A U. of I. student reported that a man opened her apartment door and looked inside at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of East Springfield Avenue, Champaign. The man ran away when the student asked who he was.
At 12:35 a.m. Monday, a property manager reported that someone had kicked and shattered a glass door in the lobby of an apartment building at 202 E. Green St., Champaign. Video of the incident was captured on security cameras. The estimated cost to replace the door is $800.
A U. of I. student reported that he had been the victim of a sexual extortion scam on Monday. The student sent intimate photos of himself to an unknown person whom he met online. The offender then demanded a $100 payment or else the photos would be shared with the student’s social media contacts. The student complied with the demand and then blocked the offender.
A U. of I. student reported Monday that his bicycle had been stolen between Dec. 15-19 outside the Campus Instructional Facility, 1405 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $400, was locked to a rack.*
On Jan. 10, a U. of I. student reported that a package containing a laptop computer had been stolen Dec. 20 after it was reportedly delivered to the front desk of his apartment building at 707 S. Third St., Champaign. An unknown person signed for the package, and the property manager reported that no apartment staff had signed for the delivery on that date. The computer has a retail value of $1,965.
*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 .