Campus Battery Results in Two Arrests

On October 23, 2010 at approximately 11:58 pm, officer responded to the 100 block of East Healey in reference to a Battery.

Officers received information that a 22 y/o male reported being battered by two male suspects while walking in the area of First and Healey. The victim reported walking home, while talking on his cell phone, when a White male, approximately 18 y/o, 5’10″, with sandy hair, blue jeans and white shoes punched him several times. A fight ensured between both parties before the suspect fled the area.

During this incident, a second 16 y/o male suspect, ran from a nearby parking lot and punched the victim. The victim reported hearing the voice of a female in the background egging on the fight. The suspect was able to fight off his attacker before the group fled to the north on First Street toward Springfield Avenue.

While en route to the scene, officers observed a group matching the suspects’ descriptions walking northbound at First and Stoughton. When the officer attempted to get out and speak with the group, three male suspects fled the area.

The 16 y/o suspect was later located in a construction area near White Street. He was arrested for Mob Action, Aggravated Battery and Resisting a Peace Officer, Curfew violations and transported to the Youth Detention Center. The victim did not receive medical attention at this time.

A second 16 y/o suspect was located in the area and arrested for Mob Action, Aggravated Battery and Resisting a Peace Officer, Curfew violations. He was also transported to the Youth Detention Center.

A third suspect is still being sought in this case. He is described as a White male, approximately 18 y/o, 5’10″, 150 lbs, with sandy hair, blue jeans and white shoes.

The Champaign Police Department is also asking for assistance from the community in providing information about this crime(s). Information can reported to the Champaign Police Department by calling (217) 351-4545 or callers can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 373-TIPS. Information can also be sent by anonymous web tip by going to: www.373tips.com or by text tip: Tip397 plus the information to 274637 (CRIMES).