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Aggravated Battery and Mob Action in Champaign - Posted 06/26/23
June 26, 2023

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding an aggravated battery and mob action incident reported at 306 E. Green St. in Champaign.

On May 7, 2023, at 12:14 AM, seven unknown males were being disorderly in the Campustown area. One of the unknown males approached a male and female walking on Green St and began verbally antagonizing them. The female reported to law enforcement that the unknown male’s actions were uncomfortable, and she felt unsafe. The male defended the female by pushing the unknown male away from them. The 7 unknown males then repeatedly battered the male. The male suffered multiple injuries to the face, head, and ribs. One of the unknown males revealed a firearm holstered in his belt line and threatened the male. The 7 unknown males left the area, and the victim was taken to a local hospital by ambulance.

The seven unknown subjects were described as:

Offender 1 – A light skinned black male wearing a long sleeve grey hoodie. The sweater had black writing in the center. The male was wearing black pants with a ‘rip’ style on the right front knee area of the pants, as well as white and grey Nike shoes with a Black Nike ‘swoosh’ logo. The male had what appeared as a thick, short, afro style or ‘dreads’ haircut. The male had what appeared as a light blue surgical mask under his chin.

Offender 2 - A light skinned black male wearing a long sleeve black sweater. The sweater had a large yellow logo in the middle of a ‘smiley face’ melting. The image had an unknown word behind it starting with the letter ‘R’. The male wore black pants, light brown boots, and had a black satchel across his body. The male wore a black hat and had what appeared as the tips of a ‘dread’ style hair cut hanging from the bottom of the hat.

Offender 3 – A light skin complexion male (possibly Hispanic) wearing a dark hoodie with a white logo of the words “Jordan” and a large “23”. The male wore light blue pants with a ‘ripped’ style, as well as black shoes with a white base and red shoelaces. The male’s hood was over his head, and his hair was not visible.

Offender 4 – A dark skinned black male wearing a dark hoodie with the hood over his head. The male appeared to wear dark pants or dark sweatpants. The male was wearing black shoes with white bases.

Offender 5- A dark skinned black male with large shoulder length ‘dread’ style hair. The male wore a dark “Letterman” jacket that had a dark colored base and white sleeves. The jacket had what appeared as an orange “La” on the left side. The male had on a white shirt underneath it. The male wore dark colored pants and white shoes.

Offender 6 – A black male wearing a red hoodie, black and white pants, and grey shoes.
 
Offender 7 – A black male wearing a dark blue hoodie, blue jeans, brown shoes, and a blue backpack.
 
Police are asking any resident or business in the nearby area with exterior surveillance cameras and/or persons with cell phone video to review the footage for any suspicious persons or vehicles captured in the area around the time of the incident. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance.
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Shooting in the City of Champaign - Posted 06/20/2023
June 20, 2023

On June 11, 2023, at approximately 3:35 a.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of North Sixth Street for a report of a shooting with injuries and multiple traffic collisions. Upon arrival, officers found several victims with gunshot wounds and began to render medical aid until an ambulance could arrive. At the same time, additional victims arrived at an area hospital. In all, four individuals were struck by gunfire and two were struck by vehicles related to this incident. Details on the victims are as follows:

Victim #1: A 17-year-old male suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound to the head.

Victim #2: A 29-year-old male suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg.

Victim #3: A 27-year-old male from Urbana suffered a single gunshot wound to the arm.

Victim #4: A 23-year-old male from Urbana suffered a graze wound to the ear.

Victim #5: A 22-year-old female was injured in a motor vehicle collision.

Victim #6: A 23-year-old female was injured in a motor vehicle collision.

On scene, officers learned that a large crowd had formed for an impromptu gathering when an unknown subject opened fire. Immediately, a very chaotic scene erupted when multiple vehicles attempted to quickly leave the area, causing at least three collisions with injuries. Multiple parked vehicles were damaged and at least one residence struck by gunfire.



Bank Robbery- Posted 6/12/2023
June 12, 2023

On June 5, 2023, at approximately 1:46 p.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to Midland State Bank, located at 1617 West Springfield Avenue, for an armed robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned a suspect entered the bank, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. The suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of currency. No injuries have been reported to Champaign Police, and there is no evidence a gun was discharged during the commission of the robbery.
 
The suspect is believed to be a male with a medium build. The suspect was seen wearing light gray sweatpants, a black hooded sweatshirt, gloves, black shoes and a black face mask.
 
Police are asking any resident or business in the nearby area with exterior surveillance cameras and/or persons with cell phone video to review the footage for any suspicious persons or vehicles captured in the area around the time of the incident. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance.
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Rantoul Shooting - Posted 04/20/23
June 05, 2023

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a shooting.
 
On April 20, 2023, at approximately 2:50 a.m., Rantoul Police Officers were dispatched to three separate locations in Rantoul for victims with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. All three victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment. After interviewing the victims, the location of the shooting was identified as occurring in the 600 block of Heath Drive, where all the victims had attended a party. Officers collected various calibers of shell casings from the area west of the 600 block of Heath Drive, near the 600 block of East Perimeter Road.
 
