Category: Police Department Press Releases

Area Law Enforcement and Community Coalition Partners Address Community Gun Violence

Contact:  Champaign Police Chief Anthony Cobb 217-403-6907, anthony.cobb@ci.champaign.il.us Urbana Police Chief Pat Connolly 217-384-2331, connolpj@urbanaillinois.us Community Coalition Facilitator, Tracy Parsons 217-819-3541, tparsons@access-initiative.org   Area Law Enforcement & Community Coalition Partners Address Community Gun Violence While overall crime in Champaign-Urbana is down, gun violence across our community has increased at a disturbing rate. Area law enforcement and Community […]

Champaign Police Make an Arrest in Shooting Investigation

Contact:  Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us Champaign Police Make an Arrest in Shooting Investigation On Thursday, April 30, 2015, at approximately 1:39PM, Champaign Police Investigators arrested Nicholas Clark on charges of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, in connection with the April 27, 2015 shooting in the 800 block of North Prospect Avenue. On April 27, at […]

Champaign Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect

  Contact:  Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-202-7355, troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us On April 30, 2015, at approximately 7:01PM, members of the Champaign Police Department and United States Marshal Service arrested Joseph Hart at 1121 Saint Andrews Circle, Rantoul, on an outstanding Champaign County arrest warrant for Armed Robbery/Armed with a Firearm.  Joseph Hart’s bond was set in the […]

Champaign Police Announce Arrest of Second Murder Suspect

  Contact: Sgt. Dave Griffet | david.griffet@ci.champaign.il.us  | 217-351-4545 On Friday, April 17, at approximately 10:57 a.m., Champaign Police Department Detectives arrested Curtis T. Hairston, a 39-year-old male from Champaign, IL. Hairston was arrested in connection with the October 25, 2014 Murder of Jermel Hedrick, in the 1500 block of Winston Dr. in Champaign. Champaign Police Detectives, with the […]

Champaign Police Investigate Shooting

On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at approximately 7:30 PM, Champaign Police responded to a report of shots being fired in the area of  900 N. Harris. Within a couple of minutes police received a report of a gunshot victim in the 700 block of Sherwood Terrace. The victim is a 16 year-old male and the […]

Champaign Police Make an Arrest Following Homicide Investigation

  Contact: Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us   On Friday, April 10, 2015, at approximately 6:03 PM, Champaign Police responded to reports of shots fired near the area of Fourth St. and Beardsley Ave.  As officers were arriving at this location, another dispatch advised that a gunshot victim had just arrived at Presence Hospital.  The victim, a 27-year-old male, […]

Champaign Police Make an Arrest Following a Shooting

Contact: Lt. Tod Myers, 217-403-7020, tod.myers@ci.champaign.il.us On April 8, 2015 at approximately 2:43 PM, Champaign Police officers were responding to the 400 Block of W. Maple St concerning a shots fired investigation that reportedly occurred the night prior. While officers were on this call, they reported hearing several shots fired in the area of W. Beardsley and […]

Compliance Checks – Bar Checks – Party Dispersals Conducted, March 2015

Contact: Sergeant Joe Ketchem, 217-403-6981, joe.ketchem@ci.champaign.il.us In March 2015, the Campus Community Alcohol Task Force Coalition conducted a series of liquor compliance checks throughout the City of Champaign.  These monthly checks, funded by the Strategic Prevention Framework grant through the Illinois Department of Human Services, aims to address underage alcohol access and decrease medical and alcohol overconsumption issues.  […]

Champaign Police Investigate Accidental Shooting, Advise on Firearm Safety

Contact: Deputy Chief Troy Daniels, 217-403-6909, troy.daniels@ci.champaign.il.us UPDATE to NEWS RELEASE:  Jayvon Nichols-Pelmore was arrested by Champaign Police on a juvenile Warrant of Apprehension today, 3/31/2015, at approximately 3:25 p.m. The arrest took place in the 1500 block of Westfield Drive, Champaign. Jayvon Nichols-Pelmore voluntarily surrendered to arrest at that location. Police continue to look for […]

Champaign Police Investigate Bank Robbery

  Contact:  Lt. Dave Shaffer | 217-403-7030 | david.shaffer@ci.champaign.il.us On March 19 at approximately 10:01 AM, Champaign Police responded to the Marine Bank, located at 1001 S. Neil Street for a reported bank robbery alarm.  Upon arrival, it was determined that an Armed Robbery had occurred and an undetermined amount of currency had been taken […]