Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting – 1100 Block of N. Sixth St

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels |  troy.daniels@champaignil.gov  |  217-202-7355 Yesterday, at approximately 5:58 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1100 block of N. Sixth St. for a shots fired report.  Upon arrival, officers located a 15-year-old male from Rantoul, who sustained a serious gunshot wound and was transferred to an area hospital. It is unclear […]

Fireworks Safety Tips to Help Prevent Injuries and Property Damage

Fireworks Safety Tips Flyer Approximately 230 people on average go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday*. If you or your family will be handling fireworks, the Champaign Fire and Champaign Police Departments would like you to be aware of the below safety tips to […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting at N. McKinley Ave and Francis Drive

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov This evening, at approximately 8:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the corner of North McKinley Ave and Francis Drive in Champaign for multiple reports of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located a female victim who sustained serious injuries and was transferred to an area hospital. It is unclear at […]

Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to the Arrest of Suspect in Holly Hill Drive Shooting

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Today at approximately 5:10 PM, Champaign Police Officers and Detectives arrested 37-year-old Peter L. Campbell, who was wanted for the June 10, Holly Hill Drive shooting of a Champaign woman. An anonymous Crime Stoppers tip led Police to the 2700 Block of Wellington Drive.  As officers approached the home, […]

Police Seek Suspect in Shooting Investigation, 1500 Block of Holly Hill Dr.

Media Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Champaign Police are seeking the whereabouts of 37-year-old Peter L. Campbell, in association with the shooting investigation of a Champaign woman. Today at approximately 1:39 PM, Police responded to the 1500 Block of Holly Hill Drive for a shots fired report where a 35-year-old female victim was found responsive, […]

City Officials Provide Apartment Building Fire Update and Encourage Fireworks Safety

Media Contact: Deputy Fire Marshal Randy Smith | 217-403-7212, 840-9434 | randy.smith@champaignil.gov The Champaign Fire Department responded to a working fire at 2411 N. Neil Street, May 30, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.  The fire caused heavy damage to the apartment building.  Residents of the ten (10) occupied apartments were forced from their homes and have been unable to return. […]

Police Arrest 4 for Shooting Incident in the 1100 Block of W. Bradley Ave.

Media Contact:  Sgt. Dennis Baltzell, 217-403-6946, dennis.baltzell@champaignil.gov   On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at approximately 7:39 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1100 block of W. Bradley Ave. after receiving multiple reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a vehicle on scene having been struck by bullets and learned […]

Champaign Police Celebrate 2016 Employee Awards Ceremony

a Message from Police Chief Anthony Cobb… The Champaign Police Department’s Employee Awards Ceremony is held to help highlight the great work produced by staff and to acknowledge and thank each and every one of them for their positive commitment to CPD and to our City.   While we have had some hurdles over the past […]

Street Crimes Task Force Makes Weapons and Drug Offense Arrest

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us   In May of 2016, the multi-jurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF) conducted an investigation regarding the unlawful possession of weapons. As part of the investigation, a court authorized search warrant was obtained for a residence located in the 700 block of Hollycrest Dr. in Champaign. On May 19, SCTF […]

Police Arrest 5 Individuals in Connection with Shooting and Homicide Investigations

Media Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030, david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Investigative information following recent shooting incidents in Champaign led law enforcement officials to the 600 Block of W. Beardsley Ave. today, shortly before 11:00 AM.  As Police approached the residence, five individuals fled from the area, resulting in multiple foot pursuits in varying directions.  Police apprehended all five individuals, with […]