Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Report on Distracted Driving Awareness Week Campaign

The Champaign Police Department and University of Illinois Police Department joined forces with other law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Illinois last week to bring attention to the dangers and consequences associated with distracted driving. During the week, police shared educational resources and issued the following enforcement warnings and citations to drivers: Violation Warnings […]

10 Tips for Managing Common Driving Distractions

10 Tips for Managing Some of the Most Common Driving Distractions courtesy, Illinois Association Chiefs of Police Distracted drivers take their eyes off the road an average of 5 out of every 6 seconds. At 55 mph, that means a texting driver travels the length of a football field–including the end zones–without looking at the […]

Local Police Focusing this Week on Distracted Drivers

In an effort to bring attention to the dangers and consequences associated with distracted driving, local law enforcement agencies including the Champaign and University of Illinois Police departments will participate in Illinois’ Distracted Driving Awareness Week from April 24 to April 28. From using a cell phone, to eating, attending to children in the back seat, […]

COMMUNITY ADVISORY: Traffic Impacts this Weekend – April 21-23

The Champaign community has a number of special events planned this weekend for citizens near and far, including the 19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, the 9th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon, and a local March for Science celebration.  Each of these events will bring increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to our area, as well as […]

UPDATED: Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery Investigation

Yesterday, Champaign Police reported on an armed robbery at Dotty’s Slots and Video Poker, located at 12 E. Green Street in Champaign.  A suspect entered the location armed with a handgun and demanded money before fleeing the scene in a reported stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle associated with this incident has been spotted at multiple […]

Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery Investigation

Today, at approximately 12:57 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Dotty’s Slots and Video Poker, located at 12 E. Green Street for a reported armed robbery. According to staff, a suspect entered the location armed with a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect took an undetermined amount of currency and cigarettes before fleeing the scene […]

Law Enforcement Agencies Release “Unofficial” 2017 Statistics

Area law enforcement agencies and University of Illinois officials urged safety and responsibility for the annual “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day, held in the campus area of the University of Illinois on March 3, 2017. Routine bar checks, canvassing of campus, and wellness checks of participants were some of the precautions officials took on the day […]

Arrest Made in April 3 Bank Robbery Investigation

Yesterday, at approximately 5:10 PM, Champaign Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Champaign Police SWAT Team, served a court authorized search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of N. Neil Street. After the residence was secured, Detectives placed Eric T. Motton, a 50-year-old male from Champaign, under arrest for the offense of Aggravated Robbery. During […]

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov | 217-403-7030 This morning, at approximately 9:17 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Busey Bank, located at 2011 W. Springfield Avenue for a reported bank robbery. According to bank staff, a suspect entered the bank and demanded money; implying but not displaying a weapon. The suspect was handed […]

Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation – UPDATE

On March 11, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Champaign Police officers responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department after receiving a report that Luke Miller, age 15, was receiving medical treatment for a serious medical condition. Luke was subsequently airlifted to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at […]