Category: Police Department Press Releases

Area Agencies Conduct Sex Offender Compliance Checks

On Thursday, August 7, 2014, the Champaign Police Department, along with the United States Marshal Service, announced the successful completion of a one day sex offender compliance and verification check. On August 7, 2014, a multi-agency enforcement team conducted unannounced visits to the homes of known sex offenders within Champaign County. Law enforcement officials followed…
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Champaign Police Investigate Shooting

On Monday, August 11, 2014, Champaign Police responded to an address in the 1100 block of N. Sixth Street for a report of shots fired. The residents of this address reported that sometime during the early morning hours, someone fired rounds into their home. Upon arrival, the officers found that the residence had been struck…
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Champaign Police Investigate Suspicious Death

On Saturday, August 9, 2014 at approximately 10:03 AM, the Champaign Police responded to a report of a non-responsive subject along the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad tracks just south of the Springfield Avenue viaduct. Once officers located the subject, it was obvious to them the individual was deceased, and the Champaign County Coroner was called…
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Champaign Police Investigate Domestic Battery Shooting

On Saturday, August 9, 2014, at approximately 1:46 AM, the Champaign Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 700 block of Tawney Court. Upon arrival, officers learned that a domestic battery had occurred between a 68 year-old father and 40 year-old son, and that the father shot the son during the argument. The…
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Third Suspect in Redding Homicide Arrested – Investigation Continues

A third suspect, Micah J. Hopkins, 30, of Champaign, has been arrested in connection to the murder of Allen M. Redding. According the Blytheville Police Department, their agency assisted the U.S. Marshal’s Service with the capture of Micah Hopkins. Hopkins was taken into custody yesterday afternoon at 1608 Chickasawba Street in Blytheville, Arkansas. Two other…
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Three Arrested for Intimidation of a Witness in Redding Homicide

On July 29, 2014, the Champaign Police obtained three arrest warrants for individuals suspected of intimidating a witness in the investigation of the Allen Redding homicide. Markeeta McFarland (38), Paul Craig (39), and Devon Craig (37), all of Champaign, are being charged with Aggravated Intimidation of a Witness, a Class 2 felony for which the…
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Correction to Traffic Crash Investigation (Bradley Avenue and Walnut Street)

The Champaign Police Department inadvertently erred yesterday evening in releasing information that the driver of the suspect vehicle was deceased after fleeing from police and getting into an accident at Bradley and Walnut. The driver is alive and still receiving treatment at Carle Hospital. The Police Department regrets releasing incorrect information. The Police Department is…
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Chase Bank Robbery

On July 25, 2014 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Champaign Police Officers were dispatched to Chase Bank, 201 W. University Ave, for a reported robbery. Police received information that a man entered the bank and handed the teller a threatening note while demanding money. The suspect then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency…
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Accident at Mattis & Bloomington Road Involving a Champaign Police Squad Car

On July 24, 2014, at approximately 9:35 a.m., Champaign police officers responded to the intersection of Mattis Avenue and Bloomington Road for a report of an accident involving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and a Champaign Police Department squad car. Witnesses reported seeing a pickup truck drive westbound on Bloomington Road and collide with the squad…
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Homicide Investigation Continues

The Champaign Police Department is continuing its investigation into the murder of Rakim J. Vineyard, a 22 year-old Champaign man. The shooting occurred on the afternoon of July 19, 2014 at approximately 12:24 p.m. in the 1000 block of N. Sixth Street, Champaign. On Saturday, police received a report of a man being shot and…
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