Items tagged: carjacking

Vehicular Hijacking – Intersection of Prospect Ave & Olympian Drive

Champaign Police were dispatched at 7:19 p.m. on October 5, 2022, to the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Olympian Drive for a report of a vehicular hijacking that had just occurred. Upon arrival, officers found a 67-year-old male victim from Champaign who reported that he had been rear-ended by an SUV before pulling over to […]

Champaign Police Remind the Public of Important Vehicle Safety Tips in Response to Recent Vehicular Hijackings

In response to recent local Vehicular Hijackings, often referred to as a carjacking – a crime cities nationwide are reporting to have increased since the pandemic began – Champaign Police are reminding the community of important precautions to help prevent these crimes from occurring. A person commits Vehicular Hijacking when he or she knowingly takes […]