 4:36 p.m. Thursday near his residence in the 2100 block of South Orchard Street, Urbana. The victim and offender met through an online marketplace and had arranged to meet so the victim could purchase electronics items from the offender. When the victim arrived with cash to make the purchase, the offender produced a handgun and demanded the money. The investigation is ongoing.

    A U. of I. student reported Thursday that someone had made unauthorized charges to his credit card on Jan. 22. The student disputed the charges, which totaled $415.13, with the credit card company and recovered the lost funds.

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between Sept. 28-30 from Snyder Hall, 206 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $400, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 7-11 p.m. Wednesday from Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $800, was locked to a rack.

  • Thursday, October 8, 2020

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had etched a profanity into an elevator door between Monday and Wednesday at the Natural Resources Studies Annex, 1910 S. Griffith Drive, Champaign. The estimated cost to repair the damage is $500.

    A U. of I. student reported that she had received several calls and texts from an unknown man who threatened to post nude photos of the student on the internet if the student refused to meet with the man. The caller referred to personal information about the student. It is unknown whether the caller possesses such photos or how he would have obtained them.

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2020

    U. of I. student Joshua R. Gray, 29, was arrested at 9:48 a.m. Tuesday at his residence at the Chez Veterans Center, 908 W. Nevada St., Urbana, for criminal defacement of property. Gray was identified as the person who used spray paint to write messages on a university sidewalk during an Aug. 14 demonstration near the Alma Mater statue at Green and Wright streets, Urbana.

    James M. McCammon, 54, no address provided, was arrested at 3:12 p.m. Tuesday near Fremont and Walnut streets, Champaign, on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. An officer recognized McCammon and was aware of the warrant.

  • Tuesday, October 06, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had written fraudulent checks totaling $1,841.73 and charged against the account of a U. of I. registered student organization. Nineteen fraudulent checks were written between April 27 and Thursday.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen Sunday or Monday from Bousfield Hall, 1212 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $450, was locked to a rack.

  • Monday, October 5, 2020

    At 5:27 p.m. Sunday near Neil and Green streets, Champaign, Oshay S. Shelby, 23, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court related to a previous citation he had received for driving with a suspended license. An officer initially stopped the vehicle after a records check showed that its registered owner, Shelby, who was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the stop, had an outstanding Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court to answer the suspended license charge.

    At 10:38 p.m. Sunday near Neil Street and University Avenue, Champaign, Cherianna M. Wright, 31, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court related to a previous citation she had received for driving with a suspended license. An officer initially stopped the vehicle after a records check showed that its registered owner, Wright, had an outstanding Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court to answer the suspended license charge.

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had damaged a $10 bumper magnet affixed to her vehicle while it was parked in U. of I. lot E-2, 609 Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday.

  • Friday, October 2, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, October 1, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Sunday and Tuesday at Busey-Evans Residence Halls, 1111 W. Nevada St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $240, was locked to a rack.

    Drew J. Knight, 27, no address provided, was arrested at 5:48 p.m. Wednesday near Third Street and Springfield Avenue, Champaign, on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. A police officer recognized Knight and was aware of the warrant.

  • Wednesday, Sept 30, 2020

    On Tuesday, a U. of I. employee reported that vandalism and theft had occurred at the Idea Garden, 2000 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana. On Sept. 18, a garden trellis valued at $30 was found destroyed. On Monday, gardeners found two plants valued at $30 had been stolen from their containers.

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    At 4:31 p.m. Monday, a U. of I. student reported that someone had scratched her vehicle with a sharp object while it was parked in a lot near First Street and Windsor Road, Champaign. An estimate to repair the damage was not immediately available.

  • Monday, September 28, 2020

    At 5:04 p.m. Saturday, a U. of I. student was walking from her car in parking lot D-6 toward Burrill Hall in the 400 block of South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana. A man followed her, asked her for the time, and grabbed the student’s car keys from her hand. The man then returned to the student’s car and drove away. The vehicle was later recovered in a neighboring police jurisdiction, but the driver had fled. Police continue to investigate.

    At 12:15 a.m. Sunday at his residence in the 300 block of East Green Street, Champaign, U. of I. student Anthony A. Hanna, 19, was issued a city of Champaign notice to appear in court for endangering public health. Police were called by a witness who complained that a large party was underway in Hanna’s apartment.

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between 5:45-7:45 a.m. Friday at the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $350, was locked to a rack.

