Anthony V. Decker, 39, of Sadorus, Illinois, was arrested at 9:16 a.m. Monday in the 0-100 block of East Green Street, Champaign, for theft and on a Champaign County warrant for failure to appear in court. Police initially were called to check on Decker, who appeared to be living out of a tent in an apartment parking garage. Decker previously had been identified as the alleged offender in a separate incident involving a vehicle stolen Sept. 7 from the State Farm Center parking lot, 1800 S. First St., Champaign.
Nicolas J. Burkhardt, 26, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was arrested at 5:05 p.m. Monday near Fifth and Healey streets, Champaign, for theft. A police officer initially stopped Burkhardt after seeing him riding a bicycle and pulling a second bicycle along with him. The serial number of the bicycle he was pulling matched that of a bicycle reported stolen in June from Roger Adams Laboratory, 600 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana.
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 .