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NOTE - The date listed in the title is the date of the posting, not the crime.

Disclaimer: The information on this page was provided to Champaign County Crime Stoppers by local law enforcement. The information was valid at the time it was posted but may be subject to change without notice.

Shooting in Pheasant Ridge - 5/14/2022
May 23, 2022

Champaign County Crime Stoppers seeks assistance from the public regarding a shooting. On May 14, 2022, at approximately 8:22 p.m., a shooting occurred in the 600 block of Autumn Fields Lane in the Pheasant Ridge Subdivision. Multiple people reported hearing several gunshots in the area. When officers arrived, they located evidence of a shooting and numerous houses struck by gunfire.
 
Witnesses reported seeing up to three subjects possibly involved in the shooting incident. Their descriptions are as follows:
  • Subject #1 – Black male, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and dark hair.
  • Subject #2 – White male, wearing a white shirt and dark pants.
  • Subject #3 – Incomplete description.
After the shooting, the three subjects were last seen running to the north. Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying these three and obtaining any surveillance video related to this shooting.


Campustown Stabbing - 4/30/22
May 16, 2022

On April 30, 2022, at approximately 2:11 a.m., an aggravated battery occurred at Green Street Cafe, located at 35 East Green Street in Champaign. An argument between two females escalated into a physical fight, and one female was battered and stabbed. A male tried breaking up the altercation and also sustained minor injuries. The female was later treated and released from the hospital. Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the person captured on video. The suspect was described as a light-skinned black female with shoulder-length reddish hair. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants. The suspect possibly left the area in a blue Ford F-450 pickup truck.
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Theft and Credit Card Fraud in Champaign
May 09, 2022

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a theft and credit card fraud.

On April 24, 2022, at approximately 11:00 a.m., a theft occurred at Home Goods in Campaign when an unknown offender(s) stole the victim’s wallet from her purse while it was unattended in a shopping cart. Within 45 minutes one of the victim’s credit cards had been used at the Urbana Walmart with purchases totaling just under $2300. A second purchase was attempted for $2,900.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects captured on video. The suspects appeared to be two males, White or Hispanic, wearing ball caps. The first male was wearing a navy sweatshirt with medium-colored jeans, and the second male was wearing a camouflage sweatshirt with light-colored jeans. The males left in what appeared to be a black Ford Explorer.
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Attempted Armed Robbery in the City of Urbana -05/02/2022
May 02, 2022

On April 20, 2022, at approximately 11:34 p.m., police officers responded to the B-Spirits Gas Station in Urbana, located at 306 West Main Street, for an attempted robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned a male had gone behind the counter and demanded the clerk open the cash register. The offender left the store when the clerk refused.
 
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video. The suspect appeared to be a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, red bandana, and camo backpack.
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Criminal Damage in Rantoul on April 5, 2022
April 25, 2022

On April 5, 2022, at approximately 3:30 AM, Rantoul Police Officers responded to The Rantoul Pizza Pub, located at 114 East Congress Avenue, for an activated motion alarm. When officers arrived, they found a damaged window on the north side of the business and evidence that someone had entered the building. Once inside, the suspect damaged an interior door that allowed access to a neighboring business, Dis N Dat Barbecue, located at 112 East Congress Avenue.
 
The suspect was captured on video wearing a dark-colored coat with square and rectangular patches on the back, athletic style pants with a vertical stripe along the leg, dark-colored shoes with a rectangular pattern on the sides, gloves, and face covering.
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North Prospect Shooting - April 18, 2022
April 18, 2022

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a shooting.
 
On October 24, 2021, at approximately 1:13 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the area of Town Center Boulevard and North Prospect Avenue for the report of a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers located 24-year-old Liam Gasser inside a vehicle with a single life-threatening gunshot wound to the head. Mr. Gasser is still recovering from his injuries. Investigators are actively pursuing all leads and seeking any information or video surveillance relevant to this case.
 
Investigators are asking any businesses or individuals with surveillance cameras or photos to review the footage for any persons or vehicles captured in the area either prior to or after the incident.


