Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Investigation, 1500 Block of Holly Hill Dr.

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Champaign Police are seeking the whereabouts of 37-year-old Peter L. Campbell, in association with the shooting investigation of a Champaign woman. Today at approximately 1:39 PM, Police responded to the 1500 Block of Holly Hill Drive for a shots fired report where a 35-year-old female victim was found responsive, […]

City Officials Provide Apartment Building Fire Update and Encourage Fireworks Safety

Media Contact: Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith | 217-403-7212, 840-9434 | randy.smith@champaignil.gov The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2411 N. Neil Street, May 30, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.  The fire caused heavy damage to the apartment building.  Residents of the ten (10) occupied apartments were forced from their homes and have been unable to return. […]

Police Arrest 4 for Shooting Incident in the 1100 Block of W. Bradley Ave.

Media Contact:  Sgt. Dennis Baltzell, 217-403-6946, dennis.baltzell@champaignil.gov   On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at approximately 7:39 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1100 block of W. Bradley Ave. after receiving multiple reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a vehicle on scene having been struck by bullets and learned […]

Champaign Police Celebrate 2016 Employee Awards Ceremony

a Message from Police Chief Anthony Cobb… The Champaign Police Department’s Employee Awards Ceremony is held to help highlight the great work produced by staff and to acknowledge and thank each and every one of them for their positive commitment to CPD and to our City.   While we have had some hurdles over the past […]

Street Crimes Task Force Makes Weapons and Drug Offense Arrest

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us   In May of 2016, the multi-jurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF) conducted an investigation regarding the unlawful possession of weapons. As part of the investigation, a court authorized search warrant was obtained for a residence located in the 700 block of Hollycrest Dr. in Champaign. On May 19, SCTF […]

Police Arrest 5 Individuals in Connection with Shooting and Homicide Investigations

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Investigative information following recent shooting incidents in Champaign led law enforcement officials to the 600 Block of W. Beardsley Ave. today, shortly before 11:00 AM.  As Police approached the residence, five individuals fled from the area, resulting in multiple foot pursuits in varying directions.  Police apprehended all five individuals, with […]

Police Investigate Shooting – 1000 Block of N. James St.

On Sunday, May 15, 2016, at approximately 2:18 A.M., Champaign Police Officers responded to the area of the 1000 block of N. James St. after receiving multiple reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting and two victims. The first victim located at the scene was a 23-year-old Champaign […]

Police Arrest Sixth Suspect in Ashley C. Gibson Investigation

Media Contact: Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us On May 13, 2016, at approximately 10:00 AM, Champaign Police Detectives, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested 25-year-old Deundrea Weatherspoon of Champaign—the sixth suspect Police have been looking for in the death investigation of Ashley C. Gibson. Police developed information that Weatherspoon was staying at a residence in […]

Arrest Made in April 13 Shooting Incident on Hedge Road 

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer  | 217-403-7030  |  david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On April 13, 2016, Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Hedge Road after receiving numerous reports of shots fired.  While on scene, Police located a significant number of shell casings and were notified that a gunshot victim had arrived at a local hospital. On April 14, an arrest warrant was issued […]