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  • Monday, March 1, 2021

    A hit-and-run accident was reported at 10:03 a.m. Saturday at the Personnel Services Building, 52 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign. Officers were called after a vehicle that had been stolen in Champaign earlier that day struck the building. The driver apparently left the area on foot before officers arrived. The damage to the vehicle is estimated at $3,000. The building was also damaged, but a repair estimate was not immediately available.

  • Friday, February 26, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had damaged a toilet seat Tuesday or Wednesday at Oglesby Hall, 1005 College Court, Urbana. The cost to replace the seat is $46.12.

  • Thursday, February 25, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported Monday that a catalytic converter had been stolen from a university shuttle bus sometime prior to Feb. 16 while it was parked near the Housing Food Stores building, 1321 S. Oak St., Champaign. The auto part has an estimated value of $1,100.

  • Monday, February 22, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Friday, February 19, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, February 18, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, February 15, 2021

    At 5:35 p.m. Friday, it was reported that an unknown offender stole $40 in merchandise from the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign.

  • Friday, February 12, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that he had been the victim of deceptive practices between Feb. 5 and Tuesday. The student was contacted via social media by an unknown person who claimed to be wealthy and wanted to help the student. The offender sent checks to the student, who was directed to deposit the money into his account and then use an online banking app to send a portion of that money to third parties. The student transferred $1,000 of his own money to other people, and later learned the original checks never cleared.

  • Thursday, February 11, 2021

    At 7:27 p.m. Tuesday, a U. of I. employee reported that someone had drawn a swastika on a virtual drawing board during an online meeting earlier that day. The person who drew the image did not use university-affiliated login credentials to access the meeting.

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    At 9:18 p.m. Tuesday outside of Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, Austen M. Glynn, 20, no address provided, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for theft. Police initially were called to Davenport Hall, 607 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, to respond to an in-progress burglary after two students walked in on Glynn reportedly attempting to steal clothing items from an office. Glynn dropped the items, ran from the office and was detained by police several blocks away. 

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, February 8, 2021

    At 12:15 a.m. Sunday at their residence in the 700 block of South Sixth Street, Champaign, U. of I. students Michael B. Flynn and Atticus C. Helfer, both 19, were issued city of Champaign notices to appear in court for hosting a nuisance party. Police initially were called to the residence because of a loud party. Officers observed more than 10 people in attendance, in violation of a local health ordinance.

  • Friday, February 5, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, February 4, 2021

    At 2:11 a.m. Saturday at his apartment in the 500 block of East Stoughton Street, Champaign, U. of I. student George K. Joseph, 21, was issued a city of Champaign notice to appear in court for hosting a nuisance party. Police initially were called to the residence because of a loud party. Officers observed more than 10 people in attendance, in violation of a local health ordinance.

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    Between Sunday and Tuesday, a wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 1900 block of South Orchard Street, Urbana. The wallet contained cash and banking cards. There was no information on whether the vehicle was locked, but the driver’s side door was ajar when the owner returned to it.

    A U. of I. employee reported that a catalytic converter had been stolen from his vehicle Monday while it was parked at the Vet Med Chiller Plant, 1009 St. Mary's Road, Urbana. The vehicle part has an estimated value of $500. 

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Kingsley L. Lemon, 22, of Champaign, was arrested at 10:17 p.m. Monday near First and Healey streets, Champaign, on a Cook County, Illinois, warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Police stopped Lemon’s vehicle after a records check showed the outstanding arrest warrant.

    A U. of I. employee reported that someone had entered and searched through his unlocked vehicle overnight Saturday or Sunday while it was parked in the 1900 block of South Orchard Street, Urbana. The employee told police nothing had been stolen.

  • Monday, February 1, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that a catalytic converter had been stolen from a university-owned vehicle between Dec. 22 and Jan. 22 while it was parked at the SoyFACE facility, 1114 County Road 1200E, Savoy, Illinois. The vehicle part has an estimated value of $3,000.

  • Friday, January 29, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that a package containing a set of headphones had been stolen Jan. 11 from his apartment in the 1800 block of South Orchard Place, Urbana. The headphones have a retail value of $583.

  • Thursday, January 28, 2021

    A U. of I. employee reported that a former U. of I. student had called his office several times and made threatening statements. The incident remains under investigation.

