Category: Police Department Press Releases

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. […]


UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Oct. 30 Shooting Investigation

On Nov. 1, at approximately 7:25 p.m., Champaign Police and officers from the Street Crimes Task Force arrested Jaliqwon Robertson in the 1000 block of West Maple Street in Champaign after a Crime Stoppers tip led police to his location. Robertson was arrested without incident. Robertson was arrested on an outstanding arrest warrant for Aggravated […]


UPDATE: Suspect Identified, Warrant Issued in Oct. 30 Shooting Investigation

Champaign Police have identified Jaliqwon Robertson (pictured) as the suspect in yesterday’s shooting investigation that occurred in the 900 block of North 3rd Street. A warrant has been issued for Robertson’s arrest for the charge of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm. Bond on the warrant was set at $500,000. On Oct. 30, 2018, at approximately […]


Police Seek Assistance in Homicide Investigation, 400 Block of West Vine Street

This evening, at approximately 8:44 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 400 block of West Vine Street after receiving reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located a 38-year-old male victim with life-threatening injuries. The victim succumbed to his injuries a short time later at a local hospital. Champaign Police are processing evidence from the […]


Police Investigate Shooting in the 900 Block of North 3rd Street

Today, at approximately 1:17 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 900 block of North 3rd Street for a report of shots fired. Responding officers located a male victim inside a car in the 1100 block of North 4th Street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. […]


Champaign Police Arrest Eric D. Kirk

Today, at approximately 12:47 p.m., Champaign Police with assistance from the United States Marshals Service arrested 32-year-old Eric D. Kirk of Champaign in the 1500 block of Winston Drive following a brief foot pursuit. After the arrest, police located and recovered a firearm believed to have been possessed by Kirk. Kirk was apprehended for an […]


This Halloween, The Champaign Police Department Reminds Drivers to Click It or Ticket

This Halloween, the Champaign Police Department is teaming up with the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement across the state for a high-visibility Click It or Ticket campaign to work toward reducing the number of fatalities that occur when vehicle passengers fail to buckle up. Halloween can increase traffic with more vehicles on the […]


Police Investigate Shooting in the 400 Block of E. Vine Street

On Oct. 24, 2018, at approximately 10:02 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 400 Block of E Vine St. after receiving reports of gunfire. Upon arrival, police discovered a 12-year-old female inside a private residence who had sustained a minor injury to her leg. She was treated at an area hospital. The preliminary investigation revealed […]


UPDATE: Police Seek Motorist and Pedestrian Assistance in Homicide Investigation

The Champaign Police Department continues to ask for the public’s assistance in the homicide investigation of 35-year-old Arnold F. Hopkins of Champaign. On Oct. 14, 2018, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Hopkins was found inside a private residence in the 2600 block of Lawndale Drive with a fatal gunshot wound. Police are now urging anyone who […]


Area Law Enforcement Scenario Training to be held Thursday

Champaign County law enforcement agencies will be holding a joint training exercise this Thursday, October 18, starting at 10:00 p.m. at Zahnd Park, 2502 South Staley Road and the Stephens Family YMCA, 2501 Fields South Drive, Champaign. The exercise will conclude at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Friday, October 19. Citizens can expect to see several […]