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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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Chase Bank Robbery

On July 25, 2014 at approximately 3:00 p.m., Champaign Police Officers were dispatched to Chase Bank, 201 W. University Ave, for a reported robbery. Police received information that a man entered the bank and handed the teller a threatening note while demanding money. The suspect then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of U.S. Currency…
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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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