Category: Police Department Press Releases

Public Safety Notice: Fraudulent Telephone Scams

The Champaign Police Department is alerting the community of a telephone scam that is currently active in the Champaign area. We have recently experienced an increase in reports from community members who have stated that callers are contacting them claiming to be members of the Champaign Police Department in an attempt to solicit money or […]


Homicide Investigation – 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue

On June 20, 2021, at approximately 12:31 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a crowd of approximately 100 individuals and located a 32-year-old male suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound to his back. Officers provided medical aid and the […]


Champaign Police, Fire Departments Investigating Two Recent Fires as Arson

On Friday, June 11, 2021, at approximately 11:10 p.m., the Champaign Police and Fire Departments responded to a garage fire at a home at 8 Sherwood Ct. Fire crews quickly extinguished the fire using a fire extinguisher. There were no firefighter or occupant injuries, and the occupants were not displaced as a result of the […]


Arrest made in June 2, 2021, Shooting Investigation

On June 2, 2021, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1800 block of Joanne Lane for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an 18-year-old male suffering from a single life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim remains in critical condition. The investigation revealed the shooting was the result of drive by. […]


Police Respond to Domestic Disturbance, Barricaded Subject with Outstanding Arrest Warrants Apprehended

On June 15, 2021, at approximately 10:18 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 2500 block of West Springfield Avenue for the report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, officers learned the female victim escaped the residence unharmed and that a male subject had barricaded himself inside a private residence. The barricaded subject was identified as […]


Arrest Made in Afternoon Aggravated Battery Incident

On June 14, 2021, at approximately 2:54 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1700 block of Paula Drive for the report of a vehicle-pedestrian incident with injuries. Upon arrival, officers quickly learned a male suspect intentionally left the roadway in an attempt to strike two females. One female evaded injury while the other was struck […]


Shooting Investigation – 1200 block of Providence Circle

On June 13, 2021, at approximately 10 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1200 block of Providence Circle for the report of shots fired. While investigating the report, police were notified at approximately 10:24 p.m. that a 17-year-old male arrived at a local hospital by personal transport with a single non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his […]


Police Investigating Overnight Accidental Shooting/Suicide Incident

On June 12, 2021, at approximately 1:18 a.m., Champaign Police learned two males had arrived by personal vehicle at Carle Hospital Emergency Department with life-threatening gunshot wounds. The preliminary investigation revealed this shooting event occurred in an alley located in the 300 block of East White Street, Champaign where a 16-year-old male was seated in […]


Shooting Investigation – 1200 block of West Bradley Avenue

On June 10, 2021, at approximately 9:56 p.m., a victim suffering from gunshot wounds to his back and lower extremities arrived by personal transport at Champaign Fire Department’s Station 3, 702 West Bradley Avenue. Champaign Police Officers responded and learned the 35-year-old Champaign man had been shot while at a residence in the 1200 block […]


Arrest Made in May 28, 2021, Shooting Investigation

On May 28, 2021, at approximately 1:07 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1300 block of Sunset Drive for reports of shots fired.  Upon arrival, officers located thirteen spent casings in the roadway and damage to one residence in the 1400 block of Sunset Drive.  No other damage or injuries were reported. As the investigation […]