Category: Police Department Press Releases

Arrest Made in Shooting Investigation – 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave.

Yesterday evening at approximately 7:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave., where a19-year-old male victim had been shot and suffered a serious gunshot wound. Police have continued the investigation into this incident, leading to the identification of a person believed responsible for last night’s shooting. The suspect, identified as […]

Police Investigate Shooting – 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave.

This evening, at approximately 7:08 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 2300 Block of W. Springfield Ave., for a reported shooting. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 19-year-old male victim suffering from a serious gunshot wound.  The victim was immediately transported to an area hospital, where he is receiving medical treatment. Initial information […]

Police Provide Update into Shooting Investigations

The Champaign Police Department is seeking the community’s support and assistance regarding information on two shootings that occurred Friday evening. The first incident occurred at approximately 9:07 PM in the 2000 Block of Cynthia Drive, where a 25-year-old male victim was shot and sustained a non-life-threatening injury. The victim was ultimately treated and released from […]

Champaign Police Provide Conclusion into Internal Investigation of Officer-Involved Shooting

Champaign Police provide this news release as an update into the Department’s internal investigation of the June 11, 2017 shooting incident in which Champaign Police Officer James Hobson reported an accidental discharge of his duty weapon during the apprehension of a fleeing subject. The single bullet discharge resulted in the subject, 22-year-old Dehari Banks, being struck in […]

Champaign Police Thanksgiving Seat Belt Enforcement

The Champaign Police Department conducted seat belt enforcement from November 17-27, as part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket mobilization. The Department joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois in an effort to help reduce highway fatalities by reinforcing to motorists the importance of buckling up and not driving impaired. During […]

Police Ask for Assistance in Homicide Investigation

On November 25, 2017 at approximately 4:10 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 2500 block of W. Springfield Ave., after receiving a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police found a 28-year-old male that had sustained a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he would later succumb to his […]

Police Investigation Reveals No Intended Threat of Harm towards Students

On Monday, November 13, 2017, Champaign Police responded to Centennial High School after being made aware that a student posted a suggestive threat on social media, allegedly aimed towards the school. Investigation into the incident revealed there was no credible threat, and that the post was intended as a joke towards other students. The following […]

ILEAP Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

A team from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP), provided by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, will arrive in Champaign on November 15, 2017 to examine all aspects of the Champaign Police Department, including its policies, procedures, operations, and management. The on-site assessment is expected to take two days, and during that […]

Police Provide Update into Robbery Investigation and Officer Weapon Discharge

This news release provides an update to the October 28, 2017 incident, in which a Champaign Police Officer fired his weapon while investigating a reported Assault and Robbery that occurred in the 1300 Block of Hanover Drive.  The involved officer is identified as Officer Edward Sebestik, a 5-year veteran of the Champaign Police Department.   Officer […]