Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Conduct Shooting Investigation

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting which occurred Saturday in the 1000 block of N. Sixth Street at approximately 12:24 PM. Police received a report of a man being shot and witnesses seeing the armed male offender flee from the area. Officers arrived on the scene and found an unconscious 22 year-old, male,…
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Homicide Investigation Continues (Second Suspect in Custody)

Paul E. Craig, 38, of Champaign, a second suspect in a recent homicide case, is in custody. On July 10, 2014 at 1:49 a.m., Craig turned himself in at the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant that had been issued for his arrest in connection to the murder of Allen M. Redding, 26, of…
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Update on Homicide Investigation: One Arrest Made, Homicide Investigation Continues

One suspect, Devon D. Craig, 37, of Champaign, has been arrested in connection to the murder of Allen M. Redding. Craig was arrested in Chicago on June 28, 2014, by the Chicago Police and US Marshals on a Champaign County warrant for Armed Habitual Career Criminal. The bond was set at $500,000. On Tuesday, June…
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Champaign Police Conduct Homicide Investigation (Hedge Road)

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting which occurred in the 1500 Block of Hedge Road yesterday evening at approximately 5:50 p.m. Champaign Police responded to an initial report of people being chased by others who were armed with guns, and a report shortly afterwards of multiple shots being fired. Champaign Police responded and…
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Champaign Police Investigate Shooting

On Monday, June 23, at approximately 7:16 PM, Champaign Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 2100 W.  White. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting and located witnesses who reported seeing a subject shooting from a vehicle at another vehicle. However, no victims or offenders were located at…
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“Click it or Ticket” Enforcement Campaign Results

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Champaign Police Department From May 9-26, 2014, IDOT supported law enforcement agencies, statewide, to remind motorists to buckle up, both day and night, during the Click It or Ticket seat belt  enforcement mobilization. The Champaign Police Department joined other Illinois state and local law enforcement agencies in this…
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UPDATE – Market Place Mall Abduction

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of EDUARDO GUERRO CORTEZ, for Aggravated Battery, a Class Three Felony, with a bond of $1,000,000. Eduardo Guerro Cortez is a suspect who is sought in the alleged abduction of MONICA RAMIREZ, 19, of Champaign. The abduction occurred at Market Place Mall yesterday at approximately 4:05 p.m….
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Market Place Mall Abduction Investigation

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a reported abduction that occurred just outside the North-East entrance to JC Penney at Market Place Mall yesterday at approximately 4:05 p.m. Champaign Police responded and learned that the 19 year-old female victim was outside Market Place with another 22 year-old male friend when they were approached by three male…
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Champaign and Urbana Police Investigate Multiple Drug-Related Overdoses

Recently, both the Champaign and Urbana Police Departments (IL) have responded to multiple calls for service involving apparent heroin or other drug-related overdoses. Two of the Champaign calls involved drug-related deaths and two were for overdoses. According to Urbana Police Chief Patrick Connolly, Urbana officers have also noted a significant increase in the number of…
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Enforcement to Reduce Celebratory Gunfire during 4th of July Holiday Season

Champaign Police Department to Enforce Reduction of Celebratory Gunfire during the July 4th Holiday Season What:  Celebratory gunfire remains a problem in many cities, particularly during the July 4th holiday season, and sadly, it can often have tragic results when innocent people are hit by the bullets and injured or killed. The reality is that any bullet discharged…
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