Category: Police Department Press Releases

Public Safety Message: Residential and Motor Vehicle Burglaries

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov The Champaign Police Department provides this message as notice to residents of a continued increase in crimes involving residential and motor vehicle burglaries.  Citizens are encouraged to be aware of their surroundings, to have security measures in place to help in burglary prevention efforts, and to […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident – 300 Block of N. Third Street

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-202-7355 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov On November 4th, at approximately 11:38 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 300 Block of N. Third Street after receiving multiple reports of shots being fired.  Preliminary evidence suggests that a dispute took place during a house party, and later resulted in both of the involved […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident – 100 Block of E. Green Street

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-202-7355 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov Tonight, at approximately 9:48 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 100 Block of E. Green Street after receiving multiple reports of shots fired. Preliminary evidence suggests that a domestic altercation took place within an apartment complex, resulting in both of the involved individuals being shot and […]

Police Investigate Shooting Incident – 700 Block of N. Neil Street

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-202-7355 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov This morning, at approximately 1:21 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 700 Block of N. Neil Street, after receiving multiple reports of shots fired.  Within minutes, it was also learned that a 23-year-old Urbana man was transported to the hospital for two non-life threatening gunshot wounds. […]

Halloween Safety Tips

Happy Halloween 2016!    The 2016 trick-or-treat hours for Champaign-Urbana will be observed Monday October 31, from 6PM – 8PM.  The Champaign Police Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer the following Halloween safety tips if your child will participate in trick-or-treating.   Click HERE for a printable Safety Tips Flyer.   Swords, […]

Police Seek Assistance in Identifying Battery Suspects

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels | 217-403-6909 | troy.daniels@champaignil.gov On September 25, 2016, police responded to the area of 306 E. Green St. for a reported shooting.  The on-scene investigation determined that four individuals were injured by gunfire, including 22-year-old George Korchev who was fatally wounded. During this investigation, Champaign Police Detectives determined that just […]

One Adult and Two Juveniles Arrested for Burglary and Possession of Stolen Vehicles

Media Contact: Lt. Robert Rea | 217-403-6908 | robert.rea@champaignil.gov   Yesterday, at approximately 6:50 AM, Champaign Police apprehended three suspects in the 300 block of Kenwood in connection with area burglaries to motor vehicles (BMVs) and possession of stolen vehicles. Arrested was 19-year-old Malikk H. Dillon of Champaign, along with two juveniles, ages 14 and 15, […]

Citizen Review of Police Complaints Working Group to Hold Community Meetings

Media Contact: Deputy Chief Jon Swenson | 217-403-7010 | jon.swenson@champaignil.gov The Champaign Police Department Citizen Review of Police Complaints Working Group will hold two meetings to gather public feedback into the Champaign Police Department’s complaint processes and in the consideration of citizen review. Formed in June 2016, the focus of the Working Group is to provide […]

Arrest Made in September 25 Shooting Investigation

Media Contact: LaEisha Meaderds | 217-403-6987 | police@champaignil.gov   On September 29, 2016 at approximately 10:15 PM, 18-year-old Robbie M. Patton of Champaign turned himself in to the Champaign County Jail for the offenses of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Arrest warrants were issued for Patton on Tuesday, in connection with […]

Police Arrest Two Suspects in Robbery Investigations

Media Contact: Lt. Robert Rea | 217-403-6908 | robert.rea@champaignil.gov   On Wednesday, September 28 at approximately 1:55 AM, Champaign Police apprehended two suspects at Meijer Supermarket in Champaign in connection with two recent robberies.  Arrested was 18-year-old Jaime Travis Varelas of Champaign and a 17-year-old male juvenile, also of Champaign.   Varelas and the juvenile were […]