Beginning March 16, six waves of vandalism were committed against the "Beyond the Chief" art exhibit in front of cultural houses along Nevada Avenue in Urbana. On June 13, a seventh crime was committed. But this one was different.
It differed because, unlike the previous six cases, a suspect was identified on camera and arrested.
The use of security cameras to apprehend a suspect guilty of vandalism and theft showed how such a device can be used effectively, according to University Chief of Police Barbara O'Connor.
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