Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Investigate Downtown Shooting

On February 28th at 2:33AM, Champaign Police responded to a call for a fight that occurred in a parking lot, north of the High Dive Bar. As officers approached the scene, the crowd began to disperse.  At 2:36AM, officers reported hearing a shot.  A 22 year-old male victim was located with a gunshot wound and was…
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Champaign Police Make Armed Robbery Arrest

On February 26, 2015 at 1:07AM, Champaign Police responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred at the MACH 1 gas station at 902 Bloomington Road. Witnesses to the crime advised that the suspect left in a vehicle and was last seen driving westbound on Bloomington Road. Officers were in the immediate area…
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Champaign Police Department Warns of Heroin Overdoses

The Champaign Police Department remains concerned over a series of drug overdoses that have occurred over the past week. Since February 16th, over 10 individuals have required medical treatment and hospitalization regarding a drug overdose.  Of those incidents, two fatalities have resulted. It appears that the drug overdoses may be a result of a deadly form…
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Police Investigations Lead to Two Arrests in Recent Shootings

The Champaign, Urbana, and University of Illinois Police Departments and Champaign County Sheriff’s Office informed the community yesterday about a recent surge of incidents in the Urbana-Champaign area related to the aggravated discharge of a firearm. It was reported that two feuding groups fired numerous gunshots into targeted homes and cars. No injuries were reported,…
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Area Police Collaborate in Response to Recent Shootings

Community Members Urged to Assist in Providing Information Local law enforcement agencies are working together to investigate seven incidents related to the aggravated discharge of a firearm that have occurred in the Urbana-Champaign area since late Friday evening. Police agencies have identified these incidents as being related to two feuding groups, who have fired numerous…
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Champaign Police Arrest Subjects with Stolen Firearms

On Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at approximately 7:38 P.M., the Champaign Police Department executed a search warrant in the 100 block of Kenwood Road, Champaign, IL. The search warrant was part of an on-going residential burglary investigation involving stolen electronics and firearms. In October of 2014, a burglary occurred at a private residence in Champaign,…
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Champaign Police Department Reports Successful Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Mobilizations

Who: Illinois Department of Transportation and the Champaign Police Department What: From December 19, 2014 – January 4, 2015, IDOT supported enforcement to remind motorists to buckle up during the merged Click It or Ticket/Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilizations. The Champaign Police Department joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois…
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