A U. of I. student reported that cash had been stolen from her wallet between noon and 3 p.m. Tuesday at Grainger Engineering Library, 1301 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The wallet was left unattended in a public study area.
A U. of I. employee reported that a $215 water cooler had been stolen between Sunday and Tuesday from a hallway at Smith Memorial Hall, 805 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.
A U. of I student reported that four posters had been damaged or defaced over the past two or three weeks in a hallway at Babcock Hall, 1002 College Court, Urbana. The estimated value of the posters is minimal.
At 3:30 p.m. Monday at the U. of I. Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, U. of I. students Jacob R. Bassler and Nicholas R. Gustafson, both 18, of Champaign, were issued state of Illinois notices to appear in court for criminal damage to property at a place of worship and theft. Bassler and Gustafson were identified as the people in an Oct. 27 security video from the Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 509 S. Fourth St., Champaign, stealing a branch off a menorah in the front lawn. The two reportedly also stole a $127.58 shopping cart from a nearby grocery store.
A U. of I. student reported that another student had engaged her in a physical confrontation around 1 a.m. Sunday at Trelease Hall, 901 College Court, Urbana. No serious injuries were reported.
At 8:03 p.m. Tuesday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign, U. of I. students Joseph V. Montemayor and Hannah M. Wiesnoski, both 18, of Champaign, were issued state of Illinois notices to appear in court for retail theft. Store security personnel called police after seeing the two attempt to leave the store without paying for office supplies with a total retail value of $27.42.