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Disclaimer: The information on this page was provided to Champaign County Crime Stoppers by local law enforcement. The information was valid at the time it was posted but may be subject to change without notice.

Arson Committed in the City of Champaign- 07/26/2021
July 26, 2021

On July 9, 2021, between 12:50 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., an unknown subject(s) set fire to three garbage cans at Hessel Park, located at 500 West Kirby Avenue in Champaign.
 
On July 23, 2021, at 6:02 a.m., an unknown subject(s) set fire to a sign and its supporting posts at Robeson Meadows West Park, 2801 Springhill Lane, in Champaign. The suspect also attempted to set fire to a table. Champaign Park District staff advised they have had arson damage to approximately six different parks in the past several months.


Retail Theft in the City of Champaign 07/19/2021
July 19, 2021

On July 10, 2021, at approximately 3:22 p.m., a male and female entered Rural King, located at 913 West Marketview Drive in Champaign. Once inside, the suspects selected several tools then left the store without paying for the merchandise. The tools were valued at over $2,300.
 
The male suspect appeared to be a black male, bald, wearing a dark colored long sleeve button-up shirt with an orange safety vest, blue jeans, and dark shoes. The female suspect appeared to be a black female with shoulder
length dark hair, wearing a black hat, black shirt, black pants, and black/white Nike shoes.
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Theft and Deceptive Practices in the City of Champaign -07/12/2021
July 12, 2021

On May 12, 2021, between 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., suspects stole a wallet from an elderly female’s shopping cart at the Champaign Meijer, located at 2401 North Prospect Avenue. The suspects used the debit/credit cards at the nearby Walmart and Target stores. The suspects made charges totaling over $11,000 in less than thirty minutes.
 
Surveillance video captured the offenders at the various department stores. They appeared to be three males and one female, all white or Hispanic. Video showed the offenders left the area in a white SUV, believed to be a Mazda CX-9.
 
Offender 1, a male, was wearing a blue coat and tan pants. Offender 2, a female, was wearing a blue sleeveless shirt, jeans, and appeared to have a tattoo on her right shoulder. Offender 3, the male who grabbed the wallet, was wearing a blue sweatshirt and jeans. Offender 4, a male, was wearing a navy-blue long-sleeved shirt with a dark vest and dark pants. All subjects were wearing ball caps with some type of lettering or emblem on the front and face masks.
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Burglaries in the Village of Mahomet - 07/06/2021
July 06, 2021

Over the Memorial Day weekend of May 29, 2021, several burglaries occurred at storage units and other facilities in Mahomet. Units at Taylor Storage on Hickory Street and Rusk Storage on Lake of the Woods Road were victimized. Additionally, the Cornbelt training facility and commercial trucks, located at Circle K on Prairieview Road were accessed. Tools were the primary target of the offender(s).
 
Investigators are actively investigating all leads and seeking any information in relation to this case. Police are asking any businesses or anyone in the involved neighborhood with surveillance cameras to review the footage for any suspicious persons or vehicles captured in the area either prior to or after the incident.


Armed Robbery in the City of Urbana - 6/28/2021
June 28, 2021

On June 11, 2021, at approximately 12:24 AM, a male suspect approached two victims outside the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, located at 208 North Wright Street, Urbana. The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded the victims’ wallets and cellphones. The suspect fled east from the area with the stolen property.
 
The suspect was described as a black male in his early or mid-twenties. He was approximately 5’9” – 5’11” tall and 160-170 lbs. He wore a red hooded sweatshirt and blue surgical mask. A subject matching the general description was captured on video in the area. Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the suspect.
 
The suspect was observed prior to the robbery interacting with a potential person of interest. The person of interest was wearing a gray polo and Atlanta Braves hat. Detectives are also seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the person of interest.
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Two Burglaries in Royal and Urbana ,Illinois-06/21/2021
June 21, 2021

During the nighttime hours of June 1, 2021, and early morning hours of June 2, 2021, unknown suspect(s) forcibly entered Ehler Brother’s Fertilizer, located at 2475 County Road 2100 North in rural Royal, as well as Wingfield Manufacturing,
located at 5811 North High Cross Road in rural Urbana.
 
