Police Blotter 08-30-2010

Champaign

Battery and theft of property was reported at the intersection of Prairie and Green Streets on Thursday. According to the report, an electronic gaming system was stolen.

Theft was reported at the 100 block of North Neil Street on Friday. According to the report, the victim found her purse had gone missing after leaving it unattended to purchase a newspaper. There was one other patron in the bar at the time the purse went missing.

Disorderly conduct was reported at the intersection of Third and Hill Streets on Friday. According to the report, several subjects were blocking the intersection to prevent vehicles from passing. The suspects yelled racial slurs at the victim and inflicted car damage.

A 19-year-old male was arrested on charge of fighting at the 400 block of East Green Street on Saturday. According to the report, a large-scale fight was taking place in the middle of the street when officers were called.

Two 16-year-old males were arrested on charge of aggravated battery, unlawful use of weapons, mob action and resisting or obstructing an officer at the 900 block of Crescent Drive on Friday. According to the report, several suspects battered victims after a high school football game. One of the offenders struck a victim over the head with a handgun.

Urbana

Aggravated battery was reported at the 1200 block of North Coler Street on Saturday. According to the report, the offender battered two victims during an argument over cigarettes. Both victims went to the hospital, and the offender fled the scene prior to police arrival.

University

A 21-year-old man was arrested Thursday at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., Champaign. According to the report, he attempted to steal four textbooks valued at over $700 and became combative with a loss prevention officer who attempted to apprehend him. He was cited for theft, battery and trespassing.

Damage was reported Wednesday at Huff Hall, 1206 S. Fourth St., Champaign. Threatening racial messages were found written on the walls of a hallway and tunnel in addition to the minor damage found in the hall’s recent construction. The cost to remove the markings is estimated at $500.

Compiled by Nora Ibrahim