Category: Police Department Press Releases

Public Safety Warning: Counterfeit Currency

The Champaign Police Department has received several reports of counterfeit currency being presented to area businesses and are notifying the community about this fraudulent crime. Investigators have learned that much of the counterfeit currency is often placed into circulation by passing it through the hands of several persons. These persons then continue to circulate the […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting

On September 9, 2019, at approximately 10:14 P.M., Champaign Police were called to the 1500 block of Holly Hill Drive after receiving a report of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, police located evidence of gunfire and the preliminary investigation revealed that multiple rounds had been fired into a residence resulting in property damage. Although the […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting

On Aug. 24, 2019, at approximately 4:22 a.m., Champaign Police were called to the area of North Walnut Street and East Bradley Avenue for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 39-year-old male victim in the 0-100 Block of East Bradley Avenue suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. The […]


Champaign Police Department Showing Zero Tolerance for Seat Belt Violations Around the Labor Day Holiday

Champaign – As the last major holiday ushers out the summer, the Champaign Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. The seat-belt enforcement campaign will take place August 15 through 28. Click It or Ticket enforces the proper use of seat-belts and car-seats to […]


Police Respond to Overnight Shooting, Suspect Arrested

On Aug. 15, 2019, at approximately 11:30 p.m., Champaign Police were called to the 500 block of East Columbia Avenue for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, police discovered evidence confirming a shooting had occurred and soon learned two shooting victims arrived at area hospitals, both by personal transport. A 30-year-old male victim arrived […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting in 700 block of Crescent Drive

On Aug. 13, 2019, at approximately 10:16 p.m., Champaign Police were called to the 700 block of Crescent Drive for a report of gunshots heard. Upon arrival, officers found an injured, responsive 25-year-old male inside a residence suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital. The preliminary […]


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 National Highway Transportation Safety Administration data, there were 264 school-age children (18 and younger) killed in school transportation-related crashes between 2008 to 2017. To help ensure that kids […]


Champaign Police Conducting Death Investigation

This morning, at approximately 6:56 a.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 300 block of South State Street in reference to an unresponsive subject. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male near a parking lot where paramedics confirmed the subject was deceased. Police are canvassing the area attempting to locate anyone […]


Champaign Police Investigate Shooting, Arrest Warrant Issued

This evening, at approximately 5:02 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1000 block of N. James Street following reports of shots fired. Responding officers located a 35-year-old male victim at the scene suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was transported to a local hospital where his condition is currently unknown. […]