  • Friday, September 25, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that he was the victim of an attempted robbery at 9:23 p.m. Thursday outside of Everitt Laboratory, 1406 W. Green St., Urbana. The student was seated under the northeast awning where he was approached by a person who demanded money. No weapon was displayed during the robbery attempt, but the offender grabbed the student by the arm and threatened to shoot him. The student called 911, and the offender ran away.

  • Thursday, September 24, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 4 p.m. Tuesday and noon Wednesday from Hopkins Hall, 1208 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $250, was locked to a rack.

    At 11 p.m. Wednesday near Florida Avenue and Maryland Drive, Urbana, Eric V. Marshall, 23, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for driving with a suspended license. Marshall was a passenger in a vehicle that initially was stopped because its taillights were not illuminated. A records check showed that Marshall was wanted on two Champaign County warrants for failure to appear in court to answer charges of driving with a suspended license.

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020

    At 4:45 p.m. Tuesday near Race Street and Curtis Road, Urbana, Amanda L. Cooley, 34, and Karen L. Cooley, 56, both of Ivesdale, Illinois, were issued state of Illinois notices to appear in court for theft from government property. Police were called by a witness who saw the two women load a vehicle with pumpkins they had taken from a U. of I. research field. The pumpkins have an estimated value of $175.

    Corleone D. Lewis, 23, of Chicago, was arrested at 12:42 p.m. Tuesday near Lincoln Avenue and Ohio Street, Urbana, for domestic battery and interfering with a report of domestic battery. Police initially were called by a witness who saw Lewis assault another person in the 2000 block of South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana. The witness also reported that Lewis prevented that person from calling for help. An officer stopped Lewis’ vehicle as he was driving away from the area.

    At 6:07 p.m. Tuesday near Stadium Drive and Oak Street, Champaign, James I. Carter, 20, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for theft. A resident in the area called police after seeing Carter take packages from porches along First Street. An officer stopped Carter, who was walking away from the area while carrying the stolen items. The total value of the stolen property is estimated to be $85, and the items were returned to their owners.

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had used a marker to write on the inside of a bathroom stall Sunday at Mumford Hall, 1301 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. An estimate to remove the markings was not immediately available.

  • Monday, September 21, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 12:20-3:20 a.m. Saturday at Hopkins Hall, 1208 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $300, was locked to a rack.

    A U. of I. student reported that, between Sept. 14 and Friday, the license plates had been stolen off of her vehicle parked in the 700 block of South Gregory Street, Urbana, and replaced with a different set of license plates. The new plates are from a vehicle that was reported stolen Sept. 14 in Champaign.

  • Friday, September 18, 2020

    At 9:17 p.m. Thursday at his residence in the 400 block of East John Street, Champaign, U. of I. student Thomas J. McDonagh, 20, was issued a city of Champaign notice to appear in court for endangering public health. Police stopped McDonagh after being called to a fraternity house in response to a large party in violation of a local public health ordinance.

  • Thursday, September 17, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between Monday and Wednesday from Busey-Evans residence halls, 1111 W. Nevada St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $80, was locked to a rack.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that he was robbed of cash and other property at 11:13 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of East Gregory Drive, Champaign. The student was approached by four men and was pushed to the ground before his property was taken from him. The men then ran from the area. The student was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police continue to investigate. In a separate report made at 1:04 p.m. Tuesday, a U. of I. student told police that he had seen the police-issued alert about the East Gregory Drive robbery and that he had been the victim of a robbery attempt at 10:40 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of South Locust Street, Champaign. In that attempt, the student was surrounded by a group and struck from behind by a man who demanded money, but the student ran from the group.

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle wheel had been stolen between 12:30-6:30 p.m. Monday at the Medical Sciences Building, 506 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. The wheel has an estimated value of $200. The bicycle was locked to a rack, but the wheel was not.

    Elijah L. Stanley, 27, of Gary, Indiana, was arrested at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of East Green Street, Champaign, on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. An officer initially spoke with Stanley because he was a witness to two other people who were fighting in public.

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020

    On Monday at their residence in the 900 block of South First Street, Champaign, U. of I. students James O. Abegunde, 23, and Seth Chapman, 20, were each issued three city of Champaign notices to appear in court for hosting a nuisance party, endangering public health and reckless conduct. The city ordinance violation notices were issued following further inquiry into an Aug. 28 party at their residence with more than 10 people.

  • Monday, September 14, 2020

    A U. of I. employee reported Sept. 11 that she had received a threatening telephone call from two people known to the employee. The callers made threats of physical violence against the victim.

    Two U. of I. students reported that they had been defrauded of $150 each Thursday after attempting to buy headphones. The headphones offered through an online dealer were purported to be brand name, but the students received knockoff versions after purchasing them.

