Category: Police Department Press Releases

Arrest Made in Bank Robbery Investigation

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On August 30, 2016 at approximately 12:22 PM, Champaign Police responded to Central Illinois Bank, located at 302 W. Springfield Ave. for a reported bank robbery. Upon arrival, Police determined that the suspect, later identified as 40-year-old Carlos K. Davis, had entered the bank, inferred he had a weapon and demanded […]

Public Safety Alert: Residential and Motor Vehicle Burglaries

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov The Champaign Police Department provides this alert as notice to residents of an increase in crimes involving residential and motor vehicle burglaries.  Citizens are encouraged to be aware of your surroundings and to have security measures in place to help in burglary prevention efforts. Since January 1, 2016 there have been […]

Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   UPDATE, 6:50 PM: Police Identify Bank Robbery Suspect Champaign Police Detectives have identified the Central Illinois Bank robbery suspect as Carlos K. Davis, a 40-year-old male formerly of Champaign. An arrest warrant for Davis has been issued for the offense of Aggravated Robbery with bond affixed at $100,000. Police continue […]

Champaign Police Ask for Your Support in Promoting Safe Driving with “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Labor Day Safety Campaign

Media Contact: Sgt. Geoff Coon | 217-403-6934 | geoffrey.coon@champaignil.gov Labor Day marks the end of summer celebrations for many families.  Unfortunately, it is also a time that many alcohol and drug-impaired drivers get behind the wheel.  As part of a national effort to eliminate drunk driving, the Champaign Police Department, partnered with the Illinois Department of […]

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 […]