Category: General Press Releases

Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Battery Suspects

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | On September 25, 2016, police responded to the area of 306 E. Green St. for a reported shooting.  The on-scene investigation determined that four individuals were injured by gunfire, including 22-year-old George Korchev who was fatally wounded. During this investigation, Champaign Police Detectives determined that just […]

Rev. Dr. Martin King, Jr. Countywide Celebration Call for Nominations Coming Soon!

Rev. Dr. Martin King, Jr. Countywide Celebration Call for Nominations Coming Soon! The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countywide Celebration is scheduled for Friday, January 13, 2017 at Parkland College. The theme for the 2017 event is:  “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.” Each year, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana […]

CU Fresh Start Holds First Call-In Meeting to Address Local Gun Violence

  The CU Fresh Start initiative held its first “Call-In” meeting on the evening of October 6, 2016.  The Call-In was a powerful face-to-face meeting of law enforcement representatives, community members and social service providers sending a clear message to nine targeted offenders, their street groups, gangs, and associates.  Their message – “The gun violence […]

One Adult and Two Juveniles Arrested for Burglary and Possession of Stolen Vehicles

Media Contact: Lt. Robert Rea | 217-403-6908 |   Yesterday, at approximately 6:50 AM, Champaign Police apprehended three suspects in the 300 block of Kenwood in connection with area burglaries to motor vehicles (BMVs) and possession of stolen vehicles. Arrested was 19-year-old Malikk H. Dillon of Champaign, along with two juveniles, ages 14 and 15, […]

Citizen Review of Police Complaints Working Group to Hold Community Meetings

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Jon Swenson | 217-403-7010 | The Champaign Police Department Citizen Review of Police Complaints Working Group will hold two meetings to gather public feedback into the Champaign Police Department’s complaint processes and in the consideration of citizen review. Formed in June 2016, the focus of the Working Group is to provide […]

Arrest Made in September 25 Shooting Investigation

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-403-6987 |   On September 29, 2016 at approximately 10:15 PM, 18-year-old Robbie M. Patton of Champaign turned himself in to the Champaign County Jail for the offenses of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Arrest warrants were issued for Patton on Tuesday, in connection with […]

30th Annual Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Kicks Off Tonight

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are pleased to welcome attendees to the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) which starts today and lasts through Saturday, October 1, 2016.  More than 310 participants from five states are converging on Champaign for three days of training and information sharing about ways to promote neighborhood wellness and […]

Police Arrest Two Suspects in Robbery Investigations

Media Contact: Lt. Robert Rea | 217-403-6908 |   On Wednesday, September 28 at approximately 1:55 AM, Champaign Police apprehended two suspects at Meijer Supermarket in Champaign in connection with two recent robberies.  Arrested was 18-year-old Jaime Travis Varelas of Champaign and a 17-year-old male juvenile, also of Champaign.   Varelas and the juvenile were […]

Police Hold Press Conference as Update to September 25 Shooting Investigations

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 |   Today, the Champaign Police Department held a press conference to provide updates into the September 25, 2016 shooting that resulted in multiple gunshot victims and the death of 22-year-old George Korchev. Preliminary results of the investigation identified an individual believed to be responsible for the Green St. […]

UPDATE: Champaign Police Continue Investigations into Overnight Shootings

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 | Police continue to ask for the public’s assistance in its investigations into two overnight shootings in the 300 Block of E. Green St. and the 700 Block of S. State St.  This morning, Champaign Police officials provided media reports on overnight shootings in which multiple victims were […]