While on patrol Nov. 5, an officer saw the front door of a house in the 700 block of Duryea Place propped open. The officer entered the house to ensure the residence wasn’t being burglarized. Inside the house, the officer saw several different street signs posted on the walls.
The officer found three of the residents on the second floor of the home. The officer asked the students about the street signs, and they told police the signs were there when they moved in, and they didn’t know where they came from.
The officer instructed them to bring all the signs in to the BUPD. The signs belonged to the state of Illinois, the city of Peoria and the university. All residents were referred to residential life.
At 1:20 p.m. Nov. 6, officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Glenwood Avenue after an Athletic Department employee reported a theft from her desk.
The victim said between 10:30 a.m. Nov. 4 and 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 6 an unknown person entered her office and stole $672 out of her unlocked desk.
The victim told police the money was for a team’s travel account, and nothing else was removed from the office. There are no suspects at this time.
At 12:40 a.m. Nov. 7, officers witnessed a male and female arguing in the 900 block of Elmwood Avenue.
The officer saw the female attempting to hit the male, and as police approached the couple they smelled alcohol. Officers asked the female several questions, and her answers and actions were lethargic.
When an officer asked the male if he’d been drinking, the male became argumentative. Both were issued MOVNs for underage consumption of alcohol.
On Nov. 3, officers were alerted to debit card fraud involving a student’s QuickCard. The victim showed police a copy of the transaction log linked to her QuickCard that showed fraudulent charges in the Heitz Hall laundry room and in Heitz Hall vending machines.
Charges were also made at the Papa John’s restaurant on Bourland Avenue. The manager at the restaurant gave police the phone number used to order the food, and police traced the number back to a student.
Police brought the student in for questioning, and he confessed to using the card. The student was arrested for credit/debit card fraud.