Lt. Dave Shaffer, 217-403-7030
Street Crimes Task Force Makes an Arrest for Weapon and Narcotics Offense
The Street Crimes Task Force (SCTF), formerly known as the Champaign County Multijurisdictional Street Crimes Task Force, is staffed with officers from the Champaign Police Department, Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Urbana Police Department, and the University of Illinois Police Department. The SCTF was formed in mid-2015 to address increasing violence and weapon related offenses with the community.
In January of 2016, officers from the SCTF opened an investigation into possible weapon and narcotic offenses involving Keisean L. Cooper, a 23-year-old male from Champaign. As a result of the investigation, officers obtained a search warrant for Mr. Cooper’s residence in Champaign.
On February 8, 2016, Mr. Cooper was arrested at his residence by officers from the SCTF for the offense of Armed Violence and Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance. A court authorized search warrant was executed at his residence where officers seized the following items:
- A semi-automatic handgun
- Multiple rounds of ammunition of various calibers
- Approximately twenty (20) grams of suspected Heroin
On February 9, 2016, Mr. Cooper was arraigned in Champaign County Court for the offense of Manufacture / Delivery of a Controlled Substance. Bond for this offense was set at $75,000.
Although an arrest has been made, the investigation into this incident is ongoing. SCTF officers ask that anyone with information relating to this incident to contact the Champaign Police Department Investigations Division at 217-351-4545.
Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers. Crime Stoppers calls are routed to a third-party national call center that receives the information, completes a tips information form, and passes the tip information to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Caller ID tracking is not utilized by Crime Stoppers, and conversations are not recorded.
Anonymous tips can be shared by phone at: 217-373-8477 (TIPS); online at www.373tips.com; or by texting “CCTIP” plus the crime information to 274637 (CRIMES). Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime.