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Retail Theft at Kohl's
May 21, 2018
On April 23, 2018 at approximately 9:00 a.m., officers were notified of a shoplifting which took place the previous evening at Kohl’s, located at 109 Convenience Center Rd. in Champaign. Kohl’s loss prevention investigators advised that two suspects were observed on video concealing merchandise prior to exiting the building. The subjects left in a black or gray sport utility vehicle.
The suspects were described as a black male and black female couple in their 20’s. The male was wearing a black jacket, white t-shirt and tan pants, and the female was wearing a white Levi’s shirt with black leggings.
Pedestrian Hit and Run in the City of Champaign
May 14, 2018
On Saturday May 5th, 2018 officers responded to a pedestrian hit and run accident on Barker Road south of Windsor Road in Champaign. The pedestrian was running southbound on Barker Road when he was struck by an unknown vehicle, suffering non-life-threatening injuries. Two possible witness vehicles could be a dark blue early 2000’s Chrysler minivan or a dark blue early 2000’s Chevrolet S-10 style pickup truck.
Home Invasion and Robbery in Champaign
May 07, 2018
In the early morning hours of April 22, 2018, police officers responded to a call of a home invasion and robbery that occurred in the 50 block of East John Street.
Three unknown male suspects forced their way into the residence, which was occupied by a female victim. The suspects were armed with a pistol, entered the residence, and held the victim at gunpoint. The suspects took a semi-auto handgun and an Apple iPhone from the residence before fleeing. The victim was not injured during the robbery.
The victim described all three suspects as black males. One of the suspects was described to officers as approximately 6’ tall and wearing a black shirt, black sweater, khaki pants, and a gray and black ball cap.
Shots Fired in Rantoul
April 30, 2018
On April 4, 2018 at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers received a call about shots being fired into a building at 1648 Liberty Ave., Rantoul. Employees were inside the building when they heard four (4) gunshots, which were later found to have struck the building and a vehicle parked outside. An older model white four-door vehicle was seen in the area just prior to the incident. The building houses a used car dealership (Crispin Auto).
Armed Robbery at Ruby's in Champaign
April 23, 2018
On April 13, 2018 at approximately 12:56 a.m., officers responded to an armed robbery at Ruby’s, located at 515 Town Center Blvd. A suspect entered the business shortly before closing, brandished a knife, and demanded money from the employee. The suspect is described as a male, 6’00, 220 pounds wearing dark clothing, a hooded jacket, and a mask. The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
Robbery at Walmart on North Prospect in Champaign
April 16, 2018
On April 6, 2018 at approximately 4:28 p.m., a male suspect was concealing merchandise under his clothing while shopping at Walmart, located at 2610 N. Prospect Ave. in Champaign. As the suspect exited the building, store security attempted to stop him but the suspect threatened them with a knife. The male ran from the store and left in a white sport utility vehicle.
The suspect was described as a white male in his 40’s, 5’10” tall, 180 pounds,with brown hair. The male was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Shoplifting at Kohls in Champaign, IL
April 09, 2018
On March 29, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m., four females stole over $3000 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s, located at 109 Convenience Center Rd. in Champaign. It’s believed the females left the area in a white, late model Ford sport utility vehicle.
All four suspects were black females with one described as taller,approximately 5’11”, and the remaining females all thought to be around 5’7” tall. The taller female, suspect #1, was wearing a black headscarf, black jacket and jeans. The other three females were described as follows: #2) green headscarf, blue sweater, gray pants; #3) pink zip-up sweater, black shirt, black pants; and, #4) gray sweater, blue shirt and light-colored jeans.
Burglary in the city of Urbana
April 02, 2018
On Wednesday March 7th, 2018, officers took a burglary report at Cross Construction, located at 3615 N. Countryview Road in Urbana, Illinois. The burglary took place between 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday March 6th, 2018 and 6:00 a.m. on March 7th, 2018. Unknown individual(s) gained access into construction trailers located on the property and stole several gas-powered saws and blowers that are used in construction work. The value of the stolen items is reported at approximately $6500.00.
Burglary in the City of Champaign
March 26, 2018
This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a burglary. Between March 17, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. and March 18, 2018 at 3:15 p.m., multiple storage units were burglarized on a large construction site located at 3301 Fields South Drive in Champaign.
Responding officers discovered that a substantial amount of materials and tools were stolen from seven storage containers, involving six construction companies. Also stolen from the site was a 16-foot Haulmark cargo trailer believed to have transported the stolen property.
Burglary in Rantoul
March 19, 2018
This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a burglary. Sometime between 12:00 p.m. on March 10, 2018 and 7:30 a.m. on March 12, 2018, an unknown suspect(s) broke a window and entered the House of Flowers located at 113 E. Sangamon Ave. in Rantoul. The suspect(s) pried open a register and stole an undisclosed amount of money.
