Category: Police Department Press Releases

Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

(First Midwest Bank, 812 West Springfield Avenue) (Illini Arcade, 33 East Springfield Avenue A suspect in the First Midwest Bank robbery, which occurred on September 15, 2014, and the Illini Arcade robbery, which occurred on September 12, 2014 has been arrested. On September 22, 2014, MICHAEL ALEXANDER, 37, of Rantoul, was arrested in the 5900…
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Color Run 5-K – Street Closures

The Color Run 5-K will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014.  The race will start at the northeast corner of Market Place Mall, near Market Street.  Road closures will start at 6:45 AM and the race will begin at 8 AM.  The following streets will be closed or have limited access: Town Center Boulevard, from Neil Street…
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Champaign Police Investigate Shooting Incident (500 block of Alabama Avenue)

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident, which occurred on September 23, 2014, at approximately 10:23 PM in the 500 block of Alabama Avenue. At 10:24 PM, officers responded to a dispatch of shots fired in the area, after receiving multiple calls from the public. Upon arrival, officers located a 23 year-old…
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Missing Person Located

On September 19, 2014, the Champaign Police Department located 16 year-old Brandon Dominguez near Hessel Park, after receiving a tip that he had been seen in the area.  Brandon was found safe and unharmed. The Champaign Police Department would like to thank the media and community for assisting in the search.  

Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery (First Midwest Bank, 812 W. Springfield Avenue)

Today at approximately 3:20 p.m., Champaign Police Officers were dispatched to a robbery at First Midwest Bank, located at 812 W. Springfield Avenue. Bank personnel reported that an unknown man entered the bank and displayed a note, which indicated that he was armed with a gun. However, no weapon was actually displayed to the teller….
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Champaign Police Department to Participate in Illinois Rail Safety Week

To promote rail safety awareness and education, the Champaign Police Department will be participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week from September 14-20, 2014. Enforcement details are planned throughout the week at various railroad grade crossings in Champaign to cite both drivers and pedestrians who disobey the laws associated with railroad grade crossings and railroad property.  In addition,…
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Public Safety Alert – Champaign Police Warn Residents to Lock Up

The Champaign Police Department is warning residents to lock their apartments at all times. This warning is being issued after the department received multiple reports of burglaries occurring to unlocked apartments. Since August 15, 2014, twenty reports have been filed, indicating that residences were entered illegally and laptops and other electronic items were stolen. Officers…
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Champaign Police Department Releases Labor Day Enforcement Crackdown Numbers

Officers from the Champaign Police Department issued several citations during the recent Labor Day traffic enforcement campaign. Officers issued citations for: Unlawful Cell Phone Use: Seven (7) citations Seat Belt Violations: Six (6) citations Improper Lane Usage: One (1) citation Disobeyed Traffic Signal: One (1) citation No Valid Driver’s License: One (1) citation Law enforcement…
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Police Search for Missing Teen

The guardian of a missing teen is requesting the public’s help with locating a missing teen, Brandon Dominguez. According to the guardian, 16 year-old, Brandon Dominguez was last seen on August 12, 2014, when he walked away from a group outing on the University of Illinois campus. It was reported to police that Brandon may…
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Champaign Police Steps Up Late-Night Impaired Driving and Safety Belt Enforcement

The Champaign Police Department will be participating in the 2014 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” impaired driving campaign, which focuses on the deadliest time of day for motor vehicle fatalities.  The intensified enforcement effort against the overwhelming number of late-night impaired drivers and seat belt law violators emphasizes the disproportionate number of traffic…
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