Category: Police Department Press Releases

This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful for Your Seat Belt

Media Contact:  Sgt. Geoffrey Coon | 217-403-6934 | geoffrey.coon@champaignil.gov   The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year, and with all the excitement, travelers can become more focused on celebrations than getting to their destinations as safely as possible.   Each year in our country, tens of thousands of passenger vehicle […]

Champaign County Multi-Jurisdictional Team Conducts Death Investigation

Media Contact:   Deputy Chief Joe Gallo | 217-403-6926 | joseph.gallo@champaignil.gov   This morning, at approximately 8:38 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 700 Block of S. Sixth St. after receiving citizen reports of a disorderly subject. Preliminary reports reveal that a call was placed to 9-1-1 after a citizen reportedly saw an individual consuming alcohol, running […]

Champaign Police Seek Identified Suspect in Shooting Incident

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   On October 29, 2016 at approximately 11:44 PM, Champaign Police responded to 701 N. Neil St. in Champaign for a report of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of gunfire, and determined that no one had been injured. Throughout this investigation, Detectives have reviewed various pieces of information and evidence, […]

Public Safety Message: Residential and Motor Vehicle Burglaries

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov The Champaign Police Department provides this message as notice to residents of a continued increase in crimes involving residential and motor vehicle burglaries.  Citizens are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings, to have security measures in place to help in burglary prevention efforts, and to […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident – 300 Block of N. Third Street

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-202-7355 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov On November 4th, at approximately 11:38 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 300 Block of N. Third Street after receiving multiple reports of shots being fired.  Preliminary evidence suggests that a dispute took place during a house party, and later resulted in both of the involved […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident – 100 Block of E. Green Street

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-202-7355 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Tonight, at approximately 9:48 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 100 Block of E. Green Street after receiving multiple reports of shots fired. Preliminary evidence suggests that a domestic altercation took place within an apartment complex, resulting in both of the involved individuals being shot and […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident – 700 Block of N. Neil Street

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-202-7355 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov This morning, at approximately 1:21 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 700 Block of N. Neil Street, after receiving multiple reports of shots fired.  Within minutes, it was also learned that a 23-year-old Urbana man was transported to the hospital for two non-life threatening gunshot wounds. […]

Halloween Safety Tips

Happy Halloween 2016!    The 2016 trick-or-treat hours for Champaign-Urbana will be observed Monday October 31, from 6PM – 8PM.  The Champaign Police Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer the following Halloween safety tips if your child will participate in trick-or-treating.   Click HERE for a printable Safety Tips Flyer.   Swords, […]

Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Battery Suspects

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov On September 25, 2016, police responded to the area of 306 E. Green St. for a reported shooting.  The on-scene investigation determined that four individuals were injured by gunfire, including 22-year-old George Korchev who was fatally wounded. During this investigation, Champaign Police Detectives determined that just […]