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Burglary in the Village of Rantoul
June 08, 2020
On Sunday, May 31, 2020 at approximately 10:53 P.M., officers were dispatched to Colonial Liquors, 219 South Maplewood Drive, Rantoul, for reports of subjects exiting the closed business with items in their hands. Officers arrived and found a front window had been broken out allowing entry into the building Surveillance video showed multiple subjects entering the business through the broken window and taking items.
Burglary in the City of Champaign
May 26, 2020
On April 16, 2020 between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., a male entered Le Wash car wash located at 1902 West Bradley Avenue in Champaign and damaged the coin dispensers, gaining access to the coins inside. The suspect stole approximately $3000.00. Surveillance video captured the suspect committing the theft.
The suspect appears to be a white male, 6’0” tall and approximately 180 pounds. He appears to be wearing a dark colored hat, zip-up hooded sweatshirt with writing on the front and jeans. The suspect was driving a black sedan, possibly a Subaru.
Theft in the City of Champaign
May 11, 2020
On April 26, 2020 at approximately 2:30 p.m., an unidentified male entered a University Group apartment building located at 302 South First Street in Champaign and went through multiple packages left in the lobby for tenants. The subject stole a jacket from one of the packages, valued at approximately $200.00. Surveillance video captured the suspect during the theft. The suspect appears to be a black male, wearing a red hat and all- black clothing.
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm in the City of Urbana
May 04, 2020
On Monday April 27, 2020 at approximately 11:20PM, police responded to reports of gun shots in the area of Sunset Drive and North Busey Avenue in Urbana. Upon arrival, officers determined a residence in the 900 block of North Busey Avenue had been struck by gunfire. Fortunately, none of the occupants of the residence were injured. Officers located several spent shell casings at the scene.
Arson in the Villiage of Rantoul
April 27, 2020
On Monday, April 13, 2020 at approximately 12:43 A.M., a police officer observed smoke and flames coming from a building in the 100 block of North Garrard Street in Rantoul. The building housed a Mexican restaurant and grocery store. Arson investigators determined the fire was intentionally set. The building and its contents sustained extensive damage. Surveillance video captured three subjects in the area just prior to the fire. These subjects have not yet been identified, and their involvement with the fire, if any, is not known.
Aggravated Battery in the City of Champaign
April 20, 2020
On April 16, 2020, at approximately 4:46 p.m., police responded to the 2500 block of West John Street in Champaign for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a 17-year-old male with a serious gunshot wound. It is believed a silver Pontiac Grand Am seen leaving the area immediately after the shots were heard may have been involved.
Car Burglaries in the Village of Mahomet
April 13, 2020
A series of car burglaries were reported to police on April 3, 2020, having occurred over the previous night. The burglaries occurred in the 300 block of Prairie View Road, the 700 block of Gavin Road, the 2000 block of Macon Street, and the 2000 block of Prairie Grass Lane in Mahomet. All the addresses are within or adjacent to the Prairie Crossing subdivision.
Arson in the City of Champaign
April 06, 2020
On Sunday, March 8, 2020, the Champaign Fire Department responded to a residential home, also an “Airbnb” short-term rental location, in the 800 block of West Vine Street in Champaign for a working fire. Fire investigators discovered the fire originated in the kitchen and believe the fire to have been set intentionally. Security footage from the day of the fire shows an unidentified black male wearing a black stocking cap, black zip up sweatshirt, black sweatpants with white stripes down the side, and brown boots inside the residence prior to the fire department arriving on scene.
Armed Robbery in the City of Champaign
March 30, 2020
On March 22, 2020 at approximately 9:13 pm, a male suspect entered the Circle K, located at 1503 North Neil Street in Champaign, displayed a handgun and robbed the gas station of currency and cigarettes. The male fled on foot; however, a gold sedan parked at the pumps just before the robbery may have been involved.
The suspect was described as a black male wearing a gray hoodie, gray sweatpants and carrying a black handgun. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the subject who was captured on video.
Identity Theft in the Cities of Urbana and Decatur
March 23, 2020
On Monday, March 9, 2020 at 4:17pm, a female entered the University of Illinois Credit Union, located at 206 East University Avenue in Urbana, and attempted to open an account using the victim’s identity. The suspect presented a fraudulent Illinois driver’s license with her photograph on it and the victim’s information attached to it. The suspect was denied service when she could not answer the security questions correctly. The suspect left in a gold GMC SUV being driven by a black male. The same suspect(s) were later able to successfully withdraw funds from a different victim’s account at a Busey Bank branch in Decatur, Illinois. It is not known how the victim’s identities were compromised.
Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Battery in the city of Champaign
March 16, 2020
On March 1, 2020 at approximately 11:13 p.m., two male victims were approached outside One Stop Food and Liquor at 701 North Neil Street in Champaign and asked to make change for $20.00. One victim pulled out his
wallet and the suspects attempted to grab it causing the wallet and the currency inside to fall to the ground. During a struggle for the money, one victim was pushed backwards. The suspects fled and one suspect brandished a knife as the other victim attempted to follow. Missing from the wallet was a total of $1,460.00.
