Category: Police Department Press Releases

Compliance Checks – Bar Checks – Party Dispersals Conducted, March 2015

Contact: Sergeant Joe Ketchem, 217-403-6981, joe.ketchem@ci.champaign.il.us In March 2015, the Campus Community Alcohol Task Force Coalition conducted a series of liquor compliance checks throughout the City of Champaign.  These monthly checks, funded by the Strategic Prevention Framework grant through the Illinois Department of Human Services, aims to address underage alcohol access and decrease medical and alcohol overconsumption issues. …
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Champaign Police Investigate Accidental Shooting, Advise on Firearm Safety

Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-403-6909, troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us UPDATE to NEWS RELEASE:  Jayvon Nichols-Pelmore was arrested by Champaign Police on a juvenile Warrant of Apprehension today, 3/31/2015, at approximately 3:25 p.m. The arrest took place in the 1500 block of Westfield Drive, Champaign. Jayvon Nichols-Pelmore voluntarily surrendered to arrest at that location. Police continue to look for…
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Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery

  Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On March 19 at approximately 10:01 AM, Champaign Police responded to the Marine Bank, located at 1001 S. Neil Street for a reported bank robbery alarm.  Upon arrival, it was determined that an Armed Robbery had occurred and an undetermined amount of currency had been taken…
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Champaign Police Investigate Shooting and Drug Transaction

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On March 18, 2015, at approximately 12:21AM, Champaign Police responded to a report of a fight and possible shooting at the Circle K Gas Station, located at 1713 W. John Street.  The initial investigation indicates that two parties met at the gas station to conduct a drug transaction.  During the…
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Champaign Police Announce Arrest of Murder Suspect

On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at approximately 1:33 PM, the Champaign Police Department arrested Robert E. Williams for the offenses of Murder and for Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver. Robert Williams, a 28-year old male from Champaign, was arrested in connection with the October 25, 2014 murder of Jermel Hedrick.  Williams was…
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The Champaign Police Department Reminds Motorists that Luck won’t get them Home Safely this St. Patrick’s Day

The Champaign Police Department announced today they will be conducting special patrols this St. Patrick’s Day to crack down on drunk drivers. Unbuckled motorists also will be ticketed. “We are reminding everyone this weekend through St. Patrick’s Day to drive sober and buckle up,” said Sgt. Geoff Coon. “If you plan on drinking alcohol, designate…
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Champaign Police Make One Arrest, Recover Gun in Shootings Investigations

On Monday March 9 at approximately 4:27PM, the Champaign Police Department deployed its SWAT team to the 400 Block of E. Washington in Champaign after receiving multiple citizen reports of gunfire. The gunshots were the second report of shots fired on this block in roughly 24 hours. Seven individuals were identified as being at the…
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Arrests Statistics Down for “Unofficial” 2015

Area law enforcement agencies and University of Illinois officials urged safety and responsibility for the annual “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day event, held in the campus area of the University of Illinois on March 6, 2015. Routine bar checks, canvassing of campus, and wellness checks of participants were some of the proactive measures Police took that…
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Compliance and Bar Checks Conducted During January/February 2015

The Champaign Police Department, assisted by both the Urbana Police Department and the Parkland College Police Department, conducted a total of 35 compliance checks at liquor establishments located throughout Champaign during the months of January and February 2015. Compliance checks are important in ensuring that those establishments holding a liquor license are not serving alcohol…
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Champaign Police Investigate Downtown Shooting

On February 28th at 2:33AM, Champaign Police responded to a call for a fight that occurred in a parking lot, north of the High Dive Bar. As officers approached the scene, the crowd began to disperse.  At 2:36AM, officers reported hearing a shot.  A 22 year-old male victim was located with a gunshot wound and was…
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