Category: Police Department Press Releases

Champaign Police Investigating Shots Fired Incident at Marketplace Mall

This evening, at approximately 8:22 PM, multiple law enforcement agencies responded to Marketplace Mall located at 2000 N. Neil Street for reports of gunfire.  Upon arrival, officers discovered evidence of gunfire in the parking lot on the west side of the business near the food court.  The preliminary investigation has revealed no injuries; and no […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting

On Jan. 22, 2020, at approximately 10:43 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 100 block of Kenwood Road following reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 25-year-old female with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to a lower extremity. The victim was transported to an area hospital. The preliminary investigation indicates there was a dispute […]


Champaign Police Investigating Stabbing, Arrest Made

On Jan. 21, 2020, at approximately 12:16 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 100 block of Kenwood Road for a reported stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located a 20-year-old male suffering from multiple, non-life-threatening stab wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital. The preliminary investigation revealed the stabbing occurred following a verbal altercation between […]


Suspect Arrested in Jan. 21, 2019, Shooting Investigation

On. Jan. 17, 2020, at approximately 10:29 a.m., the United States Marshals Service with assistance from the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force arrested Demaris Miner, 32, of Urbana, in the 1500 block of East Washington Street in Urbana without incident. Miner had an outstanding Champaign County arrest warrant for the offense of Aggravated Battery […]


Champaign Police Investigating Attempted Bank Robbery

Today, at approximately 11:14 a.m., Champaign Police Officers responded to the First Midwest Bank located at 812 W. Springfield Avenue for a reported bank robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned the suspect entered the bank, passed a note to an employee demanding money and implied possession of a weapon.  No injuries have been reported and no […]


Community Alert: Counterfeit Currency

The Champaign Police Department are investigating recent reports of counterfeit currency being presented to area businesses. Many of the forgery attempts involve an individual presenting a washed, or bleached, $10 bill and presenting it as a $100 bill. In one instance, an alert employee noticed the watermark on the $100 bill was of Alexander Hamilton […]


Arrest Made in Sept. 24, 2019, Hit and Run Investigation

On Dec. 10, 2019, at approximately 4:50 p.m., the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force with assistance from the United States Marshals Service arrested Derek Overton, 24, of Champaign, in the 100 block of Kenwood Road as the suspect in a hit and run investigation. On Sept. 24, 2019, at approximately 9:09 p.m., Champaign Police […]


Street Crimes Task Force Arrest Juvenile on Gun Charges

On Dec. 3, 2019, at approximately 6:18 p.m., the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force served a search warrant in the 1500 block of Garden Hills Drive leading to the arrest of a 16-year-old Champaign male. The juvenile was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon after members of the Task Force discovered he was […]