Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Conduct Shooting Investigations

On August 11, 2017 at approximately 2:18 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 2500 block of W. Springfield in regards to a shots fired call.  Officers located a 23-year-old male gunshot victim from Champaign laying on the ground outside an apartment building.  Officers provided medical assistance to the victim while waiting for an ambulance.  The […]

Champaign Police Explorer Post 258 Members Attend Illinois Law Enforcement Exploring Conference

Members of the Champaign Police Department Explorer Post 258 recently attended the Illinois Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, held at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. This conference allows Explorer teams from throughout Illinois to compete against one another in various law enforcement competitions, testing their knowledge, skills, and teamwork. It was the first time the Champaign […]

Police Investigate Early Evening Shooting

On August 3, 2017 at approximately 8:10 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the area of Elm St. & Beardsley St. after receiving a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located a 53-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Champaign Police Detectives […]

Back to School Traffic Safety Reminders

As students return to school, the Champaign Police Department reminds motorists and pedestrians of safe transportation practices and to observe applicable laws near school zones. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, on average, 17 school-aged children die in school transportation-related crashes each year. To help ensure that kids arrive to and from school […]

Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting – 1400 Block of Williamsburg

On July 25, 2017 at approximately 1:30 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1400 Block of Williamsburg after receiving multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area. Upon arrival, police located evidence of gunfire, and shortly thereafter were advised of a 28-year-old male that arrived at Carle Hospital by private vehicle, having suffered a non-critical […]

Police Seek Assistance to Identify Sexual Assault Suspect

On Tuesday June 27, Champaign Police responded to Kaufman Lake, located at 2702 W. Springfield Ave, after receiving a report that an assault had just occurred. The on-scene investigation reveals that at approximately 5:25 PM that evening, a female victim had been near the Lake’s walking path when she was approached by an unknown suspect […]

Champaign Police and Fire Encourage Fireworks Safety for Holiday Celebrations

As Independence Day approaches and the nation celebrates this July 4th, the City of Champaign reminds residents and visitors that fireworks can be dangerous and to celebrate safely by leaving the fireworks to the experts. If your family is planning to celebrate with fireworks in the City of Champaign, make sure they are legal and […]

Champaign Police Address Public Safety Issues, Ask for Citizen Support

Following issues that have been raised of loitering and overcrowding in the City of Champaign’s downtown district, Police are working with a number of City and community officials to address public safety and are asking for citizen support to help tackle these concerns. Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb notes that many of the issues aren’t […]

Death Investigation Reveals No Evidence of Violent Crime

On March 11, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department after receiving a report that 15-year-old Luke Miller of Champaign was receiving treatment for a serious medical condition. As a result of his condition, Miller was transferred to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO., where he ultimately passed […]