Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery

On August 13, at approximately 10:34 p.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to the Circle K gas station, located at 1713 W. John St., for a reported Armed Robbery. According to reports, a male subject entered the location at approximately 10:30 p.m. and held the clerks at gunpoint, stealing two packs of cigarettes and an undisclosed […]


Back to School Traffic Safety Reminders

As students return to school, the Champaign Police Department reminds motorists and pedestrians of safe transportation practices and to observe applicable laws near school zones. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data, there were 281 school-age children (18 and younger) killed in school transportation-related crashes from 2007 to 2016. To help ensure that kids […]


S.W.A.T., EOD Deployed to a Suicidal Subject Related to a Domestic Incident

On the morning of July 28, at approximately 4:10 a.m., Champaign Police Officers received a report of domestic violence in the 4400 block of Ironwood Lane between a 38-year-old female victim and her 56-year-old live-in boyfriend. Following interviews, officers learned the female victim had been taken to Carle Foundation Hospital the morning of July 27 […]


Police Seek Suspect in Burglary at 2223 South Neil Street

Today, at approximately 12:46 p.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to Champaign Jewelers, located at 2223 S Neil Street, for a reported burglary. According to reports, a male subject entered the location at approximately 12:40 p.m. and proceeded to grab an undisclosed amount of merchandise. The suspect then fled southwest from the business. The suspect is […]


UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in Nov. 25, 2017, Homicide Investigation

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


Champaign Police Explorer Post 258 Members Attend 2018 National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference

Members of Champaign Police Department Explorer Post 258 recently attended the 2018 National Law Enforcement Explorer Conference, held July 16-21, at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Law Enforcement Explorers is a career-oriented program providing young adults an introduction into the field of policing. This marked the first time the Champaign Police Department attended the national conference since […]


UPDATE: Police Make Arrest in July 19 Shooting Investigation

Today, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Champaign Police arrested 26-year-old Kayon Toy of Champaign, Illinois, for Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in connection with the July 19 shooting that took place in the 1600 block of Sheffield Road. On the evening of July 19, at approximately 8 p.m., police responded to the 1600 block of Sheffield […]


Police Investigate Overnight Shooting at the 1600 Block of Sheffield Road

Last night, at approximately 8 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1600 Block of Sheffield Road for reports of gunfire. Upon arrival to the scene, police discovered multiple rounds had been fired into a house containing several individuals, including children. No serious injury was reported, and no emergency medical intervention was needed. Following a preliminary […]


Update: Police Make Arrest in March 7 Homicide Investigation

Today, at approximately 12:05 PM, the United States Marshals Service arrested 39-year-old Cornelius Freeman of Champaign, Illinois in Mayfield, Kentucky in connection with the death of 26-year-old Micheal White of Chicago.  An arrest warrant was previously issued for Freeman on March 8, 2018 for the offense of First Degree Murder. Bond on the warrant was […]


Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery – Walgreens Pharmacy (1713 W. Springfield Ave.)

Today, at approximately 2:12 a.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to Walgreens Pharmacy, located at 1713 W. Springfield Ave., for a reported armed robbery. According to reports, the subject entered the location at approximately 2:06 a.m. armed with a silver handgun and directed an employee to empty the front cash registers where he took an undetermined […]