Category: Police Department Press Releases

“Back to School” Traffic Safety Reminders

For Immediate Release August 8, 2015                                                  Contact:  Lt. Tod Myers 217-403-7020                                  tod.myers@ci.champaign.il.us “Back to School” Traffic Safety Reminders As students return to school on […]

Police Continue to Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting

  PRESS CONFERENCE August 6, 2015 On August 6, 2015 a multi-jurisdictional press conference was held to share additional information with the public regarding the series of events that led to the officer-involved shooting on August 4, 2015 in Rantoul.  A recording of that press conference may be viewed HERE *********************************************************************************************************************************************** PRESS RELEASE August 5, 2015 […]

Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

For Immediate Release August 4, 2015 In the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 4, 2015, the Rantoul Police Department received information regarding a person who was a suspect in an armed robbery at the Rantoul Hardee’s Restaurant on Sunday, August 2, at approximately 10:40 PM. Security camera photos of the armed robbery were distributed […]

STREET CRIMES TASK FORCE UPDATE

  Contact: Lt. Robert Rea 217-403-6908 robert.rea@ci.champaign.il.us STREET CRIMES TASK FORCE UPDATE Spearheaded on June 2, 2015 in response to increased gun violence, the multi-jurisdictional Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force has provided progressive outreach to the community and has been instrumental in identifying several individuals involved or reported to be involved in gun-related activity. […]

Champaign Police Announce Arrest of Murder Suspect

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030                                     david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us   Champaign Police Announce Arrest of Murder Suspect On Tuesday July 28, 2015, at approximately 7:11 PM, the Champaign Police Department arrested 21-year-old Brandon L. Collier of Champaign, in connection with the […]

Police Make Two Overnight Burglary Arrests

For Immediate Release July 15, 2015                                                    Contact:  Deputy Chief Joe Gallo 217-403-6926                                   joseph.gallo@ci.champaign.il.us   Police Make Two Overnight Burglary Arrests On Tuesday, July […]

Police Investigate Shooting

For Immediate Release July 14, 2015 Contact: Sgt. Dave Griffet, 217-403-6927, dave.griffet@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Investigate Shooting On Monday, July 13, 2015, at approximately 11:53 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of Garden Hills for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found a male subject on Holly Hill Road, who was the victim […]

Police Increase Enforcement for July 4 Holiday

  Police Increase Enforcement for July 4 Holiday Champaign Police will increase traffic enforcement of alcohol-impaired and unbuckled drivers this weekend, in conjunction with the Fourth of July holiday.  The enforcement is part of the statewide Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket effort. Drunk driving is an epidemic […]

Illinois State Police Make an Arrest in Sexual Assault Case

Illinois State Police Make an Arrest in Sexual Assault Case On Tuesday June 23, 2015, Jerad B. Gale was arrested by the Illinois State Police on charges of Criminal Sexual Assault. Gale, a 31-year-old Champaign resident was hired by the Champaign Police Department on August 27, 2012, where he has served as an officer in […]

Police Make an Arrest for May 6 Weapons Investigation

Police Make an Arrest for May 6 Weapons Investigation  On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Champaign Police Officers arrested Marquis A. Jones, an 18-year-old male from Champaign, who was sought in connection with a May 6, 2015 incident for Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapons.  Jones was arrested in the 900 block of North Fourth Street on […]