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Police Blotter for Jan. 23, 2017

Police Blotter for Jan. 23, 2017

Daily Illini Staff Report
January 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign An 18-year-old male was arrested on the charges of disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 100 block of W. Washington St. around 9:30 p.m. Friday. According to the report, the offender was observed waving a BB gun and was then found to be in possession of drug para... Read more »

Updated: Champaign Police make arrest in one of two recent bank robberies

Updated: Champaign Police make arrest in one of two recent bank robberies

Joseph Longo and Vivienne Henning
January 19, 2017
Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase

The Champaign Police Department made an arrest in one of two bank robberies that occurred last week. Thirty-year-old Jeremy Larson of Champaign turned himself in on Saturday. Detectives learned "about Larson’s whereabouts and his desire to turn himself in; and at approximately 7:04 AM arrested Lars... Read more »

Police Blotter for January 20

Police Blotter for January 20

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign A 23-year-old female was arrested on the charges of aggravated battery and disorderly conduct in the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday. According to the report, the offender was originally being arrested for disorderly conduct. While she was being taken int... Read more »

Police Blotter for January 19

Police Blotter for January 19

Daily Illini Staff Report
January 19, 2017
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Nothing to report. Urbana A 38-year-old man was arrested on the charge of domestic battery in the 2200 block of Florida Avenue around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. According to the report, the victim and the offender previously dated. A witness saw the couple arguing and the male batter the female... Read more »

Police Blotter for January 18

Police Blotter for January 18

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign An armed robbery was reported near John Street and Third Street around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, two unknown offenders robbed the victim at gunpoint and stole a cell phone, backpack and computer. A theft was reported in the 700 block of West Church Street around 9 p.m.... Read more »

Lindsay Johnson’s pre-trial date set for Feb. 21

Lindsay Johnson’s pre-trial date set for Feb. 21

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, Crime, News

On Tuesday morning, at the Champaign County Courthouse, it was announced that the former University student charged with murdering her son, Lindsay Johnson's, pre-trial date was set for Feb. 21, said Julie Ogle from the Champaign County office. On March 13, officers had found Johnson, then sophomore in ACES, near the Music Building ... Read more »

Police blotter for Jan. 17, 2017

Police blotter for Jan. 17, 2017

Vivienne Henning, Assistant Daytime News Editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign A 25-year-old female was arrested on the charges of obstructing justice, retail theft and possession of drug paraphernalia at Meijer, 2401 N. Prospect Ave., around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. According to the report, the offender had stolen several clothing and jewelry items from the store ... Read more »

Semester of crime bursts campus safety bubble

Semester of crime bursts campus safety bubble

Lilly Mashayek, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Semester-in-Review

Throughout the semester, students have been confronted with the difficult truth that the University campus is not a safety bubble. “You’re not getting away from urban situations here, they’re just on a smaller scale,” said Michael La Due, Champaign City Council member. It’s important for... Read more »

Police Blotter for Dec. 8

Police Blotter for Dec. 8

Daily Illini Staff Report
December 8, 2016
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign A 23-year-old female was arrested on the charge of retail theft at Meijer, 2401 N. Prospect Ave., around 8 p.m. on Tuesday. According to the report, the offender selected some clothing items off of a shelf and went to customer service to ask for a refund. A case of criminal damage t... Read more »

Police Blotter for Dec. 7, 2016

Police Blotter for Dec. 7, 2016

Daily Illini Staff Report
December 7, 2016
Filed under Crime, News

Champaign A theft was reported at Brother’s Bar & Grill, 613 E. Green St., around noon on Monday. According to the report, the victim’s wallet was stolen by an unknown suspect. An armed robbery was reported at Emma’s Eatery in the 1800 block of Glenn Park Drive around midnight on Mond... Read more »

Killeen: UI can’t declare campuses as sanctuaries

Killeen: UI can’t declare campuses as sanctuaries

Angelica LaVito, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Crime, News, Showcase, Top Stories

UPDATE (12/6 12:30 p.m.): The University won't declare its campuses as sanctuaries for undocumented students University President Timothy Killeen wrote in a Massmail Tuesday. He said the University, as a public institution, must uphold state and federal laws, and declaring campuses as sanctuaries is ... Read more »

Police blotter for December 6, 2016

Police blotter for December 6, 2016

Michael Semaca, Staff Writer
December 6, 2016
Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

University A 19-year-old female was arrested on the charge of theft at Wassaja Hall, 1202 S. First St., at 12 a.m. on Monday. According to the report, a student reported that her cellphone was missing. The offender was seen taking the phone from a public area on security camera footage. A 21-ye... Read more »