Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Respond to Media Inquiries Regarding Employee Separation

  On May 14, 2018, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested former Champaign Police Officer Justus Clinton on charges of Residential and Motor Vehicle Burglary.   Following Clinton’s arrest, the Champaign Police Department has received a number of FOIA requests related to his separation agreement, which was executed prior to the incident for unrelated violations […]


Champaign Police Memorial: Honoring and Remembering our Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

The Champaign Police Department invites the community to join us again this year to honor and remember law enforcement officers from across the country who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind. The Champaign Police Memorial will take place tomorrow, Friday May 18, 11:15 AM […]


Champaign Police Provide Information Regarding Employee Arrest

The Champaign Police Department provides the following information in response to an arrest involving a Department employee. Last night, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year-old Justus Clinton of Fisher as the suspect in a string of burglaries that have recently occurred in that community. Clinton, who has been employed with the City of Champaign for 14 […]


Police Investigate Overnight Shooting 

This morning, at approximately 12:45 AM, Champaign Police responded to the area of S. First St. and E. Armory Ave. for reports of gunfire. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 21-year-old male victim from Danville suffering from serious gunshot wounds. Officers immediately provided on-scene medical care with tourniquet application, and the victim was […]


Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts this Weekend 4/27-4/28, 2018

Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts April 27 & 28, 2018 The Champaign-Urbana community is hosting the 10th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon. This event is bringing increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to our area. The City of Champaign encourages drivers to be alert and patient in your travels and to be aware of where driving impacts […]


Community Safety Alert: Suspicious Person Report near Franklin Middle School

This information is being provided to make the community aware of two recent reports in which Franklin Middle School students were approached by a suspicious person while traveling to school. On April 19, 2018, at approximately 7:10 AM, a 13-year-old female student reported that as she was walking to her bus stop near the corner […]


Property Crimes Investigation Leads to Felony Theft Arrest

After several months of property crime investigation, Champaign Police arrested 43-year-old Urbana man, Kirit Patel for the offense of Felony Theft, for his involvement in the sale, resale, and possession of stolen property. Patel, who is the business owner of Krispy Krunchy Chicken (922 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign), is accused of using the restaurant to […]


UPDATE: Suspect Identified in April 6 Subway Restaurant Robbery

Champaign Police have identified 31-year-old Steven E. Johnson as the primary suspect in an armed robbery that took place Friday, April 6, 2018, at Subway Restaurant, located at 1101 N. Mattis Ave. Restaurant staff reported that on last Friday, at approximately 1:21 PM, the suspect entered the business and demanded money while implying a weapon.  An undetermined […]


Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery – Subway Restaurant (1101 N. Mattis Ave.)

Today, at approximately 1:21 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Subway Restaurant, located at 1101 N. Mattis Ave. for a reported armed robbery. According to restaurant staff, a subject entered the location and demanded money while implying a weapon.  The subject took an undetermined amount of currency before fleeing the scene on foot.  No injuries were reported. […]


Law Enforcement Agencies Release 2018 “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day Statistics

Area law enforcement agencies and University of Illinois officials urged safety and responsibility for the annual “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day events, held in the campus area of the University of Illinois on March 2, 2018. Routine bar checks, canvassing of campus, and wellness checks of participants were some of the precautions officials took on the […]