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Murder in the City of Champaign
September 14, 2020
On August 20, 2020, at approximately 1:51 a.m., police responded to the 400 block of East Hill Street in Champaign for the initial report of shots heard. Upon arrival, officers discovered three shooting victims outside of a private residence. A 20-year-old male suffered a gunshot graze wound to his back and a 42-year-old female was shot twice, once in the left leg and once in the lower back. They were transported to a local hospital and their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The third victim, a 34-year-old female, suffered a life- threatening gunshot wound and was rushed to a local hospital but succumbed to her injuries a short time later.
The preliminary investigation revealed the victims were outside of a private residence standing near a parked car when they were shot by unknown assailant(s) from an open area across the street.
Any resident or business in the nearby area with exterior surveillance camera systems is encouraged to contact the police department. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance.
Armed Robbery in the City of Urbana
September 08, 2020
On Monday, August 24, 2020, at approximately 10:35 p.m., an unidentified male entered Lucky Star Food and Liquor, located at 2108 East University Avenue in Urbana. The suspect pointed a white plastic grocery bag at the clerk in a way
the clerk inferred he had a weapon. The suspect placed a black bag on the counter and ordered the clerk to empty the contents of the cash register into the bag. The clerk placed an undisclosed amount of money in the bag. The suspect fled the store after receiving the money.
The suspect is described as an unknown race male, between 6’02” and 6’03” in height and weighed approximately 170 lbs. The suspect appeared to be wearing gray sweatpants, a black hooded sweatshirt, black gloves, and a black mask
which covered the suspect’s face. The mask had white markings on it near the nose/mouth area.
Surveillance footage shows the suspect arrives on a small mountain bike from the east on University Avenue. Immediately following the armed robbery, the suspect is seen riding away east on University Avenue towards Smith Rd.
Criminal Trespassing in the City of Champaign
August 31, 2020
On August 14, 2020, at approximately 6:06 p.m., surveillance video captured an unidentified male unlawfully entering One Main Plaza, 1 East Main Street, Champaign. The male roamed the building for more than 30 minutes before exiting.
The suspect is described as a white male, between 5'08" and 6'00" in height, average weight, and build. The male appeared to be wearing a white/green, short sleeved, plaid button-up shirt, black or gray pants, black or gray shoes with white soles, a wristwatch on his left wrist, a blue surgical facemask, a black or gray fedora style hat.
Homicide in the City of Champaign
August 24, 2020
On August 15, 2020, at approximately 10:09 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the parking lot of a local business in the 1000 block of Bloomington Road for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 23- year-old male suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim was rushed to a local hospital but succumbed to his injuries a short time later.
The preliminary investigation reveals the victim was outside of a local business when vehicles approached, and several individuals got out of their cars. An argument then ensued, resulting in gunfire and the victim being mortally wounded. As a result of the gunfire, more than 40 shell casings were discovered at the crime scene, and property damage was also identified. Vehicles were observed fleeing the area following the incident.
Motor Vehicle Burglary and Unlawful use and Possession of a Credit Card in the City of Champaign
August 17, 2020
On Saturday, July 25, 2020 between the hours of 5:47 a.m. and 10:30 p.m., unknown person(s) entered the victim’s vehicle while it was parked at Providence at Sycamore Hills Apartments, located at 1301 North
McKinley Avenue in Champaign, and stole two purses. The purses contained miscellaneous personal items to include the victim’s credit cards. At approximately 2:28p.m., a suspect was captured on surveillance video
using the victim’s credit card at Walmart, located at 2610 North Prospect Avenue in Champaign.
Murder committed in the City of Urbana
August 10, 2020
On Monday, July 27, 2020, at approximately 3 a.m., Urbana police officers responded to 1404 Silver Street for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers observed an unidentified person running from the scene. Officers found a shooting victim lying in the apartment complex parking lot. The victim was transported to Carle Hospital by ambulance where he succumbed to his injuries. Officers found two additional victims suffering from a gunshot wound and lacerating injuries. Both victims were transported to Carle Hospital.
Theft in Rural Penfield
August 03, 2020
Between Sunday, July 19, 2020, at 4 p.m. and Monday, July 20, 2020, at 6:23 a.m., unknown person(s) entered the Middle Fork Forest Preserve in rural Penfield, Illinois and stole a 7’x12’ enclosed trailer containing thousands of dollars of construction equipment.