In both incidents, shop doors, not visible from the roadway, were pried open. Once inside the suspect(s) stole numerous power tools and other miscellaneous items valued at approximately $8,000.
 
A plasma cutting torch valued at approximately $2,000 was taken in the burglaries and most power tools that were stolen were Milwaukee brand tools.


Shooting Investigation in the City of Urbana-6/14/2021
June 14, 2021

On June 7, 2021, police officers responded to Walgreen’s, located at 1801 South Philo Road, in Urbana for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers observed the main entrance had been struck by bullets and they found several shell casings. A review of videos showed two black males running from the area after being approached by a dark colored sedan that was believed to contain the shooter.

Burglary in the Village of Rantoul -06/07/2021
June 07, 2021

On Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 at approximately 5:00 A.M., Officers were dispatched to Shooters Bar and Grill, located at 215 S. Tanner St. Rantoul Illinois, for a report of an open door on the business. When officers arrived, they located damaged gaming machines, consistent with someone breaking into the machines. The offender was able to remove an unknown amount of US Currency from the machines before leaving the business.
 
The suspect is observed wearing dark colored pants, dark hoodie, facemask, gloves, and white tennis shoes. The image below was taken from security cameras from within the business.
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Aggravated Assault in the City of Champaign-5/24/2021
May 24, 2021

On Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at approximately 12:11 p.m., the victim was sitting in his vehicle in front of One Stop Food and Liquor, located at 701 North Neil Street, in Champaign when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and attempted to pull the trigger, however the gun failed to discharge. The suspect tried manipulating the firearm before running from the scene.
 
The suspect was described as a black male wearing a black hoodie with white stripes, red shirt, black sweatpants, and a shirt wrapped around his face. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the subject who was captured on video.
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Aggravated Robbery in the City of Champaign
May 17, 2021

On Sunday, May 2, 2021 at approximately 3:00 p.m., police officers responded to Kaufman Lake, located at 2702 West Springfield Avenue, in Champaign for the report of a robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned the victim was walking around Kaufman Lake when she was approached by the suspect. The suspect held the
victim at knife point and demanded her cell phone. The suspect fled on foot with the victim’s phone.
 
The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 20-25 years of age, with a tattoo on his lower left leg. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark shorts, and a blue surgical mask. A composite photo of the suspect is attached.
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Traffic Accident in the Village of Pesotum -5/10/2021
May 10, 2021

On Monday, April 26, 2021 at 4:34 PM, a traffic accident occurred at 900E County Road 250N in Pesotum, that sent one person operating a motorcycle to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Champaign County Sheriff’s Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a blue truck that might have contributed to the cause of the accident.

Homicide in the City of Urbana.- 05/03/2021
May 03, 2021

On the afternoon of April 11, 2021, Urbana Police Officers responded to the 1100 block of South Webber Street for reports of shots fired. Upon their arrival, they found a 46-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Witnesses observed a silver sedan near the scene at the time of the shooting and it is believed to be involved.

Fraudulent Activity in the City of Champaign - 04/19/2021
April 19, 2021

On Saturday, April 10, 2021 at approximately 6:08 p.m., a female entered the Hobby Lobby, located at 2102 North Neil Street in Champaign, and fraudulently purchased merchandise with a stolen credit card. A male subject, who accompanied the female, pushed the merchandise out of the store.
 
The offenders were described as a white female, with long blonde hair wearing a pink shirt, tan jacket, blue jeans, carrying a red and black plaid bag. The other subject was described as a white male, wearing a dark long sleeve shirt, black shorts, a black hat and had a scar underneath his right eye.
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Theft in the City of Champaign- 04/12/2021
April 12, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at approximately 9:20 a.m., two males entered the Target store, located at 603 East Green Street in Champaign, and stole Apple merchandise. An employee unlocked the display case to show the males a phone. The males stole several items from the display case and fled the store. On the way out, a customer confronted the suspects causing them to drop some of the items. The suspects fled with over $1,000 in merchandise.
 
