Category: Police Department Press Releases

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 […]


Police Investigate Shooting – 2400 Block of N. Neil Street

Last night, at approximately 6:09 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2400 Block of N. Neil St., for a reported shooting. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 35-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  The shooting victim was immediately transported to an area hospital, where he is receiving medical treatment, with serious injuries. […]


Arrest Made in Shooting Investigation – 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave.

Yesterday evening at approximately 7:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave., where a19-year-old male victim had been shot and suffered a serious gunshot wound. Police have continued the investigation into this incident, leading to the identification of a person believed responsible for last night’s shooting. The suspect, identified as […]


Police Investigate Shooting – 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave.

This evening, at approximately 7:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave., for a reported shooting. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 19-year-old male victim suffering from a serious gunshot wound.  The victim was immediately transported to an area hospital, where he is receiving medical treatment. Initial information […]


Police Provide Update into Shooting Investigations

The Champaign Police Department is seeking the community’s support and assistance regarding information on two shootings that occurred Friday evening. The first incident occurred at approximately 9:07 PM in the 2000 Block of Cynthia Drive, where a 25-year-old male victim was shot and sustained a non-life-threatening injury. The victim was ultimately treated and released from […]


Police Investigate Shootings – 2000 Block of Cynthia Drive and 500 Block of W. University Avenue

This evening, at approximately 9:07 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2000 Block of Cynthia Dr., after receiving reports of multiple shots fired. Preliminary investigation reveals that a 25-year-old male victim was sitting in a vehicle when he was shot and subsequently transferred to an area hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. At 9:20 […]


Champaign Police Provide Conclusion into Internal Investigation of Officer-Involved Shooting

Champaign Police provide this news release as an update into the Department’s internal investigation of the June 11, 2017 shooting incident in which Champaign Police Officer James Hobson reported an accidental discharge of his duty weapon during the apprehension of a fleeing subject. The single bullet discharge resulted in the subject, 22-year-old Dehari Banks, being struck in […]


Champaign Police Thanksgiving Seat Belt Enforcement

The Champaign Police Department conducted seat belt enforcement from November 17-27, as part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket mobilization. The Department joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois in an effort to help reduce highway fatalities by reinforcing to motorists the importance of buckling up and not driving impaired. During […]