Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Make an Arrest Following Homicide Investigation

  Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 |   On Friday, April 10, 2015, at approximately 6:03 PM, Champaign Police responded to reports of shots fired near the area of Fourth St. and Beardsley Ave.  As officers were arriving at this location, another dispatch advised that a gunshot victim had just arrived at Presence Hospital.  The victim, a 27-year-old male, […]

Champaign Police Make an Arrest Following a Shooting

Contact: Lt. Tod Myers, 217-403-7020, On April 8, 2015 at approximately 2:43 PM, Champaign Police officers were responding to the 400 Block of W. Maple St concerning a shots fired investigation that reportedly occurred the night prior. While officers were on this call, they reported hearing several shots fired in the area of W. Beardsley and […]

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

Contact: Sergeant Joe Ketchem, 217-403-6981, 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.  […]

Champaign Police Investigate Accidental Shooting, Advise on Firearm Safety

Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-403-6909, 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 […]

Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery

  Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | 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 […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting and Drug Transaction

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]