Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Make Fourteen Burglary Arrests in Two Months

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Police Make Fourteen Burglary Arrests in Two Months The Champaign Police Department has seen a significant increase in crimes involving motor vehicle and residential burglaries. During January and February of 2016 there have been a total of 95 Residential Burglaries and 68 Burglaries to Motor Vehicles (BMVs). Police have […]

City Receives Decision from State’s Attorney’s Office Regarding Officer Matt Rush

The City of Champaign and Champaign Police have received written notification from the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office, which states that criminal charges will not be filed against Champaign Police Officer Matt Rush. The letter further states that “…if Officer Rush were to return to active duty, we will not call Officer Rush as a witness for the prosecution […]

Street Crimes Task Force Makes an Arrest for Weapon and Narcotics Offense

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Street Crimes Task Force Makes an Arrest for Weapon and Narcotics Offense The Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF), formerly known as the Champaign County Multijurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force, is staffed with officers from the Champaign Police Department, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Urbana Police Department, and the University of Illinois […]

Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation

  Contact:     Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Make Arrest in Shooting Investigation                                    On January 28, 2016 at approximately 6:32 PM, Champaign Police responded to 1503 N. Neil Street in Champaign for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting Incident

On January 28, 2016 at approximately 6:32 PM, Champaign Police responded to 1503 N. Neil Street in Champaign for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 29 year old male that had sustained a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to Carle Hospital in serious condition. Information concerning this incident is still being developed, and Champaign Police […]

Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer!

Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934 geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer! The City of Champaign is currently accepting applications for entry-level and experienced police officers to join the Champaign Police Department. Dedicated to providing service through trust, integrity and respect, we seek diverse, committed individuals to support and proudly serve the residents […]

Champaign Police Holiday Enforcement Results – Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Violators

Contact:  Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934 geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us     Champaign Police Holiday Enforcement Results – Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Violators  From December 18, 2015 through January 3, 2016 the Champaign Police Department participated in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and the Click It or Ticket traffic safety campaigns.  The local effort was part of […]

Champaign Police Seek Information in Fatal Accident Investigation

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us      Champaign Police Seek Information in Fatal Accident Investigation On January 7, 2016 at approximately 11:11 PM, Champaign Police Department officers responded to the area of Olympian Dr., approximately 100 to 500 yards west of Market St. for an injured subject. Upon arrival, officers located a bicyclist that had […]

Police Continue Bank Robbery Investigation

This morning at 10:39 AM, Champaign Police responded to the First Bank and Trust located at 2911 Crossing Ct, Champaign, for a reported armed bank robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that an armed robbery had occurred and an undetermined amount of currency had been taken from the business.  No injuries were reported by three […]

Champaign Police Ask for Your Support in Promoting Safe and Happy Holidays

Contact:  Deputy Chief Joe Gallo| 217-403-6911 | joseph.gallo@ci.champaign.il.us     Champaign Police Ask for Your Support in Promoting Safe and Happy Holidays by Encouraging Motorists to Buckle Up and Drive Sober The holiday season is upon us, and for many, “holiday cheer” involves the consumption of alcohol at parties and events. Very unfortunately, there is also a spike in […]