Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Respond to Suspicious Object – 2100 Block of S. Neil St.

This morning at approximately 8:00 AM, Champaign Police responded to the 2100 Block of S. Neil St., after receiving report of a suspicious object at a private organization. According to reports, shortly after entering the property, staff identified a broken side window, and discovered what appeared to be a potential bomb on the inside window […]


Police Hold SWAT Training: November 9 & November 13-17 in Bristol Park

 The Champaign Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team will be holding training exercises in the Bristol Park Neighborhood on November 9 and November 13 – 17, 2017. Trainings will take place in the northeast corner of the neighborhood during the afternoon hours of 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Citizens can expect to see an […]


Police Investigate Shooting – 1000 Block of N. Neil Street

Last night, at approximately 10:18 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1000 Block of N. Neil St., after receiving a shots fired report. Upon arrival, police identified a 24-year-old male victim inside the residence with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was transported to an area hospital for a potentially life […]


Police Investigate Weapon Discharge Following CPD Officer Response to Assault and Robbery

This morning, at approximately 5:41 AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 1300 Block of Hanover Drive for a reported robbery. According to the victim, she and a group of acquaintances were hanging out together when the acquaintances physically assaulted and robbed her of an undetermined amount of currency. Upon arrival, police interviewed the victim, who identified […]


Champaign Police Invite Community Members for Coffee and Conversation

The Champaign Police Department will be hosting Coffee with a Cop, Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7-9 AM at Biggby Coffee—401 S. Mattis Ave, Champaign. Coffee with a Cop is a unique opportunity for residents to meet with law enforcement officers in an open forum, to ask questions, raise concerns and to simply engage with […]


Police Investigate Pedestrian and Motor Vehicle Accident

Last night, at approximately 8:28 PM, Champaign Police Officers responded near the intersection of W. Bradley and N. Willis Ave. in Champaign after receiving a report of a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers identified that a pedestrian had been struck while walking across the street.  The victim, a 67-year-old male from Champaign, was transported […]


Champaign Police Homicide Investigations Brought to Conclusion

This week, Champaign saw two major homicide investigations brought to a conclusion—one involving the arrest and prosecution of 19-year-old Robbie M. Patton of Champaign, and the second involving 20-year-old Josh’uah K. Young of Urbana. Both cases were major undertakings by Police staff, who are grateful to have helped bring closure to the Vineyard, Korchev and […]


Police Continue to Seek Suspect in September 12 Bank Robbery – Regions Bank

Champaign Police have received a number of tips associated with the September 12 bank robbery of Regions Bank (111 S. State St.) and request additional support to locate the suspect, 38-year-old Derek L. Watson of Champaign. A more recent photo of Watson is being provided to aid in citizen identification. According to reports, Watson entered […]


Downtown Road Closures this Weekend – Pygmalion Festival

Champaign Police provides this notice of street closures and parking limitations this weekend, from 6:00AM Friday, September 22 – 5:00 AM Sunday, September 24: Main St. will be closed between Chestnut and Walnut. The circle drive and business parking off Chestnut and Main will be open. The intersection of Taylor St. & Market St. will be […]


Police Investigate Overnight Shooting – 900 Block of Pomona Drive

This morning, at approximately 2:57AM, Champaign Police Officers responded to the 900 Block of Pomona Dr. after receiving multiple reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, police identified a 25-year-old female victim who had been shot during an argument with a nearby resident. The victim was transported to an area hospital for what appears to be […]