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NOTE - The date listed in the title is the date of the posting, not the crime.

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.

Burglary from Champaign Business - 9-26-22
September 26, 2022

This week Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a burglary.

During the overnight hours of September 17-18, 2022, an unknown male gained entry into a restricted area at MUTI, Midwest Underground Technology, Inc, located at 2626 Midwest Court in Champaign. Once inside, the suspect cut the locks off numerous work trailers and stole tools and equipment stored inside. The male then drove off with one of the company’s “gator” four wheelers. The loss to the business is estimated at more than $30,000.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video. The suspect appeared to be wearing a white “Scream” character mask, a dark hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans.

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Retail Theft in the City Of Champaign-09/19/2022
September 19, 2022

On August 16, 2022, at approximately 3:30 p.m., two males entered Walmart, located at 2610 North Prospect Avenue in Champaign, and stole merchandise. Officers learned the males had concealed numerous items in a tote and left the store without paying for over $500.00 worth of merchandise. The males fled the area in a white GMC truck.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects captured on video. The suspects appeared to be two black males between 40-50 years old. One male was wearing an orange sleeveless t-shirt with an A+ Mechanicals, LLC company logo, and gray shorts. The second male was wearing a tan hat, black t-shirt, and blue jean shorts.

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Retail Theft - Urbana Meijer - 8/13/22
September 06, 2022

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a retail theft. On August 13, 2022, at approximately 5:20 PM, two males entered Meijer hypermarket in Urbana, located at 2500 Philo Road. While inside the store, the two individuals worked together to load over $1000.00 of electronics into backpacks, and then left the store without presenting the merchandise for purchase. The suspects left the area in a black Chevrolet Impala with a damaged rear window which was covered with tape and plastic. The suspects were described as follows: 1. Black male, low to mid 20s wearing a purple do-rag, yellow surgical mask, and white long sleeve MTV shirt. 2. Black male, upper 20s with a beard. He wore a black do-rag, blue surgical mask, and black zip-up sweatshirt with three white stripes on the sleeves. Both suspects left the store carrying backpacks.
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Rantoul shooting 8/14/22
August 29, 2022

On August 14, 2022, at approximately 10:47 PM, the Rantoul Police Department was dispatched to the 700 block of Cantonment Avenue, for a report of multiple shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers learned up to three subjects, all wearing dark clothing, had approached a vehicle and began shooting into the vehicle.
Another subject wearing a red hoodie was seen shooting at another subject. Officers recovered several shell casings and located two vehicles which had been struck by gunfire.

Shooting in Champaign - 8-22-22
August 22, 2022

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

On August 13, 2022, at approximately 3:55 a.m., Champaign Police responded to the 1100 block of North Third Street for the report of a large gathering and fight. Shortly after arriving on scene, officers heard dozens of gunshots and soon discovered a 19-year-old male, with apparent gunshot wounds. Officers immediately rendered medical aid and the victim was transported by ambulance to Carle Foundation Hospital. While officers were at the hospital, a second gunshot victim arrived by personal transport. This victim, a 25-year-old male, had multiple gunshot wounds. Both victims are currently in stable condition.

Police recovered dozens of shell casings and found multiple structures and vehicles had been struck by gunfire. 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 either during, before, or after the incident. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance.


Aggravated Battery - 8-15-22
August 15, 2022

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding an aggravated battery.

On August 6, 2022, at approximately 11:34 p.m., a male and female entered Green Street Pantry, located at 308 East Green Street in Champaign. Once inside an employee noticed the male appeared to be intoxicated and was threatening employees. The male grabbed and punched an employee in the face when he was advised they were not going to sell him alcohol. The subjects left the area in a white Nissan SUV.

Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects captured on video. The suspect appeared to be a black male, approximately 6’0” tall and 200 pounds, with tattoos on his right arm. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and white-washed jeans. The white female appeared to have blonde hair and was wearing a sleeveless blue jean shirt, jeans, and had a tattoo on her back.

