Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Conduct Death Investigation

On October 16, 2013 at approximately 12:28 PM Champaign Police received a report of a death in the 400 block of W. Eureka.  Upon arrival, officers located the skeletal remains of an individual reported to live in the home. The family member reporting the death, who also lived in the home, indicated the individual was […]

Jury Convicts Tuscola, IL Man for Distribution, Posession of Child Pornography

(From the US Department of Justice) Urbana, Ill. –A jury deliberated for approximately 1 hour and 30 minuteslate Wednesday afternoon before returning guilty verdicts against Parrish Kappes, 47 of, Tuscola, Ill., for distribution and possession of child pornography. Sentencing for Kappes is scheduled on January 31, 2014. Kappes was indicted by a grand jury in […]

Police Search for Information on Hit and Run Accident (600 Block of E. Daniel Street)

The Champaign Police Department is asking for the public’s help to provide information regarding a possible hit and run accident, occurring in the area of Sixth and Daniel Street on September 28, 2013, sometime between the hours of midnight and 4:30 a.m. Officers responded to Carle Hospital for a report of a 21 year-old Champaign […]

Champaign Police Investigate Fall from Balcony – (300 Block of E. Armory St.)

A 19-year-old, University of Illinois student, is hospitalized at Carle Hospital after falling three stories from a house, located in the 300 block of E. Armory Street. This morning, at 12:03 a.m., police responded to the area to assist the Champaign Fire Department with this call. Upon arrival, officers observed approximately 100 people running from […]

Champaign Police Warn Motorists to Watch for Children in School Zones

The Champaign Police Department is reminding motorists to slow down and watch for children walking or biking in school zone areas. Today, at 7:43 AM, police officers responded to the area of Springfield and New Street for a report of an accident involving a car and a bicyclist.  An 11 year-old girl reported being hit […]

Public Safety Alert – Child Safety

  The Champaign Police Department is reminding the public to continue talking with children about what to do, if approached by a stranger. Adults are reminded not to approach children without parental consent asking or offering favors. Gestures such as offering rides, hugs, ice cream or candy to children may be considered illegal or inappropriate […]

City Responds to Pedestrian Safety Concerns on Prospect Avenue

The City of Champaign is working to address public concerns about pedestrian safety along Prospect Avenue, south of Green Street, and near South Side Elementary School. Since Tuesday, when learning of an accident involving an elementary student at South Side, the City of Champaign has taken immediate actions as well as begun to investigate longer-term […]

Unknown Male Approaches Juvenile

The Champaign Police Department took of a report of a male subject approaching an 11-year-old girl in the area of Crescent Drive and W. John Street. Reports indicate that on September 9, 2013, around 3:00 PM, a juvenile was walking home from school, and heading north on Crescent Drive, when she noticed a man standing […]