Category: Police Department Press Releases

COMMUNITY ADVISORY: Traffic Impacts this Weekend – April 21-23

The Champaign community has a number of special events planned this weekend for citizens near and far, including the 19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, the 9th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon, and a local March for Science celebration.  Each of these events will bring increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to our area, as well as […]

UPDATED: Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery Investigation

Yesterday, Champaign Police reported on an armed robbery at Dotty’s Slots and Video Poker, located at 12 E. Green Street in Champaign.  A suspect entered the location armed with a handgun and demanded money before fleeing the scene in a reported stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle associated with this incident has been spotted at multiple […]

Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery Investigation

Today, at approximately 12:57 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Dotty’s Slots and Video Poker, located at 12 E. Green Street for a reported armed robbery. According to staff, a suspect entered the location armed with a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect took an undetermined amount of currency and cigarettes before fleeing the scene […]

Law Enforcement Agencies Release “Unofficial” 2017 Statistics

Area law enforcement agencies and University of Illinois officials urged safety and responsibility for the annual “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day, held in the campus area of the University of Illinois on March 3, 2017. Routine bar checks, canvassing of campus, and wellness checks of participants were some of the precautions officials took on the day […]

Arrest Made in April 3 Bank Robbery Investigation

Yesterday, at approximately 5:10 PM, Champaign Police Detectives, with the assistance of the Champaign Police SWAT Team, served a court authorized search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of N. Neil Street. After the residence was secured, Detectives placed Eric T. Motton, a 50-year-old male from Champaign, under arrest for the offense of Aggravated Robbery. During […]

ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY: Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Bank Robbery Suspect

Media Contact:  Lt. David Shaffer | david.shaffer@champaignil.gov | 217-403-7030 This morning, at approximately 9:17 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Busey Bank, located at 2011 W. Springfield Avenue for a reported bank robbery. According to bank staff, a suspect entered the bank and demanded money; implying but not displaying a weapon. The suspect was handed […]

Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation – UPDATE

On March 11, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Champaign Police officers responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department after receiving a report that Luke Miller, age 15, was receiving medical treatment for a serious medical condition. Luke was subsequently airlifted to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at […]

Champaign Police Conduct Death Investigation

On March 11, 2017 at 8:47 AM, Police responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department on a report that Luke Miller, age 15, was receiving medical treatment. Luke was later airlifted to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was pronounced deceased by medical personnel at 9:53 PM. An autopsy will be conducted by the […]

Reserve Your Spot Today! Citizen Police Academy and Youth Police Academy

Youth Police Academy Open to youth ages 12-18, the Youth Police Academy (YPA) introduces participants to the field of law enforcement and allows youth and police officers to build stronger, positive relationships.  Students will attend a mock police academy involving lectures, demonstrations, role-play scenarios and team building exercises. YPA offers the following courses: Basic: June 27-30, 2017, 1:00 […]

Champaign Police and Champaign County Coroner’s Office Conduct Death Investigation

Media Contact: Sgt. Dennis Baltzell, 217-202-5352, dennis.baltzell@champaignil.gov   Last night, at approximately 10:36 PM, Champaign Police responded to the “0-100” Block of E. John St. following report that an individual had fallen from an apartment balcony. Upon arrival to the scene, the individual, who was later identified as 23-year-old University of Illinois student Jonathan Morales, was found […]