Category: Police Department Press Releases

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 […]

Police Conduct Shooting Investigation – 2400 Block of N. Neil Street

On June 22, 2013, at 6:44 PM, officers responded to the 2400 Block of N. Neil Street after hearing shots being fired.  While investigating the incident, a male gunshot victim arrived at Carle Hospital’s emergency room. Preliminary information indicates that a female, who was in the area at the time, ran to a car when […]

Police Conduct Shooting Investigation – 1700 block of W. John Street

On June 22, 2013, at 3:42 AM, officers responded to 1700 block of W. John Street  in reference to a shooting.  Officers responded to an apartment building and encountered a man who reported to police that he had been shot in the leg and that an ambulance had been requested. The victim only provided a […]

Police Conduct Shooting Investigation (Queensway/Campbell)

On June 22, 2013, officers responded to a shooting at Queensway and Campbell at approximately 2:47 AM.  A vehicle with four subjects were driving around in the area when a male appeared from out of the bushes, right near the intersection of Queensway and Campbell, and began firing shots at the vehicle.  One male in […]

Dog Fatally Wounded After Biting Pedestrian and Charging at Police Officer

On June 20, 2013, at 8:53 PM, officers responded to the 700 block of N. Elm Street for a report of a pedestrian being attacked and bitten by a dog. The dog was fatally wounded by a Champaign Police Officer who also reported being charged at by the same dog. A 20-year-old man reported walking […]

Police Search for Shooting Suspect

The Champaign Police Department is asking for assistance with locating 20- year-old RODELL WILLIAMS of Champaign. WILLIAMS is wanted for the offense of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in connection with the shooting incident that occurred on June 17, 2013, in the 1000 block of Northwood Street, where the suspect reportedly fired shots at a […]

Police Respond to Shot Fired Call (1000 Block of Northwood Street)

On June 17, 2013, officers responded to the 1000 block of Northwood Street for a report of shots fired. Officers received information that two males had been previously involved in a physical altercation. At 4:07 AM, both males saw each other while standing in the 1000 block of Northwood Street. One of the males pulled […]