Category: Police Department Press Releases

Accreditation Team Invites Public Comment

A team from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP), provided by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, will arrive in Champaign on November 14, 2013, to examine all aspects of the Champaign Police Department, including its policies, procedures, operations, and management. The on-site assessment is expected to take two days, and during that […]

Vehicle Burglary Prevention Tips – Champaign Police Warns Public to “Lock Up”

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating multiple cases involving unknown offenders who break into unlocked vehicles and remove items of value left in vehicles. Over the past ten days, the department has taken 34 reports of burglary to motor vehicles occurring throughout the city. Many of these burglaries could have been prevented and occurred […]

Trick or Treat 2013

TRICK-OR-TREAT HOURS Halloween, October 31, 2013 Customarily, both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign join with the Champaign County Board in setting aside trick-or-treat hours. The Champaign County Board has approved specific rules/guidelines/hours regarding trick-or-treat hours, and both Urbana and Champaign have agreed to the following schedule: ** Halloween/Trick-or-Treat will be held […]

Champaign Police Respond to School Fight (Central High School)

On October 29, 2013, at approximately 1:38 PM, the Champaign Police Department responded to Central High School for a report of a fight. Preliminary information indicates that a School Resource Officer responded to the gymnasium for a fight that was actively occurring. Upon arrival, the officer observed several students in the gymnasium watching a 16 […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident in the 500 block of E Beardsley

On October 23, 2013, at 11:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 500 block of E. Beardsley for a report of a shooting in the area of Douglass Park.  Upon arrival, officers encountered a 23-year-old male who had sustained a gunshot wound. The victim reported walking in the area when he was shot. No suspect […]

Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation – 700 block of Goldenview Drive

On October 22, 2013 at 3:17 p.m., Champaign Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the 700 block of Goldenview Drive for a report of two unresponsive adults with smoke in the residence.  Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive 78 year-old male and an unresponsive 76 year-old female inside the residence. Medical personnel responded and […]

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 […]