Category: Police Department Press Releases

Arrest Made in Aggravated Battery Case (400 E. John St.)

Champaign police have arrested a suspect in connection with an Aggravated Battery case that occurred on September 14, 2010, in the 400 block of East John Street. Today, twenty-one year old Tyren L. Scott of Champaign was interviewed by Champaign Detectives and subsequently arrested for his involvement in the aforementioned case. After conducting a month-long…
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First Midwest Bank Robbery

Today at approximately 9:59 a.m., Champaign Police Officers were dispatched to First Midwest Bank, 812 W. Springfield, for a reported robbery. Police received information that a man entered the bank and handed the teller a note while demanding money. The suspect implied having a gun, though witnesses report never actually seeing one displayed. The suspect…
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Crime Prevention Month Activities

Champaign Police Department Crime Prevention Month Activities In 1984, the National Crime Prevention Council designated October as Crime Prevention Month. Since then, government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses and youth organizations have reached out to educate the public and explore new partnerships during this special month. Throughout October, the Champaign Police Department will conduct a…
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Champaign Exchange Club Gives Away 100 Teddy Bears

The Exchange Club of Champaign, Illinois is helping in a nationwide fight against child abuse by distributing Exchange’s Time Out Teddy bears to children who have been abused, neglected or traumatized. The Club is providing over 100 bears to the Champaign Police Department for placement in patrol cars to help the officers better communicate with…
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Police Find Similarities in Aggravated Battery and Mob Action Cases

Detectives with the Champaign Police Department have noticed a pattern in the reported aggravated battery and mob action cases that have occurred over the past few weeks. The Investigations Unit and Patrol Division have evaluated the reports and recognized that the majority of victims in these cases are primarily college students found walking alone on…
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