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  • Thursday, June 23, 2017

    A woman reported that someone had stolen items from her vehicle sometime after 10 a.m. Monday at an apartment complex parking lot in the 900 block of South Locust Street, Champaign. The vehicle was unlocked, and the estimated value of stolen items is $51. Additionally, the same person reported that her bicycle had been stolen between 5-7 p.m. Tuesday. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $80, was left unlocked at a rack at the same apartment complex.

  • Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    At 8:11 p.m. Monday, employees of the Domino’s Pizza store at 102 E. Green St., Champaign, reported that someone had been fraudulently receiving free pizzas by using other customers’ rewards points without permission. It is believed that the offender received 12 pizzas with a total retail value of $115.88.

    Stacy D. Pierson, 23, of Champaign, was arrested at 9:30 p.m. Monday near Windsor Road and First Street, Champaign, for an outstanding city of Champaign warrant for failure to appear in court. Pierson’s vehicle initially was stopped because he was driving at night without headlights.

    A property manager reported that someone had broken a window between 11 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Monday at an apartment building in the 200 block of East Clark Street, Champaign. The estimated cost to replace the window is $200.

    At 2:09 p.m. June 12, a U. of I. student reported that someone had broken her vehicle window in May or June in a parking garage at an apartment complex in the 600 block of East Stoughton Street, Champaign. The estimated cost to replace the window is $450.

    A U. of I. student reported that her laptop computer had been stolen between 9-10 p.m. Tuesday at the Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory, 601 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. The computer, which has an estimated value of $1,350, was left unattended in a laboratory room.

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Nothing to report.

  • Monday, June 19, 2017

    A U. of I. employee reported that his bicycle had been stolen between 7:15 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Thursday at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, 306 N. Wright St., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $600, was locked to a rack.

    Chelsie D. Payne, 28, of Thomasboro, Illinois, was arrested at 3:16 a.m. Sunday near Locust and John streets, Champaign, for driving under the influence of a combination of drugs and alcohol. Payne’s vehicle initially was stopped because she drove through a section of street that had been closed to traffic.

    A U. of I. student reported that windows on two vehicles had been broken between May 15 and June 10 in apparent burglaries in a parking garage at an apartment complex in the 400 block of East Springfield Avenue, Champaign. It is not known whether any items were taken. A police officer discovered a third vehicle with a broken window in the same garage.

    At 2:07 p.m. Thursday, a U. of I. student reported that she had been harassed by a man in a vehicle. It was reported that a man in a white compact car began “cat calling” her and demanded she get in the vehicle in the 200 block of East John Street on June 11 and the 300 block of East Green Street on June 14. The student left the area both times.

    A woman reported that she had been the victim of domestic violence at 2 a.m. Friday in the 0-100 block of East John Street, Champaign.

    Asante Brown, 21, of Champaign, was arrested at 2:39 p.m. Thursday at Illinois Terminal, 45 E. University Ave., Champaign, for trespassing and assault. Illinois Terminal security personnel called police after Brown made threats of violence toward them. Brown previously had been banned from the property.

    At 9:05 a.m. Thursday, a U. of I. employee reported that her university-owned laptop computer had been stolen overnight from Noyes Laboratory, 505 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana. The computer, which was in a locked laboratory room, has an estimated value of $2,500.

    At 2:28 p.m. June 12, University of Illinois Police investigators contacted a U. of I. student who reported she had been approached at 9:27 a.m. June 9 near Stoughton Street and Busey Avenue, Urbana, by a man in a black sedan who purported to be an undercover police officer and requested she get in the car. The student left the area. The incident had previously been reported to the Urbana Police Department.

  • Friday, June 16, 2017

    Nothing to report.

  • Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Nothing to report.

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    Between 7:22-11:24 p.m. Tuesday, three people called police to report that they had spoken online with an individual who directed threats of violence toward them.

