Category: Police Department Press Releases

Crime Prevention Month Activities

Champaign Police Department Crime Prevention Month Activities In 1984, the National Crime Prevention Council designated October as Crime Prevention Month. Since then, government agencies, civic groups, schools, businesses and youth organizations have reached out to educate the public and explore new partnerships during this special month. Throughout October, the Champaign Police Department will conduct a…
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Champaign Exchange Club Gives Away 100 Teddy Bears

The Exchange Club of Champaign, Illinois is helping in a nationwide fight against child abuse by distributing Exchange’s Time Out Teddy bears to children who have been abused, neglected or traumatized. The Club is providing over 100 bears to the Champaign Police Department for placement in patrol cars to help the officers better communicate with…
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Police Find Similarities in Aggravated Battery and Mob Action Cases

Detectives with the Champaign Police Department have noticed a pattern in the reported aggravated battery and mob action cases that have occurred over the past few weeks. The Investigations Unit and Patrol Division have evaluated the reports and recognized that the majority of victims in these cases are primarily college students found walking alone on…
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City of Champaign to Reach Settlement with the Estate of Kiwane Carrington

Joint Statement of the Parties At the September 21, 2010 Champaign City Council Meeting, the Council will consider approval of a settlement with the Estate of Kiwane D. Carrington resulting from a wrongful death and survival lawsuit filed in November 2009. The lawsuit stems from the accidental shooting death of 15-year old Kiwane Carrington by…
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Champaign Police Respond to a “Man Down” Call (301 W. Marketview Drive)

Yesterday at 3:50 pm, Champaign Police officers were dispatched to the 300 block of W. Marketview Drive after a passerby reported seeing a body floating in a retention pond nearby. When officers responded to assist the Champaign Fire Department on a “man down” call, they discovered a deceased male lying facedown in the water and…
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Champaign Police Remain Proactive In Addressing Crime

“Citizens Are Encouraged to Remain Alert and Be Aware” The Champaign Police Department is continuing to investigate the recent Aggravated Batteries and Assaults that have occurred on campus and sporadically throughout the City of Champaign over the past several months. “The Police Department has taken a proactive approach to suppress the violent crimes in the…
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