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Police are Seeking Assistance from the Public Reguarding a Burglary/ Credit Card Fraud (2017/11/20)
On November 7, 2017 at approximately 10:05 a.m., a male suspect entered a private office at Christie Clinic and stole credit cards from a purse. The credit cards were later used at Walmart to make purchases over $500.
The suspect is described as a tall black male, 25-35 years of age, with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a long sleeved gray shirt and jeans.
Champaign Police are Seeking Assistance From the Public Reguarding an Attempted Arson (2017/11/13)
During the hours of Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5:45 p.m. and Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:50 a.m., a window was broken to a business located in the 2100-block of S Neil Street. Found near the broken window, just inside the business, was what appeared to be an incendiary device. The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit was dispatched to this location to investigate and remove the device.
Police are Seeking Assistance from the Public Reguarding a Credit Fraud (2017/11/06)
On October 29, 2017 at approximately 5:05 p.m., a male suspect used a cloned credit card to make a purchase over $1000.00 at Target, located at 2102 N Prospect Avenue in Champaign.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a tan jacket with green camo-colored sleeves. The right sleeve of the jacket was embroidered with the letter ‘H’ and the front displayed the image of a shark. The suspect left the area in a dark colored SUV.
Sheriff's Office are Seeking Assistance Reguarding Several Burglaries from Motor Vehicles (2017/10/30)
Between September 17, 2017 and October 10, 2017, five (5) Burglary from Motor Vehicles (BMVs) have taken place at Winfield Village apartments located in Savoy, Illinois. Items taken from the vehicles included currency and electronics.
The BMVs are believed to be taking place during the nighttime and early morning hours between 11:00 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. The attached photo shows four (4) subjects seen on camera checking vehicle door handles and looking into vehicles on September 17, 2017 at 1:34 a.m.
The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office is also seeking information about three (3) BMVs that took place in
Philo, Illinois between October 3, 2017 and October 21, 2017. Items taken from the vehicles include purses
(and the contents) and currency.
Urbana Police are Seeking Assistance From the Public Reguarding an Identity Theft (2017/10/23)
During the weekend of July 29-30, an unidentified male entered the Champaign Target, Guitar Center, Best Buy and Menards stores and presented himself, as the victim - with the victim’s personal identification information, and successfully opened instant store credit accounts in the victim’s name. The suspect then made immediate purchases of merchandise worth over $3,000.00.
In particular, an Apple MacBook Pro 15.4” 512GB, Epson Fastfoto color printer, electronic DJ music equipment including: twin Yamaha 8” studio monitor speakers, Ableton PUSH 2 software controller, Ableton Live 9 software, AKG C214 condenser microphone, AKAI MPK249 Midi keyboard, and Yamaha MG10XU compact mixer. The suspect seemed knowledgeable about the DJ equipment and may have a connection to the music industry.
The victim had recently purchased a new car and believed his personal identity information was compromised during the finance application process.
The suspect was described as a large black male over 6’ tall and nearly 300 pounds. His head was bald with a full beard and mustache. On each occasion, the suspect wore the same blue dress shirt and khaki pants. I
Champaign Policeare Seeking Assistance from the Public Reguarding Deceptive Practices (2017/10/16)
On September 25, 2017 fraudulent transactions were made with a cloned credit card at multiple locations throughout Champaign, Rantoul, and Tuscola totaling over $600.00. (Reference C17-08633)
On October 2, 2017, a cloned credit card from a separate victim involved fraudulent transactions made in Champaign which totaled over $700.00. The same suspects have been identified in both cases. (Reference
Suspect one is described as a black male, 20-30 years of age with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a black Adidas zip-up jacket with black pants. Suspect two is described as a white or light-skinned black male, 20-30 years of age with a short beard. He was last seen wearing a black and gray jacket and black cap.