Retail Theft at Good Vibes Sound - 4-4-22
April 04, 2022

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a retail theft.

On March 22, 2022, at 12:15 p.m., two females entered Good Vibes Sound at 2010 Round Barn Road in Champaign. One female distracted an employee while the other selected electronics from a display case and proceeded to exit the store without paying for them. The second female then grabbed product as she
followed her out the door. The females fled the store with stolen merchandise totaling more than $2,400.

Investigators need the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects captured on video. The suspects are described as black females in their 20’s. One suspect was wearing a black sweatshirt, green pajama style pants, and black Nike slides. The second suspect was wearing a black hair bonnet, jacket and shirt, light colored pants, and boots. They fled the area in a white 4-door vehicle.
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Reckless Discharge of a Firearm in Champaign -03/28/2022
March 28, 2022

On March 22, 2022, at approximately 7:33 p.m., police officers responded to Blackhawk Convenience Store at 2401 West Springfield Avenue for shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found 11 spent shell casings outside of the business. Surveillance footage captured a subject shooting at the occupants of a white 2014 Chevy Malibu and one of the occupants returning fire before all parties fled the area.
 
Police are seeking assistance in identifying four subjects involved in this incident. The subjects appeared to be three black males and one black female. Subject one was wearing all black clothing, a black mask, and bright blue shoes. Subject two was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black mask, gray pants, and white shoes. Subject three was seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a design on the arm and black pants with a design down the leg. Subject four, the female, was wearing a dark jacket, white shirt, and jeans.
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Shooting in Urbana - 3/5/2022
March 21, 2022

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a shooting.
 
On Saturday, March 5, 2022, at approximately 10:44 p.m., Urbana Police responded to the Retreat Apartment Complex in the 900 block of Welch Drive for the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located 26-year-old Henry Golden with life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. A second victim arrived at the hospital by personal transport, and he is recovering from his injuries.
 
The preliminary investigation indicates the shooting stemmed from a disagreement outside a house party in the complex. Surveillance video revealed there were several potential witnesses in the area at the time of the shooting. Police are asking anyone with information, photographs, or video recordings captured in the area prior to or after the incident, or from inside or outside the party, to come forward.
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Rantoul Shooting - February 26, 2022
March 14, 2022

On February 26, 2022, at approximately 11:45 p.m., police officers were dispatched to the 100 block of North Garrard Street in Rantoul for a fight. While en route, officers learned gunshots were fired, and one person had been shot. The victim, later identified as Carlos Navarrete, a 24-year-old Rantoul resident, was transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Retail Theft and Aggravated Battery
March 07, 2022

On February 26, 2021, at approximately 1:11 p.m., two people entered Best Buy at 2117 North Prospect Avenue in Champaign. They removed two iPhones from a display counter and attempted to leave the store without paying for them. When confronted at the exit, one of the offenders pepper-sprayed an employee. The
suspects fled the store with the stolen merchandise.

The suspects were described as two black females. One female was wearing a tan coat and black/white/gray leggings. The second female wore a black hooded sweatshirt with lettering on the front and black pants with a white stripe down the side. The offenders were seen leaving in a silver Buick sedan.
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Retail Theft in Champaign - 2-28-22
February 28, 2022

 This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a retail theft. On December 4, 2021, at 4:38 p.m., three subjects entered the Champaign Menards, selected fourteen rolls of electrical wire, and left the store without paying for the merchandise. The wire was valued at $5,800. The suspects were described as two black males, 30 years old, and one black female in her mid-20s. One male wore a gray/light blue cap, blue coat, distressed jeans, and tan boots. The second male was wearing all black clothing and tan boots. The female was wearing a black coat, jeans, and black boots. The subjects left in a silver Chrysler. Investigators seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects captured on video.
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Retail Theft - Kohls in the City of Champaign 02/21/2022
February 21, 2022

On January 18, 2022, at approximately 4:25 p.m., two subjects entered Kohls at 109 Convenience Center Road in Champaign. The suspects remained in the store for several hours, selecting merchandise. The offenders left the store separately with unpaid merchandise totaling $3,500 to $5,000.
 
