Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Arrest 4 for Shooting Incident in the 1100 Block of W. Bradley Ave.

Media Contact:  Sgt. Dennis Baltzell, 217-403-6946, dennis.baltzell@champaignil.gov   On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at approximately 7:39 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1100 block of W. Bradley Ave. after receiving multiple reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a vehicle on scene having been struck by bullets and learned […]

Champaign Police Celebrate 2016 Employee Awards Ceremony

a Message from Police Chief Anthony Cobb… The Champaign Police Department’s Employee Awards Ceremony is held to help highlight the great work produced by staff and to acknowledge and thank each and every one of them for their positive commitment to CPD and to our City.   While we have had some hurdles over the past […]

Street Crimes Task Force Makes Weapons and Drug Offense Arrest

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us   In May of 2016, the multi-jurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF) conducted an investigation regarding the unlawful possession of weapons. As part of the investigation, a court authorized search warrant was obtained for a residence located in the 700 block of Hollycrest Dr. in Champaign. On May 19, SCTF […]

Police Arrest 5 Individuals in Connection with Shooting and Homicide Investigations

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Investigative information following recent shooting incidents in Champaign led law enforcement officials to the 600 Block of W. Beardsley Ave. today, shortly before 11:00 AM.  As Police approached the residence, five individuals fled from the area, resulting in multiple foot pursuits in varying directions.  Police apprehended all five individuals, with […]

Police Investigate Shooting – 1000 Block of N. James St.

On Sunday, May 15, 2016, at approximately 2:18 A.M., Champaign Police Officers responded to the area of the 1000 block of N. James St. after receiving multiple reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting and two victims. The first victim located at the scene was a 23-year-old Champaign […]

Police Arrest Sixth Suspect in Ashley C. Gibson Investigation

Media Contact: Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us On May 13, 2016, at approximately 10:00 AM, Champaign Police Detectives, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested 25-year-old Deundrea Weatherspoon of Champaign—the sixth suspect Police have been looking for in the death investigation of Ashley C. Gibson. Police developed information that Weatherspoon was staying at a residence in […]

Arrest Made in April 13 Shooting Incident on Hedge Road 

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030  |  david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On April 13, 2016, Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Hedge Road after receiving numerous reports of shots fired.  While on scene, Police located a significant number of shell casings and were notified that a gunshot victim had arrived at a local hospital. On April 14, an arrest warrant was issued […]

Ashley C. Gibson Investigation Update: Police in Columbia, Missouri Make Arrest of Suspect

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030  |  david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On May 2, 2016, at approximately 8:53 PM, the Columbia Police Department in Columbia, Missouri made an arrest of 25-year-old Donte D. Meeks of Champaign. Meeks, who is one of two individuals Police were still seeking in the death investigation of Ashley Chemere Gibson was spotted by police at a […]

Police Hold Press Conference for Update into Ashley C. Gibson Death Investigation

PRESS CONFERENCE – Ashley Chemere Gibson Death Investigation Arrest warrants have been issued for six individuals in the Ashley Gibson case, for the offense of Dismembering a Human Body, a Class X Felony [click here for photos] [Updated April 28, 3:45 PM]   Timeline and progress of the current investigation Ms. Ashley Gibson was last seen alive on […]