Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Seeking Information on Homicide (Intersection of Thornton and Cruising Lane)

On July 4, 2012 at approximately 10:24 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the intersection of Thornton and Cruising Lane for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, Champaign Police found a 20 year-old Champaign woman lying in that intersection with a gunshot wound. This victim was transported to Carle Emergency Room where she was later…
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Fourth of July Fireworks

Ban on Personal Fireworks The Champaign County Freedom Celebration Committee would like to remind the public that the Champaign Park District and Parkland College prohibit the possession of fireworks on their property. For the safety of everyone attending the Freedom Celebration activities, no fireworks will be allowed at Parkland College, Dodds Park or Heritage Park….
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Law Enforcement Officials and Community Members Stand Together to Address Recent Acts of Gun Violence

This morning, Champaign County Law Enforcement Officials and Concerned Community Members held a news conference to address three (3) recent deaths related to gun violence involving a youth and two young adults. At the news conference, Law Enforcement Officials and community representatives discussed the recent increase in gun violence compared to the same time last…
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Three Robbery Suspects Arrested (Central IL Credit Union, Marine Bank and Mobile Super Pantry)

Three local men have been arrested and charged with Armed Robbery following a series of robberies to local banks and businesses that have taken place over the past few months. Since February, Champaign has seen a rash in armed robberies to include five bank robberies, three robberies to consumer loan businesses and several other businesses…
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Police Respond to Weapon Call (Central High School, 610 W. University Ave.)

At approximately 12:51 p.m. Friday, officers responded to Central High School for a report of a weapon after a student reported seeing a possible handgun in a student’s possession. A student at Central High School reported to school staff that a gun had been spotted in another student’s backpack. The staff located the student, but…
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