Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Investigate Shooting Incident-2100 Block of W. White St.

Contact: Sgt. Dave Griffet | 217-403-6927 | david.griffet@ci.champaign.il.us On Tuesday, March 22 at approximately 10:21 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2100 Block of W. White St. for a report of shots fired.  While en route to the scene, officers received report that a gunshot victim had been located in the 200 Block of S. Country Fair Drive.  […]

Keep Champaign Streets Safe This St. Patrick’s Day – Don’t Drink and Drive

Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934, geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us Widely celebrated across the country, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays due to the number of drunk drivers on the road. Drunk driving kills more than 10,000 people each year in our country, and every single one of those deaths is preventable. So today, the Champaign Police Department […]

Ongoing Investigation by Street Crimes Task Force Results in 3 Arrests, Ammunition and Drug Seizures

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On March 9, 2016, Police made three arrests following search warrants that were served in conjunction with on-going investigations by the Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF) and with assistance from METRO SWAT and Champaign Police SWAT units. Arrested was 25-year-old Martez L. Taylor and 25-year-old Darius M. Erving, of 1405 Eater Drive, […]

Law Enforcement Agencies Release “Unofficial” 2016 Statistics

Contact: Sgt. Joe Ketchem, 217-403-6981, joe.ketchem@ci.champaign.il.us Area law enforcement agencies and University of Illinois officials urged safety and responsibility for the annual “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day, held in the campus area of the University of Illinois on March 4, 2016. Routine bar checks, canvassing of campus, and wellness checks of participants were some of the proactive measures officials […]

Spring Storms Trigger False Alarms – Avoid Fines by Keeping Alarm System Permits Current

Contact:  Ronnie Lauria-Heugel, 217-403-6995 veronica.lauria-heugel@ci.champaign.il.us Spring Storms Trigger False Alarms – Avoid Fines by Keeping Alarm System Permits Current   This notice comes as reminder to residents to register your alarm system, especially as the Spring Storm season is underway.  Heavy rain and high winds are often the culprit of false alarms and may cost hefty […]

Street Crimes Task Force Arrests Urbana Man for Weapons Offense

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Street Crimes Task Force Arrests Urbana Man for Weapons Offense On March 3, 2016, the Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF), with the assistance of the METRO SWAT Team, arrested 28-year-old Pierre Renfro of Urbana, following a court authorized search warrant for a residence in the 1000 block of Austin Dr., […]

Police Make Fourteen Burglary Arrests in Two Months

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Police Make Fourteen Burglary Arrests in Two Months The Champaign Police Department has seen a significant increase in crimes involving motor vehicle and residential burglaries. During January and February of 2016 there have been a total of 95 Residential Burglaries and 68 Burglaries to Motor Vehicles (BMVs). Police have […]

City Receives Decision from State’s Attorney’s Office Regarding Officer Matt Rush

The City of Champaign and Champaign Police have received written notification from the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office, which states that criminal charges will not be filed against Champaign Police Officer Matt Rush. The letter further states that “…if Officer Rush were to return to active duty, we will not call Officer Rush as a witness for the prosecution […]

Street Crimes Task Force Makes an Arrest for Weapon and Narcotics Offense

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Street Crimes Task Force Makes an Arrest for Weapon and Narcotics Offense The Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF), formerly known as the Champaign County Multijurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force, is staffed with officers from the Champaign Police Department, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Urbana Police Department, and the University of Illinois […]

Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation

  Contact:     Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation                                    On January 28, 2016 at approximately 6:32 PM, Champaign Police responded to 1503 N. Neil Street in Champaign for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, […]