Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Investigation Reveals No Intended Threat of Harm towards Students

On Monday, November 13, 2017, Champaign Police responded to Centennial High School after being made aware that a student posted a suggestive threat on social media, allegedly aimed towards the school. Investigation into the incident revealed there was no credible threat, and that the post was intended as a joke towards other students. The following […]

ILEAP Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

A team from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP), provided by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, will arrive in Champaign on November 15, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Champaign Police Department, including its policies, procedures, operations, and management. The on-site assessment is expected to take two days, and during that […]

Police Provide Update into Robbery Investigation and Officer Weapon Discharge

This news release provides an update to the October 28, 2017 incident, in which a Champaign Police Officer fired his weapon while investigating a reported Assault and Robbery that occurred in the 1300 Block of Hanover Drive.  The involved officer is identified as Officer Edward Sebestik, a 5-year veteran of the Champaign Police Department.   Officer […]

Police Respond to Suspicious Object – 2100 Block of S. Neil St.

This morning at approximately 8:00 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 2100 Block of S. Neil St., after receiving report of a suspicious object at a private organization. According to reports, shortly after entering the property, staff identified a broken side window, and discovered what appeared to be a potential bomb on the inside window […]

Police Hold SWAT Training: November 9 & November 13-17 in Bristol Park

 The Champaign Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team will be holding training exercises in the Bristol Park Neighborhood on November 9 and November 13 – 17, 2017. Trainings will take place in the northeast corner of the neighborhood during the afternoon hours of 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Citizens can expect to see an […]

Police Investigate Shooting – 1000 Block of N. Neil Street

Last night, at approximately 10:18 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1000 Block of N. Neil St., after receiving a shots fired report. Upon arrival, police identified a 24-year-old male victim inside the residence with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was transported to an area hospital for a potentially life […]

Police Investigate Weapon Discharge Following CPD Officer Response to Assault and Robbery

This morning, at approximately 5:41 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1300 Block of Hanover Drive for a reported robbery. According to the victim, she and a group of acquaintances were hanging out together when the acquaintances physically assaulted and robbed her of an undetermined amount of currency. Upon arrival, police interviewed the victim, who identified […]

Champaign Police Invite Community Members for Coffee and Conversation

The Champaign Police Department will be hosting Coffee with a Cop, Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7-9 AM at Biggby Coffee—401 S. Mattis Ave, Champaign. Coffee with a Cop is a unique opportunity for residents to meet with law enforcement officers in an open forum, to ask questions, raise concerns and to simply engage with […]

Police Investigate Pedestrian and Motor Vehicle Accident

Last night, at approximately 8:28 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded near the intersection of W. Bradley and N. Willis Ave. in Champaign after receiving a report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers identified that a pedestrian had been struck while walking across the street.  The victim, a 67-year-old male from Champaign, was transported […]

Champaign Police Homicide Investigations Brought to Conclusion

This week, Champaign saw two major homicide investigations brought to a conclusion—one involving the arrest and prosecution of 19-year-old Robbie M. Patton of Champaign, and the second involving 20-year-old Josh’uah K. Young of Urbana. Both cases were major undertakings by Police staff, who are grateful to have helped bring closure to the Vineyard, Korchev and […]