Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Investigate Robbery (Central Illinois Bank – 302 W. Springfield Avenue)

Champaign, IL. – Today at approximately 3:41 PM, Champaign Police Officers received a report of a bank robbery having just occurred at Central Illinois Bank, located at 302 W. Springfield Avenue.  Based on the information provided by witnesses, police located and arrested one suspect in connection with the robbery. Witnesses reported that a man entered…
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Champaign Police Respond to Bank Robbery

POLICE INVESTIGATE ROBBERY (PROSPECT BANK – 1601 S. PROSPECT AVENUE) Today at approximately 1:21 PM, Champaign Police Officers received a report of a bank robbery having just occurred at the Prospect Bank located at 1601 S. Prospect Avenue.  Witnesses report that a man entered the bank, stated he had a gun and demanded money.  No gun was displayed….
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The Champaign Police Department Participates in the “Click It or Ticket” Seatbelt Enforcement Campaign

On May 9, 2014, the Champaign Police Department will be joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies across the state by participating in the 2014 Illinois Click It or Ticket seatbelt safety campaign.  The Department hopes to save lives by strongly enforcing seat…
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Champaign Police Department Investigates Incident at Local School

The Champaign Police Department is currently following up on a report of a loaded magazine for a 9mm handgun being brought onto school property by an 8 year-old student. On May 2, 2014, an employee of Booker T. Washington Elementary School contacted police after retrieving a loaded 9mm magazine from an 8 year-old student. School…
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One Anonymous Tip Leads Champaign Police to Six Stolen Guns

An anonymous tip lead Champaign police detectives to a home in the 1200 block of Gertrude Avenue where five stolen handguns and one 12 gauge shotgun were recovered. “Champaign Police have been working diligently to remove unauthorized guns from our city streets.  In light of the recent shootings and shots fired calls, it is apparent…
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The City of Champaign Responds to Public Concern Regarding the ‘Run or Dye’ Race

In response to the statement issued by the ‘Run or Dye’ officials in reference to their cancelled race, the City of Champaign is issuing the following response: “Since August of 2013, the Champaign Police Department has been in communication with both the University of Illinois and a representative for the Run or Dye event to…
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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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