Category: Police Department Press Releases

Law Enforcement Agencies Release “Unofficial” 2017 Statistics

Area law enforcement agencies and University of Illinois officials urged safety and responsibility for the annual “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day, held in the campus area of the University of Illinois on March 3, 2017. Routine bar checks, canvassing of campus, and wellness checks of participants were some of the precautions officials took on the day […]

Arrest Made in April 3 Bank Robbery Investigation

Yesterday, at approximately 5:10 PM, Champaign Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Champaign Police SWAT Team, served a court authorized search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of N. Neil Street. After the residence was secured, Detectives placed Eric T. Motton, a 50-year-old male from Champaign, under arrest for the offense of Aggravated Robbery. During […]

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov | 217-403-7030 This morning, at approximately 9:17 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Busey Bank, located at 2011 W. Springfield Avenue for a reported bank robbery. According to bank staff, a suspect entered the bank and demanded money; implying but not displaying a weapon. The suspect was handed […]

Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation – UPDATE

On March 11, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Champaign Police officers responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department after receiving a report that Luke Miller, age 15, was receiving medical treatment for a serious medical condition. Luke was subsequently airlifted to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at […]

Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation

On March 11, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Police responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department on a report that Luke Miller, age 15, was receiving medical treatment. Luke was later airlifted to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at 9:53 PM. An autopsy will be conducted by the […]

Reserve Your Spot Today! Citizen Police Academy and Youth Police Academy

Youth Police Academy Open to youth ages 12-18, the Youth Police Academy (YPA) introduces participants to the field of law enforcement and allows youth and police officers to build stronger, positive relationships.  Students will attend a mock police academy involving lectures, demonstrations, role-play scenarios and team building exercises. YPA offers the following courses: Basic: June 27-30, 2017, 1:00 […]

Champaign Police and Champaign County Coroner’s Office Conduct Death Investigation

Media Contact: Sgt. Dennis Baltzell, 217-202-5352, dennis.baltzell@champaignil.gov   Last night, at approximately 10:36 PM, Champaign Police responded to the “0-100” Block of E. John St. following report that an individual had fallen from an apartment balcony. Upon arrival to the scene, the individual, who was later identified as 23-year-old University of Illinois student Jonathan Morales, was found […]

Champaign Police Detectives Make an Arrest in Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

Media Contact:  Sgt. David Griffet | 217-403-6927 | david.griffet@champaignil.gov   On Wednesday March 1, at approximately 6:17 PM, Champaign Police Detectives arrested 56-year-old Duane E. Edwards of Champaign for the offense of Predatory Sexual Assault of a Child and Possession of Child Pornography. Edwards was arrested following a police report that claimed he sexually abused a child […]

Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer!

The City of Champaign continues to accept applications for entry-level and experienced police officers to join the ranks of the Champaign Police Department.   Named by MSN as one of the 30 best-paying cities for police officers in the country, the Champaign Police Department is a full-service destination agency dedicated to providing service through trust, integrity and respect.  […]

Arrest Made in January 19 Bank Robbery

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   On January 19, 2017 at approximately 11:05 AM, Champaign Police responded to Busey Bank, located at 3002 W. Windsor Road, for a bank robbery.  The suspect, who was later identified as 30-year-old Jeremy Larson of Champaign had entered the bank, demanded money, and then fled the area on foot. […]