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“Back to School” Traffic Reminders

As students return to school on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, the Champaign Police Department is reminding motorists and pedestrians to observe applicable laws near school zones. In an effort to promote safe school zones for students, the Champaign Police Department will place radar trailers in various school zones throughout the city. Reminders for Drivers:  When approaching a…
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Champaign Police Investigate Shooting

On Friday, August 15, 2014, at approximately 3:10 AM, Champaign Police responded to a local hospital for a patient being treated for a gunshot wound.  The victim is a 26 year-old male. The injuries were not life threatening, and the victim was able to provide the police with a statement. According to the victim, he was a…
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Area Agencies Conduct Sex Offender Compliance Checks

On Thursday, August 7, 2014, the Champaign Police Department, along with the United States Marshal Service, announced the successful completion of a one day sex offender compliance and verification check. On August 7, 2014, a multi-agency enforcement team conducted unannounced visits to the homes of known sex offenders within Champaign County. Law enforcement officials followed…
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Champaign Police Investigate Shooting

On Monday, August 11, 2014, Champaign Police responded to an address in the 1100 block of N. Sixth Street for a report of shots fired. The residents of this address reported that sometime during the early morning hours, someone fired rounds into their home. Upon arrival, the officers found that the residence had been struck…
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Champaign Police Investigate Suspicious Death

On Saturday, August 9, 2014 at approximately 10:03 AM, the Champaign Police responded to a report of a non-responsive subject along the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad tracks just south of the Springfield Avenue viaduct. Once officers located the subject, it was obvious to them the individual was deceased, and the Champaign County Coroner was called…
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Champaign Police Investigate Domestic Battery Shooting

On Saturday, August 9, 2014, at approximately 1:46 AM, the Champaign Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 700 block of Tawney Court. Upon arrival, officers learned that a domestic battery had occurred between a 68 year-old father and 40 year-old son, and that the father shot the son during the argument. The…
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K9 Presentation

Champaign Police Officer Kristina Haugen and K9 Cash gave a presentation to a group of children at the Stephens Family YMCA on July 31. Officer Haugen and Cash demonstrated some of the law enforcement duties they perform while on duty with the Champaign Police Department and answered questions from the 3rd through 8th grade youth.

Third Suspect in Redding Homicide Arrested – Investigation Continues

A third suspect, Micah J. Hopkins, 30, of Champaign, has been arrested in connection to the murder of Allen M. Redding. According the Blytheville Police Department, their agency assisted the U.S. Marshal’s Service with the capture of Micah Hopkins. Hopkins was taken into custody yesterday afternoon at 1608 Chickasawba Street in Blytheville, Arkansas. Two other…
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Three Arrested for Intimidation of a Witness in Redding Homicide

On July 29, 2014, the Champaign Police obtained three arrest warrants for individuals suspected of intimidating a witness in the investigation of the Allen Redding homicide. Markeeta McFarland (38), Paul Craig (39), and Devon Craig (37), all of Champaign, are being charged with Aggravated Intimidation of a Witness, a Class 2 felony for which the…
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Correction to Traffic Crash Investigation (Bradley Avenue and Walnut Street)

The Champaign Police Department inadvertently erred yesterday evening in releasing information that the driver of the suspect vehicle was deceased after fleeing from police and getting into an accident at Bradley and Walnut. The driver is alive and still receiving treatment at Carle Hospital. The Police Department regrets releasing incorrect information. The Police Department is…
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