Category: Police Department Press Releases

Arrest Made in April 13 Shooting Incident on Hedge Road 

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030  |  david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On April 13, 2016, Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Hedge Road after receiving numerous reports of shots fired.  While on scene, Police located a significant number of shell casings and were notified that a gunshot victim had arrived at a local hospital. On April 14, an arrest warrant was issued […]

Ashley C. Gibson Investigation Update: Police in Columbia, Missouri Make Arrest of Suspect

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030  |  david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On May 2, 2016, at approximately 8:53 PM, the Columbia Police Department in Columbia, Missouri made an arrest of 25-year-old Donte D. Meeks of Champaign. Meeks, who is one of two individuals Police were still seeking in the death investigation of Ashley Chemere Gibson was spotted by police at a […]

Police Hold Press Conference for Update into Ashley C. Gibson Death Investigation

PRESS CONFERENCE – Ashley Chemere Gibson Death Investigation Arrest warrants have been issued for six individuals in the Ashley Gibson case, for the offense of Dismembering a Human Body, a Class X Felony [click here for photos] [Updated April 28, 3:45 PM]   Timeline and progress of the current investigation Ms. Ashley Gibson was last seen alive on […]

Champaign County Coroner Identifies Remains as Ashley C. Gibson

Office of the Coroner, Champaign County News Release Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup releases information regarding the investigation into the death of 24 year old Ashley C. Gibson, of Urbana, Illinois: Office of the Coroner_Ashley C. Gibson_2016April25    

Police Conduct Investigation at Clinton Lake

  Following recent information developed in the missing person case of 24-year-old Ashley C. Gibson, Champaign Police Detectives directed an exploratory search of evidence at Clinton Lake in DeWitt, IL. The efforts of this search led to the recovery of human remains that were extracted from the lake at approximately 1:30 PM today. An autopsy […]

Police Continue Investigations into Missing Person Ashley Chemere Gibson

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds  | 217-621-4440 | laeisha.meaderds@ci.champaign.il.us Reported as missing on April 19, 2016, Police continue investigations into the disappearance of 24-year-old Ashley Chemere Gibson of Champaign. Last seen on Sunday, April 17, (with an updated time) at approximately 10:00PM, Ashley was reported as being in the area of Northwest Champaign visiting friends. Police Investigators have […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident on Hedge Road

Media Contact: Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Hedge Road at approximately 5:42 PM this evening, after receiving numerous reports of shots fired.  While at the scene, Police also received notification that a gunshot victim had arrived at a local hospital. A significant number of shell casings have been retrieved at […]

Police Seize Handgun, Make Armed Robbery Arrest, 400 Blk W. Maple

Media Contact: Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On April 11, 2016 at approximately 2:55 PM, Champaign Police responded to an area hospital to meet with the victim of an armed robbery. According to information provided to officers, the victim reportedly responded to a Craigslist ad and went to an address in the 400 block of W. Maple St. […]

Police Make an Arrest in Armed Robbery

Media Contact: Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On April 10, 2016 at approximately 10:33 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of 500 E. Clark St. after receiving a report of an Armed Robbery to a pedestrian in the area.  With assistance from University of Illinois Student Patrol and UI Police, officers were able to locate and apprehend […]