Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Holiday Enforcement Results – Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Violators

Contact:  Sgt. Geoff Coon, 217-403-6934 geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us     Champaign Police Holiday Enforcement Results – Impaired Drivers and Seat Belt Violators  From December 18, 2015 through January 3, 2016 the Champaign Police Department participated in the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and the Click It or Ticket traffic safety campaigns.  The local effort was part of […]

Champaign Police Seek Information in Fatal Accident Investigation

Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us      Champaign Police Seek Information in Fatal Accident Investigation On January 7, 2016 at approximately 11:11 PM, Champaign Police Department officers responded to the area of Olympian Dr., approximately 100 to 500 yards west of Market St. for an injured subject. Upon arrival, officers located a bicyclist that had […]

Police Continue Bank Robbery Investigation

This morning at 10:39 AM, Champaign Police responded to the First Bank and Trust located at 2911 Crossing Ct, Champaign, for a reported armed bank robbery. Upon arrival, it was determined that an armed robbery had occurred and an undetermined amount of currency had been taken from the business.  No injuries were reported by three […]

Champaign Police Ask for Your Support in Promoting Safe and Happy Holidays

Contact:  Deputy Chief Joe Gallo| 217-403-6911 | joseph.gallo@ci.champaign.il.us     Champaign Police Ask for Your Support in Promoting Safe and Happy Holidays by Encouraging Motorists to Buckle Up and Drive Sober The holiday season is upon us, and for many, “holiday cheer” involves the consumption of alcohol at parties and events. Very unfortunately, there is also a spike in […]

Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Investigations

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us   Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Investigations Today, Champaign Police Detectives and members of the United States Marshals Service Great Lakes Fugitive Task Force arrested 20-year-old Shaundrell D. Brown for the offense of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, a Class X Felony. Brown was arrested for the November 13, […]

Champaign Police Investigate Multiple Robberies Involving Craigslist Scams

Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-403-7030 david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us                                                                                                                            Champaign Police Investigate Multiple Robberies Involving Craigslist Scams The Champaign Police Department has received four recent reports of individuals that were robbed while trying to conduct a business transaction after responding to an ad posting on Craigslist. In each case, the victims […]

City of Champaign Responds to Media Inquiries Regarding Police Officer’s Use of Force

  For Immediate Release December 10, 2015   Contact: LaEisha Meaderds, 217-621-4440   A dedicated time of 11 AM – 12 PM and 2 PM – 3PM today have been scheduled for media inquiries regarding this release.  Location:  Champaign City Building, 102 N. Neil Street, Council Chambers   City of Champaign Responds to Media Inquiries Regarding […]

Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” Enforcement

  For Immediate Release December 7, 2015                                                          Contact:  Sgt. Geoff Coon 217-403-6934                                  geoffrey.coon@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Department Thanksgiving “Click It or […]

Police Make Arrest in Recent Commercial Burglaries

  For Immediate Release December 1, 2015                                                          Contact:  Lt. Jim Clark 217-403-7040                                 jim.clark@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Make Arrest in Recent Commercial Burglaries On […]

Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery at First Midwest Bank

  For Immediate Release November 30, 2015                                                          Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer 217-621-4647                                    david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery (First […]