Category: Police Department Press Releases

Police Investigating Armed Robbery, Seek Public Assistance Identifying Suspect

On March 22, 2020, at approximately 9:30 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the Circle K gas station located at 1501 North Neil Street for a reported armed robbery.  Upon arrival, officers learned a male subject entered the business, displayed a black handgun, and demanded money and cigarettes from the clerk.  After obtaining an undisclosed amount […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shots Fired Incident, Arrest Made

On March 22, 2020, at approximately 12:29 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the intersection of Paula Drive and Joanne Lane after hearing shots fired. Upon arrival, an officer witnessed a male with a gun fleeing the scene before he was observed discarding the weapon. Shortly afterwards, the suspect was apprehended by police. Evidence was recovered […]


VIDEO MESSAGE: Chief of Police Addresses Modifications to Services

Please click HERE to watch the Chief of Police addressing modifications to police services following Champaign County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19. TRANSCRIPT FOLLOWS: Hi, I’m Anthony Cobb, City of Champaign Chief of Police. As you are aware, it was announced yesterday Champaign County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19. As the Chief, I […]


Police Investigating Armed Robbery, Seek Public Assistance Identifying Suspects

On March 10, 2020, at approximately 9:24 p.m., Champaign Police responded to Joe’s Liquor, located at 1807 W. Bradley Avenue, for a reported armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned two subjects entered the business and one forcefully held the clerk at gunpoint demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of currency, the suspects fled the […]


Champaign Police Release Property Crime Suspects

The Champaign Police Department is releasing suspect information for four males believed to be responsible for recent property crimes – residential and vehicle burglaries – in Champaign. Following police investigation, the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office have obtained arrest warrants for the following individuals. Kairen Clay for the offense of Possession of a Stolen Firearm. […]


Champaign Police Investigating Bank Robbery, Suspect Arrested

Today, at approximately 11:24 a.m., Champaign Police responded to Chase Bank located at 201 West University Avenue for reports of a bank robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned a suspect entered the bank, approached the teller and verbally demanded money. The suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of currency. No injuries have been reported […]


Champaign Police Investigating Fatal Accident

On Feb. 28, 2020, at approximately 10:59 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the intersection of Kirby Avenue and Park Haven Drive for an accident involving a person in the roadway. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive 36-year-old male who had sustained traumatic injuries. Officers provided immediate medical assistance until paramedics arrived. The victim succumbed to […]


Suspect Arrested in November 2019 Shooting Investigation

On Nov. 21, 2019, at approximately 10:31 p.m., Champaign Police received reports of shots heard in the area of State Street and Bradley Avenue. Upon arrival, officers began searching for a scene when they were notified three male shooting victims, ages 19, 19 and 20, arrived at a local hospital by personal vehicle. All three […]


Second Arrest Made in March 2018 Homicide Investigation

On March 23, 2018, at approximately 12:09 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 100 block of Apricot Drive for a report of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, officers located 18-year-old Ricky Green of Urbana, who suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound. On-scene medical care was immediately provided, and the victim was transported to an area hospital […]


Champaign Police Investigating Attempted Armed Robbery, Warrant Issued

On Feb. 15, 2020, at approximately 11:19 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 700 block of South Randolph Street following reports of shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers discovered multiple shell casings and property damage to a residential apartment complex as a result of gunfire. No shooting victims were reported to police; however, one individual […]