Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Investigate Pedestrian & Motor Vehicle Accident

Media Contact:  Lt. Mark Vogelzang |  217-403-6908  |  mark.vogelzang@champaignil.gov  This evening, at approximately 5:53 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 900 Block of W. Bradley Avenue in Champaign after receiving a report of a motor vehicle accident.  Upon arrival, it was apparent that a pedestrian had been struck while attempting to cross the street.  […]

Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Domestic Shooting Incident – 500 Block of N. James St.

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   On December 14, 2016, at approximately 6:08 PM, Champaign Police were dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of N. James St. after receiving report of a gunshot victim at this location. Upon arrival, officers located a 24-year-old female with an apparent life-threatening gunshot wound to the back.  Medical […]

Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in Shooting Incident – 300 Block of N. Third Street

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov On November 4, 2016, at approximately 11:38 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 300 block of N. Third St. in Champaign for a report of gunfire. Upon arrival, officers located a residence where a party had taken place and found a 17-year-old female who sustained a serious gunshot wound to her […]

This Thanksgiving, Be Thankful for Your Seat Belt

Media Contact:  Sgt. Geoffrey Coon | 217-403-6934 | geoffrey.coon@champaignil.gov   The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year, and with all the excitement, travelers can become more focused on celebrations than getting to their destinations as safely as possible.   Each year in our country, tens of thousands of passenger vehicle […]

Champaign County Multi-Jurisdictional Team Conducts Death Investigation

Media Contact:   Deputy Chief Joe Gallo | 217-403-6926 | joseph.gallo@champaignil.gov   This morning, at approximately 8:38 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 700 Block of S. Sixth St. after receiving citizen reports of a disorderly subject. Preliminary reports reveal that a call was placed to 9-1-1 after a citizen reportedly saw an individual consuming alcohol, running […]

Champaign Police Seek Identified Suspect in Shooting Incident

Media Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov   On October 29, 2016 at approximately 11:44 PM, Champaign Police responded to 701 N. Neil St. in Champaign for a report of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of gunfire, and determined that no one had been injured. Throughout this investigation, Detectives have reviewed various pieces of information and evidence, […]

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 […]