Police Blotter

This police blotter provides information only about crimes that have been reported to the University of Illinois Police Department. For a more comprehensive look at reports throughout the Campustown area, view the Daily Crime Log or the crime map.

Please note: Those arrested are presumed innocent until proved guilty, and formal charges may change or be dismissed as cases are adjudicated. Contact us for more information about the incidents listed here.

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Report
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    11/30/22

    A U. of I. student reported that his cellphone had been stolen at 3:35 p.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of Orchard Place, Urbana. The student had listed the phone for sale for $945 through an online marketplace and met in-person with an interested buyer. The purported buyer handed the phone to a third person who ran away with the item. The initial buyer did not pay but stayed to speak with police. The investigation is ongoing.

    A bicycle was reported stolen between Nov. 17 and Monday while it was locked to a rack in the 200 block of East John Street, Champaign. It has an estimated value of $230.*

    A U. of I. student was the victim of a phone scam. On Nov. 4, the student received a call from someone claiming to be a representative of the Chinese Embassy in Chicago. The caller said the student’s passport was connected with international crime and threatened the student with deportation. The calls continued until Nov. 21, when the caller instructed the student to wire $90,000 to an unknown account to avoid criminal charges. The student complied.

    A U. of I. student reported Nov. 15 that her electric scooter had been stolen Nov. 12-13 from the 500 block of Bash Court, Champaign. The scooter, which has an estimated value of $800, was locked to a bicycle rack.

    A U. of I. student reported that credit cards had been stolen from his apartment Nov. 17 in the 800 block of South First Street, Champaign. Multiple unauthorized purchases were attempted but declined on Nov. 18. The student believes someone entered his apartment after he mistakenly left the keys in the exterior door lock.

    *Bicycle owners can reduce the risk of theft. Resources on properly locking bicycles on campus can be found on the Campus Recreation website’s Bike Parking page.

         

    Please note: Those arrested are presumed innocent until proved guilty, and formal charges may change as cases are adjudicated. For more information about the incidents listed here, please contact the U. of I. Police Department at 217-333-1216 or 

       
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    11/29/22

    Alando M. Holt, 35, and Antonio M. Holt, 36, both of Champaign, were arrested at 3:36 a.m. Monday outside a gas station in the 600 block of East University Avenue, Champaign, for theft. A police officer witnessed both men take firewood and ice from cases outside the gas station, which was closed at the time.

         

    Please note: Those arrested are presumed innocent until proved guilty, and formal charges may change as cases are adjudicated. For more information about the incidents listed here, please contact the U. of I. Police Department at 217-333-1216 or 

       
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Report
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    11/28/22

    Darriontez J. McMillion, 19, of Champaign, was arrested at 10:27 p.m. Sunday near Silver and Vawter streets, Urbana, for aggravated battery and on a city of Champaign warrant for failure to appear in court. Police initially were called at 8 p.m. Saturday to Sixth and Healey streets, Champaign, where a U. of I. employee and her son reported that they had been struck by paintballs shot from a passing vehicle. The victims provided a description of the vehicle, which was stopped by Urbana police on Sunday. McMillion, a passenger, told police that he had shot paintballs at people near campus. Officers found a paintball gun and paintballs inside the vehicle.

    A U. of I. student reported that his wallet had been stolen from his unlocked vehicle between midnight and 7:35 p.m. Saturday while it was parked in a garage in the 200 block of East Green Street, Champaign. The wallet and its contents have a total estimated value of $390.

    On Saturday, a rental car was reported stolen, crashed and abandoned. The renter parked the vehicle in a lot in the 700 block of South Goodwin Avenue at 11:53 p.m. Friday and did not return that night. The vehicle was seen on security camera footage leaving the lot at 1:34 a.m. Saturday. At 1:50 a.m., the Champaign Police Department received a report that the vehicle had crashed near State Street and Kirby Avenue, Champaign, and a witness saw two people running from the accident site. A repair estimate was not available.

