Category: Police Department Press Releases

Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts this Weekend 4/27-4/28, 2018

Community Advisory – Traffic Impacts April 27 & 28, 2018 The Champaign-Urbana community is hosting the 10th Annual Christie Clinic Marathon. This event is bringing increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic to our area. The City of Champaign encourages drivers to be alert and patient in your travels and to be aware of where driving impacts […]


Community Safety Alert: Suspicious Person Report near Franklin Middle School

This information is being provided to make the community aware of two recent reports in which Franklin Middle School students were approached by a suspicious person while traveling to school. On April 19, 2018, at approximately 7:10 AM, a 13-year-old female student reported that as she was walking to her bus stop near the corner […]


Property Crimes Investigation Leads to Felony Theft Arrest

After several months of property crime investigation, Champaign Police arrested 43-year-old Urbana man, Kirit Patel for the offense of Felony Theft, for his involvement in the sale, resale, and possession of stolen property. Patel, who is the business owner of Krispy Krunchy Chicken (922 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign), is accused of using the restaurant to […]


UPDATE: Suspect Identified in April 6 Subway Restaurant Robbery

Champaign Police have identified 31-year-old Steven E. Johnson as the primary suspect in an armed robbery that took place Friday, April 6, 2018, at Subway Restaurant, located at 1101 N. Mattis Ave. Restaurant staff reported that on last Friday, at approximately 1:21 PM, the suspect entered the business and demanded money while implying a weapon.  An undetermined […]


Police Seek Suspect in Armed Robbery – Subway Restaurant (1101 N. Mattis Ave.)

Today, at approximately 1:21 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to Subway Restaurant, located at 1101 N. Mattis Ave. for a reported armed robbery. According to restaurant staff, a subject entered the location and demanded money while implying a weapon.  The subject took an undetermined amount of currency before fleeing the scene on foot.  No injuries were reported. […]


Law Enforcement Agencies Release 2018 “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day Statistics

Area law enforcement agencies and University of Illinois officials urged safety and responsibility for the annual “Unofficial” St. Patrick’s Day events, held in the campus area of the University of Illinois on March 2, 2018. Routine bar checks, canvassing of campus, and wellness checks of participants were some of the precautions officials took on the […]


Arrest Made in Recent Robbery Investigations

On April, 3, 2018, at approximately 3:00 PM, Champaign Police, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, arrested 39-year-old Marcellus Ward of Rantoul, for the offense of Armed Robbery. During the past week, multiple robberies occurred at local businesses within the Champaign-Urbana area, where a suspect entered the following locations and demanded money while […]


Police Conduct Homicide Investigation – 100 Block of Apricot Drive

On March 23, 2018, at approximately 12:09 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 100 block of Apricot Drive for a report of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located 18-year-old Ricky Green of Urbana, who suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound. On-scene medical care was immediately provided, and the victim was transported to an area hospital, […]


Police Encourage Safety this St. Patrick’s Day with “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

March 23, 2018 Update: Enforcement Results The Champaign Police Department announced the enforcement results of the joint Roadside Safety Check conducted in Champaign near the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Springfield Avenue from 9 pm to 2 am on St. Patrick’s Day. The Roadside Safety Check was a partnership with the Illinois State Police, the […]