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Retail Theft
August 01, 2022

Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding retail thefts. On multiple occasions in the last two months, a male subject has entered Haymakers, located at 3501 South Fields Drive in Champaign, and stolen liquor. The male enters the store, loads a backpack with liquor, and exits on foot making no attempt to make payment. The loss of merchandise is close to $900.00. Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video. The suspect appeared to be a medium build black male.
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Seeking information on bag contents - 7/22/22
July 22, 2022

Champaign police are seeking information on the contents of this bag.
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Lacey's Place theft - 7/20/22
July 22, 2022

On July 20, 2022, at approximately 1:07 PM, a man entered Lacey’s Place gambling parlor at 110 East University Avenue in Urbana and sat next to a customer at a gambling machine. The suspect picked up the victim’s cell phone and immediately left the business. The phone was valued at $875. The suspect was described as a black man, medium build with a receding hairline. He wore a black Snoop Dogg t-shirt, blue jean shorts, black Nike slides, black socks, and a backpack with a red handle on the top. The suspect arrived and left on a dark colored mountain bike with an oversized comfort seat.
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Retail Theft in Champaign - 7-18-22
July 18, 2022

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

On July 10, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m., a male subject entered Circle K, located at 4202 West Springfield Ave. in Champaign. The male selected liquor and cigarettes and approached the counter. He requested additional items to distract an employee and exited the store without paying for the merchandise.
 
Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video. The suspect was described as a black male in his 40’s, approximately 5’10” tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black tank top, black gym shorts, white shoes, and had unknown tattoos on his arms.
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Unlawful Possession of a Firearm 07-11-2022
July 11, 2022

On July 5, 2022, at approximately 4:00 p.m., officers observed a male subject with a firearm near the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Kenwood Road in Champaign. Officers attempted to make contact with the male, but he fled on foot discarding the firearm in his flight path.
 
Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video from a nearby business. The suspect appeared to be a black male in his 20’s, approximately 6’0” tall and 160-180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black mask, red hooded sweatshirt, and dark colored sweatpants.
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Armed Robbery, Slim Chickens- 7/5/2022
July 05, 2022

On June 12, 2022, at approximately 10:00 p.m., police officers responded to Slim Chickens, located at 2037 South Neil Street in Champaign, for an armed robbery. A male armed with a handgun entered the business, ordered store employees into the office, and forced them to turn over the contents of the safe. The suspect fled the store with an undisclosed amount of cash.
 
Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video. The male is described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 30-40 years old, wearing blue jeans, white shoes, a black Nike hoodie, and a blue face mask. Any local businesses are asked to review their exterior security footage around the time of the offense.
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Credit Card Fraud - 6/27/2022
June 27, 2022

STATUS: ARRESTED
This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding credit card fraud.
 
On March 28, 2022, two females entered a Menards in Normal, Illinois, located at 900 North Greenbriar Drive, and selected merchandise totaling over $2,600. The females paid for the items with a stolen credit card belonging to a Champaign resident.
 
On March 30, 2022, the same two females entered a Menards in Danville, Illinois located at 36 East West Newell Road. The females purchased merchandise again totaling over $2,600 and paid for the items with the same stolen credit card.
 
On April 2, 2022, the credit card was used by the females to charge over $4,800 at a Menards in Terre Haute, Indiana, located at 1888 East Jessica Drive.
 
Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects captured on video from one of the businesses. The first female appeared to be in her 30’s and was wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, an orange shirt with “CALVIN” repeated down the front, jeans, and white shoes. The second female appeared to be in her 50’s and was wearing a white hooded sweater, multicolored shirt, jeans, and white shoes. The females fled in a silver SUV with a cargo-type trunk that swings open.
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Retail Theft in Champaign - 6-13-22
June 13, 2022

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

On May 14, 2022, at 6:15 p.m., three males entered Zales located inside Market Place Mall in Champaign. The suspects, one adult and two juveniles, appeared to work together to steal a $3,200 gold chain. The suspects fled the store together.
 
