Category: Police Department Press Releases

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 […]

Champaign Police Investigate Campus Attacks

The Champaign Police are investigating a series of aggravated batteries that occurred in the Campus area over the weekend. Champaign Officers responded to five separate reports on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Second and Chalmers around 3:00 AM 200 block of E. Chalmers around 3:30 AM Sixth and Green, occurred around 3:30 AM South First and Chalmers at around 4:00 […]

Trick-or-Treat Hours

Halloween, October 31,2014 Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting aside trick-or-treat hours. The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held on October 31, regardless […]