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INCIDENT: Crime Alert
OCCURRED: October 23, 2011 approximately 10:20 a.m.
LOCATION: 202 E. Peabody Drive (Scott Hall) Champaign
The University of Illinois Police Department is investigating a disorderly conduct incident that occurred in a first floor women’s restroom at Scott Hall (map) located at 202 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign.
On October 23, 2011 at approximately 10:20 a.m. the victim was taking a shower in the first floor women’s restroom located near the southwest corner of Scott Hall. The victim heard the door to the shower stall located next to her shower stall shut, however she did not hear the shower turn on. The victim finished then exited the shower stall and was standing at a sink when she observed the offender exit the shower stall and exit the restroom. The offender was last seen on video running northwest out of the building.
The offender is described as an approximately twenty-four year old dark skinned black male, five feet seven inches tall with a thin build. The offender also had a black goatee. This offender was wearing a black “doo-rag” and a black zip up hoody jacket. The hood on the jacket had white lining. The offender was also wearing light colored blue jeans and white Nike Air Force One Tennis Shoes.
UPDATE on series of burglaries and attempted burglaries.
STEVEN S.LABANA a U of I student from Bloomingdale, Illinois, was arrested at 0122 hours on 10/24/11 for the offense of burglary to a motor vehicle and criminal damage, which occurred at different locations on the UI campus. Labana, while being interviewed incident to arrest, also confessed to multiple residential burglaries that occurred at Weston Hall, 1209 Euclid, Champaign, on 10/23/11. These burglaries were the same as described in the crime alert issued by UIPD on that same date. Based on statements provided by Labana, arresting officers located clothing worn by Labana during those burglaries, along with United States Currency alleged to have been stolen during those offenses.
Labana currently is awaiting arraignment in the Champaign County Correctional Facility.
Additionally, The University of Illinois Police Department is investigating a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries which occurred during the early morning hours of October 23, 2011. These burglaries occurred at Weston Hall (map) located at 1209 Euclid Street, Champaign.
On October 23, 2011 at approximately 4:00 a.m. a resident of the third floor of Weston Hall awoke to an offender walking into her dorm room. When the resident sat up in her bed the offender fled. The resident thought they may have heard the offender running down the stairs.
This offender was described as a male wearing a black sweat shirt and baggy pants.
On October 23, 2011 sometime after 2:30 a.m. two roommates living on the third floor of Weston Hall had cash stolen out of their room while they were asleep. One of the victims also had prescription medicine stolen. There was no offender description in this incident.
On October 23, 2011, during the early morning hours a resident living on the first floor of Weston Hall awoke to an offender in her room. The offender then fled. The resident discovered she was missing cash.
The offender in this incident was described as being a white male with shaggy dark bangs covering his eyes. The offender was wearing a black hoody and dark pants.
Information about the race or ethnicity of alleged offenders is provided only to aid detailed descriptions that include physical stature, clothing or unusual characteristics. Racial descriptions do not by themselves offer a meaningful picture of an individual's appearance.
The University of Illinois Police Department continues to actively work to identify and apprehend the offender in this incident. Witnesses to this event or those with information are encouraged to contact the University of Illinois Police Department.
Members of the campus community are strongly encouraged to follow these safety tips to decrease their potential for becoming a victim:
-Stay alert - call the police immediately to report suspicious activity and/or if this subject is observed.
-Trust your instincts - if it does not feel right, call for help.
-Avoid walking alone at night. Travel in groups when possible and always walk in well-lit, heavily traveled areas.
-Turn down your electronic devices. Excessive volume or use of electronic devices (iPods, PDAs, cell phones, etc.) can distract you from potential safety hazard.
-If you choose to consume alcohol, please drink moderately - remember your ability to respond is diminished by over-consumption of alcohol.
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You can access the campus district crime map and sign up for daily, weekly, or monthly email alerts at www.CrimeReports.com. Access to the crime map is available 24 hours a day through the website or through a CrimeReports iPhone application, available for free download in the Apple iTunes store.
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Crimes in progress, reporting of suspicious individuals or any event requiring a police response should be reported to our regional dispatch center by calling 9-1-1.
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