Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Investigate Shots Fired Call – 500 Block of E. Grove St.

Today at 1:15 PM, officers responded to Douglass Park for a report of multiple shots fired. Witnesses report seeing a male suspect exit a dark-colored SUV, enter the park, and fire multiple shots at three people who were sitting at a picnic table there. The suspect then ran back to the SUV, which had circled […]

National Night Out 2013 – August 6, 2013

OWN THE NIGHT, OWN YOUR COMMUNITY National Night Out 2013 The City of Champaign will recognize National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. National Night Out is a designated evening when communities across America come together to take a stand against crime. To celebrate the nationwide event, residents are encouraged to […]

Investigation Leads to Arrests for Weapons Offenses

On July 9, 2013 at approximately 1:45 PM Allen M. Williams, (21) and Laine R. Hopkins, (21), both of Champaign, were arrested by the US Marshal Service in Cicero, Illinois. Williams and Hopkins both were wanted on Champaign County Arrest warrants for their connection to weapons being found in a Champaign hotel room on June […]

Ongoing Shooting Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest

On July 9, 2013 at approximately 10:23 AM Champaign Police arrested Kentrell L. McFarland (20) of 608 E. Vine, Champaign. McFarland was arrested in the 600 block of W. Kilarny in Urbana. Champaign Police Detectives were continuing their investigation into the recent shootings, and were attempting to locate an individual when they observed McFarland involved […]

Champaign Police to Honor Officer Killed in the Line of Duty 100 Years Ago

Officer Thomas Dodsworth was killed in the line of duty 100 years ago on July 6, 1913. To honor Officer Dodsworth, the Champaign Police Department will hold a memorial service on Saturday, July 6, 2013. The service will start at approximately 3:00 p.m. at the Champaign Police Department, located at 82 East University Avenue. A […]

4th of July

Traffic Restrictions, Traffic Plan and other Regulations To expedite the traffic flow into, around and away from the event site (State Farm Center), the public safety committee announces the following traffic plan for the parade and evening show/fireworks: PARADE – Parade & 5K Map Parade and 5K Route: The parade will start on First Street […]

Champaign Police Provides Update on Shooting Investigations

In June 2013, the City of Champaign saw an increase in the number of shootings and other incidents involving firearms. This increase has generated great concern from the City, community members and area law enforcement agencies. From June 7 through June 28, 2013, the Champaign Police Department responded to twelve (12) incidents with eight (8) […]

Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

On Sunday, June 23, 2013, at approximately 1:00 PM, Champaign Police arrested DeMarvin D. Thornton, 23, of Urbana, for armed robbery. Thornton is suspected to have committed three separate armed robberies in Champaign between June 13 and 18. The first robbery occurred on June 13th at approximately 6:10 AM in the 300 block of E. […]

Police Respond to Shots Fired Call – 300 Block of E. Green Street

On June 23, 2013, at approximately 3:14 AM, officers responded to a shots fired call in the 300 block of E. Green Street. At the scene, officers spoke with witnesses who reported hearing multiple gunshots in the area. They provided a description of the shooting suspect and vehicle. Officers located the vehicle and made contact […]