The offenders were described as two black males, one 5’8” and approximately 200 lbs. He was last seen wearing a gray hat and blue shirt. The second male was approximately 5’11” and 160 lbs., wearing a blue Nirvana hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The offenders left in a larger black SUV with Pennsylvania license plates which was later determined to be stolen.
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Theft and Criminal Damage to Property - 4/5/2021
April 05, 2021

 This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding theft and criminal damage to property.

On March 3, 2021, between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m., an unidentified male entered the apartment building, located at 507 South Second St, in Champaign for an unlawful purpose. While inside the apartment building, the male attempted to steal a moped, causing significant damage to it in the process. The male then utilized a red wagon to aid him in stealing several packages from the lobby.  The offender is described as a white male, medium build, last seen wearing an orange hoodie, dark colored shorts, and white Adidas sneakers. The offender has multiple tattoos on the lower half of both legs.
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Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property in the Village of Savoy - 03/29/2021
March 29, 2021

On February 14th, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m., two unknown suspects forced entry into Captain Jack’s Consignment, located at 501 South Dunlap Avenue, Suite A, in Savoy. Once inside, the suspects broke a glass display case and stole approximately $2,000 worth of football and basketball trading cards.
 
Suspect #1 - Unknown race male, approximately 6'6" and 200lbs. Subject was wearing a white Under Armour hooded sweatshirt, light colored sweatpants, white shoes, white gloves, and a mask. Subject appears to be lefthanded.
 
Suspect #2 - Unknown race male, approximately 6'-6'2" and 180 lbs. Subject was wearing a dark colored sweatshirt, light colored pants, dark shoes, black gloves, and a mask. Subject also had what appeared to be a backpack on his front as well as another bag.
 
Surveillance video from the nearby Walmart shows the suspects last running north towards Ellen Drive
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Several Peeping Toms / Exposure Incidents In the City of Urbana - 3/22/2021
March 22, 2021

On the evening of Sunday, March 14th, 2021, police responded to two peeping tom / exposure incidents in Urbana. One incident occurred around 8:10 p.m. in the 500 block of West Main Street and the second around 9:45 p.m. in the 700 block of West Oregon Street. In the early morning hours of Monday, March 15th, 2021, police responded to a third incident which occurred around 2:00 a.m. in the 300 block of South Busey Avenue. The suspect was described as a tall black male possibly in his 20’s.
 
Police are seeking information on any similar incidents and asking anyone in the involved neighborhoods with surveillance cameras to review footage for any suspicious person captured in the area around the time of the incidents.


Theft/ Credit Card Fraud in the City of Champaign - 3-8-21
March 08, 2021

On February 5, 2021, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., an unknown male stole a wallet from a shopping cart at Meijer on North Prospect Avenue in Champaign. Officers responded and learned one of the victim’s credit cards was used at the Champaign Target shortly after the theft. The credit card was used to purchase gift cards and other merchandise totaling over $1,700.00.
 
Surveillance video captured the suspect at Target, who appeared to be a white male, 5’10” weighing approximately 250 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue/gray stocking cap, tie dye mask, brown coat, blue shirt, and jeans. 
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Theft in the City of Champaign - 2-15-21
February 15, 2021

On Saturday, February 6, 2021 at approximately 2:38 p.m., police officers responded to the 1300-block of West Church Street in Champaign for a theft. An elderly couple met the suspect, who had agreed to purchase their iPhone 11 via Facebook. The suspect asked to look at the phone prior to making payment then fled the scene with the phone. The phone was valued at over $500.00.
 
The offender was captured on surveillance video. He appears to be a black male with short dreads, approximately 5’10” tall, 150 pounds, and was last seen wearing a navy blue Under Armour jacket and jeans.
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Theft in the city of Champaign - 2-1-21
February 01, 2021

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at approximately 4:05 p.m., police officers responded to Verizon, 2116 South Neil Street in Champaign, for a theft.
 
A male entered the Verizon store and stole a blue Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max from the display counter while the employee was distracted. The offender ran out of the store and fled the scene in a black Chevrolet Malibu with an unknown Illinois license plate.
 
The offender was captured on surveillance video. He appears to be a black male, in his twenties, approximately 5’06” tall, skinny build, last seen wearing a black face mask, blue hoody, black printed lounge pants and black slides.
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