Category: Police Department Press Releases

One Adult and Two Juveniles Arrested for Burglary and Possession of Stolen Vehicles

Media Contact: Lt. Robert Rea | 217-403-6908 | robert.rea@champaignil.gov   Yesterday, at approximately 6:50 AM, Champaign Police apprehended three suspects in the 300 block of Kenwood in connection with area burglaries to motor vehicles (BMVs) and possession of stolen vehicles. Arrested was 19-year-old Malikk H. Dillon of Champaign, along with two juveniles, ages 14 and 15, […]

Citizen Review of Police Complaints Working Group to Hold Community Meetings

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Jon Swenson | 217-403-7010 | jon.swenson@champaignil.gov The Champaign Police Department Citizen Review of Police Complaints Working Group will hold two meetings to gather public feedback into the Champaign Police Department’s complaint processes and in the consideration of citizen review. Formed in June 2016, the focus of the Working Group is to provide […]

Arrest Made in September 25 Shooting Investigation

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-403-6987 | police@champaignil.gov   On September 29, 2016 at approximately 10:15 PM, 18-year-old Robbie M. Patton of Champaign turned himself in to the Champaign County Jail for the offenses of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Arrest warrants were issued for Patton on Tuesday, in connection with […]

Police Arrest Two Suspects in Robbery Investigations

Media Contact: Lt. Robert Rea | 217-403-6908 | robert.rea@champaignil.gov   On Wednesday, September 28 at approximately 1:55 AM, Champaign Police apprehended two suspects at Meijer Supermarket in Champaign in connection with two recent robberies.  Arrested was 18-year-old Jaime Travis Varelas of Champaign and a 17-year-old male juvenile, also of Champaign.   Varelas and the juvenile were […]

Police Hold Press Conference as Update to September 25 Shooting Investigations

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 | police@champaignil.gov   Today, the Champaign Police Department held a press conference to provide updates into the September 25, 2016 shooting that resulted in multiple gunshot victims and the death of 22-year-old George Korchev. Preliminary results of the investigation identified an individual believed to be responsible for the Green St. […]

UPDATE: Champaign Police Continue Investigations into Overnight Shootings

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 | police@champaignil.gov Police continue to ask for the public’s assistance in its investigations into two overnight shootings in the 300 Block of E. Green St. and the 700 Block of S. State St.  This morning, Champaign Police officials provided media reports on overnight shootings in which multiple victims were […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting Incidents & Hit and Run

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 | police@champaignil.gov This morning, at approximately 12:38 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 300 Block of E. Green St. in Champaign after receiving multiple reports of shots fired. Four victims were located on-scene with gunshot wounds.  The victims were transported to area hospitals, where one died from his […]

Police Seek to Identify Suspect Responsible for Residential Burglaries

Media Contact: Lt. Robert Rea | 217-403-6908 | robert.rea@champaignil.gov Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a man responsible for committing recent residential burglaries in the campus area. Surveillance video below shows the suspect wearing a black hooded sweater, long dark shorts, black shoes, and carrying a maroon backpack.  In the surveillance, the suspect can […]

Police Arrest Two Subjects Connected to Multiple Motor Vehicle Burglaries

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov   On Friday September 16, at approximately 12:32 AM, Champaign Police apprehended three suspects in the 2300 Block of Sangamon Dr. in connection with area burglaries to motor vehicles (BMVs).  Arrested was an 18-year-old female, Inece Hunt and a 15-year-old male juvenile, both of Champaign. A […]

Police Make Arrest of Suspect Tied to Multiple Residential Burglaries

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov On September 14, 2016 at approximately 4:00 PM, the Champaign Police Department arrested 20-year-old Brandon I. McClendon of Champaign for the charge of multiple residential burglaries. Yesterday, McClendon was served a search warrant at his residence in the 1500 Block of W. Healey.  There, Police recovered […]