Category: General Press Releases

Area Law Enforcement Scenario Training to be held Thursday

Champaign County law enforcement agencies will be holding a joint training exercise this Thursday, October 18, starting at 10:00 p.m. at Zahnd Park, 2502 South Staley Road and the Stephens Family YMCA, 2501 Fields South Drive, Champaign. The exercise will conclude at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Friday, October 19. Citizens can expect to see several […]


UPDATE: Police Request Community Assistance in Fatal Shooting Investigation

The Champaign Police Department is asking for assistance from residents that live in the area between Kirby to Springfield Avenue, and between Duncan and Kenwood Road. If any resident has exterior home camera surveillance systems, please contact the police department. It is believed video footage between the hours of midnight-3 a.m. may be of investigative assistance. Police are especially interested in residents with home surveillance systems […]


Police Investigate Fatal Shooting in the 2600 Block of Lawndale Drive

On October 14, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2600 block of Lawndale Drive for a report of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located a 35-year-old male who had suffered a fatal gunshot wound. The victim was found inside a private residence. Police are processing evidence from the scene and […]


UPDATED: Police Seek Information on Recent Shootings and Wanted Subjects

The Champaign Police Department, along with local partners at the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Illinois Police Department and the Urbana Police Department, seek the public’s assistance locating the following six individuals who have outstanding arrest warrants and are known gang members or affiliated with known gang members. Eric D. Kirk has an […]


Police Seek Information on Recent Shootings and Wanted Subjects

The Champaign Police Department, along with local partners at the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, the University of Illinois Police Department and the Urbana Police Department, seek the public’s assistance locating the following four individuals who have outstanding arrest warrants and are known gang members or affiliated with known gang members. Eric D. Kirk has an […]


White Street Closure (between Fourth and Fifth Streets)

In order to dismantle their crane, Custom Crane will close White Street between Fourth Street and Fifth Street.  The work is scheduled to begin and end on Monday, October 15, weather permitting.  The street will be closed between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please plan on using alternate routes during this street closure.  The City […]


Police Investigate Shooting in 1600 Block of Sheffield Road

On Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at approximately 7:57 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1600 block of Sheffield Road for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, police learned an unknown number of suspects exchanged multiple rounds of gunfire outside of a residence, resulting in vehicle and property damage. Following preliminary investigation, it was discovered a male […]


Arrest Made in Aug. 23, 2018, N. Hickory Street Homicide Investigation

This evening, at approximately 5:45 p.m., the Waterloo Police Department, with assistance from the United States Marshals Service, arrested 48-year-old Shoen Russell of Champaign in Waterloo, Iowa, on charges of First-Degree Murder. Russell was arrested without incident and charged in connection with the death of 48-year-old Darin Mitchell, also of Champaign. On Aug. 23, at […]


Trick-or-Treat Hours for Halloween – October 31, 2018

Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting aside trick-or-treat hours.  The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: – Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held on October 31, regardless of what […]


Champaign Police Invite Community Members for Coffee and Conversation

In celebration of the third annual national Coffee with a Cop Day, the Champaign Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 7-9 a.m. at Biggby Coffee, located at 401 S. Mattis Ave. Coffee with a Cop is a unique opportunity for residents to meet with police officers to ask […]