The suspects were described as black males. The adult male was described as tall with round gold-rimmed glasses wearing a ball cap, red/orange shirt, and blue jeans with a wide brightly colored belt. One juvenile appeared to be wearing a dark hoodie and gray pants, and the second juvenile was wearing a black/white patterned hoodie and black pants.
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Aggravated Battery in the City of Champaign -6/6/2022
June 06, 2022

On May 18, 2022, at approximately 7:23 p.m., police officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 400 Block of East Church Street in Champaign. Upon arrival, officers learned that one house was struck in the shooting, and a child inside
the home sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his hand; he was treated at a local hospital and released. Soon after that, officers learned an 18-year-old male arrived at a local hospital by personal transport with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his arm.
 
A scene was located at East Church Street and North Fourth Street intersection with multiple shell casings in the right-of- way. A preliminary investigation revealed that two suspects were on foot in the area when they opened fire on a third individual on the street. The suspects fled the area in a white four-door sedan, last seen traveling north on Fourth Street immediately after the shooting.
 
Any resident or business in the nearby area with exterior surveillance camera systems is encouraged to notify the police department. It is believed video footage may be of investigative assistance. No arrests have been made, and the
investigation is ongoing.


Shooting at Mach 1 Food Stop Champaign- May 11, 2022
May 31, 2022

This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers is seeking assistance from the public regarding a shooting.
 
On May 11, 2022, at around 8:40 pm, officers responded to a shooting at the Mach 1 Food Stop located in the 900 block of Bloomington Road in Champaign. Officers arrived and found evidence of a shooting, including surveillance footage from the business, which captured four people exchanging gunfire.
 
Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the persons captured on the video. The subjects involved in the shooting are believed to be black males of unknown age. After the shooting, all involved parties fled in two different vehicles described below:

Suspect vehicle #1 - Silver Pontiac Sedan
Suspect vehicle #2 - White Dodge Sedan
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Shooting in Pheasant Ridge - 5/14/2022
May 23, 2022

Champaign County Crime Stoppers seeks assistance from the public regarding a shooting. On May 14, 2022, at approximately 8:22 p.m., a shooting occurred in the 600 block of Autumn Fields Lane in the Pheasant Ridge Subdivision. Multiple people reported hearing several gunshots in the area. When officers arrived, they located evidence of a shooting and numerous houses struck by gunfire.
 
Witnesses reported seeing up to three subjects possibly involved in the shooting incident. Their descriptions are as follows:
  • Subject #1 – Black male, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants, and dark hair.
  • Subject #2 – White male, wearing a white shirt and dark pants.
  • Subject #3 – Incomplete description.
After the shooting, the three subjects were last seen running to the north. Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying these three and obtaining any surveillance video related to this shooting.


Campustown Stabbing - 4/30/22
May 16, 2022

On April 30, 2022, at approximately 2:11 a.m., an aggravated battery occurred at Green Street Cafe, located at 35 East Green Street in Champaign. An argument between two females escalated into a physical fight, and one female was battered and stabbed. A male tried breaking up the altercation and also sustained minor injuries. The female was later treated and released from the hospital. Police seek the public’s assistance in identifying the person captured on video. The suspect was described as a light-skinned black female with shoulder-length reddish hair. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants. The suspect possibly left the area in a blue Ford F-450 pickup truck.
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Theft and Credit Card Fraud in Champaign
May 09, 2022

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

On April 24, 2022, at approximately 11:00 a.m., a theft occurred at Home Goods in Campaign when an unknown offender(s) stole the victim’s wallet from her purse while it was unattended in a shopping cart. Within 45 minutes one of the victim’s credit cards had been used at the Urbana Walmart with purchases totaling just under $2300. A second purchase was attempted for $2,900.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subjects captured on video. The suspects appeared to be two males, White or Hispanic, wearing ball caps. The first male was wearing a navy sweatshirt with medium-colored jeans, and the second male was wearing a camouflage sweatshirt with light-colored jeans. The males left in what appeared to be a black Ford Explorer.
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Attempted Armed Robbery in the City of Urbana -05/02/2022
May 02, 2022

On April 20, 2022, at approximately 11:34 p.m., police officers responded to the B-Spirits Gas Station in Urbana, located at 306 West Main Street, for an attempted robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned a male had gone behind the counter and demanded the clerk open the cash register. The offender left the store when the clerk refused.
 
Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured on video. The suspect appeared to be a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, red bandana, and camo backpack.
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