Category: Police Department Press Releases

Warrant Issued in Sexual Abuse investigation

On November 22, 2013, the Champaign Police Department received a report regarding a sexual abuse allegation involving a 13-year-old student and a staff member for Unit #4 school district. The alleged incident occurred on November 8, 2013, at Edison Middle School, located at 306 West Green Street, Champaign, Illinois, during school hours. Since the initial…
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Champaign Police Respond to Bomb Threat (1501 S. Neil Street)

On January, 23, 2014, at 12:56 p.m., Champaign police officers were dispatched to the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 1501 S. Neil Street, for a bomb threat. At approximately 12:54 p.m., an unknown man telephoned the hotel to report that a bomb had been placed inside the hotel. During the call, he also demanded money…
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Champaign Police Investigate Home Invasion (2000 Block of N. Mattis)

The Champaign Police Department is investigating a home invasion. The incident took place in an apartment complex, located in the 2000 block of N. Mattis Avenue, on January 21, 2014, at approximately 12:46 p.m. Reports indicate that three unknown masked males entered an apartment and robbed three men at gunpoint. All three offenders displayed handguns….
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Champaign Police Department Releases the Results of the Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

The results are in from the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over holiday crackdown on intoxicated drivers. During the holiday season, reducing the deadly dangers from intoxicated drivers was a top priority as the Champaign Police Department was out in force to arrest those who put themselves and others on the road at risk. From…
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Champaign Police Dept Participates in “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

From December 20, 2013 through January 5, 2014, officers from the Champaign Police Department will be out in force as part of the annual Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on intoxicated drivers. The statewide crackdown will include high-visibility alcohol and belt enforcement throughout the Champaign area.  The statewide crackdown will also be…
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Champaign Police Department Reports Successful Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Mobilizations

Who: The Champaign Police Department & Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) What: From November 18 – December 1, 2013, IDOT supported enforcement Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to remind motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired, both day and night, during the merged “Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobilizations. The Champaign Police…
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Champaign Police Make Arrest in Roper Street Homicide

On December 4, 2013, at approximately 9:25 a.m., Champaign Police arrested Darmel L. Smith, 33, of Urbana, Illinois, for his involvement in the murder of Sheena Williams. Mr. Smith was arrested in the 200 block of South Mattis on a Champaign County warrant for Murder/Intent to Kill/Injure.  Mr. Smith’s bail has been set at $2,000,000….
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Champaign Police Respond to Check Welfare and Shots Heard Call (2000 Block of Cynthia Drive)

On November 23, 2013, at approximately 11:50 AM, Champaign Police officers responded to a “check welfare” call due to loud noises and possible gunshots heard coming from an apartment, located in the 2000 block of Cynthia Drive. Upon arrival, officers also heard sounds coming from the apartment which resembled gunshots and attempted to make contact…
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Champaign Police to Enforce Seat Belt Safety and Impaired Driving Laws During Thanksgiving

Police and safety officials in Champaign are reminding residents to fasten their seat belts and drive sober over the Thanksgiving holiday or run the risk of receiving a ticket. The Champaign Police Department (CPD) is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state…
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