Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Investigate Two Overnight Shootings

Last night, at approximately 7:54 PM, Champaign Police were on patrol near the intersection of N. Third and E. Washington St., when an officer was flagged down by an individual with apparent gunshot wounds.  The victim, an 18-year-old male from Champaign, was provided on-scene medical care and transported to an area hospital where he is being treated […]


Arrest Made in May 13 Shooting Incident

On May 13, 2018, at approximately 12:45 AM, Champaign Police responded to the area of S. First St. and E. Armory Ave. for reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, police found a 21-year-old male victim from Danville who was suffering from serious gunshot wounds. Officers immediately provided on-scene medical care with tourniquet application, and the victim […]


City of Champaign Responds to FOIA Request Regarding Alton Corey Lawsuit

On October 17, 2017, at approximately 10:41 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1500 block of Kiler Dr., Champaign for the report of a battery, resulting in the arrest of Alton Corey. On May 23, 2018, a lawsuit was served by Corey (plaintiff) against the City of Champaign and Police Officers William Killin and Dillon Holloway […]


Champaign Police Respond to Media Inquiries Regarding Employee Separation

  On May 14, 2018, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested former Champaign Police Officer Justus Clinton on charges of Residential and Motor Vehicle Burglary.   Following Clinton’s arrest, the Champaign Police Department has received a number of FOIA requests related to his separation agreement, which was executed prior to the incident for unrelated violations […]


Champaign Police Memorial: Honoring and Remembering our Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

The Champaign Police Department invites the community to join us again this year to honor and remember law enforcement officers from across the country who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind. The Champaign Police Memorial will take place tomorrow, Friday May 18, 11:15 AM […]


Champaign Police Provide Information Regarding Employee Arrest

The Champaign Police Department provides the following information in response to an arrest involving a Department employee. Last night, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year-old Justus Clinton of Fisher as the suspect in a string of burglaries that have recently occurred in that community. Clinton, who has been employed with the City of Champaign for 14 […]


Police Investigate Overnight Shooting 

This morning, at approximately 12:45 AM, Champaign Police responded to the area of S. First St. and E. Armory Ave. for reports of gunfire. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 21-year-old male victim from Danville suffering from serious gunshot wounds. Officers immediately provided on-scene medical care with tourniquet application, and the victim was […]


Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts this Weekend 4/27-4/28, 2018

Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts April 27 & 28, 2018 The Champaign-Urbana community is hosting the 10th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon. This event is bringing increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to our area. The City of Champaign encourages drivers to be alert and patient in your travels and to be aware of where driving impacts […]


Community Safety Alert: Suspicious Person Report near Franklin Middle School

This information is being provided to make the community aware of two recent reports in which Franklin Middle School students were approached by a suspicious person while traveling to school. On April 19, 2018, at approximately 7:10 AM, a 13-year-old female student reported that as she was walking to her bus stop near the corner […]


Property Crimes Investigation Leads to Felony Theft Arrest

After several months of property crime investigation, Champaign Police arrested 43-year-old Urbana man, Kirit Patel for the offense of Felony Theft, for his involvement in the sale, resale, and possession of stolen property. Patel, who is the business owner of Krispy Krunchy Chicken (922 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign), is accused of using the restaurant to […]