Champaign Police are Seeking Assistance Reguarding An Armed Robbery (2017/10/09)
On October 3, 2017 at approximately 12:20 a.m., a male suspect entered Mach One located at 902 Bloomington Road, Champaign. The male approached the counter with a large hunting knife in his hand and demanded
money from the cashier.
The suspect was described as a white male, 20-30 years of age, 5’8, 150 lbs. with dark black eyebrows. He was last seen wearing a bright pink hooded sweatshirt, white t-shirt, dark pants, and a white scarf covering his face.
Mahomet Police Department are Seeking Assistance From the Public Reguarding a Stolen Vehicle (2017/10/02)
A white 1987 Buick T-Type 2-door was stolen from Hatcher’s Cars located at 103 W. Oak St. in Mahomet. The theft occurred between 9/7/17 and 9/12/17. Two photos of the vehicle are attached below.
The Police are Seeking Assistance Reguarding a Credit Fraud (2017/09/25)
On August 2, 2017 at approximately 1:00 p.m., a victim left her debit card at a local service station. Several hours later, her card was used to make multiple purchases throughout Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy, which in total was over $600.
The suspect was seen on video picking up the missing debit card as he prepaid for his gas at the service station. The suspect is described as a black male driving a silver Chevy Suburban.
The Police are Seeking Assistance from the Public Reguarding a Burglary (2017/09/18)
On September 5, 2017 at approximately 4:30 a.m., a white female attempted to break into the back door of It’ll Do 2 bar, located at 215 S Lake of the Woods Road in Mahomet. The attempt was unsuccessful. At approximately 7:45 a.m. the female wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt broke into the business through a window. The female entered the business looking for items to steal and exited the bar. At approximately 9:00 a.m. the female again enters through the broken window, searches for items, and steals deposit bags containing cash along with some cigarettes. The female leaves through the broken window. The female suspect is believed to have walked through the wooded area behind the bar to gain entry to the premises.
The female is described as a white female, approximately 5’04” to 5’06”, 140-150 pounds, 20-30 years of age, wearing a dark maroon or burgundy colored hooded sweatshirt.
Police are Seeking Assistance from the Public Reguarding an Armed Robbery (2017/09/11)
On Thursday, August 31st, at 5:19 AM, Urbana patrol officers were dispatched to the Burger King, 1708 Philo Road, for a robbery that had just occurred. Officers learned that the offender was armed with a gun and demanded the employee get money from the safe. The offender took an undisclosed amount of money and directed the employee to tie himself up with a cord. The offender then fled the area prior to police arrival. The offender is described as a young,white or Hispanic male, 5’07”-5’09”, heavy build, wearing a dark blue and gray horizontally striped hooded sweatshirt, a black ski mask, dark pair of pants and carrying a brown bag.
Police are Seeking Assistance From the Public Reguarding a Burglary (2017/09/05)
Sometime between Saturday afternoon, July 22 and Monday morning, July 24, 2017, subjects forced entry into McCabe Bros. Tool Rental located at 411 North Wright Street in Champaign. The subjects stole over $25,000 worth of equipment utilizing a U-Haul box truck in the theft.
Armed Robbery at the Ribeye Restaurant (2017/08/28)
On August 18, 2017, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the Ribeye located at 1701 S Neil Street for a reported robbery. The victim was leaving the restaurant after closing when he was struck from behind and forced at gunpoint to reenter the building and open a safe. While inside, the suspects kicked in doors and threatened the victim with a knife. The suspects tied up the victim before leaving the building with an undisclosed amount of currency.
The suspects were described as two black males in their 20’s, around 5’10 with lean builds. Suspect one was last seen wearing a ski mask with white lettering and dark clothing. Suspect two was last seen wearing a black ski mask, dark shirt and blue jeans.
Forgery at Taco John's (2017/08/21)
On August 13, 2017 at approximately 6:13 p.m., a male subject entered Taco John’s restaurant located at 902 Meijer Drive in Champaign and placed an order. The subject paid for the order with a $100 bill, then left after receiving his change. The store later learned the subject had used a fraudulent $100 bill.
