On the morning of Monday, March 01, 2021, the Urbana Police Department began receiving phone calls regarding punctured vehicle tires in the West Urbana neighborhood, roughly bordering Stoughton on the north, Washington on the south, Busey on the west, and Broadway on the east. Patrol officers began canvassing the neighborhood and located dozens of cars with punctured tires.
At the time of this release, the Urbana Police Department has located or been made aware of at least 100 vehicles that have had either one or more of their tires punctured. The punctures appear to be circular in shape. The Urbana Police Department is still in the preliminary stages of the investigation, including the collection of vehicle owner information. Anyone who has discovered their vehicle tire(s) to be damaged is urged to call the Urbana Police Department in order to have their information included with this incident.