Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Make Arrest, Seek to Identify Additional Victims in Aggravated Battery Investigation

On July 10, 2018, at approximately 10:15 AM, Champaign Police, with the assistance of the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, arrested 26-year-old Carlos Draine of Champaign on charges of Aggravated Battery and Mob Action. Draine was arrested for a July 8, 2018 battery that took place near the intersection of Second St. and […]

Police to Hold SWAT Training July 12 at Franklin Middle School

The Champaign Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and School Resource Officers will be holding training exercises at Franklin Middle School during the afternoon of July 12. Citizens can expect to see an increased police presence in the area. Nearby residents and businesses are advised that training devices may on occasion produce noise […]

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 […]