Category: Police Department Press Releases

Arrest Made in April 3 Bank Robbery Investigation

Yesterday, at approximately 5:10 PM, Champaign Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Champaign Police SWAT Team, served a court authorized search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of N. Neil Street. After the residence was secured, Detectives placed Eric T. Motton, a 50-year-old male from Champaign, under arrest for the offense of Aggravated Robbery. During […]

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov | 217-403-7030 This morning, at approximately 9:17 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Busey Bank, located at 2011 W. Springfield Avenue for a reported bank robbery. According to bank staff, a suspect entered the bank and demanded money; implying but not displaying a weapon. The suspect was handed […]

Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation – UPDATE

On March 11, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Champaign Police officers responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department after receiving a report that Luke Miller, age 15, was receiving medical treatment for a serious medical condition. Luke was subsequently airlifted to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at […]

Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation

On March 11, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Police responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department on a report that Luke Miller, age 15, was receiving medical treatment. Luke was later airlifted to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at 9:53 PM. An autopsy will be conducted by the […]

Reserve Your Spot Today! Citizen Police Academy and Youth Police Academy

Youth Police Academy Open to youth ages 12-18, the Youth Police Academy (YPA) introduces participants to the field of law enforcement and allows youth and police officers to build stronger, positive relationships.  Students will attend a mock police academy involving lectures, demonstrations, role-play scenarios and team building exercises. YPA offers the following courses: Basic: June 27-30, 2017, 1:00 […]

Champaign Police and Champaign County Coroner’s Office Conduct Death Investigation

Media Contact: Sgt. Dennis Baltzell, 217-202-5352, dennis.baltzell@champaignil.gov   Last night, at approximately 10:36 PM, Champaign Police responded to the “0-100” Block of E. John St. following report that an individual had fallen from an apartment balcony. Upon arrival to the scene, the individual, who was later identified as 23-year-old University of Illinois student Jonathan Morales, was found […]

Champaign Police Detectives Make an Arrest in Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault

Media Contact:  Sgt. David Griffet | 217-403-6927 | david.griffet@champaignil.gov   On Wednesday March 1, at approximately 6:17 PM, Champaign Police Detectives arrested 56-year-old Duane E. Edwards of Champaign for the offense of Predatory Sexual Assault of a Child and Possession of Child Pornography. Edwards was arrested following a police report that claimed he sexually abused a child […]

Serve our Community, Become a Champaign Police Officer!

The City of Champaign continues to accept applications for entry-level and experienced police officers to join the ranks of the Champaign Police Department.   Named by MSN as one of the 30 best-paying cities for police officers in the country, the Champaign Police Department is a full-service destination agency dedicated to providing service through trust, integrity and respect.  […]

Arrest Made in January 19 Bank Robbery

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   On January 19, 2017 at approximately 11:05 AM, Champaign Police responded to Busey Bank, located at 3002 W. Windsor Road, for a bank robbery.  The suspect, who was later identified as 30-year-old Jeremy Larson of Champaign had entered the bank, demanded money, and then fled the area on foot. […]

UPDATE: Suspect Identified in January 19 Bank Robbery

On January 19, 2017 at approximately 11:05 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Busey Bank, located at 3002 W. Windsor Road for a reported bank robbery.  Bank staff reported that a suspect entered the bank, jumped onto the counter and announced it was a robbery and demanded money.  An undetermined amount of currency was provided […]