Category: Police Department Press Releases

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 […]

Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation – (100 Block of E. Roper Street)

Champaign police are currently conducting a death investigation in the 100 block of E. Roper Street. On September 6, 2013, at approximately 12:27 PM, police were dispatched to a check welfare call at the victim’s home.  Upon arrival, officers met with family members who were at the home of an unresponsive woman.  Preliminary information indicates […]

Missing Teen Located

Missing Champaign teenager, Cleo Younce was located safe and unharmed today, September 6, 2013, in Cape Giardeau, Missouri. Shortly before noon, Cape Girardeau Police Officers located Ms. Younce, along with her suspected abductor, coming out of a Wal-Mart Store in Cape Girardeau. The suspect, Nicholas Hurley, age 21, was taken into custody and arrested without […]

Missing Endangered Teen

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a reported abduction involving a 13- year-old female. On Thursday, September 5, 2013, at approximately 3:28 pm, the Champaign Police Department received a report advising that Cleo Younce, age 13, was missing from her residence in the 2400 block of Hathaway Dr. in Champaign.  Upon arrival, officers were informed […]

Police Arrest Suspect for Making Terrorist-Like Threats

 Champaign police arrested a University of Illinois student for making terrorist-like threats to other students. On August 31, 2013, officers responded to a home in the 200 Block of E. Armory for a resident making terrorist-like threats.  According to witnesses, DANY SAMMAK, 19, of Champaign made repeated terrorist-like threats against other residents and the University […]

Search Continues for Sexual Assault Suspects

In the early morning hours of Sunday September 23, 2012, a 23 year old female, Champaign County resident was taken from the dance floor of the Chester Street bar by a male who was later identified as 23-year-old Alfredo CAMPOS¬ALVAREZ, 25, of Urbana. Alfredo CAMPOS-ALVAREZ reportedly walked the female to a waiting vehicle occupied by […]