Police are asking anyone in the nearby area with exterior surveillance cameras and/or persons with cell phone video to review the footage for any suspicious persons or vehicles captured in the area around the time of the incident. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance.


Shooting and Criminal Damage in Champaign - Posted 05/30/23
May 30, 2023

Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a shooting and criminal damage.

On May 5, 2023, at 11:45 p.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the 2500 block of W. Springfield Ave. for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 28-year-old female victim from Champaign with a non-life-threatening graze wound, who was treated on-scene. Officers also located a building and vehicle had been struck by gunfire.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest captured on video. The subject appeared to be a black male, approximately 30-40 years old, with short hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, white pants, and red/white shoes.

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Shooting and Aggravated Battery in Champaign - Posted 05/23/2023
May 22, 2023

On May 13, 2023, at approximately 3:00 a.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to Mach 1, located at 902 Bloomington Road, for a report of disorderly subjects. As officers arrived on-scene, they witnessed a battery in-progress and quickly heard a gunshot from the same area. As the crowd quickly disbursed, officers located two women with injuries. The first victim, a 36-year-old Champaign woman, had sustained injuries in the melee, including battery to the head. The second victim, a 40-year-old Champaign woman who worked in the store, suffered bruises from the battery along with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the right shoulder. Both victims were treated on-scene before being transported to an area hospital by ambulance.

If you have any information regarding this or any crime in Champaign County, please contact Crime Stoppers at 217-373-TIPS, 373tips.com, or via the P3 Tips mobile app.

 



Aggravated Battery and Retail Theft - Posted 05/08/23
May 08, 2023

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding an aggravated battery and retail theft.
 
On December 13, 2022, at approximately 1:00 p.m., two female subjects entered Meijer located at 2401 North Prospect Avenue in Champaign. The suspects selected numerous items and proceeded to the exit making no attempt to pay for the merchandise. A loss prevention associate made contact with the females at the exit and one female pepper-sprayed the employee. The suspects fled in a burgundy Ford Taurus with over $1,000.00 in merchandise.
 
Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects captured on video. The suspects were described as two black females, 20-30 years old. One suspect was wearing a black jacket and had a nose ring in her right nostril. The second suspect was wearing a bright red Calvin Klein jacket.
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Stolen Vehicle in Urbana - Posted 05-01-23
May 01, 2023

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a theft and stolen vehicle. On April 23, 2023, police responded to the Carle Heart and Vascular Institute (701 W. Church St., Urbana) for a stolen vehicle report. Responding officers learned the suspect entered the facility around 9:25 a.m. and walked around inside for several minutes and ultimately located an employee’s backpack. The suspect took the backpack, removed credit/ debit cards, cash, and the victim’s car keys before discarding the backpack in another part of the building. The suspect left the facility and walked to the employee parking lot where he located the victim’s vehicle. The suspect fled in the victim’s 2015 blue Nissan Murano with Illinois plates, AC77517.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect captured on video. The suspect is described as a black male, medium build, with a black and gray beard. He was last seen wearing a white floppy hat, red coat, dark pants, and black/white shoes.

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Theft of Wallet in Champaign - Posted 04/24/2023
April 24, 2023

On March 30, 2023, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a female suspect stole a wallet from a purse while the victim shopped at Home Goods, located at 718 Town Center Boulevard in Champaign. Within minutes the suspect used the victim’s credit cards to purchase large amounts of gift cards from Sam’s Club. The fraudulent transactions totaled over $18,000. Later the same day and the following day the victim’s credit cards were used in Terre Haute, Indiana..

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect captured on video. The suspect appeared to be a middle-aged white female with long dark hair. She was last seen wearing a tan ballcap, tan jacket, blue shirt,and blue jeans

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Retail Theft - Posted 04/17/2023
April 17, 2023

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a retail theft.
 
On January 16, 2023, at approximately 1:20 p.m., three subjects entered Meijer at 2401 North Prospect Avenue in Champaign. The offenders selected numerous items and concealed the merchandise in their jackets and backpacks. They exited the store without payment and left in a red/maroon 4-door sedan. The subjects are repeat offenders at the Meijer stores in Champaign and Urbana.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects captured on video. The three suspects appeared to be black males 20-30 years old. The first male was wearing a black stocking cap, camouflage type jacket, and jeans. The second suspect was wearing a ball cap, black shiny puffer coat, and colorful sweatpants. The third male was wearing a tan hooded sweatshirt with a white strip across the chest and arms, and distressed jeans.
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Motor Vehicle Theft in Champaign - Posted 04/03/23
April 03, 2023

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

On March 7, 2023, at 7:40 p.m., two unknown offenders stole a silver 2011 Toyota Corolla from the 600 block of S Sixth St. in Champaign, which was left unattended with the keys in the ignition. The vehicle plates displayed at the time of theft were Illinois DS45410, and the back windshield and rear passenger windows were tinted. Security cameras captured images of the two offenders walking around

Campustown before and during the incident. Police seek the public’s assistance in locating the vehicle and identifying the suspects captured on video. The first suspect appeared to be a darker skinned black male last seen wearing a black mask, black sweatshirt, jeans with red shorts underneath, and white shoes. The second suspect appeared to be a lighter skinned black male wearing a green or grey sweatshirt, jeans, black/white tennis shoes, and a black backpack.