    Roger J. Fritsch, 29, was arrested at 11:36 p.m. Sunday at his apartment in the 500 block of South Neil Street, Champaign, for assault, resisting a police officer and impersonating a police officer. A man reported that he was approached by Fritsch, who stated after a verbal confrontation that he was an undercover police officer. After officers were invited into Fritsch’s apartment by his roommates, Fritsch locked himself in a room when police ordered him to come out.

    A vehicle window was broken with a rock between June 9-10 in an apartment parking garage in the 400 block of East Healey Street, Champaign. It is not known if anything was taken from the vehicle, and an estimated cost to replace the window is not available.

    A man reported that a window was broken and items were taken between 5:45-8 p.m. Saturday from his vehicle parked in an underground garage at his apartment complex in the 900 block of South First Street, Champaign. The estimated cost to replace the window is $200, and the total value of stolen items, including a laptop computer, is $1,575.

    A U. of I. student reported that a window was broken and cash was taken from his vehicle between April 30 and June 10. The estimated cost to replace the window is $250.

    Atif E. Mohamed, 43, of Chicago, was arrested at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday at the U. of I. Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, for violating an order of protection.

  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    At 7:19 p.m. Monday, a man reported that someone had broken into his vehicle between Friday and Monday in the Illinois Terminal long-term parking lot, 217 S. Water St., Champaign. It is not known if anything was taken.

    At 4:13 p.m. Monday, a man reported that he was approached around 10 p.m. Friday near Fourth and White streets, Champaign, by two men, one of whom reached into his pocket and took his cellphone valued at $100. The offenders entered a dark-colored minivan and traveled south on Fourth Street. They did not imply that they were armed, and the victim was not injured.

    A U. of I. student reported that someone had broken the window of his vehicle between Saturday and Monday in the 500 block of South Third Street. A watch with an estimated value of $600 was stolen. The estimated cost to replace the window is $800.

    At 9:30 p.m. Monday, a U. of I. student reported that she had been receiving harassing text messages from an acquaintance.

  • Monday, June 12, 2017

     

    A pet snake, a snake tank and a table were stolen from an apartment in the 1600 block of Valley Road in Champaign between June 6-12. The total value of the stolen items was estimated to be $200.

     

    At 10:41 p.m. Sunday, in the 1000 block of Hazelwood Drive, Champaign, Robert J. Cavitt, 38, of Potomac, Illinois, was arrested on charges of driving under influence of alcohol.

     

    At 3 p.m. Saturday, a back window and sliding glass door of an apartment located in the 500 block of East Healey Street, Champaign, was damaged by a large block of concrete. The estimated damage was $170.

     

    At 2:24 a.m. Sunday, Jonathan E. McEwen, 27, of Urbana, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol near the corner of Armory Avenue and Second Street, Champaign. McEwen also was cited for driving with a suspended license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and a traffic sign violation. 

     

    Darrin O. Jenkins, 21, of Cynthiana, Kentucky, was issued a city of Champaign notice to appear for fighting at 12:15 a.m. Sunday at the Red Lion Bar, 211 E. Green St., Champaign.

     

    A fence, walkway and building in the 200 block of East Green Street, Champaign, was spray-painted sometime between Thursday and Friday by an unknown offender. The damage was estimated at $300.

     

    At 7:24 p.m. Friday, Kevin Love, 57, of no fixed address, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery near the corner of Sixth and Green streets, Champaign.

     

    A teal-colored women's bicycle valued at $20-$30 was stolen from the racks outside of the Veterinary Medicine building, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, before 4 p.m. June 6.

     

    At 10:54 p.m. Thursday near the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign, Marco Velarde, 23, of Urbana, was arrested on an outstanding city of Urbana warrant for failure to appear in court.

     

    At 6:43 p.m. Friday near the corner of Fifth Street and Springfield Avenue, Champaign, two men were arrested after attempting to evade police after a routine traffic stop. Demario Montez Brown, 24, of Urbana, was arrested on charges of armed violence and delivery of a controlled substance. Quintin Marshaun Brown, 25, of Urbana, was arrested on charges of driving under a revoked license, possession of a stolen firearm and failure to signal within 100 feet of a right turn.

  • Friday, June 9, 2017

    Nothing to Report.