Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Continue Investigation Following Student Protest

Public is encouraged to share information that might aid in investigation The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating an incident that occurred at Centennial High School Thursday afternoon while students were participating in a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest. At approximately 2:52 p.m., Officers responded to 913 Crescent Drive after being notified of an incident […]

Champaign Police Investigate Suspicious Death (Shadowwood Mobile Home Park)

The Champaign Police Department is investigating a suspicious death of a 27 year-old male. On November 18, 2014 at 8:17 a.m. police were called to the intersection of Redbud and Forsythia Drives to check on the welfare of an injured man who was found in a car. Upon arrival, officers found a deceased man in a car […]

Click It or Ticket Campaign – Thanksgiving 2014

Champaign Police Department Participates in the Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign During the Thanksgiving Holiday Champaign police are reminding drivers to fasten their seat belts and drive sober over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Champaign Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and local law enforcement […]

Police Search for Hit and Run Driver

Champaign Police are currently searching for the driver involved in a hit and run accident On November 7, 2014, at approximately 8:10 AM, a 17 year-old Central High School student was struck by a sports utility vehicle while walking to school in the area of Clark and New Street. It was reported to police that […]

Public Safety Announcement – Holiday Shopping Tips

Since June 30, 2014, the Champaign Police Department has taken nine theft reports involving wallets and other personal items, having been stolen from the purses of restaurant patrons. Reports indicate that items were stolen from purses hanging on the back of patrons’ chairs, or from purses left unattended and unzipped. The Champaign Police Department is […]

Champaign Police Investigate Two Shootings

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating two shootings that occurred early Saturday morning. The first shooting occurred On October 25, 2014, in the 900 block of W. Bradley Avenue at approximately 2:14 AM. Officers responded to the area and located a 35 year-old male gunshot victim, who was found lying unresponsive on the ground. […]

Police Arrest Suspect in Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault Cases

309 E. Green Street The Champaign Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with two separate sexual abuse and sexual assault incidents that occurred between 3:00 a.m. and 4:40 a.m. on October 11, 2014 at the apartment building located at 309 E. Green Street. Paul Andrew Rouse, 29, of Schaumberg, was arrested on October […]

Champaign Police Investigate Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault

309 E. Green Street The Champaign Police Department is continuing its investigation into two separate incidents that occurred between 3:00 a.m. and 4:40 a.m. on October 11, 2014 at the apartment building located at 309 E. Green Street. At this time, it appears these two incidents are related. The first incident occurred at approximately 3:00 […]