    At 8:45 a.m. Thursday, a U. of I. employee reported that someone had cut a hole in a chain link fence to access university property in the 0-100 block of East Stadium Drive, Champaign. The door to a small building on the property was found ajar, and a small toolbox was missing. The damage to the fence is estimated at $500, and the toolbox and its contents are valued at $300.

    A U. of I. student reported Thursday that she had been the victim of a telephone scam. The student received a call from someone purporting to be a member of the U.S. Marshals Service who claimed that the student’s Social Security number had been compromised and that he had a warrant for her arrest. He directed the student to wire $2,900 to an unknown account via Bitcoin to resolve the matter. The student completed the transaction and then contacted police after the caller demanded more money.

  • Friday, September 11, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, September 10, 2020

    At 10:17 p.m. Tuesday near the corner of Fourth and Daniel streets, Champaign, Connor A. Adams, 19, of Champaign, and Thomas F. Furst, 19, of Champaign, were issued notices to appear in court for endangering public health. An officer stopped the vehicle driven by Adams for driving the wrong way on a one-way street. All four occupants of the vehicle were under the age of 21, and an unopened case of beer was observed in the vehicle.  

    At 2:47 p.m. Wednesday, Angus D. Gardner, 60, of Urbana, was issued a notice to appear in court for violating a no-trespass order for state-supported property. Gardner was found by police removing scrap metal from Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. Gardner previously had been issued a no-trespass order.

    At 4:52 p.m. Wednesday, a U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen from a rack located at 1214 S. First St., Champaign, between March 14 and Aug. 21. The bicycle had been locked to the rack; its value is unknown.

    At 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Heath D. Cozad, 25, of Urbana, was arrested for an outstanding Clay County warrant. Cozad was the passenger in a vehicle that had been stopped near the intersection of Fourth Street and Springfield Avenue, Champaign.

  • Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    At 1:53 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of East Springfield Avenue, Champaign, Caleb A. Langenfeld, 19, of Champaign, was issued a notice to appear in court for an outstanding Champaign County probation violation warrant. The vehicle was stopped after an officer observed Langenfeld using a cellphone while driving.

  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020

    At 9:55 p.m. Saturday, a U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen from Florida Avenue Residence Halls, 1005 College Court, Urbana, between Sept. 3-5.  The bike was valued at $400.

    At 11:09 p.m. Sunday, a U. of I. student reported that a tire on his vehicle had been punctured while parked in a lot in the 900 block of South Fifth Street, Champaign. Damage was estimated at $83. 

    On Friday, a U. of I. student reported that she had been followed on three separate occasions between Aug. 27 and Sept. 3 in the Main Quad area, Urbana. On the first occasion, the person asked for directions but continued following her. The same person followed her again an two other occasions.

    At 3:40 p.m. Thursday at 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, Alex Miller, 21, of Champaign, was issued three city of Champaign notices to appear in court for hosting a nuisance party, reckless conduct and endangering the public health.  On Aug. 28, officers witnessed a loud party at Miller’s residence in the 100 block of East John Street, Champaign.  Attendees were not social distancing or wearing face coverings, and more than 10 people were present. 

    On Thursday, Emmanuel O. Imarenezor, 21, of Champaign was issued three city of Champaign notices to appear in court for hosting a nuisance party, reckless conduct and endangering the public health. Imarenezor was identified by officers as an attendee and leaseholder of the residence in the 900 block of South First Street, Champaign, where a large party was witnessed on Aug. 28.

  • Friday, September 4, 2020

    Tuesday at 909 S. First St., Champaign, Abdulraheem Adeyombo, 19, of Champaign, was issued three city of Champaign notices to appear in court for hosting a nuisance party, reckless conduct and endangering the public health. At 10:45 p.m. on Aug. 28, officers disbanded a large party at Adeyombo’s address in which more than 10 people were present and attendees were not socially distanced and not wearing masks.

    At 1 a.m. Tuesday at 2001 S. Orchard St., Urbana, a U. of I. student reported seeing an unknown male looking in her bedroom window. The offender fled when the student screamed.

  • Thursday, September 3, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 5 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Monday from Illinois Street Residence Halls, 918 W. Illinois St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $446, was locked to a rack.

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020

    At 2:36 p.m. Monday at Washington Park, 245 Chalmers St., Champaign, Juncheng Guo, 25, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for trespassing to state-supported land. Police were called when Guo refused to leave a COVID-19 testing site.

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between Aug. 26-27 from Hopkins Hall, 1208 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $375, was locked to a rack.

