University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Report

Police Report        


A U. of I. student reported that her electric scooter had been stolen Jan. 28 outside Siebel Center for Design, 1208 S. Fourth St., Champaign. A security camera captured the theft at 9:34 p.m. The scooter, which has an estimated value of $399, was locked to a rack.

A U. of I. student reported Thursday that he was the victim of a phone-based scam between Dec. 14 and Jan. 8. The student initially received a call from an unknown person who claimed that the student was wanted on a Chinese arrest warrant related to international money laundering. Several subsequent callers made demands for money, claiming that payment would resolve the matter. The student complied each time. In total, the student was defrauded of $213,563.

A U. of I. student reported that packages had been stolen between 12:43-8 p.m. Feb. 14 after they had been delivered to the mail area of her apartment building in the 1100 block of South Fourth Street, Champaign. The packages have a total retail value of $37.60.

A U. of I. student reported that a handgun and two paychecks in his name had been stolen between 7 p.m. Thursday and 12:30 a.m. Friday from his apartment in the 1000 block of South First Street, Champaign. It is unknown if the apartment door was locked. The estimated value of the handgun is $815.

A U. of I. student reported that someone damaged his vehicle overnight Thursday or Friday while it was parked outside his apartment building in the 100 block of East Green Street, Champaign. The student returned to find a broken sideview mirror and a windshield wiper broken off. The estimated cost to repair the damage is $156.

At 11:44 p.m. Friday, a University Police officer administered naloxone to an unresponsive patient at McDonald’s, 616 E. Green St., Champaign. After the officer’s intervention, the patient became stable and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.

Fernando M. Lopez, 32, was arrested at 4:28 a.m. Saturday at his apartment in the 300 block of East Daniel Street, Champaign, for disorderly conduct. Police had been called by other residents of the apartment building three times in the preceding three hours because Lopez reportedly knocked on other apartment doors and made threatening statements. Lopez was instructed to stop each time. Police arrested Lopez on the fourth visit.

Shawon Roberts, 30, of St. Louis, was arrested at 11:53 a.m. Saturday at Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 Lorado Taft Drive, Champaign, for trespassing on state-supported property and theft. An officer recognized Roberts and was aware that he previously had been issued a no-trespassing notice for all U. of I. property. While searching Roberts during the arrest, police found a U. of I. student’s identification card that had been stolen about two weeks ago at Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana.

U. of I. student Ryan W. Vyverberg, 20, of Champaign, was arrested at 10:07 p.m. Saturday at Conrad’s Grill, 301 E. Green St., Champaign, for damaging property. Police were called by a restaurant employee who reported that Vyverberg broke a glass door, causing an estimated $3,000 in damage.

Laresha L. Reed, 42, no address provided, was arrested at 10:17 p.m. Saturday at an apartment building in the 400 block of East Healey Street, Champaign, for trespassing. Police initially were called by a resident to check on Reed, who was asleep in a hallway. Reed previously had been issued a no-trespassing notice by the property owner.

On Saturday, a U. of I. student reported that a package containing a tablet computer had been stolen Feb. 10 after it was delivered to the mail area of his apartment building in the 300 block of East John Street, Champaign. The computer has a retail value of $1,299.

It was reported that someone broke into a vehicle between 8 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday while it was parked in a garage in the 500 block of South First Street, Champaign. Two banking cards and a computer part with an estimated value of $100 were stolen. Three fraudulent purchases totaling $517 were made with one of the cards.

Wenqiang Bian, 31, of Champaign, was arrested at 3:10 p.m. Monday at the U. of I. Public Safety Building, 1110 W. Springfield Ave., Urbana, for being a fugitive from justice, unlawful possession of ammunition, two Champaign County warrants for failure to appear in court and a Clark County, Indiana, warrant for failure to appear in court. Bian visited the Public Safety Building to inquire about a previous case that resulted in his arrest. Officers were aware of the warrants. While arresting Bian, police found a bullet in his backpack. Bian’s Firearms Owner’s Identification application previously had been rejected.

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 .