Category: Police Department Press Releases

3rd Annual Champaign Police Open House

Join Us for the 3rd Annual Champaign Police Open House! At the Champaign Police Department on Saturday, May 17,2014 from 10 AM-2 PM at 82 E. University Avenue, Champaign, IL. Hourly Group Tours, from 10 AM-1 PM Presentations & Demonstrations by: Crime Scene Unit Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit Historical Displays Hostage Negotiators K-9 Unit SWAT Team…
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Champaign Police Department Responds to Viral Internet Video

The Champaign Police Department has been made aware of an internet video entitled “Champaign Police Officer Scraps with a Civilian until Backup Arrives”, which shows one of its police officers engaged in a physical altercation with a male subject. In response to this video, the Champaign Police Department conducted a preliminary review of reports and…
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Detectives Solve Motor Vehicle Burglary Cases (Two Suspects Arrested)

On Thursday, April 3, 2014 around 6:23 PM, Champaign Police arrested two suspects for burglary to a motor vehicle. Jakeem Nelson, 21, and Ernie D. Sanders, 22, both of Urbana, were arrested in a parking garage located at 1010 W. Stoughton in Urbana. Champaign Police had information linking Sanders to other burglaries and began conducting…
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Police Arrest One Suspect in Home Invasion

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a home invasion that occurred in the 00 block of Hanover Court on March 22, 2014. Police arrested one suspect and continue to search for at least two additional suspects involved in this incident. Officers were dispatched to a home invasion, in progress, at 8:48 p.m., after three…
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Champaign Police Department Urges Motorists to Celebrate Responsibly on St. Patrick’s Day

The Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign The Champaign Police Department will be conducting special patrols on St. Patrick’s Day to curb intoxicated driving and enforce seatbelt laws. “We are reminding everyone this weekend to ‘Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over’ and ‘Click It or Ticket’,” said Sgt. Joe Ketchem “If you plan…
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Police Make Arrests in Rural King Weapons Burglaries

On March 3, 2014, the detectives from the Champaign Police Department Investigations Unit arrested Jailyne A. Roberts, 18, and Joseph W. Tate, 19, both of Champaign for burglary. Arrest warrants had been obtained for both Roberts and Tate who are being held at the Champaign County Jail on $500,000 bond.  The Rural King was burglarized…
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Champaign Police Arrest Suspects in Two Armed Robberies

Two Arrested in Connection with Armed Robberies (600 block of E. White Street) Champaign police have arrested two people in connection with two armed robberies that occurred in the 600 block of E. White Street on February 9, 2014. At 6:18 PM, Officers received information that a man and woman were robbed at gunpoint by…
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Arrest Made in Sexual Abuse Investigation

Champaign Police have arrested Herbert J. Howard, a Unit #4 School District employee, wanted in connection with a sexual abuse allegation involving a 13-year-old student. On the afternoon of January 28, 2014, Howard reported to the Champaign Police Department after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Howard was subsequently questioned by an investigator and…
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