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The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 19

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 19

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 20, 2017


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 300 block of East Clark Street around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the offender entered the victim’s car and stole items including two credit cards, keys and forms of identification. Criminal damage to property was reported on the 2000 ...

Police blotter for Oct. 17

Police blotter for Oct. 17

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 18, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Stalking was reported on the 2400 block of Hampshire Drive around 7 p.m. Monday. According to the report, the suspect called the victim at work over 50 times to intimidate her and to try to get her fired. The suspect has a history of repeated stalking behavior toward the victim, including t...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 16

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 16

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 17, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Champaign Robbery was reported on the 500 block of Green St. around 9 p.m. Friday. According to the report, the victim's money was taken, and he was battered by three suspects. Domestic battery was reported on the 900 block of Waterview Way around 10 p.m. Sunday. According to the report, the su...

Despite best preparation, weapons could still threaten campus

Despite best preparation, weapons could still threaten campus

By Alyssa Pappas, Contributing writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

In light of the mass shooting last week that killed 58 people in Las Vegas and injured over 500 more, concern for another possible shooting is raising awareness for campus safety and the current gun laws in place for the University. According to the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, residen...

Investigating the dead: An inside look at Champaign County’s coroner

Investigating the dead: An inside look at Champaign County’s coroner

By Karen Liu, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase, Top Stories

Not many people can say they have held a detached human head in their hands. Duane Northrup can. Northrup, the Champaign County coroner, once had to crawl under a train to retrieve the head of a victim, which had been severed from the rest of the body by a train. “It’s just a horrible sc...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 15

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 15

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 16, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

Champaign A domestic battery was reported in the 1600 block of West Bradley Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Friday. According to the report, a male and female in a dating relationship reported that a battery occurred. The female was arrested on an unrelated warrant, and no arrests were made in relation to t...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 13

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 13

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign A case involving deceptive practices was reported at Dress Barn, 1901 N. Market St., around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the offender entered the store and paid for items using a counterfeit bill. A case involving deceptive practices was reported at Spirit Halloween, ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 12

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 12

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 12, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign An aggravated battery was reported on the 200 block of Burr Oak Court around 10 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, the victim was battered by the suspect, who was then arrested. A burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 800 block of Chickory Drive  around 7 a.m. Thursday. A...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 11

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 12, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime

Champaign Burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on the 500 block of Fourth St. around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. According to the report, an unknown offender entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle parked at his apartment complex’s underground parking garage overnight. A video projector and golf cl...

Christensen charged in kidnapping of missing Chinese scholar

Christensen charged in kidnapping of missing Chinese scholar

By Jessica Bursztynsky, News Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News, Showcase

Brendt Christensen pleaded not guilty in federal court today to the charges he is facing in the kidnapping case of visiting scholar Yingying Zhang. Appearing before Judge Eric Long, Christensen is charged with one count of kidnapping resulting in death and two counts of making false statements to...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 10

The Daily Illini police blotter for Oct. 10

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 300 block of West Eureka around 10:30 p.m. Monday. According to the report, an unknown offender threw a lawn decoration through the victim’s front window. A theft was reported on the 2400 block of Clayton Boulevard around 1:30 p.m. Monday....

Students respond to safety on UI campus

Students respond to safety on UI campus

By Yasmeen Ragab, Contributing writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Crime, News

As sexual assault rates on college campuses remain an issue across the nation, students like Sukanya Prasad, sophomore in Engineering, have taken the initiative to carry self-defense devices such as pepper spray wherever they go. “My parents got (pepper spray) for me just so they knew I was going...

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