Category: Police Department Press Releases

Law Enforcement Officials and Community Members Stand Together to Address Recent Acts of Gun Violence

This morning, Champaign County Law Enforcement Officials and Concerned Community Members held a news conference to address three (3) recent deaths related to gun violence involving a youth and two young adults. At the news conference, Law Enforcement Officials and community representatives discussed the recent increase in gun violence compared to the same time last…
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Three Robbery Suspects Arrested (Central IL Credit Union, Marine Bank and Mobile Super Pantry)

Three local men have been arrested and charged with Armed Robbery following a series of robberies to local banks and businesses that have taken place over the past few months. Since February, Champaign has seen a rash in armed robberies to include five bank robberies, three robberies to consumer loan businesses and several other businesses…
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Police Respond to Weapon Call (Central High School, 610 W. University Ave.)

At approximately 12:51 p.m. Friday, officers responded to Central High School for a report of a weapon after a student reported seeing a possible handgun in a student’s possession. A student at Central High School reported to school staff that a gun had been spotted in another student’s backpack. The staff located the student, but…
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Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect (Illini Arcade, 33 E. Springfield Avenue)

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect who took an undisclosed amount of cash from Illini Arcade on May 6, 2012, at approximately 8:49 p.m. Officers received information that a man entered the business, armed with a knife, and demanded money from a female employee. The suspect then ordered the…
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Champaign Police Investigate Armed Robbery (Central Illinois Credit Union, 2106 W. John)

Champaign police are currently searching for two armed robbery suspects who entered the Central Illinois Credit Union this morning and demanded money. Police were notified at 10:25 AM that two men entered the credit union, and one of them displayed a handgun. They demanded money and then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of…
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