Category: Police Department Press Releases

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 […]

Shooting Suspects Arrested

The suspects, sought in connection with the shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of Mimosa, on last Friday, were arrested. Yesterday, the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force located QWANTRELL L. AYRES and KEVIN I. AKINS at a hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana, where both had been staying. QWANTRELL L. AYRES and KEVIN I. AKINS, […]

Shooting Suspects Wanted

The Champaign Police Department is asking for assistance with locating the suspects pictured below. QWANTRELL L. AYRES and KEVIN I. AKINS, of Champaign, are both wanted for the offense of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in connection with the shooting that occurred on June 7, 2013, in the 1100 block of Mimosa. A warrant was […]

Two Arrests Made in Vine Shooting

On June 10, 2013, Champaign Police officers responded to the area of Fifth & Vine Streets for a report of a drive-by shooting. Reports indicate that suspects, from a silver-colored car, fired shots at a second vehicle. During the gunfire, several rounds struck a house in the 700 block of N. Fifth Street, but no […]

Community Members Address Gun Violence

Concerned Community Members will hold a news conference to address recent acts of gun violence. What: Community Members will address four (4) recent incidents related to gun violence involving youth and young adults. Who: Pastor Lekevie Johnson, Jericho Missionary Baptist Church Herb Burnett, Business Owner Janice Mitchell, Urbana Community Member Will Kyles, Council Member, District […]

Champaign Police Investigate Fourth Shooting Incident in Two Days

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident which left three males wounded. Officers responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of W. Bradley Avenue at approximately 7:54 PM on June 8, 2013. Upon officers’ arrival, three males were found with gunshot injuries. Two of the victims were transported to the hospital […]

Champaign Police Department is asking for Community Assistance to End Gun Violence

In response to the recent shootings, the Champaign Police Department has been engaging community members in an effort to prevent further acts of violence. The Champaign Police Department is continuing to investigate the shootings that have occurred since Friday afternoon. To date, several witnesses have been interviewed, evidence collected and one suspect arrested for Aggravated […]

Champaign Police Investigate Multiple Shooting Incidents

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating three separate cases of gun violence, all occurring within a 24-hour period in the north and northwest areas of the City. The most recent incident occurred on June 8, 2013, at 12:10 PM, in the 1300 block of N. Hickory Street. Police received a report that multiple shots […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shots Fired (1100 block of Mimosa)

Champaign police are currently investigating a report of gunshots being fired in the 1100 block of Mimosa. Today at approximately 1:15 PM, police were notified there were gunshots being fired in the 1100 block of Mimosa, with several males observed running from the scene. Upon arrival, officers found in the 1100 block of Mimosa a […]

Public Safety Warning – Counterfeit Money

Over the past few weeks, the Champaign Police Department has received several reports of counterfeit money being presented to area businesses. While there is an ongoing investigation with the United States Secret Service, the Champaign Police Department is notifying our area businesses and local community about this fraudulent crime. Investigators have learned that much of […]