James E. Franklin, 24, of Champaign, was arrested at 1:32 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of South Busey Avenue, Urbana, for aggravated fleeing from a police officer, driving with a suspended license, driving with a suspended registration, operating an uninsured vehicle and disobeying a stop sign. At 9:15 p.m. Friday near First and Green streets, Champaign, Franklin drove away from a police officer who had attempted to stop him because the vehicle’s registration was expired. Officers did not chase the vehicle at that time because of safety concerns. Police later found Franklin and his vehicle at a residence where he is known to stay.
It was reported that someone entered a vehicle without permission and stole credit cards between noon and 1:30 p.m. Thursday while the vehicle was parked outside Atkins Tennis Center, 1751 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. The owner later discovered that $7,098 in fraudulent charges were made on the stolen cards.
A U. of I. student reported Friday that a man claiming to be a maintenance employee entered her unlocked apartment, 309 E. Green St., Champaign, without permission on three different days last week. On all three occasions, the man left when the student confronted him. A property manager confirmed that the man was not with maintenance, and that residents of two other apartments reported similar events while their front doors were unlocked.
A U. of I. student reported that he was attacked by an unknown person at 1:44 a.m. Friday in the 0-100 block of East Green Street, Champaign. The offender accused the student of throwing a snowball at his vehicle and then struck the student multiple times in the face. The student drove himself to a local hospital where he was treated for facial injuries. A second student reported that a second unknown person held him back to prevent him from intervening in the fight. The second student was not seriously injured.
A U. of I. employee reported that a catalytic converter had been stolen between Jan. 17 and Thursday from a university-owned vehicle parked outside the Document Services building, 54 E. Gregory Drive, Champaign. The estimated cost to repair the vehicle is $1,000.
A U. of I. student reported that someone had made an unauthorized $3 charge on his credit card Jan. 23. The student was in possession of his card at the time the charge was made.
A U. of I. student reported that his bicycle had been stolen overnight Jan. 18-19 while it was parked outside of her apartment building in the 100 block of East Daniel Street, Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $650, was locked to a rack.*
A U. of I. student reported that a package had been opened and its contents were stolen between 5:21-6:45 p.m. Saturday after it was delivered to the mail area of her apartment building in the 900 block of South Locust Street, Champaign. The package has a retail value of $33.
A resident adviser at Barton Hall, 1205 S. Fourth St., Champaign, reported that four people were involved in a fight at 12:16 a.m. Saturday that started as dispute over the use of a bathroom. One person discharged pepper spray during the fight. Two students later visited a local hospital for evaluation of minor injuries. No arrests were made.
At 1:52 a.m. Sunday outside Kam’s, 102 E. Green St., Champaign, it was reported that three men were attacked by four other men who punched the victims multiple times in the face. The victims did not require medical assistance. No information was provided on activity that preceded the fight.
Two U. of I. students reported that they were involved in a fight at 12:50 a.m. Sunday at The Red Lion, 211 E. Green St., Champaign. The fight began after an unknown person bumped into one of the students. The other student struck the unknown person several times. No serious injuries were reported.
A U. of I. student reported that a package had been stolen between 3:30-11 p.m. Saturday after it was delivered to the mail area of his apartment building in the 1000 block of South Sixth Street, Champaign. The package has a retail value of $45.
A U. of I. student reported that cash and a credit card had been stolen from his wallet between 10-11:10 p.m. Thursday at the Activities and Recreation Center, 201 E. Peabody Drive, Champaign. The wallet had been left unattended near a basketball court.
*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.