Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Department Investigates Incident at Local School

The Champaign Police Department is currently following up on a report of a loaded magazine for a 9mm handgun being brought onto school property by an 8 year-old student. On May 2, 2014, an employee of Booker T. Washington Elementary School contacted police after retrieving a loaded 9mm magazine from an 8 year-old student. School […]

One Anonymous Tip Leads Champaign Police to Six Stolen Guns

An anonymous tip lead Champaign police detectives to a home in the 1200 block of Gertrude Avenue where five stolen handguns and one 12 gauge shotgun were recovered. “Champaign Police have been working diligently to remove unauthorized guns from our city streets.  In light of the recent shootings and shots fired calls, it is apparent […]

The City of Champaign Responds to Public Concern Regarding the ‘Run or Dye’ Race

In response to the statement issued by the ‘Run or Dye’ officials in reference to their cancelled race, the City of Champaign is issuing the following response: “Since August of 2013, the Champaign Police Department has been in communication with both the University of Illinois and a representative for the Run or Dye event to […]

Fire and Police Memorial Public Dedication Ceremony – Update

 In the event of rain the ceremony will be moved to the City of Champaign Council Chambers, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign. Fire and Police Memorial Public Dedication Ceremony The Fire and Police Memorial will be held at the Fire and Police Memorial on the northeast corner of West Side Park by the Fire and […]

3rd Annual Champaign Police Open House

Join Us for the 3rd Annual Champaign Police Open House! At the Champaign Police Department on Saturday, May 17,2014 from 10 AM-2 PM at 82 E. University Avenue, Champaign, IL. Hourly Group Tours, from 10 AM-1 PM Presentations & Demonstrations by: Crime Scene Unit Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit Historical Displays Hostage Negotiators K-9 Unit SWAT Team […]

Champaign Police Department Responds to Viral Internet Video

The Champaign Police Department has been made aware of an internet video entitled “Champaign Police Officer Scraps with a Civilian until Backup Arrives”, which shows one of its police officers engaged in a physical altercation with a male subject. In response to this video, the Champaign Police Department conducted a preliminary review of reports and […]

Detectives Solve Motor Vehicle Burglary Cases (Two Suspects Arrested)

On Thursday, April 3, 2014 around 6:23 PM, Champaign Police arrested two suspects for burglary to a motor vehicle. Jakeem Nelson, 21, and Ernie D. Sanders, 22, both of Urbana, were arrested in a parking garage located at 1010 W. Stoughton in Urbana. Champaign Police had information linking Sanders to other burglaries and began conducting […]

Police Arrest One Suspect in Home Invasion

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a home invasion that occurred in the 00 block of Hanover Court on March 22, 2014. Police arrested one suspect and continue to search for at least two additional suspects involved in this incident. Officers were dispatched to a home invasion, in progress, at 8:48 p.m., after three […]

Champaign Police Department Urges Motorists to Celebrate Responsibly on St. Patrick’s Day

The Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign The Champaign Police Department will be conducting special patrols on St. Patrick’s Day to curb intoxicated driving and enforce seatbelt laws. “We are reminding everyone this weekend to ‘Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over’ and ‘Click It or Ticket’,” said Sgt. Joe Ketchem “If you plan […]