Category: Police Department Press Releases

City Responds to Pedestrian Safety Concerns on Prospect Avenue

The City of Champaign is working to address public concerns about pedestrian safety along Prospect Avenue, south of Green Street, and near South Side Elementary School. Since Tuesday, when learning of an accident involving an elementary student at South Side, the City of Champaign has taken immediate actions as well as begun to investigate longer-term…
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Champaign Police Investigate Criminal Damage to Gas Meter/Main Leak (1906 W. Bradley Avenue, Champaign, IL)

Officers responded to Bradley’s II, located at 1906 W. Bradley Avenue on September 12, 2013 at 1:48 AM, for a report of a large gas leak. Employees reported hearing a “strange sound” coming from outside the beer garden before discovering the gas leak. They then called 911 and immediately evacuated patrons from the building. Police…
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Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation – (100 Block of E. Roper Street)

Champaign police are currently conducting a death investigation in the 100 block of E. Roper Street. On September 6, 2013, at approximately 12:27 PM, police were dispatched to a check welfare call at the victim’s home.  Upon arrival, officers met with family members who were at the home of an unresponsive woman.  Preliminary information indicates…
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Missing Teen Located

Missing Champaign teenager, Cleo Younce was located safe and unharmed today, September 6, 2013, in Cape Giardeau, Missouri. Shortly before noon, Cape Girardeau Police Officers located Ms. Younce, along with her suspected abductor, coming out of a Wal-Mart Store in Cape Girardeau. The suspect, Nicholas Hurley, age 21, was taken into custody and arrested without…
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Missing Endangered Teen

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a reported abduction involving a 13- year-old female. On Thursday, September 5, 2013, at approximately 3:28 pm, the Champaign Police Department received a report advising that Cleo Younce, age 13, was missing from her residence in the 2400 block of Hathaway Dr. in Champaign.  Upon arrival, officers were informed…
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Police Arrest Suspect for Making Terrorist-Like Threats

 Champaign police arrested a University of Illinois student for making terrorist-like threats to other students. On August 31, 2013, officers responded to a home in the 200 Block of E. Armory for a resident making terrorist-like threats.  According to witnesses, DANY SAMMAK, 19, of Champaign made repeated terrorist-like threats against other residents and the University…
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Suspect Arrested in Blow Dart Incidents – (300 Block of S. First St. and 400 Block of E. John)

A suspect was arrested today in connection with two incidents involving pedestrians being struck by blow darts in the University of Illinois campus area on August 20, 2013. An anonymous tip led Champaign police detectives to Todd Farthing, 19, of Champaign.  Farthing was located at Parkland College and later arrested at the Champaign Police Department…
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Champaign Police Investigate Armed Robbery (1910 W. Springfield Avenue)

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that took place at the Taco Bell restaurant, located at 1910 W. Springfield Avenue. At approximately 9:06 AM, a man approached an employee who arrived at the drive-through window of the business to pick up the company’s bank deposit bag. At this time, an armed…
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