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Retail Theft in Champaign - Posted 03-27-23
March 27, 2023

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

On March 1, 2023, at 5:00 p.m., three subjects entered Ulta Beauty located at 2023 N. Prospect Ave in Champaign. The trio selected over $3,000.00 worth of high-end fragrances and hair tools, and attempted to leave the store without paying. Some merchandise was recovered before the suspects fled in a black Chevy SUV. 

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects captured on video. The suspects appeared to be black females approximately 20-30 years old. The same suspects were reported to have also stolen merchandise from an Ulta Beauty location in Bloomington, Illinois.
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Armed Robbery at Five Guys - Posted 03/20/2023
March 20, 2023

On February 7, 2023, at approximately 9:40 p.m., police officers responded to a robbery at Five Guys Burgers and Fries, located at 901 West Anthony Drive in Champaign. Upon arrival, officers learned a male entered the restaurant and displayed a firearm, demanding money from the cash register. The suspect fled with over $400.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect captured on video. The suspect was described as a black male, 6’4” tall, and approximately 170 lbs. He was last seen wearing all-black clothing and may have left in a dark-colored SUV. The suspect appeared to have a tattoo of flames on his right hand.
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Shooting in Champaign - Posted 03/13/23
March 13, 2023

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a shooting. On December 13, 2022, at approximately 7:50 p.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the 900 block of West Beardsley Avenue in Champaign for a shooting with injuries. Upon arrival, officers located a 48-year-old male and a 28-year-old male, each with a single non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg. Both victims were transported to an area hospital, where they were treated and released. Champaign Police are seeking assistance identifying a person of interest related to this investigation.
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2021 Homicide in Champaign - Posted 03-06-23
March 06, 2023

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

On July 23, 2021, at 4:57 p.m., police officers responded to the 3000 block of Edward Hoffman Dr. in Champaign for a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located 26-year-old Jayvohn Foster with a single life-threatening gunshot wound to the abdomen. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.


Retail Theft in the City of Champaign - Posted 02/27/2023
February 27, 2023

On December 6, 2022, at approximately 7:16 p.m., one female and two male subjects entered T-Mobile located at 61 East Marketview Drive in Champaign. The female approached the counter and asked to purchase five iPhones. Once the phones were retrieved from a locked cabinet, one male distracted an employee and grabbed the phones from the counter. The other male stood by holding the door open until they were all exiting the business. The suspects fled with the phones valued at $4,500.00.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects captured on video. The female appeared to be a black female, wearing a yellow cap, black coat, light-colored jeans, and orange shoes. The male suspects appeared to be black males. One male was wearing a black hat, gray sweatshirt, black pants and shoes. The second male was wearing a maroon sweatshirt, black pants, and black shoes.

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Burglary - Posted0 2/13/23
February 13, 2023

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a burglary. Between January 17, 2023, at 2:30 P.M., and January 18, 2023, at 5:00 P.M., an unknown suspect(s) gained access into a storage garage in the 1600 block of Willow View Road in Urbana Township. Once inside, approximately 32 miscellaneous power tools were stolen, to include but not limited to, a hammer drill, circular saws, charging stations, drill sets and driver sets, framing nailers, trim gun, Sawzall, compact router, and wet/dry vacuum. The total estimated value of the stolen tools is over $11,000.00 dollars.

Package Theft in Urbana - Posted 02/06/23
February 06, 2023

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

On January 10, 2023, at 6:30 PM, an individual approached a residence in the 1500 block of S. Smith Rd. in Urbana. The male suspect removed a delivery package from the victim’s porch and fled the scene on foot.
 
The suspect is described as a black male wearing a black knit stocking cap with white lettering on the front, a black zip up jacket, and blue jeans with holes in the knee. The incident was captured on the victim’s video doorbell. The stolen property in this case has not been recovered.
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Assault in Champaign - Posted 01/30/2023
January 30, 2023

On September 4, 2022, at approximately 1:15 a.m., an unknown male asked the victim to follow him to another area inside Kam’s bar, located at 102 East Green Street in Champaign. The male then became aggressive and repeatedly pushed the female victim against a wall when she tried to leave. The victim was able to get away and the suspect left the area on foot.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video. The suspect was described as a white male with brown hair, 5’10” tall, and had a slight European accent. He was last seen wearing a black shirt with a lion design on the front and back, khaki pants, and white shoes.

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Identity Theft - Posted 01/23/2023
January 23, 2023

On January 3, 2023, at approximately 12:00 p.m., an unknown male entered the First Mid Bank & Trust located at 114 West Church Street in Champaign. The male presented a fake identification card and withdrew $8,800.00 from the victim’s account. The suspect left in an unknown direction.
 
Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video. The subject appeared to be a white male with a receding hairline, and was last seen wearing a blue surgical mask, blue jacket, and light-colored pants.
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