Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Investigate Fatal Shooting – 300 block of N. Walnut St.

On August 20, 2017 at approximately 3:59 AM, Champaign Police responded to a public parking lot in the 300 Block of N. Walnut St., after receiving multiple reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, police found a 30-year-old male victim suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.  Officers on scene provided medical aid, and the victim was […]

Champaign Police Provide Update into Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation

This news release comes as an update to the community regarding the June 11, 2017 shooting incident in which Champaign Police Officer James Hobson reported an accidental discharge of his duty weapon during apprehension of a fleeing subject.  The single bullet discharge resulted in the subject, 22-year-old Dehari Banks, being struck in the shoulder and […]

Champaign Police Conduct Shooting Investigations

On August 11, 2017 at approximately 2:18 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 2500 block of W. Springfield in regards to a shots fired call.  Officers located a 23-year-old male gunshot victim from Champaign laying on the ground outside an apartment building.  Officers provided medical assistance to the victim while waiting for an ambulance.  The […]

Champaign Police Explorer Post 258 Members Attend Illinois Law Enforcement Exploring Conference

Members of the Champaign Police Department Explorer Post 258 recently attended the Illinois Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, held at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. This conference allows Explorer teams from throughout Illinois to compete against one another in various law enforcement competitions, testing their knowledge, skills, and teamwork. It was the first time the Champaign […]

Police Investigate Early Evening Shooting

On August 3, 2017 at approximately 8:10 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the area of Elm St. & Beardsley St. after receiving a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located a 53-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Champaign Police Detectives […]

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 the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, on average, 17 school-aged children die in school transportation-related crashes each year. To help ensure that kids arrive to and from school […]

Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting – 1400 Block of Williamsburg

On July 25, 2017 at approximately 1:30 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1400 Block of Williamsburg after receiving multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area. Upon arrival, police located evidence of gunfire, and shortly thereafter were advised of a 28-year-old male that arrived at Carle Hospital by private vehicle, having suffered a non-critical […]

COPS Cycle to Honor, Remember and Support Fallen Officers & Their Families in 13th Annual Cycle Across Illinois, July 13 – 16

Officers from the Champaign and University of Illinois Police Department are gearing up this week to take part in the 13th Annual C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) “Cycle Across Illinois” event – a charity ride that recognizes fallen police officers and raises funds to assist families during their healing process.   Officers David McLearin, Stephen […]

Police Seek Assistance to Identify Sexual Assault Suspect

On Tuesday June 27, Champaign Police responded to Kaufman Lake, located at 2702 W. Springfield Ave, after receiving a report that an assault had just occurred. The on-scene investigation reveals that at approximately 5:25 PM that evening, a female victim had been near the Lake’s walking path when she was approached by an unknown suspect […]

Champaign Police and Fire Encourage Fireworks Safety for Holiday Celebrations

As Independence Day approaches and the nation celebrates this July 4th, the City of Champaign reminds residents and visitors that fireworks can be dangerous and to celebrate safely by leaving the fireworks to the experts. If your family is planning to celebrate with fireworks in the City of Champaign, make sure they are legal and […]