University Police make arrest in connection to Weston burglaries

University Police have made an arrest in connection with several burglaries reported at Weston Hall that were reported in a Crime-Alert Sunday evening.

University student Steven Labana was arrested on charges of burglary, burglary to a motor vehicle, criminal damage to property, resisting/obstructing a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance around 1 a.m. Monday.

According to the report, a witness saw Labana break into a vehicle parked at the 1100 block of South Goodwin Avenue in Urbana, and Labana led police on a foot chase.

According to the Crime-Alert, three burglaries occurred at Weston Hall on Sunday morning. Around 2:30 a.m., two roommates living on the third floor of West Hall had cash stolen from them while they were sleeping. One victim also had prescription medicine stolen.

At about 4 a.m., a resident on the third floor woke up to find an offender walking into her dorm room. She sat up and the offender fled, and she thought she heard him running down the stairs.

In the early morning, a Weston resident woke up and saw an offender in her room. The offender fled, and the resident discovered she was missing cash.

After police made the arrest, they connected Labana to the burglaries at Weston.