The enclosed trailer was described as white with large DUCE Construction decals on the sides. The trailer had a sheet metal patch on the nose of the trailer. The Illinois license plate affixed to the trailer is trailer plate, 1000414TB. The value of the trailer is estimated to be approximately $6,000. The trailer contained
miscellaneous construction tools valued at over $15,000.
A Robbery and shooting in the City of Urbana
July 27, 2020
On the morning of Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at approximately 4:45 a.m., police officers responded to the 400 block of West Oregon Street in Urbana for a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and found a victim with multiple
gunshot wounds. The victim was transported and treated at a local hospital. Officers determined the victim was approached by two males, who attempted to rob him, before shooting him. The suspects drove away in a smaller, white SUV, possibly northbound from the scene.
The first suspect was described as a white male in his twenties and approximately 5’06” to 6’ tall. The second suspect was described as a black male in his twenties and approximately 5’06” to 6’ tall.
Armed Robbery in the Village of Rantoul
July 20, 2020
On Saturday, July 4, 2020 at approximately 6:18 P.M., officers were advised an armed robbery occurred at the Dollar General Store, 409 East Champaign Avenue in Rantoul. Officers learned two suspects, one of which was armed with a handgun, approached an employee at the cash register and demanded money. The employee gave the suspects an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register, and the suspects fled the store. The suspects were last seen running northbound from the business.
The suspects were described as black males, between 5’9”-6’ tall, with a thin to medium build. Both were wearing brown hooded sweatshirts with the hoods up and pulled tight around their faces, white surgical-type masks and gloves.
Shoplifting in the city of Champaign
July 13, 2020
On June 28, 2020, a female was captured on surveillance video entering the Meijer Store, located at 2401 North Prospect Avenue in Champaign, at two different times and stealing merchandise valued at approximately $1680.00.
The suspect is described as a black female, wearing glasses, a blue and white stiped tank top and carrying a pink purse. She was last seen driving a maroon SUV, possibly a Ford Escape.
Homicide Investigation in the City of Champaign
July 06, 2020
On July 1, 2020, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Champaign Police were called to the 100 Block of North State Street for the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive 56-year-old white male who had been physically battered and was without a pulse. Officers immediately began lifesaving attempts until the victim was able to be transported to a local hospital. Resuscitation efforts at the hospital were unsuccessful and the victim was pronounced dead.
The preliminary investigation suggests the victim, who is believed to be homeless, was robbed and physically assaulted. Witnesses described the suspects as three black male individuals. Police found the victim near a park
bench on the east side of State Street between University Avenue and Park Street where he had been known to sleep.
Burglary and Criminal Incident in the City of Champaign
June 29, 2020
On May 31, 2020, at approximately 10:20 p.m., eight suspects damaged property and burglarized FYXIT, 202 East Green Street, Champaign. The suspects broke two windows and stole electronic items including laptop
computers, a gaming console, and electronic accessories. Four suspects left the area in a dark SUV, possibly a black Ford Explorer or Expedition. The suspect’s clothing descriptions listed below are from 5/31/2020 and the
heights/weights listed are approximate.
Suspect #1 is a black male in his mid to late teens. He is 6’ tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing a black Metallica Damage Inc. Tour hooded sweatshirt and a black stocking cap under the hood. He was also wearing
black pants, black shoes, and carrying a light purple Jan Sport backpack. The suspect was wearing a white surgical style mask.
Suspect #2 is a black female in her mid to late teens. She is 5’6” tall and 110 pounds. She was wearing a black long sleeve shirt, black pants with a white logo on the left thigh, and black shoes. She was wearing a blue or purple facemask over her mouth and nose. She was also wearing purple latex or nitrile gloves. Suspect #2 had her hair pulled up in a hairband.
Suspect #3 is an unknown race male. He is 6’2” and 170 pounds. He wore a black zip-up hooded jacket with a white logo on the left breast. He was wearing the hood up along with a red facemask. He also wore a hat
underneath the hood that had a bill in the front. Suspect #3 had light-colored jeans and light-colored high-top sneakers.
Suspect #4 is a black male in his mid to late teens. He is 5’10” and 160 pounds. He wore a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt with white drawstrings, and he wore a white shirt under the hooded sweatshirt. He wore a knit hat
under the hood and wore black rectangular framed glasses. He also wore light-colored jeans, white socks, and black slides.
