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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. 

5/22/2017 - Report of a Shooting in the 900 Block of North Third Street in Champaign
On May 16, 2017 at 10:21 p.m., Champaign Officers were dispatched to the 900-block of N. Third Street for the report of a shooting. Several shots had been fired but luckily no individuals had been hit. During the incident two homes and numerous vehicles were damaged by bullets. A large group of people left the scene running southwest through the park

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5/15/2017 - Burglaries to Motor Vehicles and Credit Card Frauds
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On May 3-4 and May 8-9, 2017 two black males entered several unlocked vehicles and stole wallets, U.S. currency, and jewelry. Shortly after the burglaries the males used the stolen credit cards and made numerous purchases at local retail establishments totaling over $1500.

The suspects are both described as black males, thin, in their late teens to early 20s. The suspects were wearing ball caps and black or dark hooded sweatshirts and dark shoes. The males were wearing black or dark pants during some transactions and khaki or beige pants during other transactions.

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5/8/2017 - Stolen Debit/Credit Card Numbers Produced into Cloned Cards for Unauthorized Purchases In Area Store
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This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers and the Urbana Police Department would like the public’s assistance identifying two subjects who have used stolen debit/credit card numbers produced into cloned cards for unauthorized purchases at area stores. The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office and Champaign Police Department have also taken multiple reports in which the same suspect has been identified from surveillance images. The male, in the red shirt, is the common suspect in all of these cases. He is believed to drive or haveaccess to a newer gray Infiniti QX60 SUV.


The accompanying photos are from April 9, 2017 at a grocery store in Urbana. A $200 gift card was purchased along with a few inexpensive items. The primary suspect appears to be Hispanic or a well-tanned white male, approximately 35 years old, with a muscular build, clean shaven with a 2” buzz haircut. It is possible they are not residents of Illinois or central Illinois. He may have been a guest at some area motel/hotels.

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5/1/2017 - Shots Fired at Third and Washington in Champaign

On March 28, 2017 at 8:42 p.m., Champaign Police were dispatched to the area of Third/Washington for a report of shots fired. Shortly thereafter officers were notified a black male with a gunshot wound walked into Carle Hospital in Urbana. The victim received treatment for a single gunshot wound and was later released from the hospital.

The suspect is described as a dark skinned black male, 18-20 years old, 6’ tall and skinny. He was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

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4/24/2017 - Home Invasion in Champaign

On April 7, 2017 at 11:30 p.m., two black males armed with a handgun entered a home in the 1200-block of Gertrude Avenue in Champaign. The suspects demanded the home owner go through the residence with them as they rummaged through every room. The suspects then left with numerous items of property and the victim’s vehicle. The stolen vehicle has been recovered.


The suspects are both described as black males, 15-16 years of age, 5’10” and 150-160 lbs. Both males were wearing a black hat, black mask, and black shirt and pants.

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4/17/2017 - Armed Robbery at Dotty`s Slots in Champaign
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On April 9, 2017 at 2:10 a.m., a male suspect entered Dotty’s Slots at 501 S Mattis Avenue in Champaign. The suspect brandished a handgun and stole an undisclosed amount of currency.

The suspect is described as a tall, thin black male in his 20’s wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

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4/10/2017 - Armed Robbery/Aggravated Battery at Circle K in Champaign
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On April 1, 2017 at 5:43 a.m., a male suspect entered the Circle K at 2315 W Springfield in Champaign and threatened the clerk with a knife while demanding money. When the clerk refused to give the suspect money, the suspect threw a hot cup of coffee on the clerk before fleeing the scene.

The suspect is described as an older black male with black and gray hair, approximately 5’8” tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a dark blue hoodie with a white liner in the hood.

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4/3/2017 - Residential Burglary in Urbana

On December 20, 2016 at 7:14 a.m., the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office was called to the 1100-block of Eastern Ave in Urbana for a residential burglary. US Currency, vehicle and boat titles, and jewelry were stolen from the residence. Three to four individuals are suspected of committing the burglary and were possibly driving a pickup truck.

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3/27/2017 - Armed Robbery at the Circle K in Urbana
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On February 25, 2017 at 3:09 a.m., officers responded to the Circle K located at 507 W University in Urbana for the report of an armed robbery. Prior to officers arriving, the suspect had pointed a handgun at the cashier and commanded her to get onto the floor behind the counter where he proceeded to bind her hands behind her back. The suspect demanded the cashier tell him how to open the register, which the suspect then emptied before fleeing the gas station.

The suspect was described as a black male in his 20’s and is about 5’8” tall. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and had a black mask pulled over his face.

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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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