Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Arrest Three Suspects in Connection with Burglaries to Motor Vehicles

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On Monday, August 22 at approximately 11:06PM, Champaign Police apprehended three suspects in the 900 block of Waterview Way in connection with recent area burglaries to motor vehicles (BMVs).  Arrested were 21-year-old Darion Edwards of Urbana and two juvenile males—15 and 16 years old, of Champaign. Police who were patrolling the […]

Police Urge Citizens to Lock Car Doors

  Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov The Champaign Police Department is investigating a series of vehicle burglaries that have occurred throughout the city of Champaign.  Since August 15, 2016 officers have investigated 39 burglaries to motor vehicles. The majority of these crimes appear to be occurring overnight and nearly all of the vehicles targeted have been […]

Champaign Police Make Arrests in Armed Robbery Investigation

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On July 28, 2016, at approximately 7:46 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the Sprint Store located at 2706 N. Prospect Ave. for a reported armed robbery that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers found that several customers and employees inside of the business had been tied up and restrained during […]

“Back to School” Traffic Safety Reminders

Media Contact:   Lt. Bob Rea | 217-403-6908 | robert.rea@champaignil.gov 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 […]

Stuff the Squad School Supply Drive

  Wednesday July 27, 7AM – 6PM, the Champaign Police Department will be hosting a school supply drive, filling as many squad cars as possible with supplies to support our local youth!   From crayons and notebooks to binders and book bags, please show your support by dropping off an item or two or more to […]

Champaign Police Make Arrests in Bailey-Cox Murder Investigation

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On June 12, 2016 at approximately 8:07 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of McKinley St. & Francis Dr, after receiving a report of an injured woman lying on a sidewalk, along with simultaneous reports of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located 30-year-old Erica Bailey-Cox, who had sustained a […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting – 1100 Block of N. Sixth St

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels |  troy.daniels@champaignil.gov  |  217-202-7355 Yesterday, at approximately 5:58 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1100 block of N. Sixth St. for a shots fired report.  Upon arrival, officers located a 15-year-old male from Rantoul, who sustained a serious gunshot wound and was transferred to an area hospital. It is unclear […]

Fireworks Safety Tips to Help Prevent Injuries and Property Damage

Fireworks Safety Tips Flyer Approximately 230 people on average go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday*. If you or your family will be handling fireworks, the Champaign Fire and Champaign Police Departments would like you to be aware of the below safety tips to […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting at N. McKinley Ave and Francis Drive

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov This evening, at approximately 8:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the corner of North McKinley Ave and Francis Drive in Champaign for multiple reports of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located a female victim who sustained serious injuries and was transferred to an area hospital. It is unclear at […]

Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to the Arrest of Suspect in Holly Hill Drive Shooting

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Today at approximately 5:10 PM, Champaign Police Officers and Detectives arrested 37-year-old Peter L. Campbell, who was wanted for the June 10, Holly Hill Drive shooting of a Champaign woman. An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led Police to the 2700 Block of Wellington Drive.  As officers approached the home, […]