Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Seek Assistance in Shooting Investigation

On February 21, 2019, at approximately 7:04 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2400 block of North Neil Street after receiving reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers did not locate a victim but did locate evidence that a shooting had taken place. Police were later informed that a 33-year-old male had arrived at a […]


Champaign Police Investigating Tuesday Night Shooting

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at approximately 9:32 p.m., a Champaign Police Officer responded to the 1200 block of W Beardsley Avenue after hearing apparent gun shots while on patrol, which was followed by a citizen report of shots heard in the same area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting. Soon thereafter, Champaign […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shots Fired, 800 Block of South Mattis Avenue

On Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at approximately 7: 26 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 800 block of South Mattis Avenue following initial reports of a vehicle burglary in progress. While responding, officers received reports about possible shots being fired in the area. Upon arrival, officers substantiated the shots fired report, finding four shell casings […]


Champaign Police Arrest Kidnapping Suspect

Today, at approximately 1:50 p.m., Champaign Police arrested 32-year-old Robert D. Jackson in connection with the reported kidnapping of a 21-year-old female victim. The preliminary information reveals that on February 7, 2019, at approximately 1:38 a.m. at the Circle K Gas Station on N Prospect Avenue, Jackson requested a ride from the victim, who accepted. […]


Champaign Police Department announces Super Bowl weekend enforcement results

The Champaign Police Department announces they issued the following citations during the recent Super Bowl crackdown: 10 seat belt citations 7 cell phone citations 3 speeding citations 2 insurance citations 1 reckless driving arrest   In addition, officers arrested 2 other subjects for outstanding warrants and another subject for resisting a peace officer, as a […]


Champaign Police Investigating Sunday Night Shooting

On Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at approximately 11:26 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the North West area of Champaign following several reports of shots fired. Soon thereafter, police were notified an 18-year-old male arrived at a local hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Upon arrival at the hospital, police discovered a vehicle with damage consistent […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting in the 1300 Block of Fairfax Drive

On Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at approximately 7:10 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1300 block of Fairfax Drive following reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 24-year-old male victim inside a private residence suffering from serious gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. The preliminary investigation […]


Champaign Police Investigating Overnight Homicide

This morning, at approximately 4:40 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 800 Block of Fairoaks Drive following reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive 38-year-old male victim inside a private residence suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The preliminary […]


Champaign Police Officer Ed Wachala Retires

Champaign Police Officer Ed Wachala is retiring from the Champaign Police Department after 21 years of public and steadfast police service to the Champaign community. “It’s been a remarkable journey serving our community as a police officer and working alongside the skilled men and women of the Champaign Police Department – many of whom are […]