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Police Department Employee Awards

On June 3, 2014, the Champaign Police Department celebrated their annual employee award recipients with a reception.  Award recipients for 2013 are: Officer of the Year:  Ed Wachala Employee of the Year:  Laurie Curatolo Valor Awards:  Dave McLearin, Geoff Coon Lifesaving: Jonathon Westfield, Chris Young, Cory Phenicie, Brad Krauel, and Bill Killin Commendation Awards Brian…
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Enforcement to Reduce Celebratory Gunfire during 4th of July Holiday Season

Champaign Police Department to Enforce Reduction of Celebratory Gunfire during the July 4th Holiday Season What:  Celebratory gunfire remains a problem in many cities, particularly during the July 4th holiday season, and sadly, it can often have tragic results when innocent people are hit by the bullets and injured or killed. The reality is that any bullet discharged…
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Crime Stoppers Shred-It Event on Saturday, May 31st

Protect your identity. Keep your old documents out of the wrong hands. The best way to protect yourself against identity theft is to make sure your personal information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. And just a few minutes on your part could make a huge difference. Join Crime Stoppers of Champaign County Saturday, May…
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Champaign Police Department Seeks the Public’s Help to Solve Weekend Shootings

Community partnerships are the foundation of effective crime prevention and community policing. Therefore, the Champaign Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in solving gun crimes committed over the past four days. Since May 22, 2014, the Champaign Police Department has responded to approximately 15 gun-related incidents; five (5) shootings, seven (7) shots heard…
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Police Conduct Shooting Investigations (Eureka at State Street and 800 N. State)

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating two N. State Street shooting incidents.  The most recent shooting occurred on Friday, May 23, 2014 at approximately 9:33 p.m. in the area of Eureka and State Streets (1000 N. State Street). Police responded to the area after witnesses reported hearing six or seven gunshots.  Witnesses also reported…
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Child Abduction Arrest

The Champaign Police Department has been investigating an incident that was reported to have occurred in the area of Washington and Miller on May 21, 2014 at around 3:30 PM.  A 13 year-old female reported being approached by a male suspect in a green car.  This suspect was reported to have exited the car and forced…
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Police Conduct Shooting Investigation (800 Block of N. State Street)

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident which occurred Thursday, May 22 at approximately 7:47 p.m. in the 800 block of N. State Street. Police responded to the area after witnesses reported hearing seven or eight gunshots. Witnesses also reported seeing a red car and a silver car chasing each other while…
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Champaign Police SWAT Team to Conduct Training Exercise (Market Place Mall, 2000 N. Neil Street)

The Champaign Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team would like to notify the public of an upcoming training exercise. WHAT:    SWAT Team officers will be conducting a training exercise involving munitions.  These munitions are strictly controlled and will not pose any threat to the surrounding neighborhood. WHO:      Champaign Police Department Special Weapons…
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Champaign Police Department Conducts Roadside Education on Distracted Driving (North Prospect Avenue)

The Champaign Police Department remains committed to making Champaign’s roadways safe for all those who travel. An effective method of promoting safe, responsible driving is through driver education and awareness regarding the dangers of both vehicle speed and distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 3,328 people were killed and…
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Human Trafficking Panel Discussion

On May 5, 2014, members of the Church of Christ in St. Joseph watched the film “Rape for Profit” before a panel discussion that included Dana Pfeiffer, Executive Director of the Springfield based Grounds of Grace and Champaign Police Detective Patrick Simons. “Rape for Profit” focuses on human trafficking in Seattle; Grounds of Grace assists…
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