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Police Blotter for March 31, 2016

By Aaron Navarro

March 29, 2016

ChampaignPolice are on the lookout for a man after attempting to arrest him in the 600 block of East Daniel Street around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.According to the report, police stopped a vehicle that was reported stolen. After the driver refused to relinquish keys to the vehicle he continued to push the offi...

Warmer weather, balconies top list of “Unofficial” concerns for police

Warmer weather, balconies top list of “Unofficial” concerns for police

By Joseph Longo

March 3, 2016

With 40 degree temperatures expected on Friday, Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day celebrations may pose a problem for local law enforcement.“Unofficial is a completely weather-driven event,” Champaign Police Sgt. Joe Ketchem said. “Weather drives people in from the balconies and the houses.”With seasonab...

Urbana Police Department reports successful bike giveaway

Urbana Police Department reports successful bike giveaway

By Vivienne Henning

February 17, 2016

A bike is something that most people consider to be an everyday item. It is a common form of transportation that helps people get from place to place. But for some, a bike isn’t something they may have at their disposal.On Friday morning, the Urbana Police Department issued free bikes to citizens of C...

UPD searching for serial wallet thief

By Vivienne Henning

February 16, 2016

The Urbana Police Department is looking for a woman suspected to be a serial wallet thief in the Champaign-Urbana area.The suspect is described as a black female, between 45-years-old and 55-years-old; she is suspected in two incidents of theft that occurred in the area in January.SOOn Jan. 12 around ...

Two Urbana residents arrested for armed robbery of a pizza

By Marijo Enderle

November 2, 2015

Two Urbana residents were arrested Saturday on the charges of armed robbery after robbing a victim of a pizza, according to an Urbana Police report.Urbana police were dispatched to the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Birch Street in Urbana around 7:30 p.m. after receiving a report of the robbery. A...

Champaign County encourages more women to join law enforcement

Portrait of police office Kristen Garcia by Flower Yang.

By Christin Watkins

October 13, 2015

University of Illinois police officer Kristen Garcia has always had a desire to help others.“I’ve also always been a problem solver and a peacemaker,” she said. “Those things all go hand in hand in law enforcement — figure out what needs to be fixed in each situation and help that pers...

Urbana Police investigate fatal accident

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

September 14, 2015

A vehicle crash involving a pedestrian was reported to Urbana police at approximately 10 p.m. Friday night, according to a press release from Lt. Richard Surles of the Urbana Police Department. Officers and a passing doctor administered first aid to the victim, a 43-year-old male. An ambulance arrived ...

Urbana Police Department hosts free bike giveaway

Urbana Police Department hosts free bike giveaway

By Ben Lash

June 25, 2015

The Urbana Police Department hosted a free bike giveaway on Wednesday. People interested in getting their hands on a bike gathered in front of 704 S. Glover St. in Urbana, where the department implemented a first-come, first-serve system.Although the conditions of each bike varied, all were us...

UPD, Champaign County Sherrif offering free bikes Wednesday

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 23, 2015

A free bicycle giveaway will take place in Urbana on Wednesday. The event is hosted by the Urbana Police Department and the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. Bikes will be free for Champaign County residents and are limited to one per-person. Each bike will be offered in its current condition. The giveaway will ...

Officers respond to stabbing at an apartment in Urbana

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 21, 2014

Officers were dispatched to 902 E. Harding Dr., in Urbana on April 18, after receiving a call regarding a disturbance at the property. According to the press release, a male and a female fought in the apartment. The female tried to leave the property, but the male forced her to return. The male was iden...

Remember Unofficial through top-10 ‘holiday’ tweets

Unofficial participants pose for photos with a student who calls himself Greenman Kirby and a dog on Green St.

By David Rothmund

March 10, 2014

Unofficial is over. Whether students went out or stayed in, many memories have been made. Local and University officials have made it through this year without any major incidents. As students piece together their weekend through pictures and texts, these 10 tweets may spark a hazy memory of the crazy “...

Urbana chief of staff sentenced in DUI case

By Daily Illini Staff Report

January 11, 2014

Michael Monson, chief of staff to Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing, was sentenced to 18 months of court supervision Friday, after being arrested on the charges of driving under the influence of alcohol last year. Last March, Monson was arrested by the Urbana Police Department at his apartment on the 100...

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