Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Investigate Armed Robbery

Champaign police are searching for a suspect in connection with an armed robbery that occurred yesterday evening at the HP Sprinter gas station, located at 2401 W. Springfield Avenue. Officers were dispatched to the business at 9:11 PM shortly after the robbery had occurred. Police received information that an unknown male ran into the store […]


Yesterday, area law enforcement agencies arrested 19 people during a county-wide sweep targeting individuals that have outstanding warrants. Both the City of Urbana and the City of Champaign have experienced shootings and/or homicides and police officers are responding to reports of shots heard, or encountering individuals in possession of firearms with increasing frequency. In addition, […]


The investigation into the September 9th officer-involved shooting continues and the Multi-Jurisdictional Investigative Team, led by the Illinois State Police, is committed to conducting a thorough and comprehensive review of this incident. Although the investigation is in full swing, the Investigative Team still has a lot of work to do. After the Department requested assistance, […]

Officer Involved Shooting: Armed Subject Shot During Domestic Call

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred this morning in the 1200 block of Crispus Drive. A preliminary investigation reveals the following: Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Crispus Drive, 4:42 AM, for a domestic disturbance. Officers were informed that a male subject had forced his way […]

Police Investigate Two Incidents Involving Children (Attempted Abduction and Suspicious Activity)

The Champaign Police Department is investigating two reports involving children; an attempted abduction and other suspicious activity. Champaign Unit 4 School administration immediately contacted police, Thursday afternoon, after receiving information from a fifth grade, female student, that she was approached by an unknown man at the intersection of North Fifth Street and East Columbia Avenue while […]

School Zone Reminders For Motorists

The Champaign Police Department is reminding motorists to obey the school zone speed limits as children return to school on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. As officers continue to enforce school zone violations, the following safety reminders are being issued: 1. Reduce Speed. When approaching a marked school crossing zone between 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., […]

“All-Clear” Issued at Two Locations in Champaign

Carmike Beverly Theater, 910 Meijer Drive Orpheum Children’s Museum, 346 N. Neil Street Friday, two all-clear notices were issued at two separate locations in Champaign, in which police bomb technicians were summoned. At 10:14 AM, Champaign police were dispatched to the Carmike Beverly Theater for generic bomb threats that were made to multiple Carmike Theaters across […]

Movie Theater Evacuated (Carmike Beverly Theater, 910 Meijer Drive)

The Champaign Police Department has been dispatched to the Carmike Beverly Cinema for a bomb threat. The theater contacted police after being notified by their corporate office that an unknown caller indicated that nine of the company’s theaters had bombs placed in them. The caller did not specify which theaters were affected, and no information […]