The first suspect is a white male wearing a red cap and a black jacket with cartoon characters on the back. The second suspect is an Asian female wearing a black Chicago Blackhawks hoodie and carrying an oversized white coat. Investigators seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects captured on video.
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Recent Burglaries– 2/6/22 and 2/10/22
February 14, 2022

On February 6, 2022, at approximately 3:40 a.m., an unknown suspect entered Winston’s Old Bank at Sidney, located at 219 South David Street in Sidney, Illinois. The suspect broke into the gaming/gambling machines and stole the cash from within the machines. The suspect left the business in a dark-colored vehicle.
 
On February 10, 2022, at approximately 3:48 a.m., three unknown suspects entered Boochies Slots and Video Poker, located at 804 North Randolph Street in Champaign. The suspects broke into several video gaming machines and an ATM, causing over $3000.00 in damage to the machines. The suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money.
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Retail Theft - Walmart - 1/25/22
February 07, 2022

On January 25, 2022 around 6:15pm a theft occurred at Walmart, 100 S High Cross Rd, Urbana. A heavyset, white male between 25-35 years old, wearing a black stocking cap and gray jacket selected merchandise totaling just under $600 and left without paying. He departed in a white sedan.
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Catalytic Converter Thefts
January 31, 2022

From January 2021 to present, approximately 288 catalytic converters have been stolen from vehicles at numerous locations throughout the Champaign County area. A suspect vehicle and two suspects were captured on surveillance video at more than one location. The vehicle appeared to be a dark gray Jeep Grand Cherokee with tinted windows and black rims. One suspect appeared to be a black male with a goatee, wearing a black winter hat, blue puffy jacket, and black
pants. The second suspect appeared to be an unknown race male, wearing a black winter hat or ski mask, and all dark clothing.
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Battery/Disorderly Conduct in Champaign - 01/24/22
January 24, 2022

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a battery/disorderly conduct. 

On December 27, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., a male approached an Asian female while walking her dog in Hessel Park. She became alarmed by his actions and began to video record their interaction. The man made obscene gestures and remarks to her. As the lady tried to walk around the man, he slapped the phone out of her hand. The man is described as a middle-aged, white male, wearing a baseball cap, blue zip-up hoody, blue jeans, white sneakers, and glasses.

Investigators seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video.
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Burglary in the City of Champaign 01/18/2022
January 18, 2022

On January 6, 2022, at approximately 3:29 a.m., two suspects broke into an ATM at CIBM Bank, located at 2913 West Kirby Avenue in Champaign. The offenders were driving a stolen maroon/silver Ford F350 pickup truck, and made away with an undisclosed amount of money.
 
Surveillance video captured the suspects at the ATM. The suspects appeared to be two males wearing hoods, masks, and gloves. Investigators seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects captured on video.
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Armed Robbery/Aggravated Assault- 12/10/2021
January 10, 2022

On December 10, 2021, at approximately 7:48 p.m., an unknown offender entered the Family Dollar, located at 1204 North Market Street in Champaign, and brandished a firearm. The offender held the gun to an employee’s side and demanded the money from the cash register. The offender left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.
 
The suspect was described as a black male, 5’6” to 5’7” tall, 100-120 pounds, wearing a black ski mask, blue surgical mask, and all-black clothing. The suspect had three tattoos on his face: one in the center of his forehead and one on each side of his eyes.
 
Investigators seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video. 
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Downtown Champaign Shooting - 12/12/21
December 27, 2021

On December 12, 2021, at approximately 12:38 a.m., a fight occurred outside Stix Arcade bar, located at 120 North Walnut Street, in Champaign. An unidentified black male wearing a black coat with a fur-lined hood indiscriminately fired four shots down the sidewalk during the altercation, striking one subject. A 29-year-old male was shot and suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his lower left leg.
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