Attempted retail theft leads to stabbing

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – University Police are investigating after an attempted retail theft Thursday morning at an off-campus convenience store resulted in a store employee receiving non-life-threatening stab wounds. The incident prompted a campuswide Illini-Alert notification sent to all students, faculty and staff. Police initially were called at 3:53 a.m. Thursday by a store employee at […]

One arrested as package thefts persist

URBANA, Illinois – University of Illinois Police arrested a 24-year-old man suspected of stealing multiple packages from the doorsteps and mail areas of campus-area apartments. Meanwhile, police are asking campus community members to take steps to secure their deliveries and reduce the incidence of package theft. On Friday, police were called by a maintenance worker […]

Community Safety Update – Arrest

Dear campus community member: We want to provide you with an update on a shots fired incident that prompted an Illini-Alert emergency notification on Oct. 9. On Wednesday afternoon, University Police arrested the person who fired several gunshots in the 600 block of South Second Street, Champaign, on Oct. 9. Video from security cameras and […]

Fake watch offer

A U. of I. student reported that he attempted to purchase a watch being offered for sale through the OfferUp app. The student used a banking app to pay the initial asking price of $350, and then the purported seller continued to demand more money to cover shipping costs. The seller then sent false shipping […]

Gun recovered, one arrested on weapon offenses

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – University of Illinois Police recovered an illegal gun and arrested a 25-year-old man for weapon and drug offenses late Monday night near campus. A University Police officer initially stopped a vehicle at 11:07 p.m. Monday near Green and Wright streets, Champaign, because it had a headlight out. Upon approaching the vehicle, an […]

Sexual extortion

A U. of I. student reported that he met another person through a dating app, and the online conversation resulted in the student sending the other person intimate photos and his phone number. The offender then text messaged the student with a threat to send the photos to the student’s social media contacts if the […]

Three guns recovered, four arrested in three days

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – University of Illinois Police recovered three illegally-possessed guns in two separate cases this week. Three people were arrested for weapons offenses while a fourth person was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Both incidents involved University Police officers coming into close contact with armed people. In all cases, both the officers […]

University Police investigating shots fired incident

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – The University of Illinois Police Department is investigating a shots fired incident that occurred at 10:36 p.m. in the 600 block of South Second Street, Champaign. No injuries were reported. Police initially were on scene in just over one minute after multiple 911 calls from witnesses who heard a series of gunshots. […]