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The Daily Illini police blotter for March 4

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 4

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 5, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Burglary was reported on the 1200 block of Carver Drive around 8 p.m. Wednesday. According to the report, an unknown suspect entered the victim’s residence without permission. The suspect attempted to steal furniture from the residence. No suspect information is available at this time. ...

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 1

The Daily Illini police blotter for March 1

By The Daily Illini staff report

March 4, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported at FedEx Ground, 102 Mercury Drive, around 3 a.m. Friday. According to the report, an unknown suspect stole the victim’s cellphone and four vape cartridges. Deceptive practices were reported at Brothers Bar and Grill, 613 E. Green St., around midnight Friday. Accordi...

Christensen’s trial delayed until June 3

Christensen’s trial delayed until June 3

By YooJin Son, Assistant Daytime News Editor

February 28, 2019


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

Alleged kidnapper Brendt Christensen's trial has been delayed until June 3 in Peoria, Illinois. Christensen, who was arrested June 30, 2017, is charged with kidnapping that resulted in the murder of Chinese visiting scholar, Yingying Zhang. The trial has been delayed and pushed several times over t...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 26

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 26

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 27, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported at Walmart Supercenter, 2610 N. Prospect Ave., around 5:30 p.m. Sunday. According to the report, two suspects stole four items from Walmart Supercenter. The suspects were issued a city notice to appear. Theft was reported on the 1300 block of Alms Avenue around 10 a.m. M...

Christensen’s lawyers apologize for delaying trial

Christensen’s lawyers apologize for delaying trial

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 26, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Crime, News

In a recently unsealed motion, lawyers of Brendt Christensen, accused kidnapper and killer of visiting University scholar Yingying Zhang, explained their reasons behind seeking delays for trial.  Lawyers of the accused cited that Christensen’s retained psychiatrist would not have sufficient time...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 22

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 22

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 25, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 1400 block of Joanne Lane around 1 p.m. on Feb. 14. According to the report, the victim returned to their home and found their back door was damaged. No entry into the home was reported. Burglary was reported on the 2500 block of West Springfie...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 19

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 19

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 20, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Nothing to report. University Nothing to report. Urbana Bomb threat was reported at Dollar General, 1506 N. Cunningham Ave., around 11 a.m., Monday. According to the report, an unknown offender called Dollar General threatening to discharge a bomb located inside of the store. Fraud was reporte...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 18

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 18

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 19, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Theft was reported on the 400 block of West Beardsley Avenue around 8 p.m. on Feb 5. According to the report, the victim was trying to sell a phone to the suspect. The suspect stole the phone and has not been located. Criminal damage to property was reported on the 200 block of East White Street, ...

Joining the force: Reporter rides along with Urbana officer

Joining the force: Reporter rides along with Urbana officer

By Julie Kang, Staff writer

February 18, 2019


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

The Urbana Police Department’s ride-along program, open to citizens and members of the University community, allows people to experience firsthand what goes on during a police officer’s shift. The events in this article took place from 9 p.m. on Wednesday to 2 a.m. on Thursday with officer Josh J...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 14

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 14

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 15, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Criminal damage to property was reported on the 300 block of East Armory Avenue around 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday. According to the report, the victim’s apartment window was damaged by an unknown offender. Burglary was reported at Hyatt Place, 217 N. Neil St., around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Accordi...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 12

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 12

By The Daily Illini staff report

February 13, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Trespassing was reported at The Original Pancake House, 1909 W. Springfield Ave., at 10:30 a.m., Monday. According to the report, the suspect was previously banned from the location, yet the suspect returned to The Original Pancake House. The suspect was issued a notice to appear for trespassi...

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 11

The Daily Illini police blotter for Feb. 11

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

February 12, 2019


Filed under Crime, News, Police Blotter

Champaign Unlawful possession and use of a weapon by a felon were reported on Welland Place around 6:30 a.m. Friday. According to the report, the offender was arrested for possession of cannabis with an intent to deliver, aggravated resistins and unlawful possession and use of a weapon by a felon. ...

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