Category: Police Department Press Releases

Arrest Made in Recent Robbery Investigations

On April, 3, 2018, at approximately 3:00 PM, Champaign Police, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested 39-year-old Marcellus Ward of Rantoul, for the offense of Armed Robbery. During the past week, multiple robberies occurred at local businesses within the Champaign-Urbana area, where a suspect entered the following locations and demanded money while […]


Police Conduct Homicide Investigation – 100 Block of Apricot Drive

On March 23, 2018, at approximately 12:09 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 100 block of Apricot Drive for a report of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located 18-year-old Ricky Green of Urbana, who suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound. On-scene medical care was immediately provided, and the victim was transported to an area hospital, […]


Police Encourage Safety this St. Patrick’s Day with “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

March 23, 2018 Update: Enforcement Results The Champaign Police Department announced the enforcement results of the joint Roadside Safety Check conducted in Champaign near the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Springfield Avenue from 9 pm to 2 am on St. Patrick’s Day. The Roadside Safety Check was a partnership with the Illinois State Police, the […]


Police Investigate Shooting – 700 Block of N. Hickory Street

This morning, at approximately 1:22 AM, Champaign Police responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the 700 Block of N. Hickory St., near the area of a local club. The preliminary investigation reveals that a verbal argument could be heard in the area immediately prior to an unknown suspect(s) firing numerous gun shots. Four […]


UPDATE: Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Incident – 1300 Block of Sunset Drive

On Wednesday, March 7, at approximately 12:26 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1300 block of Sunset Drive for a report of gunfire. Upon arrival, police located 26-year-old Micheal White of Chicago, who suffered a fatal gunshot wound. Continued police investigation into this incident has resulted in the identification of a suspect and issuance of […]


Police Ask for Assistance in Homicide Investigation – 1300 Block of Sunset Drive

This afternoon, at approximately 12:26 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1300 block of Sunset Dr., after receiving a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located an unknown Black male, approximately 25-35 years old, with a life-threatening gunshot wound.  The victim was immediately transported to an area hospital, where he would later succumb to his injuries. Champaign […]


Police Investigate Shooting in 800 Block of N. Willis, Seek Community Assistance

Last night, at approximately 8:58 PM, Champaign Police were dispatched to Harvard & McKinley Ave., in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, police were directed to an 18-year-old female victim who was suffering from a serious gunshot wound. Preliminary investigation reveals that the victim had gone to a nearby residence in the 800 Block of […]


Champaign Police Provide Safety Alert for Report of Attempted Abduction

This morning, at approximately 7:09 AM, Champaign Police received a report of an attempted child abduction in the 1200 Block of W. Harrington Drive, near Morrissey Park in Champaign. A 13-year-old male juvenile reported that a vehicle pulled up to him as he walked to his bus stop, demanding that he get into the vehicle while implying, but not […]


Champaign and U of I Police Conduct Enforcement of Illegally Stopped Vehicles

Patrol officers from the Champaign Police Department and University of Illinois Police Department have begun extra enforcement of vehicles illegally parked in the middle of the roadway. The enforcement effort is a response to the increased frequency of vehicles using center turn lanes or the middle of the roadway as a quick parking option. The […]


Arrest of Suspect in Robbery and Homicide Investigation

On 12/29/17 at 1:54 AM, Champaign Police responded to the Walgreens at 1713 W. Springfield Ave. in Champaign for a reported robbery at that location.  The suspect demanded the clerk give him all the money, and fled that location in a vehicle with an undisclosed amount of currency. A Champaign Police Officer located an unoccupied […]