University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Police Report

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A U. of I. employee reported that a university-owned laptop computer had been stolen Feb. 20 after it was delivered to Mumford Hall, 1301 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana. The computer, which has an estimated value of $1,966, was left unattended in the employee’s unlocked office.

A U. of I. student reported that her bicycle had been stolen between 3 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday from Hopkins Hall, 1208 S. First St., Champaign. The bicycle, which has an estimated value of $500, was locked to a rack.

A man reported Tuesday that he had been the victim of deceptive practices after receiving a call from a credit monitoring service saying that he had $3,629 in outstanding bills with a telecommunications provider. He reported that he never opened an account with that provider, and someone else must have done so in his name.

Alex P. Bzdula, 19, of Chicago, was arrested at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of East Green Street, Champaign, for damaging property. Police initially were called to Kam’s, 102 E. Green St., Champaign, where Bzdula reportedly attempted to use fake identification to enter the business. When the door attendant refused entry, Bzdula took the business’s $500 identification scanner and threw it into the street.

At 2:28 a.m. Wednesday, a U. of I. employee reported that someone had painted graffiti in a bathroom and elevator at the Psychology Building, 603 E. Daniel St., Champaign. The estimated cost to remove the graffiti is minimal.

U. of I. student Yucheng Zhang, 19, was arrested at 3:21 a.m. Wednesday at his residence hall room at Wardall Hall, 1012 W. Illinois St., Urbana, for domestic battery. It was reported that Zhang put his hands around another U. of I. student’s neck during an argument.


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