A U. of I. student reported that someone had damaged his vehicle between Oct. 28 and Tuesday while it was parked in U. of I. parking garage B-4, 1201 W. University Ave., Urbana. The student found scratches on a door that appeared to have been made intentionally. The estimated cost to repair the vehicle is $250.
The owner of a construction business reported Monday that his crew had found evidence that someone had entered an unlocked apartment in the 100 block of East Springfield Avenue without permission. The apartment is under renovation and not currently occupied. When the crew arrived to work on it, they found that someone had left their belongings inside the apartment.
On Nov. 30, it was reported that a U. of I. student was solicited for sexually explicit photographs, first in 2020 when the student was a minor and then again in September. The offender contacted the student via social media and threatened to release previously obtained images of the student as a minor if she did not provide more. The offender is not believed to be local. The investigation is ongoing.
A U. of I. student reported that her electric scooter had been stolen between 11:15 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. Tuesday outside the Irwin Academic Services Center, 402 E. Armory Ave., Champaign. The scooter has an estimated value of $850. No information was provided on whether it was locked.
On Nov. 29, a U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between July 1-15 near the intersection of John and Sixth streets, Champaign. The bicycle has an estimated value of $165. The student indicated that the bicycle had been locked, but not whether it was locked to a bicycle rack.*
*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 .