One arrested in multiple burglary, theft cases

URBANA, Illinois – University of Illinois Police this week arrested a man believed to be involved in two residential burglaries just off campus and a theft on campus. James A. Algee, 56, no address provided, was arrested Monday following investigations into those three cases that occurred in October. Thorough investigation, including security camera video and […]

Man arrested for October retail store stabbing

URBANA, Illinois – University of Illinois Police on Thursday arrested a man who stabbed a store clerk during an Oct. 26 retail theft attempt off campus. At the time, the incident prompted a campuswide Illini-Alert notification sent to all students, faculty and staff. Police initially were called at 3:53 a.m. Oct. 26 by a store […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Man arrested after lookalike gun recovered

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – University of Illinois Police on Wednesday night arrested a man for aggravated assault and unlawful possession of ammunition after someone reported that they were threatened with a gun. The “gun” turned out to be a pellet gun loaded with real firearm ammunition. It would not have been capable of firing live rounds, […]

University Police solving campus-area burglaries

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, Illinois – Burglaries tend to increase in the campus area during the summer while students are away from their apartments and vehicles – but those cases are getting solved and some of the property returned to their owners through good investigative work and collaboration with neighboring police departments. Since June 1, more than 30 […]

Two arrested in pellet gun incidents

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – University of Illinois Police on Thursday night arrested two people who are alleged to have used a pellet gun to shoot several people in the campus area over the course of at least two nights. A third person who is under 18 years old was identified and issued a no-trespassing notice for […]