The suspects were described as black males in their 20’s. The first wearing a light blue hoodie, jeans and white shoes, and the second wearing a dark blue hoodie with a white stripe, red shirt, dark jeans, and yellow/black shoes. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the subjects who were captured on video.
Theft in the City of Champaign
March 09, 2020
Sometime between 8:00 p.m. on February 28, 2020 and 6:00 a.m. on February 29, 2020, unknown subject(s) stole three catalytic converters from U-Haul trucks in the U-Haul business parking lot at 306 East University Avenue in Champaign. Replacement cost including labor for each truck is approximately $1,200.00.
Commericial Burglaries in the Village of Mahomet
March 02, 2020
In the overnight hours of Tuesday, February 18, 2020 an unknown subject(s) forced or attempted to force entry into five businesses in Mahomet. Three of the businesses were located in the 100 block of South Lincoln Street and two were located on East Oak Street. The suspect(s) left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Theft in the City of Champaign
February 24, 2020
On February 18, 2020 at approximately 2:58 p.m., a male entered Arrowhead Lanes, located at 1401 N. McKinley Avenue in Champaign, and proceeded to the office. Once inside the office, the male stole two bank bags from an open safe. The suspect made away with approximately $1,000.00.
The suspect was described as a black male, 5’7 and 160 lbs. last seen wearing a white jacket, dark pants, and red/white shoes. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the subject who was captured
Burglaries in the City of Champaign
February 17, 2020
On February 11, 2020 between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., a subject forced entry into three area businesses in search of cash. The businesses involved were Ippatsu Hair Salon at 73 Chester Street, Manzella’s Italian Patio at 115 S. First Street and Byers Vacuum at 77 E. University Avenue, all in Champaign. The suspect left with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect appeared to be a black male wearing a black coat with a white hoodie underneath. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the subject who was captured on video.
Theft in the City of Champaign
February 10, 2020
On January 15, 2020 at approximately 6:45 p.m., a subject entered Sam’s Club, located at 915 W. Marketview Drive in Champaign. The subject loaded three televisions onto a cart and waited for the entry door to be unattended. He then fled with the stolen property. It was reported the same suspect was also involved in the theft of five televisions from Sam’s Club on December 30, 2019.
The suspect was described as a black male in his 50’s, last seen wearing glasses, a black stocking cap, brown coat with a gray hooded jacket underneath and a white shirt.
Armed Robbery in the Village of Rantoul
February 03, 2020
On Saturday, January 18, 2020 at approximately 11:25 a.m., a subject entered the Verizon store, located at 322 East Champaign Avenue in Rantoul. The subject displayed a handgun and directed the employee to the storage room. The subject forced the employee to open the safe and place the contents into a bag. The suspect fled the business on foot with numerous iPhones, iPads and Samsung Galaxy phones.
The suspect was described as a black male, 5’10” tall, wearing a blue jacket with the hood up and a scarf over his face, and dark-colored pants. He was last observed walking eastbound in the alley behind the business.
Bank Robbery in the city of Champaign
January 27, 2020
On January 22, 2020, at approximately 4:46 p.m., officers responded to the First Mid Bank and Trust located at 2911 Crossing Court for reports of a bank robbery. Upon arrival, officers learned a suspect entered the bank, displayed a handgun, jumped the counter and demanded money. The suspect fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of currency.
The suspect is believed to be a male and approximately 5 feet 4 inches tall with a thin build. The suspect was seen wearing light blue jeans, a green and blue colored hooded sweatshirt, gloves, tan boots and a skeleton face mask.
Bank Robbery in the City of Champaign
January 21, 2020
On January 10, 2020 at approximately 11:15 a.m., officers responded to First Midwest Bank located at 812 West Springfield Avenue in Champaign for a bank robbery. Employees advised a female had entered the bank and demanded money while implying she had a weapon. The female suspect fled in a silver sedan which was later found to be stolen.
The suspect was described as a black female in her 20’s with long black hair believed to be a wig. She was approximately 5’6” tall and was last seen wearing dark sunglasses, a gray shirt, green/red flannel shirt and blue jeans.
Retail Theft in the City of Champaign
January 13, 2020
On Saturday, January 4, 2020 within thirty minutes of each other, retail thefts occurred at two businesses; T- Mobile at 2504 N. Prospect Avenue and Disc Replay at 2012 N. Prospect Avenue in Champaign. The same male and female are believed to be suspects in both thefts. Items stolen included cell phones and a tablet with a combined value of over $3,000.00.
The first suspect was a black male in his 20s, wearing a white stocking cap, a pink and black Looney Tunes jacket, light washed jeans and earrings in both ears. The second suspect was a black female in her 20s, wearing a navy blue coat, distressed jeans, and carrying a brown or yellow purse. The female had long braided hair pulled back in a ponytail.