U. of I. Police arrest man for illegal gun possession

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – A man was arrested and a loaded gun was recovered with narcotics Wednesday evening during a proactive Campustown patrol. Knowing that burglaries are more prevalent during the summer when students are away from their off-campus apartments, an alert officer noticed a suspicious vehicle with its trunk open and two men carrying a […]

Two arrested for attack, loaded guns recovered

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois — One adult and one juvenile were arrested early Sunday morning in Campustown for allegedly attacking two U. of I. students and displaying a handgun. At 12:15 a.m., police were called to the 300 block of East Green Street, Champaign, where it was reported that a man “jumped out” at a female student […]

Former student arrested for making threats

PASCO COUNTY, Florida – A former University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign student was arrested early Tuesday morning at his Florida home after threatening to engage in violence on the Urbana campus. Jonathan A. Zheng, 22, of Wesley Chapel, Florida, was arrested by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office (PSO) on a preliminary charge of Written Threats to Kill […]

U. of I. student arrested in off-campus stabbing

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – University Police on Tuesday arrested a U. of I. student responsible for a stabbing incident in the 100 block of East Green Street early Friday morning. Through his attorney Friday afternoon, Brandon T. Lee, 20, of Champaign, identified himself as the person involved. He was arrested for aggravated battery after an interview […]

Man arrested for possessing child sexual assault material

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – University of Illinois Police arrested a 32-year-old Champaign man who had dozens of sexually-explicit videos of children saved to his cloud storage account. Juntian Tong, who resides in the 200 block of East John Street, Champaign, was arrested for possession of child pornography Thursday after detectives served a search warrant at his […]

University Police arrest man for stalking, trespassing

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, Illinois – University Police on Wednesday arrested a Carlinville, Illinois, man who has repeatedly returned to campus to threaten an acquaintance. Javarrias J. Miller, 23, was arrested at 11:41 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment building in the 1000 block of West University Avenue, Urbana, for stalking, harassment, disorderly conduct, trespassing on private property and […]

Two loaded guns recovered during DUI arrest

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – University of Illinois Police arrested a Champaign man and recovered two loaded handguns during an impaired driving investigation early Monday morning. Police initially stopped a vehicle driven by Ronald J. Bufkin, 29, at 12:37 a.m. Monday near Fourth and Chalmers streets, Champaign, after he disobeyed a stop sign. A police officer quickly […]

Gun arrest assisted by license plate reader

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, Illinois – University of Illinois Police on Tuesday morning arrested a woman in Urbana after she allegedly displayed a handgun from the driver’s seat of her moving vehicle while traveling through campus. Within minutes of the road rage incident, an automated license plate reader helped police find the alleged offender’s vehicle. Sashay S. Pirant, […]