Category: Police Department Press Releases

“Back to School” Traffic Safety Reminders

Media Contact:   Lt. Bob Rea | 217-403-6908 | robert.rea@champaignil.gov As students return to school, the Champaign Police Department reminds motorists and pedestrians of safe transportation practices and to observe applicable laws near school zones. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, on average, 17 school-aged children die in school transportation-related crashes each year.  To help ensure […]

Stuff the Squad School Supply Drive

  Wednesday July 27, 7AM – 6PM, the Champaign Police Department will be hosting a school supply drive, filling as many squad cars as possible with supplies to support our local youth!   From crayons and notebooks to binders and book bags, please show your support by dropping off an item or two or more to […]

Champaign Police Make Arrests in Bailey-Cox Murder Investigation

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On June 12, 2016 at approximately 8:07 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of McKinley St. & Francis Dr, after receiving a report of an injured woman lying on a sidewalk, along with simultaneous reports of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located 30-year-old Erica Bailey-Cox, who had sustained a […]

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 […]