Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting Incident

On March 30, 2016 at approximately 5:01 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of Mattis North Apartments, located at 2000 N. Mattis Ave. in Champaign after receiving multiple calls of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located a 31 year old male subject that sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Carle Hospital […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident at Mattis North Apartments  

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-621-4440 | Champaign Police responded to the 2000 Block of Cynthia Drive early this morning, March 26, at approximately 2:03 AM, after receiving multiple reports of shots fired and receiving notification that a 24-year-old Champaign man was transported to the hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Upon arrival […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident-2100 Block of W. White St.

Contact: Sgt. Dave Griffet | 217-403-6927 | On Tuesday, March 22 at approximately 10:21 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2100 Block of W. White St. for a report of shots fired.  While en route to the scene, officers received report that a gunshot victim had been located in the 200 Block of S. Country Fair Drive.  […]

Keep Champaign Streets Safe This St. Patrick’s Day – Don’t Drink and Drive

Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934, Widely celebrated across the country, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the deadliest holidays due to the number of drunk drivers on the road. Drunk driving kills more than 10,000 people each year in our country, and every single one of those deaths is preventable. So today, the Champaign Police Department […]

Ongoing Investigation by Street Crimes Task Force Results in 3 Arrests, Ammunition and Drug Seizures

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, On March 9, 2016, Police made three arrests following search warrants that were served in conjunction with on-going investigations by the Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF) and with assistance from METRO SWAT and Champaign Police SWAT units. Arrested was 25-year-old Martez L. Taylor and 25-year-old Darius M. Erving, of 1405 Eater Drive, […]

Law Enforcement Agencies Release “Unofficial” 2016 Statistics

Contact: Sgt. Joe Ketchem, 217-403-6981, Area law enforcement agencies and University of Illinois officials urged safety and responsibility for the annual “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day, held in the campus area of the University of Illinois on March 4, 2016. Routine bar checks, canvassing of campus, and wellness checks of participants were some of the proactive measures officials […]

Spring Storms Trigger False Alarms – Avoid Fines by Keeping Alarm System Permits Current

Contact:  Ronnie Lauria-Heugel, 217-403-6995 Spring Storms Trigger False Alarms – Avoid Fines by Keeping Alarm System Permits Current   This notice comes as reminder to residents to register your alarm system, especially as the Spring Storm season is underway.  Heavy rain and high winds are often the culprit of false alarms and may cost hefty […]

Street Crimes Task Force Arrests Urbana Man for Weapons Offense

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 Street Crimes Task Force Arrests Urbana Man for Weapons Offense On March 3, 2016, the Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF), with the assistance of the METRO SWAT Team, arrested 28-year-old Pierre Renfro of Urbana, following a court authorized search warrant for a residence in the 1000 block of Austin Dr., […]

Police Make Fourteen Burglary Arrests in Two Months

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