Seeking Assistance Reguarding a Shooting in Champaign
March 12, 2018
On March 8, 2018 at approximately 10:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Red Fox convenience store, located in the 2000-block of Market St. in Champaign, for a reported shooting. Officers responding to the area
found evidence a shooting had occurred, and a short time later a gunshot victim walked into the emergency room. Police are processing evidence from the scene and seeking to interview potential witnesses.
Armed Robbery in the City of Champaign
March 05, 2018
On February 13, 2018 officers responded to a retail theft at Target, located at 2102 N Prospect in Champaign. Further investigation revealed a male, armed with a handgun, stole over $3200 worth of electronic merchandise from a display case. It’s believed four suspects were involved, three inside and one waiting outside in a white 4-door passenger car.
The four suspects are believed to be black males and black females. The three subjects inside were wearing hooded sweatshirts, black jackets, and some type of white-washed jeans. No clothing description is available for the fourth suspect who was waiting in the vehicle.
Unknown Suspect for Forgery & Retail theft
February 28, 2018
On 11-25-17 at 18:51hrs a black male walked into the Casey’s store in Tolono and presented a fake check to a cashier. The suspect attempted to purchase multiple items totaling $177.68. The cashier took the check and noticed it was fake. The cashier called her manager about the check. The suspect while waiting for the cashier to return grabbed a 100 box count of New Ports cigarettes from the counter. He exited store without paying for them. The suspect left the fake check with the cashier. (Tolono PD case #17-24-265)
Deceptive Practices In Champaign and Urbana
February 26, 2018
Between December 1, 2017 and December 15, 2017 fraudulent checks were deposited at Chase Bank locations in Champaign and Urbana. Inevitably bank accounts were compromised and money withdrawn valuing over $4,500. The suspect is described as a black male with short hair and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the suspect who was captured on video.
Residential Burglary in the City Of Champaign
February 20, 2018
On January 11th, 2018 officers received a report of a residential burglary that took place in the 3200 block of Valley Brook Drive, Champaign between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. The suspect was captured on security video attempting to gain access to a neighboring house at 4:25 a.m. The suspect appears to be a white male, medium build, and appears to be balding with shaved or very short hair on the sides and back of his head. The suspect gained access to a residence and stole multiple items.
Residential Burglaries in Urbana
February 12, 2018
From December 2017 thru January 2018, several residential burglaries have occurred in Urbana especially throughout the southeast portion of the community. The offender(s) forced their way into homes through doors and windows, then targeted flat screen televisions, gaming systems and jewelry. During some of the residential burglaries the offender(s) took keys for vehicles parked at the homes and then stole the vehicle(s).
Most of these burglaries were committed during the day and the offender(s) utilized backyards to stay out of sight. These incidents are being actively investigated and we are encouraging our community to contact Champaign County Crime Stoppers with any information.
Motor Vehicles Burglaries in Rantoul
February 05, 2018
During the month of January 2018, police have taken more than forty reports of vehicles being entered and personal property stolen. These burglaries are occurring during the evening and overnight hours and are being committed in several different neighborhoods around town. Nearly all of the vehicles being entered have been left unlocked by the owners, allowing easy access by the suspect(s).
Crime Stoppers is reminding all vehicle owners to lock and secure your vehicles, even when parked in your own driveway.
Attempted Child Abduction
January 29, 2018
On January 23, 2018 at approximately 7:09 a.m., a 13-year-old male was walking to school when a red, 4-door pickup truck pulled up beside him and demanded he get into the vehicle while implying he had a gun. The suspect was described as a white male in his 40’s with whiskers on his chin.
Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance in locating any video from Harrington Drive in Champaign, or along any portion of Prospect Avenue near Harrington Drive. If you have any information regarding these crimes you may contact Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS, 373tips.com, or via the P3 Tips mobile app.
Use of Stolen Credit Cards in Champaign
January 22, 2018
On January 17, 2018 two males used stolen credit cards to make purchases at County Market, located at 2901 W. Kirby, and at Piccadilly Liquor at 2202 W. John St. in Champaign. One suspect is described as a heavyset black male with glasses, wearing a black hat and plaid jacket. The second suspect is a white male with facial hair, wearing a white ball cap and black jacket.
Use of Stolen Credit Cards at Blue Star II in ChampaignSTATUS
January 16, 2018
On December 3, 2017 a female suspect used stolen credit cards to make purchases at Blue Star II located at 918 W Bradley in Champaign. The suspect is described as a black female, 30-40 years old, slightly heavyset, with short black hair.
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