Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting

On Monday, December 22, 2014, at approximately 1:10 A.M., Champaign Police Department officers responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 400 block of Brookwood Drive. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting and two victims. One of the victims at the scene is a 40 year-old Champaign man who…
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Champaign Police Arrest Four Suspects for Armed Robbery on Campus

The Champaign Police Department responded to a report of an Armed Robbery near Fifth and Clark Streets at 2:19 a.m. Friday, December 20th. Four victims reported being attacked by four suspects on their way home from a campus bar. One suspect pointed a handgun at the victims while two cell phones were taken from the…
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Champaign Police Investigate a Rash of Residential Burglaries

The Champaign Police Department has noticed an increase in the number of residential burglaries, as compared to last year at this time, cross the City. From December 1 – December 14, 2014, the Department received 34 residential burglary reports. In 2013, during this same period, 20 reports were taken for the same offense. During the…
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Public Safety Alert (Green Dot Card Scams)

The Champaign Police Department is issuing a scam alert to the public due to an increase in telephone scam activity known as the Green Dot Verification Scam in our area. Victims of the scam receive a telephone call from someone claiming to be a representative of law enforcement, the courts, or other government agency. The…
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Champaign Police Continues Investigation into Protest

Public is encouraged to partner with police when planning events The Champaign Police Department is continuing its investigation into the incident that occurred at Centennial High School on December 4, 2014 at approximately 2:52 p.m., involving a student protest. A preliminary investigation determined that the student protest started in the school building and then spilled…
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Champaign Police Continue Investigation Following Student Protest

Public is encouraged to share information that might aid in investigation The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating an incident that occurred at Centennial High School Thursday afternoon while students were participating in a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest. At approximately 2:52 p.m., Officers responded to 913 Crescent Drive after being notified of an incident…
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Champaign Police Investigate Suspicious Death (Shadowwood Mobile Home Park)

The Champaign Police Department is investigating a suspicious death of a 27 year-old male. On November 18, 2014 at 8:17 a.m. police were called to the intersection of Redbud and Forsythia Drives to check on the welfare of an injured man who was found in a car. Upon arrival, officers found a deceased man in a car…
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Click It or Ticket Campaign – Thanksgiving 2014

Champaign Police Department Participates in the Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign During the Thanksgiving Holiday Champaign police are reminding drivers to fasten their seat belts and drive sober over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Champaign Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and local law enforcement…
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Police Search for Hit and Run Driver

Champaign Police are currently searching for the driver involved in a hit and run accident On November 7, 2014, at approximately 8:10 AM, a 17 year-old Central High School student was struck by a sports utility vehicle while walking to school in the area of Clark and New Street. It was reported to police that…
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Public Safety Announcement – Holiday Shopping Tips

Since June 30, 2014, the Champaign Police Department has taken nine theft reports involving wallets and other personal items, having been stolen from the purses of restaurant patrons. Reports indicate that items were stolen from purses hanging on the back of patrons’ chairs, or from purses left unattended and unzipped. The Champaign Police Department is…
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