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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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702 Crescent Drive – Fire Update

Narrative: Champaign Fire Department responded to a report of a working fire at 702 Crescent Dr. on June 17, 2014. Upon arrival, fire crews found a resident outside of the building stating that the stairs within the apartment building were on fire. Fire crews advanced a single hose line into the structure and were able…
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UPDATE: Abduction Suspect and Victim Located in Houston, Texas

On the evening of June 13, 2014, the Champaign Police Department continued to follow up on investigative leads and received information that the victim, MONICA RAMIREZ, and suspect, EDUARDO GUERRO CORTEZ, were possibly in Houston, Texas. Champaign Police detectives were able to coordinate investigative efforts with the Champaign and Houston FBI Offices, Homeland  Security, and…
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“Click it or Ticket” Enforcement Campaign Results

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Champaign Police Department From May 9-26, 2014, IDOT supported law enforcement agencies, statewide, to remind motorists to buckle up, both day and night, during the Click It or Ticket seat belt  enforcement mobilization. The Champaign Police Department joined other Illinois state and local law enforcement agencies in this…
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UPDATE – Market Place Mall Abduction

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of EDUARDO GUERRO CORTEZ, for Aggravated Battery, a Class Three Felony, with a bond of $1,000,000. Eduardo Guerro Cortez is a suspect who is sought in the alleged abduction of MONICA RAMIREZ, 19, of Champaign. The abduction occurred at Market Place Mall yesterday at approximately 4:05 p.m….
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Market Place Mall Abduction Investigation

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a reported abduction that occurred just outside the North-East entrance to JC Penney at Market Place Mall yesterday at approximately 4:05 p.m. Champaign Police responded and learned that the 19 year-old female victim was outside Market Place with another 22 year-old male friend when they were approached by three male…
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Champaign and Urbana Police Investigate Multiple Drug-Related Overdoses

Recently, both the Champaign and Urbana Police Departments (IL) have responded to multiple calls for service involving apparent heroin or other drug-related overdoses. Two of the Champaign calls involved drug-related deaths and two were for overdoses. According to Urbana Police Chief Patrick Connolly, Urbana officers have also noted a significant increase in the number of…
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