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Burglary in the City of Champaign -09/20/2021
September 20, 2021
On August 28, 2021, at approximately 11:48 p.m., a suspect stole keys from a desk in the I-Hotel Conference Center, located at 1900 South First Street in Champaign. On August 30, 2021, between 1:42 a.m. and 5:17 a.m., the same suspect took money from a cash drawer at the I-Hotel front desk and stole a tablet from a catering office using the stolen keys.
The suspect appeared to be a white male around 6 feet tall of average build. He was last seen wearing a white D.A.R.E. t-shirt and white and blue baseball cap. He has tattoos on both arms and one on the back of his head. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the subject who was captured on video.
Theft / Criminal Damage in Champaign County -09/13/2021
September 13, 2021
Between August 13, 2021 and August 15, 2021, unknown suspects removed four catalytic converters from vehicles located at Gordyville in Gifford. The estimated damage to the vehicles was approximately $4,000.
Between August 22, 2021 and August 24, 2021, several other thefts of catalytic converters occurred within the Village of Savoy with an estimated damage of approximately $4,000.
On August 25, 2021, a theft of a catalytic converter occurred at Maranatha Baptist Church in Rantoul, which was captured on video. The estimated damage was approximately $1,000. The suspects were a male wearing a white
shirt and blue jean shorts, and another unknown subject. The suspects were seen in a tan/brown Honda sedan.
On August 28, 2021, between midnight and 8:00 a.m., two suspects entered the parking lot of Serra Subaru in Savoy and attempted to remove a catalytic converter from a vehicle, which was captured on video. The estimated damage is $1,000. The suspects were a male wearing a black sweatshirt and khaki shorts and a female wearing a multi-colored shirt and blue jeans. They were seen in a Buick Rendezvous with damage to the front passenger side headlight.
Attempted Burglary in the City of Urbana- 09/07/2021
September 07, 2021
On June 28, 2020, at 3:45 AM, two males forced entry into the satellite ATM at Heartland Bank located at 602 South Vine Street in Urbana. The males attempted to gain access to the money storage area but were unsuccessful. The suspects left and returned to try again at 5:20 AM but were again unable to make entry.
The first suspect appears to be a white male wearing a Chicago Bears #15 dark blue jersey, a green or blue Carolina cap, and red basketball shorts. Police are attempting to identify this male.
The second suspect was a black male who has been identified by evidence collected at the scene. His identity will not be released at this time.
Criminal Damage of Property in the City of Champaign 08/30/2021
August 30, 2021
On August 15, 2021, at approximately 1:18 p.m., a male subject approached a construction site at 301 South Wright Street in Champaign and started breaking out windows with a metal pole. The suspect was described as a black male, 5’9” to 5’11” tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a navy blue shirt, jeans, and no shoes. The damage to the building was valued at approximately $1,300.00.
Theft of Tools in the City of Champaign -08/23/2021
August 23, 2021
On August 11, 2021, at approximately 7:08 p.m., an unknown suspect entered Rural King, located at 913 West Marketview Drive, in Champaign and stole several DeWalt power tools concealing them in a covered child carrier. The suspect was described as a black female wearing a red head covering, face mask, and tan dress. The tools were valued at $2,990.94.
On August 14, 2021, at approximately 11:15 a.m., two black females entered the same Rural King in Champaign and stole several DeWalt and Milwaukee tools, concealing them in a plastic storage bin and garbage can. One female was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans, the second was slightly taller and wearing a reddish shirt. It is believed the females left in a smaller white car. These tools were valued at $3,464.87.
Criminal Damage to Property in the City of Champaign -08/09/2021
August 09, 2021
On July 24, 2021, at approximately 12:56 a.m., an unknown suspect approached the Sunnyside Dispensary, located at 1704 South Neil Street, in Champaign and fired a ball bearing into a window breaking the glass. The suspect was described as a white male, last seen wearing a black long sleeve shirt, gray undershirt, dark blue pants or jeans, a black face mask and black tactical vest. The window was valued at over $1,000.
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.
Criminal Damage / Attempted Theft in the City of Champaign 08/02/2021
August 02, 2021
On July 22, 2021, between midnight and 6:30 a.m., unknown suspects entered the parking lot of CIT trucking, located at 148 Leverett Road, in Champaign and removed the valve stems from forty (40) semi-trucks. Damage to the tires has been estimated at approximately four thousand dollars($4,000.00).
CIT’s Troy, Illinois location was also targeted prior to Champaign’s facility. At the Troy location, suspects stole thirty-six (36) semi tires valued at fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00). Video captured the suspects using a Penske rental truck to transport the stolen tires.
Police are asking anyone in the involved neighborhoods with surveillance cameras to review the footage for any suspicious persons or vehicles captured in the area either prior to or after these incidents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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