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Champaign Police Announce Arrest of Murder Suspect

On Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at approximately 1:33 PM, the Champaign Police Department arrested Robert E. Williams for the offenses of Murder and for Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver. Robert Williams, a 28-year old male from Champaign, was arrested in connection with the October 25, 2014 murder of Jermel Hedrick.  Williams was…
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The Champaign Police Department Reminds Motorists that Luck won’t get them Home Safely this St. Patrick’s Day

The Champaign Police Department announced today they will be conducting special patrols this St. Patrick’s Day to crack down on drunk drivers. Unbuckled motorists also will be ticketed. “We are reminding everyone this weekend through St. Patrick’s Day to drive sober and buckle up,” said Sgt. Geoff Coon. “If you plan on drinking alcohol, designate…
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Champaign Police Make One Arrest, Recover Gun in Shootings Investigations

On Monday March 9 at approximately 4:27PM, the Champaign Police Department deployed its SWAT team to the 400 Block of E. Washington in Champaign after receiving multiple citizen reports of gunfire. The gunshots were the second report of shots fired on this block in roughly 24 hours. Seven individuals were identified as being at the…
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Compliance and Bar Checks Conducted During January/February 2015

The Champaign Police Department, assisted by both the Urbana Police Department and the Parkland College Police Department, conducted a total of 35 compliance checks at liquor establishments located throughout Champaign during the months of January and February 2015. Compliance checks are important in ensuring that those establishments holding a liquor license are not serving alcohol…
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Champaign Police Investigate Downtown Shooting

On February 28th at 2:33AM, Champaign Police responded to a call for a fight that occurred in a parking lot, north of the High Dive Bar. As officers approached the scene, the crowd began to disperse.  At 2:36AM, officers reported hearing a shot.  A 22 year-old male victim was located with a gunshot wound and was…
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Champaign Police Make Armed Robbery Arrest

On February 26, 2015 at 1:07AM, Champaign Police responded to a report of an armed robbery that occurred at the MACH 1 gas station at 902 Bloomington Road. Witnesses to the crime advised that the suspect left in a vehicle and was last seen driving westbound on Bloomington Road. Officers were in the immediate area…
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Champaign Police Department Warns of Heroin Overdoses

The Champaign Police Department remains concerned over a series of drug overdoses that have occurred over the past week. Since February 16th, over 10 individuals have required medical treatment and hospitalization regarding a drug overdose.  Of those incidents, two fatalities have resulted. It appears that the drug overdoses may be a result of a deadly form…
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Police Investigations Lead to Two Arrests in Recent Shootings

The Champaign, Urbana, and University of Illinois Police Departments and Champaign County Sheriff’s Office informed the community yesterday about a recent surge of incidents in the Urbana-Champaign area related to the aggravated discharge of a firearm. It was reported that two feuding groups fired numerous gunshots into targeted homes and cars. No injuries were reported,…
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Area Police Collaborate in Response to Recent Shootings

Community Members Urged to Assist in Providing Information Local law enforcement agencies are working together to investigate seven incidents related to the aggravated discharge of a firearm that have occurred in the Urbana-Champaign area since late Friday evening. Police agencies have identified these incidents as being related to two feuding groups, who have fired numerous…
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