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UIPD humanizes department through social media

UIPD humanizes department through social media

By Joe Longo

February 15, 2016

In the early days of Facebook, detectives at the University Police Department bought marijuana from campus drug dealers off of the social media site.When Facebook first began, only persons with university email addresses could access the social media platform. So, drug dealing students felt safe reachin...

Family of UI student offers $10,000 reward for information about assault

By Joe Longo

February 10, 2016

daily illini staff reportThe family of a University student assaulted on Dec. 13 near campus is offering a $10,000 reward for information about the assailants. The reward is being offered until May 31.The student was struck in the back of the head and subsequently collapsed around 1:14 am in the 700 ...

Police blotter for Feb. 8, 2016

February 8, 2016

Champaign• Nothing to report.University• An 18-year-old male was arrested on the charge of retail theft at the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.According to the report, store security personnel called police after seeing the offender tampering with an access code boo...

Police Blotter for Feb. 4, 2016

By Jason Chun

February 4, 2016

Champaign -- Nothing to report.University -- A 20-year-old female and a 19-year-old female were arrested on the charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia respectively at Barton Hall, 1205 S. Fourth St., around 6:30 p.m. Sunday.According to the report, p...

Police blotter for Feb. 1, 2016

By Abigale Svoboda

February 1, 2016

Champaign• Attempted burglary was reported in the 1500 block of Garden Hills Drive around 11:30 a.m. Jan. 24.According to the report, the suspect damaged the door to the victim’s home in order to gain entry, but did not take anything.University• A University student was issued a state of Illin...

Police blotter for Jan. 25, 2016

By Jason Chun

January 25, 2016

Champaign• A 28-year-old male was arrested on the charge of theft in the 700 block of Crescent Drive around 11 p.m. Thursday. According to the report, the offender stole the victim’s vehicle and was later apprehended by police. • Burglary was reported in the 1700 block of Park Haven Drive around 8:30 p.m....

Police blotter for Jan. 21, 2016

January 21, 2016

Champaign• Theft was reported in the 100 block of North Walnut Street around 8 p.m. Tuesday.According to the report, the victim left his vehicle unattended, running and unlocked outside of a bar. When he returned the vehicle was gone. The vehicle was recovered down the street with no damage done t...

UIPD issues Campus Safety Notice following Campustown assault

By Daily Illini Staff Report

December 14, 2015

A Campus Safety Notice was issued early Sunday morning after an assault occurred in the 700 block of S. Sixth Street around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.According to the notice, the victim was walking northbound on the west side of S. Sixth Street when an offender unknown to the victim struck the victim in the back ...

Police Blotter for Dec. 10, 2015

By Jason Chun

December 10, 2015

Champaign• Criminal damage to property was reported at Suburban Express, 714 S. Sixth St., around 11 a.m. Monday.According to the report, an unknown offender broke the glass door. No entry was made. • Theft was reported in the 100 block of East Armory Avenue around 8 p.m. Monday.According to the repo...

Police blotter for Dec. 9, 2015

By Jason Chun

December 9, 2015

Champaign• Nothing to report.University • Criminal damage to property was reported at the Stock Pavilion, 1402 W. Pennsylvania Ave., around noon Monday.According to the report, a University employee reported that an unknown offender had broken two windows on the building. The windows have a t...

Police Blotter for Dec. 8, 2015

By Jason Chun

December 8, 2015

Champaign• A 25-year-old male was arrested on the charge of theft at Merry Ann’s Diner, 1 E. Main St., around 6 a.m. Saturday. According to the report, the offender ate food and left the diner without paying. • Armed robbery was reported in the 1600 block of Valley Road around 11 p.m. S...

UIPD compares campus crime to other universities

UIPD compares campus crime to other universities

By Joe Longo

December 8, 2015

The University leads the pack in the amount of aggravated assaults that have occurred on campus when compared to 21 comparable universities, according to a report by University Police.The UIPD recently released new statistics comparing crime rates from 2014 on campus to rates at similar universities, in...

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