Category: Police Department Press Releases

PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT: Robberies and Burglaries to Motor Vehicles

For Immediate Release August 26, 2015 Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us PUBLIC SAFETY ALERT:   Robberies and Burglaries to Motor Vehicles  The Champaign Police Department provides this alert as notice to residents and our campus community of a rash of robberies and motor vehicle burglaries that have occurred during the month of August.  Citizens…
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Police Enforce “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Safety Campaign

For Immediate Release August 24, 2015 Contact:   Sgt Geoffrey Coon, 217-403-6934, geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us Police Enforce “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Safety Campaign As summer winds down, The Champaign Police Department is ramping up its traffic enforcement efforts as part of the national effort to eliminate drunk driving. August 24 – September 7 (Labor Day),…
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“Back to School” Traffic Safety Reminders

For Immediate Release August 8, 2015                                                  Contact:  Lt. Tod Myers 217-403-7020                                  tod.myers@ci.champaign.il.us “Back to School” Traffic Safety Reminders As students return to school on…
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Police Continue to Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

For Immediate Release August 5, 2015 Police Continue to Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting On Tuesday, August 4, 2015, the Champaign County Metropolitan Emergency Tactical Response Operations team (METRO) and the Champaign Police Department SWAT unit were deployed to the Days Inn in Rantoul in response to a man who was believed to have committed the August…
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Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

For Immediate Release August 4, 2015 In the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 4, 2015, the Rantoul Police Department received information regarding a person who was a suspect in an armed robbery at the Rantoul Hardee’s Restaurant on Sunday, August 2, at approximately 10:40 PM. Security camera photos of the armed robbery were distributed…
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STREET CRIMES TASK FORCE UPDATE

  Contact: Lt. Robert Rea 217-403-6908 robert.rea@ci.champaign.il.us STREET CRIMES TASK FORCE UPDATE Spearheaded on June 2, 2015 in response to increased gun violence, the multi-jurisdictional Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force has provided progressive outreach to the community and has been instrumental in identifying several individuals involved or reported to be involved in gun-related activity….
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Champaign Police Announce Arrest of Murder Suspect

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030                                     david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us   Champaign Police Announce Arrest of Murder Suspect On Tuesday July 28, 2015, at approximately 7:11 PM, the Champaign Police Department arrested 21-year-old Brandon L. Collier of Champaign, in connection with the…
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Police Make Two Overnight Burglary Arrests

For Immediate Release July 15, 2015                                                    Contact:  Deputy Chief Joe Gallo 217-403-6926                                   joseph.gallo@ci.champaign.il.us   Police Make Two Overnight Burglary Arrests On Tuesday, July…
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Police Investigate Shooting

For Immediate Release July 14, 2015 Contact: Sgt. Dave Griffet, 217-403-6927, dave.griffet@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Investigate Shooting On Monday, July 13, 2015, at approximately 11:53 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of Garden Hills for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found a male subject on Holly Hill Road, who was the victim…
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Police Increase Enforcement for July 4 Holiday

  Police Increase Enforcement for July 4 Holiday Champaign Police will increase traffic enforcement of alcohol-impaired and unbuckled drivers this weekend, in conjunction with the Fourth of July holiday.  The enforcement is part of the statewide Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket effort. Drunk driving is an epidemic…
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