Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Seek the Public’s Help to Identify Bank Robbery Suspect

Today at approximately 5:01 PM, Champaign Police responded to Chase Bank, located at 201 W. University Ave., for a reported bank robbery. The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. An undetermined amount of currency was given to the suspect before he fled on foot.  […]


Police Make Arrest in June 15 Shooting Investigation

Today, at approximately 6:51 AM, Champaign Police arrested 19-year-old Reonte R. Williams of Champaign as the suspect in a June 15, 2018 shooting that left an 18-year-old male injured with multiple gunshot wounds. Based on police investigation, the victim and Williams, who were a part of an ongoing dispute, were in the 300 block of […]


Police Investigate Two Overnight Shootings

Last night, at approximately 11:03 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1100 block of Joanne Ln., for reports of gunfire. Based on eyewitness reports, a white Ford Explorer and a black Chevrolet Impala drove through the area at a high rate of speed. As the vehicles departed the immediate area of Joanne Ln. and Powers […]


Police Investigate Two Overnight Shootings

Last night, at approximately 7:54 PM, Champaign Police were on patrol near the intersection of N. Third and E. Washington St., when an officer was flagged down by an individual with apparent gunshot wounds.  The victim, an 18-year-old male from Champaign, was provided on-scene medical care and transported to an area hospital where he is being treated […]


Arrest Made in May 13 Shooting Incident

On May 13, 2018, at approximately 12:45 AM, Champaign Police responded to the area of S. First St. and E. Armory Ave. for reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, police found a 21-year-old male victim from Danville who was suffering from serious gunshot wounds. Officers immediately provided on-scene medical care with tourniquet application, and the victim […]


City of Champaign Responds to FOIA Request Regarding Alton Corey Lawsuit

On October 17, 2017, at approximately 10:41 PM, Champaign Police responded to the 1500 block of Kiler Dr., Champaign for the report of a battery, resulting in the arrest of Alton Corey. On May 23, 2018, a lawsuit was served by Corey (plaintiff) against the City of Champaign and Police Officers William Killin and Dillon Holloway […]


Champaign Police Respond to Media Inquiries Regarding Employee Separation

  On May 14, 2018, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested former Champaign Police Officer Justus Clinton on charges of Residential and Motor Vehicle Burglary.   Following Clinton’s arrest, the Champaign Police Department has received a number of FOIA requests related to his separation agreement, which was executed prior to the incident for unrelated violations […]


Champaign Police Memorial: Honoring and Remembering our Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

The Champaign Police Department invites the community to join us again this year to honor and remember law enforcement officers from across the country who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as the family members, friends and fellow officers they left behind. The Champaign Police Memorial will take place tomorrow, Friday May 18, 11:15 AM […]


Champaign Police Provide Information Regarding Employee Arrest

The Champaign Police Department provides the following information in response to an arrest involving a Department employee. Last night, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year-old Justus Clinton of Fisher as the suspect in a string of burglaries that have recently occurred in that community. Clinton, who has been employed with the City of Champaign for 14 […]


Police Investigate Overnight Shooting 

This morning, at approximately 12:45 AM, Champaign Police responded to the area of S. First St. and E. Armory Ave. for reports of gunfire. Upon arrival to the scene, police located a 21-year-old male victim from Danville suffering from serious gunshot wounds. Officers immediately provided on-scene medical care with tourniquet application, and the victim was […]