Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Investigating Stabbing

Today, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 100 block of Kenwood Road for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a 26-year-old male victim suffering from non-life-threatening injuries consistent with a stab wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital. The preliminary investigation suggests a verbal, domestic dispute escalated into a […]


Police to Conduct SWAT Training Today at New Horizon Church

Today, from approximately 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Champaign Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team will be holding training exercises at New Horizon Church (3002 W. Bloomington Road, Champaign). Citizens should expect to see an increased police presence in the area and nearby residents and businesses are advised training devices may on […]


Champaign Police Investigating Armed Robbery

Today, at approximately 10:23 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the Family Dollar, located at 1204 N. Market Street, for a reported armed robbery. The preliminary investigation revealed a suspect entered the store, brandished a handgun, and demanded money from the clerk.  During the commission of the robbery, the suspect discharged the weapon inside the store […]


Champaign Deputy Chief of Police Troy Daniels Retires

After an honorable 34-year-career in law enforcement, with the final 24 years of service to the City of Champaign, Deputy Chief of Police Troy Daniels is retiring from the Champaign Police Department. Daniels was sworn in on December 12, 1994, and his final day of service is today, July 10, 2019. “Serving Champaign as a […]


Champaign Police Sergeant Thomas Frost Retires

Following 28 years of devoted and honorable service to the City of Champaign, Sergeant Thomas Frost is retiring from the Champaign Police Department. Sergeant Frost was sworn in on June 25, 1991, and his final day of service is today, July 9, 2019. “What I will miss the most is the daily contact with our […]


Champaign Police Arrest Suspect in June 22, 2019 Shooting Investigation

Champaign Police have arrested Herbert Shah (pictured), 26, of Champaign, for his involvement in a recent Champaign-area shooting. On Saturday, June 22, 2019, police responded to the 500 block of S. Neil Street at approximately 6:57 p.m. following reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers canvassed the scene and found multiple shell casings and recovered […]


Police Remind the Community to Secure Vehicles, Remove Valuables from Plain Sight

The Champaign Police Department is currently investigating multiple motor vehicle burglaries involving unknown offenders throughout the city. Many of these burglaries have been crimes of opportunity occurring to unlocked vehicles. To help prevent future burglaries, the Champaign Police Department would like to remind the community of important prevention tips. Citizens can make a strong impact […]


Champaign Police Investigate Friday Afternoon Stabbing

Champaign Police are investigating a Friday afternoon stabbing, which occurred at approximately 3:21 p.m., in the 600 block of E Green Street. The preliminary investigation suggests two individuals were involved in an altercation, resulting in a 42-year-old male being stabbed in the back. The injuries appear to be non-life-threatening. Jerry Webb, 66, has been arrested […]


Champaign Police Make Second Arrest in Homicide Investigation

Today, at approximately 12:35 p.m., Champaign Police Department Detectives with the assistance of the Street Crimes Task Force arrested Jaquaveon Faust (pictured), 22, of Champaign, in connection with the shooting death of 16-year-old David Sankey. On Aug. 28, 2018, at approximately 8:31 p.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to Paula Drive and Larkspur Lane after receiving […]


UPDATE: Juvenile Suspect in Shooting Death Investigation Surrenders

On May 16, 2019, the Champaign County State’s Attorney filed a petition in juvenile court for charges of Involuntary Manslaughter and Unlawful Use of a Weapon for a 15-year-old male suspect’s involvement in the shooting death of 14-year-old Elijah Booker. This morning, at approximately 4:40 a.m., the juvenile suspect surrendered to Champaign County Juvenile Detention […]