Category: Police Department Press Releases

Missing Person Located

On September 19, 2014, the Champaign Police Department located 16 year-old Brandon Dominguez near Hessel Park, after receiving a tip that he had been seen in the area.  Brandon was found safe and unharmed. The Champaign Police Department would like to thank the media and community for assisting in the search.  

Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery (First Midwest Bank, 812 W. Springfield Avenue)

Today at approximately 3:20 p.m., Champaign Police Officers were dispatched to a robbery at First Midwest Bank, located at 812 W. Springfield Avenue. Bank personnel reported that an unknown man entered the bank and displayed a note, which indicated that he was armed with a gun. However, no weapon was actually displayed to the teller….
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Champaign Police Department to Participate in Illinois Rail Safety Week

To promote rail safety awareness and education, the Champaign Police Department will be participating in Illinois Rail Safety Week from September 14-20, 2014. Enforcement details are planned throughout the week at various railroad grade crossings in Champaign to cite both drivers and pedestrians who disobey the laws associated with railroad grade crossings and railroad property.  In addition,…
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Public Safety Alert – Champaign Police Warn Residents to Lock Up

The Champaign Police Department is warning residents to lock their apartments at all times. This warning is being issued after the department received multiple reports of burglaries occurring to unlocked apartments. Since August 15, 2014, twenty reports have been filed, indicating that residences were entered illegally and laptops and other electronic items were stolen. Officers…
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Champaign Police Department Releases Labor Day Enforcement Crackdown Numbers

Officers from the Champaign Police Department issued several citations during the recent Labor Day traffic enforcement campaign. Officers issued citations for: Unlawful Cell Phone Use: Seven (7) citations Seat Belt Violations: Six (6) citations Improper Lane Usage: One (1) citation Disobeyed Traffic Signal: One (1) citation No Valid Driver’s License: One (1) citation Law enforcement…
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Police Search for Missing Teen

The guardian of a missing teen is requesting the public’s help with locating a missing teen, Brandon Dominguez. According to the guardian, 16 year-old, Brandon Dominguez was last seen on August 12, 2014, when he walked away from a group outing on the University of Illinois campus. It was reported to police that Brandon may…
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Champaign Police Steps Up Late-Night Impaired Driving and Safety Belt Enforcement

The Champaign Police Department will be participating in the 2014 Labor Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” impaired driving campaign, which focuses on the deadliest time of day for motor vehicle fatalities.  The intensified enforcement effort against the overwhelming number of late-night impaired drivers and seat belt law violators emphasizes the disproportionate number of traffic…
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Champaign Police Make Gun Arrest

On August 18, 2014 Champaign Police Officers responded to a report of a person attempting to steal a bicycle in the 200 Block of East Stoughton.  Officers located an individual matching the suspect’s description a block away and stopped to investigate the reported bicycle theft. As officers were speaking with the individual they detected a strong…
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“Back to School” Traffic Reminders

As students return to school on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, the Champaign Police Department is reminding motorists and pedestrians to observe applicable laws near school zones. In an effort to promote safe school zones for students, the Champaign Police Department will place radar trailers in various school zones throughout the city. Reminders for Drivers:  When approaching a…
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Champaign Police Investigate Shooting

On Friday, August 15, 2014, at approximately 3:10 AM, Champaign Police responded to a local hospital for a patient being treated for a gunshot wound.  The victim is a 26 year-old male. The injuries were not life threatening, and the victim was able to provide the police with a statement. According to the victim, he was a…
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