Suspect #5 is a black male in his late teens. He is 5’8” tall and 140 pounds. He had a thin mustache, goatee, and wore an earring in his right ear. His hair appeared to be in short braids under his hat and he was wearing black
framed glasses. He wore a white long sleeve zip-up jacket with horizontal blue, yellow, and red stripes. He was wearing black shorts with a white logo on the right thigh. Suspect #5 also wore a navy-blue bucket hat with
orange “I” logo. He was wearing grey low top shoes with black ankle socks.
Suspect #6 is a black male in his mid to late teens. He is 6’ tall and 180 pounds. He wore a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants. He also wore red or orange shoes, a blue surgical mask across his face, and carried a
Suspect #7 is a black male in his twenties. He is 5’8” and 150 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and brown boots. He was wearing the hood up and wore a black mask with a white graphic across the mouth.
Suspect #8 is a black male in his twenties. He is 5’8” and 160 pounds. Suspect #8 was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, grey sweatpants, and white athletic shoes. He was also wearing a white rigid construction style dust mask.
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in the City of Champaign
June 22, 2020
On May 24, 2020, at approximately 1:10 a.m., police responded to a report of gun shots in the area of Northwood Street and McKinley Avenue in Champaign. The investigation has revealed there was an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles in the 1000 block of Northwood Street and in the parking lot of Providence at Sycamore. The shooting was between the occupants of a silver SUV and a silver sedan, possibly a Buick, missing the driver side rear hub cab.
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in the City of Urbana
June 15, 2020
On Saturday, May 23, 2020, at approximately 5:40 p.m., police responded to multiple reports of gun shots around Florida Avenue and Cottage Grove Avenue in Urbana. Upon arrival, officers determined several residences in the vicinity had been struck by gunfire. Some of the residences were occupied at the time but no one was injured. Officers collected numerous spent shell casings and surveillance video indicating a black SUV and a gold sedan may have been involved. Witnesses reported seeing a gold SUV with flat tires leaving the
Burglary in the Village of Rantoul
June 08, 2020
On Sunday, May 31, 2020 at approximately 10:53 P.M., officers were dispatched to Colonial Liquors, 219 South Maplewood Drive, Rantoul, for reports of subjects exiting the closed business with items in their hands. Officers arrived and found a front window had been broken out allowing entry into the building Surveillance video showed multiple subjects entering the business through the broken window and taking items.
Burglary in the City of Champaign
May 26, 2020
On April 16, 2020 between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., a male entered Le Wash car wash located at 1902 West Bradley Avenue in Champaign and damaged the coin dispensers, gaining access to the coins inside. The suspect stole approximately $3000.00. Surveillance video captured the suspect committing the theft.
The suspect appears to be a white male, 6’0” tall and approximately 180 pounds. He appears to be wearing a dark colored hat, zip-up hooded sweatshirt with writing on the front and jeans. The suspect was driving a black sedan, possibly a Subaru.
Theft in the City of Champaign
May 11, 2020
On April 26, 2020 at approximately 2:30 p.m., an unidentified male entered a University Group apartment building located at 302 South First Street in Champaign and went through multiple packages left in the lobby for tenants. The subject stole a jacket from one of the packages, valued at approximately $200.00. Surveillance video captured the suspect during the theft. The suspect appears to be a black male, wearing a red hat and all- black clothing.
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in the City of Urbana
May 04, 2020
On Monday April 27, 2020 at approximately 11:20PM, police responded to reports of gun shots in the area of Sunset Drive and North Busey Avenue in Urbana. Upon arrival, officers determined a residence in the 900 block of North Busey Avenue had been struck by gunfire. Fortunately, none of the occupants of the residence were injured. Officers located several spent shell casings at the scene.
Arson in the Villiage of Rantoul
April 27, 2020
On Monday, April 13, 2020 at approximately 12:43 A.M., a police officer observed smoke and flames coming from a building in the 100 block of North Garrard Street in Rantoul. The building housed a Mexican restaurant and grocery store. Arson investigators determined the fire was intentionally set. The building and its contents sustained extensive damage. Surveillance video captured three subjects in the area just prior to the fire. These subjects have not yet been identified, and their involvement with the fire, if any, is not known.
Aggravated Battery in the City of Champaign
April 20, 2020
On April 16, 2020, at approximately 4:46 p.m., police responded to the 2500 block of West John Street in Champaign for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 17-year-old male with a serious gunshot wound. It is believed a silver Pontiac Grand Am seen leaving the area immediately after the shots were heard may have been involved.