URBANA, Illinois – The University of Illinois Police Department has long made technology a key piece of its police work – its security network of more than 2,300 cameras has provided critical evidence in countless criminal investigations. But February will mark just one year since it began installing and incorporating an emerging technology – automated […]
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – University of Illinois Police arrested a Champaign man and recovered two loaded handguns during an impaired driving investigation early Monday morning. Police initially stopped a vehicle driven by Ronald J. Bufkin, 29, at 12:37 a.m. Monday near Fourth and Chalmers streets, Champaign, after he disobeyed a stop sign. A police officer quickly […]
The University of Illinois Police Department’s biannual Community Police Academy is returning for the Spring 2023 semester, and registration is open now.
Update (8:32 a.m. Friday) Police have issued the “all-clear” Illini-Alert message, and normal activity can resume at Davenport Hall. The building was thoroughly checked by the East Central Illinois Bomb Squad and K9 units. No evidence of explosives was discovered. An investigation into the threatening call will continue. Original post URBANA, Illinois — On Friday […]
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, Illinois – University of Illinois Police on Tuesday morning arrested a woman in Urbana after she allegedly displayed a handgun from the driver’s seat of her moving vehicle while traveling through campus. Within minutes of the road rage incident, an automated license plate reader helped police find the alleged offender’s vehicle. Sashay S. Pirant, […]
Calling it Operation Winter Watch, University Police will be providing extra officers and extra patrols during nighttime hours to prevent burglary through the winter break, which runs from Dec. 16 to Jan. 17.
University Police are investigating an off-campus stabbing that resulted in one student receiving a non-life-threatening wound early Thursday morning. Investigators are asking for the community’s help in identifying the person in an image that was captured by a nearby security camera.
URBANA — As the school enters its hiatus and many students leave campus, those who stay during the break should take precautions to make sure they stay safe. With fewer people in the area, that also provides criminals with more opportunities to commit crimes. But there are a few things you can do to significantly […]
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, Illinois – The University of Illinois Police Department is making preparations to keep students and community members safe so they can enjoy the Halloween weekend without any unwanted scares. Halloween and the weekend preceding it tends to bring an increase in activity at Campustown bars and off-campus house parties. That in itself is not […]
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois – A 27-year-old man was arrested for arson over the weekend after he intentionally lit a car on fire in Campustown. University Police initially were called at 7:19 p.m. Thursday to the off-campus area of Third and Chalmers streets, Champaign, where witnesses reported that they saw a man crouched near a parked car […]