Category: Police Department Press Releases

Street Crimes Task Force Makes Gun-Related Arrest

On July 24, 2020, at approximately 3:14 p.m., the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force arrested 18-year-old Joaquin Hughes in the 2000 block of Moreland Boulevard in Champaign on an outstanding arrest warrant for Unlawful Possession of a Handgun. This warrant was obtained by the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office on July 21, 2020, as […]


Street Crimes Task Force Make Gun-Related Arrest

On July 22, 2020, at approximately 4:33 p.m., the Champaign County Street Crimes Task Force arrested a 16-year-old male in the 700 block of Webber Street in Urbana for a warrant of apprehension for Unlawful Possession of a Handgun. This warrant was obtained by the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office on July 21, 2020, as […]


City of Champaign Holds Press Conference to Address Rise in Gun Violence

Today, the City of Champaign held a press conference to provide an update to the community on the recent increase in gun-related crime. Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen, Police Chief Anthony Cobb, Champaign County Community Coalition Facilitator Tracy Parsons, Rev. Willie Comer of Berean Covenant Church and community member Yvonne Johnson came together to reaffirm and […]


Shooting Investigations – 5th and Washington Street; 4th and Eureka Street

On July 15, 2020, at approximately 2:13 p.m., Champaign Police responded to 5th and Washington Streets after hearing gunfire while patrolling. Two individuals were observed running from the area, and two firearms were recovered in their flightpath. Neither individual was apprehended. A shooting scene was located at 5th and Washington Streets and property damage was […]


Shooting Investigation – 1200 Block of Joanne Lane

On July 13, 2020, at approximately 10:07 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1200 block of Joanne Lane for the report of shots heard. Upon arrival, officers located .40 caliber and 9mm shell casings in the roadway in front of a private residence and vehicle damage was identified to parked cars. No injuries were reported […]


Shooting Investigation – 1600 Block of Valley Road

On July 11, 2020, at approximately 10:18 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1600 block of Valley Road for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 21-year-old male inside an apartment building with a life-threatening gunshot wound to his head. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He remains […]


Shooting Investigation – 1600 Block of Rion Drive

On July 6, 2020, at approximately 1:34 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1600 block of Rion Drive for the report of shots heard at the Microtel Inn. Upon arrival, officers discovered evidence consistent with gunfire on the outside and inside of a hotel room. Shortly after, police were notified two victims, a 21-year-old male […]


Shooting Investigation – 1000 Block of North Champaign Street

On July 5, 2020, at approximately 12:39 a.m., Officers were called to the 1000 block of North Champaign Street for the report of a shooting. Officers were already in the area investigating a fireworks complaint when they heard the gunfire and immediately responded. Upon arrival, several individuals were observed fleeing the scene and dozens of […]


Homicide Investigation – 100 Block of North State Street

On July 1, 2020, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Champaign Police were called to the 100 Block of North State Street for the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive 56-year-old white male who had been physically battered and was without a pulse. Officers immediately began lifesaving attempts until the victim was able […]


Shooting Investigation – Area of Eureka Street and Walnut Street

On July 1, 2020, at approximately 7:31 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Fourth Street and Bradley Avenue for a reported shooting. Soon thereafter, police were alerted a 17-year-old male arrived at a local hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to an upper extremity. A scene consistent with a shooting was then identified […]