Arrests made in vehicle burglaries

Arrests made in vehicle burglaries

Two men were arrested Wednesday in unrelated vehicle burglaries.

A Savoy man was arrested after he was caught going through a University of Illinois employee's car early Wednesday.

UI police arrested Victor Salov, 23, who listed an address in the 500 block of Van Buren Street in Savoy, at about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday.

A building service worker at the Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building 1304 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, U, called 911 after leaving work and seeing someone going through his vehicle.

The worker confronted Salov, who shut the doors to the vehicle and then had trouble figuring out how to reopen them, said UI Police Sgt. Tom Geis.

The UI police report said Salov looked confused and disoriented, and police found property from the owner's car on him.

In a separate incident, Champaign police arrested Eddie Williams III, 25, Wednesday morning.

A resident of the 1800 block of Melinda Avenue called police at 5:29 a.m. Wednesday after seeing someone going through a vehicle he knew someone else owned.

As officers responded, the witness saw the person enter another vehicle. Police officers stopped him, and the witness identified Williams.

Officers searched him and found property on him that they've traced back to three different cars, said Champaign Sgt Dave Griffet.

Since then, two more burglary reports have been made in the area, and Champaign police believe they are connected.

Williams listed an address in the 1200 block of Garden Lane in Champaign.

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