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Accident at Mattis & Bloomington Road Involving a Champaign Police Squad Car

On July 24, 2014, at approximately 9:35 a.m., Champaign police officers responded to the intersection of Mattis Avenue and Bloomington Road for a report of an accident involving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and a Champaign Police Department squad car. Witnesses reported seeing a pickup truck drive westbound on Bloomington Road and collide with the squad…
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Homicide Investigation Continues

The Champaign Police Department is continuing its investigation into the murder of Rakim J. Vineyard, a 22 year-old Champaign man. The shooting occurred on the afternoon of July 19, 2014 at approximately 12:24 p.m. in the 1000 block of N. Sixth Street, Champaign. On Saturday, police received a report of a man being shot and…
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Champaign Police Department Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket Crackdown Statistics

The Champaign Police Department issued numerous citations over the Independence Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over/Click It or Ticket Campaign. • Seatbelt Citations – 9 • Cell Phone Citations – 3 • Other Citations – 2 Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort to encourage seat belt use, especially during late-night…
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Champaign Police Conduct Shooting Investigation

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting which occurred Saturday in the 1000 block of N. Sixth Street at approximately 12:24 PM. Police received a report of a man being shot and witnesses seeing the armed male offender flee from the area. Officers arrived on the scene and found an unconscious 22 year-old, male,…
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Homicide Investigation Continues (Second Suspect in Custody)

Paul E. Craig, 38, of Champaign, a second suspect in a recent homicide case, is in custody. On July 10, 2014 at 1:49 a.m., Craig turned himself in at the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office on a warrant that had been issued for his arrest in connection to the murder of Allen M. Redding, 26, of…
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Update on Homicide Investigation: One Arrest Made, Homicide Investigation Continues

One suspect, Devon D. Craig, 37, of Champaign, has been arrested in connection to the murder of Allen M. Redding. Craig was arrested in Chicago on June 28, 2014, by the Chicago Police and US Marshals on a Champaign County warrant for Armed Habitual Career Criminal. The bond was set at $500,000. On Tuesday, June…
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Champaign Police Conduct Homicide Investigation (Hedge Road)

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting which occurred in the 1500 Block of Hedge Road yesterday evening at approximately 5:50 p.m. Champaign Police responded to an initial report of people being chased by others who were armed with guns, and a report shortly afterwards of multiple shots being fired. Champaign Police responded and…
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Champaign Police Investigate Shooting

On Monday, June 23, at approximately 7:16 PM, Champaign Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of 2100 W.  White. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting and located witnesses who reported seeing a subject shooting from a vehicle at another vehicle. However, no victims or offenders were located at…
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Summer Outreach Presentation at Douglass Center

On June 18, 2014, Champaign Police School Resource Officer Jonathan Westfield conducted a presentation at Douglass Center for middle school age campers describing the duties of a Police Officer. He also answered “Law and You” related questions and distributed the “Know Your Rights” brochures developed by the City.  

Police Department Conducts Basic Youth Police Academy

The Champaign Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit hosted a Basic Youth Police Academy June 9-12, 2014. This summer program is designed to provide youth in the Champaign County area, between 12-18 years of age, a clearer understanding of law enforcement practices. The Basic Academy provides an opportunity for youth and police officers to build stronger,…
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