    A U. of I. student reported that his vehicle was damaged in an apparent theft attempt between Nov. 19 and Saturday while it was parked in a garage in the 500 block of South Second Street, Champaign. The soft convertible top was slashed and the vehicle’s electronics had been tampered with. The estimated repair cost is $700.

    U. of I. student Taohe Zhan, 20, of Champaign, was arrested at 6:01 a.m. Saturday at an apartment in the 700 block of South Fourth Street, Champaign, for domestic battery, unlawful restraint and interfering with the reporting of a domestic incident. Police initially were called by a witness who reported a disturbance. Officers determined that Zhan had put his hands around the neck of another person and then took the victim’s phone when the victim attempted to call for help.

    A U. of I. student reported that a package had been stolen between 10:59 a.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday after it had been delivered to the mail area of his apartment building in the 300 block of East Daniel Street, Champaign. The package has a retail value of $48.

    A U. of I. student reported that her car’s catalytic converter had been stolen between Nov. 4-18 while it was parked in U. of I. lot F-23, 1101 W. Florida Ave., Urbana. The estimated repair cost is $300.

    A U. of I. student reported that a package had been stolen between 1:50-3 p.m. Nov. 17 after it had been delivered to the mail area of her apartment building in the 400 block of East Healey Street, Champaign. The retail value of the package is $101.

    U. of I. student Avi K. Amin, 19, of Champaign, was arrested at 8:38 p.m. Saturday near Sixth and Green streets, Champaign, for residential burglary. Police initially were called Nov. 13 by three U. of I. students who reported that someone had entered their unlocked apartment in the 200 block of East Green Street, Champaign, while they were sleeping and took various items including a cellphone, cash, credit cards, apartment keys and an elevator fob. Through investigation, police determined that Amin and another person had stolen items from multiple apartments Nov. 13, including some in the 400 block of East Green Street. The second person involved had already been arrested Nov. 14. Police contacted Amin on Saturday and agreed to meet him at Sixth and Green.

    David A. Reynolds, 20, of Urbana, was arrested at 12:15 a.m. Thursday at the Champaign County Jail, 502 S. Lierman Ave., Urbana, for forgery. Reynolds was identified as the person who used a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for food Nov. 10 at a restaurant in the 100 block of East Green Street, Champaign. Police met Reynolds at the jail, where he was being held on an unrelated charged.

    A U. of I. student reported Nov. 10 that he was defrauded of $500 on Nov. 5-6. The student listed a set of vehicle rims for sale on an online marketplace and received a message from a person who claimed to be interested in purchasing them. The student then received a call from someone claiming to be a representative of the online payment application who said that the student had to pay $500 to release the payment from the prospective buyer. The student did so, but did not receive any return payment.

    The house director of a sorority in the 1100 block of South First Street, Champaign, reported that someone had stolen a table and chair from the front patio of the house between Nov. 6-9. The total estimated value of the furniture is $1,000.

         

    Please note: Those arrested are presumed innocent until proved guilty, and formal charges may change as cases are adjudicated. For more information about the incidents listed here, please contact the U. of I. Police Department at 217-333-1216 or 

       
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    11/23/22

    U. of I. student Marko Perovic, 24, was arrested at 3:47 a.m. Wednesday outside his residence in the 700 block of South Gregory Street, Urbana, for criminal damage to property. Police were called by a passerby who saw that the glass door in the entryway to an apartment complex had been shattered. Perovic, who lives in the building, was found nearby and told police he broke the door because his key was not working. The estimated cost to replace the door is $2,000.

         

    Please note: Those arrested are presumed innocent until proved guilty, and formal charges may change as cases are adjudicated. For more information about the incidents listed here, please contact the U. of I. Police Department at 217-333-1216 or 

       
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Report
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    11/22/22

    A property manager reported that someone threw two bricks through an apartment’s glass door around 12:06 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of South Locust Street, Champaign. The offender then entered the apartment, whose residents were not home. It is not known if anything was taken. The estimated cost to replace the door is $1,000.

         

    Please note: Those arrested are presumed innocent until proved guilty, and formal charges may change as cases are adjudicated. For more information about the incidents listed here, please contact the U. of I. Police Department at 217-333-1216 or