  • Monday, August 31, 2020

    At 11:40 p.m. Saturday, in the 800 block of south First Street, Champaign, Kamlaron M. McGuire-Williams, 20, of Danville, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for resisting/obstructing a police officer. McGuire-Williams was initially stopped by police for failure to signal. Officers smelled the odor of cannabis and observed open alcohol in the vehicle. McGuire-Williams exited the vehicle and subsequently fled from officers, but was apprehended after a short foot chase.

     

    A U. of I. student that reported his bicycle was stolen between midnight and 10 a.m. Saturday from Sherman Hall, 909 S. Fifth St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $500, was locked to a rack.

     

    At 11:52 p.m. Saturday at 1007 S. Third St., Champaign, Joseph A. Lopez, 21, of Chicago, was issued a city of Champaign notice to appear in court for a loud noise violation. Officers were dispatched to the area after complaints were received about the noise.

  • Friday, August 28, 2020

    At 6 p.m. Wednesday at 801 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, Joshua R. Gray, 29, of Urbana, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for criminal damage to property. Gray was identified as the offender using spray paint on the sidewalk near the Alma Mater statue during a protest.

    At 10:33 p.m. Thursday near the corner of Healey and First streets, Champaign, Tajh L. Brown, 25, of Urbana, was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of a firearm. Brown was initially stopped by police for driving without headlights. Upon smelling an odor of cannabis, police asked Brown to exit the vehicle. A firearm was discovered when it began to fall out of Brown’s pocket. A passenger also was cited for possession of adult-use cannabis in a vehicle.

    At 12:01 a.m. Friday at Willard Airport, 11 Airport Road, Savoy, Nicholas M. Czarny, 26, of Rankin, Illinois, was cited for driving under a suspended license. Officers were dispatched to the area after witnesses reported Czarny entering rental cars without permission. Czarny also was issued a no-trespass notice for all U. of I. property.

  • Thursday, August 27, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that he had been the victim of an exploitation scam. An unknown offender contacted the student Aug. 19 through a social media app and demanded money or the offender would post a nude video of the student on the internet. The video had been taken without the student’s consent. The student did not pay, and the video has not been posted.

    At 1:06 a.m. Tuesday, a U. of I. employee reported that someone damaged the glass surrounding the south entrance of the Education Building, 1310 S. Sixth St., Champaign. The damage appeared to be caused by a BB gun. The estimated cost to repair the damage is $1,000.

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between Monday and Tuesday from Daniels Hall, 1010 W. Green St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $200, was locked to a rack.

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported Tuesday that numerous personal items valued at $390 were missing from a shipment containing the belongings of their residence hall room at Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The student had arranged to have the items shipped to a permanent address.

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2020

    At 5:39 p.m. Wednesday, a U. of I. student reported that his bicycle was stolen from a rack located near the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana. The bicycle, valued at $150, was locked to a rack.

  • Monday, August 24, 2020

    At 10:15 a.m. Sunday in the 2200 block of South First Street, Champaign, Zachary W. Overman, 27, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear for failure to appear in court. Police were initially dispatched to the area to check on a disturbance and discovered that Overman had an outstanding Champaign County arrest warrant.

    At 11:34 a.m. Saturday, a U. of I. student reported that his wallet was stolen while on a Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District bus Friday evening. The student’s debit cards were subsequently used in transactions by the offender.

    During an investigative stop at 8:46 p.m. Friday near the corner of Springfield Avenue and Sixth Street, Champaign, U. of I. student Griffin H. Zweiback, 18, of Highland Park, Illinois, was arrested on an outstanding Lee County warrant.

  • Friday, August 21, 2020

    Nothing to report. 

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020

    A U. of I. employee reported that her bicycle was stolen between 2-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $150, was locked to a rack.

  • Wednesday, August 19, 2020

    Between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a U. of I. student’s bicycle wheels were stolen from the bicycle rack at Loomis Laboratory, 1110 W. Green St., Urbana. The bicycle frame was locked to the rack.

  • Monday, August 17, 2020

    At 5:09 p.m. Friday in the 1400 block of West Green Street, Urbana, U. of I. student Jiapeng Huang, 19, of Champaign, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for public indecency. Huang is accused of inappropriately touching himself while at a bus stop. After the incident was reported, U. of I. police located Huang and issued the citation.

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020

    At 7 p.m. Sunday, it was reported that paint was used to draw slogans and pictures on the sidewalk near the Alma Mater statue located in the 1400 block of West Green Street, Urbana, during an organized protest Friday. No damage estimate was provided.