Category: Police Department Press Releases

Suspects Identified, Warrants Issued in Nov. 18 N. Hickory Street Shooting Investigation

Champaign Police have identified three suspects in connection to the Nov. 18 N. Hickory Street shooting investigation that hospitalized a 25-year-old female victim with serious gunshot wounds. Arrest warrants for the following individuals have been issued for the offense of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Bond on the warrant for each was set at $500,000. […]


Police to Hold SWAT Training Thursday, Dec. 6.

Thursday, Dec. 6, the Champaign Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team will be holding training exercises in and around the 1200 block of West Park Street. The training, which will begin in the morning and potentially carry over into the afternoon, will be conducted using abandoned residences awaiting demolition in the area, including […]


SWAT Deployed to an Armed Subject Barricaded in a Private Residence

On Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at approximately 10:15 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue for a report of domestic battery by an armed male subject, who is identified as 25-year-old Jerry O’Neal, of Champaign. Upon arrival, officers learned O’Neal threatened a female with a firearm inside a private residence. […]


Champaign Police Report Significant Decrease in Property Crimes

The Champaign Police Department has reduced property crimes after making it a priority a little more than one year ago. On Oct. 1, 2017, at the direction of City Council, the department dedicated additional detectives to the investigations unit to combat and decrease the reports of residential and motorized burglaries. From Oct. 1, 2017 to […]


Police Seek Assistance in Shooting Investigation

On Saturday, November 24, 2018, at approximately 8:07 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1700 block of West John Street after receiving reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, officers located evidence of a shooting.  A short time later, a 25-year-old male arrived at a local hospital with injuries consistent with a gunshot wound.  […]


Police Seek Assistance in Shooting Investigations

This evening, at approximately 6:29 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 800 block of South State Street after receiving reports of gunfire in the area. Upon arrival, police found a residence in the 800 block of South State Street that had been struck multiple times by gunfire. No injuries were reported at this location. A […]


The Champaign Police Department: Increased Patrols Planned for Busy Thanksgiving Week

The Champaign Police Department and law enforcement throughout Illinois will be working around the clock through Thanksgiving and the remainder of the year to make certain that travelers are buckled up and driving sober. The Champaign Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and nearly 200 local police and […]


Community Reminder: Holiday Shopping Safety

The holidays are a special time of year for many of us. Unfortunately, they are also notorious for criminals preying on individuals who are rushed and being accidentally careless with their belongings during the season’s increased pace of activity. The police department typically sees a rise in criminal activity near shopping centers and campus during […]


Police Seek Assistance in Overnight N. Hickory Street Shooting Investigation

This morning, at approximately 1:45 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 700 block of N. Hickory Street following reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, police learned a 25-year-old female victim had been transported to a local hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds where she remains in critical condition. The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was one of […]


Champaign Police Reminds Drivers, Pedestrians to be Prepared, Safe when Traveling during Inclement Weather

With today’s snowfall, and as fall turns to winter, the Champaign Police Department reminds the community to remain alert, cautious and safe when traveling during inclement winter weather conditions. SAFETY TIPS FOR DRIVING SAFELY: Before you leave, check the latest weather conditions along your planned travel route. Try and avoid traveling in low visibility conditions. […]