Category: Police Department Press Releases

The Exchange Club to Honor Champaign’s “Officer of the Year”

What: The Exchange Club of Champaign will honor the Champaign Police Department’s “2012 Officer of the Year” at an annual recognition luncheon. Who: Officer Daniel Ward (Award Recipient) Anthony Cobb, Chief of Police (Guest Speaker) Exchange Club of Champaign When: Monday, April 22, 2013 at Noon Where: O’Charley’s Restaurant, 730 W. Town Center Blvd., Champaign […]

Champaign Police Investigate Armed Robbery (Regions Bank, 111 S. State Street)

Champaign police are currently searching for a suspect involved in robbing Regions Bank at 10:35 AM this morning. According to witnesses, a man entered the bank and demanded money. Although a gun was never displayed, the suspect implied having one. He was then given an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving the area on foot. […]

Champaign Police Investigate Armed Robbery (1201 S. Mattis)

Champaign police are currently searching for an armed robbery suspect who entered the Champaign County Schools Employees Credit Union this morning and demanded money. Police were notified at 10:52 AM that the suspect entered the credit union while armed with what appeared to be a handgun. He demanded money and then left the bank with […]

“Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day Enforcement Activity

The Champaign Police Department has conducted a preliminary review of the Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day event, held on March 1, 2013, and has summarized arrest data and calls for service. Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day (USPD) was celebrated on the University of Illinois campus and in Champaign/Urbana. The popularity of this event has historically resulted in […]

Champaign Police Department Investigates Robbery and Aggravated Battery Case

The Champaign Police Department is investigating a case in which a 20 year-old Parkland College student was forced into a vehicle where he was battered and robbed. On March 2, 2013, at approximately 2:41 AM, the victim reported walking to a friend’s apartment in the 00 block of Green Street. He was then pushed into […]

“Champaign Police Investigate a Scam Targeting Churches”

The Champaign Police Department is investigating a scam, which appears to target churches. On February 20, 2013, during the Lenten evening service, an unknown male entered a Champaign church and solicited money from the congregation. The man arrived before service to speak with a Pastor regarding donations. The man told the congregation that he needed […]

Exciting News from Fire and Police Memorial Committee

We recognize that a winter storm continues to approach, but the Fire and Police Memorial Committee is in celebration mode today! The Fire and Police Memorial Committee announces today that they have raised $97,500.00 which allows the final phase of the Fire and Police Memorial at West Side Park to be completed!! This labor of […]

News Conference – “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day

The University of Illinois and Law Enforcement Agencies Hold News Conference to Announce Strategies for “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day The University of Illinois and the cities of Champaign and Urbana will hold a joint news conference to discuss strategies for mitigating the risks associated with the March 1st “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day event. What: Historically, […]

Champaign Community Coalition “Campus Walk”

Please join the Champaign Community Coalition, the University of Illinois and the Champaign Police Department as we “Walk as One” on campus on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at 4:00 PM. The goal of this walk is to knock on 2900 doors and distribute alcohol safety information to students prior to the “Unofficial St. Patrick’s Day” […]

Dog Fatally Wounded During DUI Arrest (1000 Block of W. William)

On February 7, 2013, at approximately 11:26 PM, officers responded to the 1000 block of W. William Street for a report of a female driving under the influence. It was reported that a vehicle had “cut off” the reporting person near the area of Prospect and Springfield Avenue. The driver then continued driving and disregarded a […]