Category: Police Department Press Releases

Arrest Made in March 20, 2021, Shots Fired Investigation

On March 20, 2021, at approximately 12:21 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1400 block of Holl Hill Drive for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a spent shell casing in the backyard of a private residence. There was no damage to property and no injuries were reported to police. Information obtained in […]


Homicide Investigation – 0-20 Block of East Vine Street

On April 10, 2021, at approximately 11:56 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Neil and Vine Street for reports of shots fired. A short time later, at approximately 12:02 a.m. on April 11, METCAD 9-1-1 notified police that a 30-year-old male arrived by personal transport at a local hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds. […]


Fatal Car Accident – Mattis and Bradley Avenue

On April 10, 2021, at approximately 5:52 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the intersection of Mattis and Bradley Avenue for reports of a two-vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers discovered two seriously damaged vehicles, a Lincoln SUV and a Toyota SUV, that created a significant debris field. The occupants of the Lincoln, a 44-year-old male and […]


Shooting Investigation – 1900 Block of Southwood Drive

On April 10, 2021, at approximately 2:23 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1900 block of Southwood Drive for the report of a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and discovered a 16-year-old male with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his left leg. Officers rendered aid and the victim was transported to a local hospital for […]


Champaign Police Provides Community Update on Gun Violence

Champaign Police Provides Community Update on Gun Violence Consistent with crime trends nationwide, incidents of gun violence in the city of Champaign have increased in 2021, and police are reminding the community of important violence prevention measures and programs that are available for assistance. A shots fired incident is defined as any time police find […]


Apply Now to Serve! Applications Open for Entry-Level Police Recruitment

The City of Champaign is now accepting applications for entry-level police officer testing. The deadline to apply is June 17, 2021, by 4 p.m. CST. For more information and to apply, prospective applicants should visit the National Testing Network website. The Champaign Police Department seeks diverse, committed individuals dedicated to providing the highest quality of […]


Champaign Police Investigating Overnight Shooting

On April 3, 2021, at approximately 1:24 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1500 block of Holly Hill Drive for the report of shots fired.  Officers arrived on scene and learned that two houses and one vehicle in the 1500 block of Holly Hill Drive were damaged by gunfire. At approximately 1:45 a.m., police were […]


Police Seek Wanted Subjects

Champaign Police are seeking the public’s assistance locating two male subjects in connection to a March 6, 2021, shots fired incident in the 1500 block of North Prospect Avenue. No injuries were reported. Following police investigation, the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office obtained arrest warrants for Terence Larue, 22, of Urbana, and Daveyonta Fairman, 26, […]


Arrest Made in October 2020 Vehicular Hijacking

On October 23, 2020, at approximately 9:15 p.m., Champaign Police responded to Thorntons convenience store, located at 101 S Mattis Avenue, for the report of a male holding a gun to a female’s head inside of a parked car. Upon officer arrival, the suspect fled the scene at a high rate of speed and evaded […]


Arrest Made in Feb. 28 Paula Drive Fire Investigation

On Feb. 28, 2021, at approximately 4:12 p.m., the Champaign Fire Department responded to a fire inside of a home located at 1712 Paula Drive. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire inside the single-family home. No injuries were reported to the authorities, and the occupants of the home were displaced. Champaign Police were requested to […]