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If you have any information about these crimes or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Champaign County Crime Stoppers or submit a tip via this website or our P3Tips app. .  You do not have to give your name.  Crime Stoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and you will always remain 100% anonymous. 

3/20/2017 - Burglary to a Motor Vehicle and Credit Card Fraud
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On January 2, 2017 between 9:00 and 10:40 a.m., officers responded to a burglary to motor vehicle in the 2900- block of Crossing Court where they located the vehicle with a broken window. Stolen from the vehicle was a purse and its contents valued at over $1000. The credit cards from the purse were later used at Home Depot and Walgreens for merchandise totaling over $2200.

The suspect is described as a white female, 30-50 years old, 5’6”, 150 lbs with short blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a dark jacket and dark colored pants.

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3/13/2017 - Robbery at Circle K in Champaign
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On February 23, 2017 at 2:05 a.m., a black male entered the Circle K located at 1301 S Neil Street, Champaign and demanded money. The male was armed with a tire iron which he concealed underneath a blanket. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 30 years of age, 5’9”, 190 lbs, with a hoop earring in his right ear. He was last seen wearing a black ball cap, gray shirt, and black pants.

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3/6/2017 - Aggravated Battery, Burglary and Criminal Damage
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On March 12, 2016 at 11:00 p.m., two suspects entered the mall after hours and attempted to burglarize a business when they were interrupted by mall security. Both suspects began fighting the security officer and one suspect hit the security officer in the head multiple times with a small crowbar. Officers were able to apprehend one suspect on scene but the other suspect fled the area.

The two suspects have been identified and both have outstanding warrants. The male suspect who was arrested on scene is Terence A Brown, a black male, 52 years old, 5’10” and 180 lbs. He is wanted on a warrant for Failure to Appear for Aggravated Battery with Great Bodily Harm. The female suspect who fled the scene has been identified as Shawnta E Coleman, a black female, 31 years old, 5’4” and 170 lbs. She has a warrant for Retail Theft under another case with Champaign Police.


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2/27/2017 - U of I Police Department Seeking Assistance From the Public Reguarding Credit Card Fraud
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On December 16, 2016 at 12:42 p.m., a female entered Tech Zone located inside the Illini Union at 1401 West Green Street in Urbana and fraudulently used a credit card to purchase over $3,800.00 worth of merchandise.

The suspect is described as a black female, 5’6”, 190 lbs. with black and gold hair. She was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and black sweatpants, and was carrying a multi-colored backpack.

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2/17/2017 - Homicide in Champaign County

During the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the victim Deonta Rozier was found deceased lying in a field in the 5000-block of North Lincoln Avenue in Urbana. Subsequent investigation revealed the victim was shot by a firearm.

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2/13/2017 - Residential Burglaries in Champaign
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On February 8, 2017 between 1:46 a.m. and 11:33 a.m., a male entered approximately 20 unlocked apartments in the 200-block of East Green Street. At this time only two tenants have reported the unlawful entry where laptops were reported stolen from both, along with a wallet and two sets of keys.

The suspect is described as a black male, 18-25 years of age with a short to medium afro. The male was last seen wearing a dark North Face jacket, dark sweats with three vertical white stripes down the legs, and he was carrying a black Adidas drawstring backpack with three vertical white stripes up the middle.

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2/6/2017 - Residental Burglary in Champaign
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On January 17, 2017 at 1:50 p.m., a male entered an unlocked apartment in the 100-block of John Street and stole an Xbox One, two controllers, and four games. The suspect was described as a slim black male, 5’9” and appeared to be 17-21 years old. He was last seen wearing a black and gray White Sox jacket, black pants and black shoes.

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1/30/2017 - Robbery and Attempted Vehicular Hijacking

On January 11, 2017 at 6:23 p.m., two male subjects were attempting to break into vehicles at Champaign Ford City located at 701 W Marketview Drive in Champaign. An employee walking to his vehicle was confronted by the two subjects and then as the victim attempted to enter his vehicle, he was forcefully pulled from the vehicle. The victim was punched, pushed to the ground, and the subjects stole his wallet. The subjects attempted to take the employee’s vehicle but were unsuccessful.

Both offenders were described as being black males, 18-20 years of age, one wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and light colored pants, the other wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The offenders appeared to be running after a black SUV as they left the scene.

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1/9/2017 - Armed Robbery at Circle K in Savoy and Urbana
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On Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 1:37 a.m., Champaign County Deputies were dispatched to the “Circle K” gas station at 407 N Dunlap Avenue, Savoy, for an armed robbery that just occurred. The attendant working at the time reported that the suspect, armed with a firearm, entered the store alone. The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. The suspect was described as a white male with a thin build and approximately 5’02” tall. The suspect, who was masked, was wearing a black, blue, turquoise, white and gray hooded sweatshirt, blue gloves, blue jeans and tan boots. The suspect had with him a white, gray and black backpack with orange trim. The suspect is believed to be between the ages of 18-25.

Later that morning at 3:35 a.m., Urbana Police Officers were dispatched to the “Circle K” gas station at 809 W Green Street, Urbana for an armed robbery that just occurred at that location. The investigation revealed that the robber at the Urbana location was the same suspect from the Savoy armed robbery. (U16-07052)

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1/2/2017 - Armed Robbery of El Progreso
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This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers and the Champaign Police Department are seeking assistance from the public regarding an armed robbery.

On December 26, 2016, at 8:00 p.m., an armed subject entered El Progreso at 1001 West Bloomington, Champaign, and stole an undisclosed amount of currency. The suspect is a black male, 6’4”, wearing a black hoodie, dark pants, dark boots, with a silver handgun and a black and red backpack.

If you have any information regarding this crime, submit an anonymous tip using the button below.

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