Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Respond to Weapon Call (Central High School, 610 W. University Ave.)

At approximately 12:51 p.m. Friday, officers responded to Central High School for a report of a weapon after a student reported seeing a possible handgun in a student’s possession. A student at Central High School reported to school staff that a gun had been spotted in another student’s backpack. The staff located the student, but…
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Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspect (Illini Arcade, 33 E. Springfield Avenue)

Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying an armed robbery suspect who took an undisclosed amount of cash from Illini Arcade on May 6, 2012, at approximately 8:49 p.m. Officers received information that a man entered the business, armed with a knife, and demanded money from a female employee. The suspect then ordered the…
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Champaign Police Investigate Armed Robbery (Central Illinois Credit Union, 2106 W. John)

Champaign police are currently searching for two armed robbery suspects who entered the Central Illinois Credit Union this morning and demanded money. Police were notified at 10:25 AM that two men entered the credit union, and one of them displayed a handgun. They demanded money and then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of…
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Police Investigate Bank Robbery (First Financial Bank, 1611 S. Prospect Avenue)

Champaign police are currently searching for a robbery suspect who fled from First Financial Bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police received information that a man entered the bank at approximately 9:06 a.m. today and handed the teller a note which demanded money. Bank employees did not report seeing a gun, but stated that it…
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Shooting Suspect Arrested (Clock and Bellefontaine)

Champaign Police have arrested a suspect, JAMONTE R. HILL, in connection with a shooting that occurred near Clock and Bellefontaine Streets on April 24, 2012.    Jamonte R. Hill Age: 17 Charges: Attempt Murder/Intent to Kill/Injure and Aggravated Battery with Firearm Bond: $1,000,000 The shooting occurred on April 24, 2012, at approximately 7:45 p.m., near…
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Suspects Sought in Local Shooting

Champaign Police Detectives have identified two suspects in the shooting that occurred near Clock and Bellefontaine Streets on April 24, 2012. After an extensive investigation, warrants were issued today for the arrest of Jamonte R. Hill and Marcquaz D. Hopkins. Marcquaz D. Hopkins Height: 5’10” Weight: 185 lbs Age: 22 Charge: Aggravated Battery/Discharge Firearm Bond:…
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Police Investigate Shooting (Clock St./Bellefontaine St.)

Yesterday evening, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Champaign police officers were dispatched to the intersection of Clock Street and Bellefontaine Street, in reference to multiple gunshots heard in the area. Upon arrival, officers searched the area and were unable to locate the scene of a shooting. Within minutes, officers were informed that two male gunshot victims,…
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