Category: Police Department Press Releases

Centennial High Student Arrested, Handgun Found

Today, at approximately 11:56 a.m., a School Resource Officer working at Centennial High School identified a 16-year-old male student for his alleged involvement in a theft investigation. The student was escorted outside to a private location where he was arrested without incident by the School Resource Officer. As part of the arrest procedure, the student […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting

On October 5, 2019, at approximately 11:43 p.m., Champaign Police were called to the parking lot of a private business in the 1900 block of West Bradley Avenue for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police discovered a 25-year-old male victim suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Police rendered aid to the victim who […]


Four Juveniles Arrested for Centennial Fight Involvement

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, at approximately 3:26 p.m. following school dismissal, Champaign Police responded to Centennial High School for a report of a large physical altercation involving several students outside of the school. Multiple staff members received minor injuries while they worked to restore order and resolve the situation. The initial investigation has led […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting

On Sept. 29, 2019, at approximately 1:58 p.m., Champaign Police were called to the 1300 block of Summit Ridge Road for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police discovered a 23-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital for injuries not believed to be life-threatening at […]


Warrant Issued in Hit and Run Investigation

On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at approximately 9:09 p.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Kenwood Road for a reported hit and run. The preliminary investigation revealed several individuals were engaged in a physical altercation outside a local business. During the incident, a male suspect entered a vehicle and proceeded […]


Investigation Reveals Dr. Howard Student Injury Accidental

On Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, Champaign Police responded to the Carle Hospital Emergency Department following a report of an injured female student from Dr. Howard Elementary School. Upon arrival, officers discovered the student had sustained a serious laceration to her abdomen. The incident was assigned to Champaign Police Detectives. The preliminary investigation revealed the injury […]


Public Safety Warning: Counterfeit Currency

The Champaign Police Department has received several reports of counterfeit currency being presented to area businesses and are notifying the community about this fraudulent crime. Investigators have learned that much of the counterfeit currency is often placed into circulation by passing it through the hands of several persons. These persons then continue to circulate the […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting

On September 9, 2019, at approximately 10:14 P.M., Champaign Police were called to the 1500 block of Holly Hill Drive after receiving a report of gunshots being heard. Upon arrival, police located evidence of gunfire and the preliminary investigation revealed that multiple rounds had been fired into a residence resulting in property damage. Although the […]


Champaign Police Investigating Shooting

On Aug. 24, 2019, at approximately 4:22 a.m., Champaign Police were called to the area of North Walnut Street and East Bradley Avenue for a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 39-year-old male victim in the 0-100 Block of East Bradley Avenue suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. The […]