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported that her bed comforter had been stolen between noon and 3 p.m. Sunday from an Orchard Downs Family Housing laundry facility at 2050 S. Orchard St., Urbana. The comforter has an estimated value of $40.

  • Monday, January 25, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, January 21, 2021

    A U. of I. student reported Tuesday that someone had made $1,934 in fraudulent charges to his debit card. The student was in possession of his card at the time the transactions were made.

     

  • Friday, January 22, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    The owner of a business in the 700 block of South Gregory Street reported Tuesday that someone had cashed a $762 check from the owner’s business account without the owner’s consent. The owner wrote the check in October 2020 to pay a bill, but the check had been stolen from the mail before it reached its destination.

    A U. of I. student reported that two bicycles had been stolen between Nov. 22 and Jan. 14 from Hopkins Hall, 1208 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycles, which together have an estimated value of $500, were locked to a rack.

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Friday, January 15, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, January 14, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    A car was burglarized at 11:07 a.m. Monday at U. of I. parking garage C7, 801 S. Sixth St., Champaign. A U. of I. security officer called police at 2:23 a.m. Tuesday when he found a vehicle with the front passenger window broken out and evidence that someone had rummaged through it. A review of security camera footage showed that the burglary occurred Monday morning. The estimated cost to repair the vehicle is $249. 

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, January 11, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Friday, January 8, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, January 7, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    Benjamin W. Burrows, 49, no address provided, was arrested at 12:58 p.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of East Green Street, Champaign, on an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant for a parole violation. A police officer recognized Burrows and was aware of the warrant.

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, January 4, 2021

    The manager of a car rental business at Willard Airport, 11 Airport Road, Savoy, Illinois, reported Dec. 22 that one of its vehicles had been stolen. The vehicle, which has an estimated value of $28,083, was rented Oct. 24 and was not returned at the end of the rental period on Oct. 29. The person who rented the vehicle has not responded to multiple messages from the business.

    At 12:40 p.m. Dec. 23 in the 0-100 block of East Washington Street, Champaign, Jeremy J. Kolesar, 41, no address provided, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court for criminal trespassing on state-supported land. Kolesar was identified as one of the people involved in a Dec. 9 fight outside of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana. Kolesar previously had been issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property.

    Heidi N. Burns, 37, of Champaign, was arrested at 2:26 a.m. Friday in the 400 block of North Dunlap Avenue, Savoy, Illinois, for driving under the influence, illegal transportation of alcohol, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident and illegal possession of cannabis in a vehicle. Police initially were called by a Willard Airport crash rescue crew member who saw Burns’ vehicle ramming a security fence multiple times as she was attempting to leave the airport property. Police stopped Burns at a nearby gas station after she left the airport property. Upon searching the vehicle, officers found an open container of alcohol, cannabis and MDMA pills.

    A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between Nov. 19-30 at Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $400, was locked to a rack.

  • Wednesday, December 23, 2020

    On Sunday, it was reported that a U. of I. student was sexually assaulted in October 2019 at a fraternity house. The identity of the offender is not known.

    Arien G. Melton, 32, of Champaign, was arrested at 7:21 p.m. Tuesday near Dunlap Avenue and Arbour Towne Place, Savoy, Illinois, on a Champaign Count arrest warrant for a probation violation. Melton’s vehicle initially was stopped because its registration was expired and a records check indicated that Melton’s license had been suspended.

    There will be no police report Thursday through Jan. 3 because of the holiday. Daily police reports will resume Jan. 4.

  • Tuesday, December 22, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, December 21, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Friday, December 18, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, December 17, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, December 14, 2020

    At 11:14 p.m. Friday at her residence in the 900 block of South First Street, Champaign, U. of I. student Brianna M. Wolski, 21, was issued a city of Champaign notice to appear in court for hosting a nuisance party. Police initially were called to the residence because of a loud party. Officers observed that more than 10 people were in attendance, in violation of a local health code.

  • Friday, December 11, 2020

    A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday from the Engineering Sciences Building, 1101 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $200, was locked to a rack.

  • Thursday, December 10, 2020

    At 3:05 p.m. Wednesday near Third Street and University Avenue, Champaign, Joshua B. Garrard, 29, no address provided, was issued a state of Illinois notice to appear in court related to a Coles County, Illinois, warrant for failure to appear in court. Police initially were called by a witness who saw two men fighting outside of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana. Garrard was identified as one of the men involved.