The suspect was described as a black male in his 30’s, 5’11, 185 lbs., with short black hair. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt over a white t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.
Shooting in Champaign (8/3/17) (2017/08/14)
On August 3, 2017 at approximately 8:10 PM, Champaign Police responded to the area of Elm Street and Beardsley Street, after receiving a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located the victim, Gus D. Edwards, age 53, suffering from a gunshot wound. Edwards was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Numerous Vehicle Burglaries between Kirby Ave. and Windsor Road in West Champaign (2017/08/07)
This week Champaign County Crime Stoppers and the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in solving numerous vehicle burglaries that occurred on the west side of Champaign. These burglaries occurred overnight between July 18 and July 19, 2017 with the exception of one burglary which occurred on July 29, 2017. The majority of these burglaries occurred west of Interstate 57 between Kirby Avenue and Windsor Road.
During the burglaries on July 19, the suspects rummaged through numerous vehicles and found the keys to a silver GMC SUV. The suspects stole the GMC, and it was later recovered in Chicago, Illinois. The suspects were captured on surveillance video at a business in Chicago. The suspects are two African American males possibly in their late teens to early 20s. A third suspect remained in the driver’s seat and was not captured on the surveillance video.
Two additional suspects were captured on surveillance video during a vehicle burglary on July 29, 2017. The suspects appeared to be Caucasian males in their teens. The suspects attempted to conceal their identity by covering their faces with shirts.
Also attached are pictures of two persons of interest. The two Caucasian males on bicycles were observed by a witness acting suspicious in the aforementioned area. The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying any of the subjects in the attached photographs.
Shooting in Champaign (7/20/17) (2017/07/31)
On July 20, 2017 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Champaign Police responded to the 900-block of North Third Street in Champaign for a reported shooting. Two victims were shot by gunfire and another subject was injured while fleeing the scene. All subjects were treated at local hospitals.
The suspect was described as a dark skinned black male, 6’ tall with unknown clothing. Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance with identifying the suspect(s) responsible for this shooting.
Burglary of Circle K in Champaign (2017/07/24)
On July 20, 2017 at approximately 2:10 a.m., Champaign Police responded to Circle K located at 601 N Neil in Champaign for an entry door alarm. Upon arrival Officers found the glass to the front door of the business had been broken. Video footage shows the suspect made entry and stole merchandise before fleeing the scene.
The suspect is described as a white male with a red sweatshirt, blue jeans and a white mask covering his face.
Forgery and Burglary to Motor Vehicles (2017/07/17)
Over the last couple weeks, vehicles have been broken into in Champaign and surrounding areas of Illinois and Indiana. Some of the same suspects have been identified in more than one burglary where checks are being stolen and cashed, then used to purchase gift cards at retail businesses.
The suspects are described as two black males and two white females, all between 20-30 years of age. Suspect #1 is a black male, thin build, seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white heart on the front and gray shorts with a zebra type stripe down the side. Suspect #2 is a black male, slightly heavier with short black hair, seen wearing a gray/black jacket, white t-shirt, and blue pants with two stripes down the side. Suspect #3 is a white female with dark hair, heavyset, seen wearing a black sweater and a black and white skirt or dress. Suspect #4 is a white female with long dark hair, seen wearing a mauve long-sleeved shirt and jeans.
Retail Theft (2017/07/10)STATUS
SUBJECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AND ARRESTED
On July 4, 2017 at approximately 11:00 p.m., Champaign Police responded to a business in the 2400 block of N Prospect for a reported shoplifting. A male had attempted to steal almost $1000 worth of merchandise but was stopped outside the store by security. The male fled on foot and was not located.
The suspect is described as a white male, 20-30 years of age, 5’7 to 5’9” tall with a skinny build. He has blonde hair, a goatee, and was last seen wearing a white shirt and dark shorts.
SUBJECT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AND ARRESTED
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