Category: Police Department Press Releases

Man Fleeing from Police Falls through Ice

On January 1, 2013 Champaign Police Officers responded a report of a disorderly subject at the McAllister’s Deli on Town Center Boulevard. As officers arrived they observed the subject who then fled from the officers. The subject ran onto the frozen detention pond in front of Menards and fell through the ice. Officers recognized they […]

Police Conducting Death Investigation

On December 31, 2012 at approximately 6:22 AM the Champaign Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Honeysuckle. Upon arrival officers located two individuals with what appears to be gunshot injuries. One subject was transported to Carle Hospital but both were later pronounced dead by the Champaign County Coroner’s […]

ARMED ROBBERY – HARDEES RESTAURANT (1806 W. Bradley Avenue – Champaign)

On December 28, 2012 at 9:40 PM, officers were sent to the Hardees restaurant located at 1806 W. Bradley after being notified of an armed robbery in progress. Champaign Police Officer Carroll arrived at the business quickly and observed two suspects fleeing. Both suspects continued to run east from the business after observing Officer Carroll arriving […]

Firearms Discharge Internal Review Completed (1200 Block of Crispus Drive)

The Champaign Police Department has completed its internal review of an incident that culminated in a weapons discharge in the 1200 block of W. Crispus Drive during the early morning hours on September 9, 2012. Per departmental policy, an internal investigation was conducted in accordance with the Firearms Discharge Investigation and Review policy. Policy statement […]

Firearms Discharge Internal Review Completed (John Street/Crescent Drive)

The Champaign Police Department has completed its internal review of an incident involving a police officer discharging a firearm during a call for service on November 17, 2012, in which police officers were dispatched to a call involving a vicious pit bull in the area of John and Crescent streets. During this incident, two dogs […]

Firearms Discharge Internal Review Completed (200 Block of W. Columbia)

The Champaign Police Department has completed its internal review of an incident that culminated in a weapons discharge in the alley near the 200 block of W. Columbia during the afternoon hours on November 20, 2012. During an in-progress call for service on November 20, 2012, police officers were dispatched to a call involving a […]

Shooting Investigation – 200 block of Roper Street

On December 17, 2012, at 7:22 PM, officers received a report of a shooting, with multiple gunshot victims, that occurred in the 200 block of Roper Street. At the scene, officers confirmed that two males in their early 30’s were shot in a home in the 200 block of Roper Street. Police are currently searching […]

Halloween Safety Tips

The Champaign Police Department is reminding parents and homeowners to take a moment to consider basic safety precautions that will make Halloween a safer night of fun for trick-or-treaters. NEVER send young children out alone. Children should always be accompanied by a parent or another trusted adult. Older children should always travel in groups. PLAN […]

Rollover Accident with Injuries (400 Block of E. Eureka)

Yesterday, at 4:00 PM, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of E. Eureka for a single-car accident with injuries. At the accident scene, officers encountered a male driver who had been involved in a rollover accident. Officers observed a 1998 Chevy Lumina resting in the yard of a residence with the driver trapped underneath […]

Armed Robber Arrested (Big Lots, 2002 W Springfield Ave)

Champaign Police arrested 24 year old Lyle W. Gallez for Armed Robbery of the Big Lots, 2002 W. Springfield Avenue on October 22, 2012 at approximately 9:00 PM. Gallez entered the store while armed with a knife and demanded money. When the store employee could not open the register, the suspect left the store. Responding […]