At 10:35 p.m. Thursday, an employee of a restaurant in the 100 block of East Green Street, Champaign, reported that a customer used a counterfeit $100 bill to pay for $16.10 worth of food. The restaurant accepted the bill and gave the man his change. The employee determined the bill was fake after the man had left.
A U. of I. student reported that her car’s catalytic converter had been stolen overnight Wednesday or Thursday while it was parked in U. of I. parking lot F-23, 1101 W. Florida Ave., Urbana. An estimated repair cost was not available.
A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of South Sixth Street, Champaign. The bicycle has an estimated value of $250. No information was provided on whether it was locked.*
A U. of I. student reported that five microphones had been stolen between 7-7:30 p.m. Saturday at State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., Champaign. The microphones, which have a total estimated value of $420, belong to a student organization and were on public display as prizes for people participating in an event the organization hosted at the facility.
A U. of I. student reported that his vehicle had been damaged between Oct. 8-29 while it was parked at U. of I. parking garage B-4, 1201 W. University Ave., Urbana. Both sideview mirrors were cracked and the valve caps had been stolen off all four tires. The estimated cost to repair the damage is $500.
*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 .