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Posted on: February 6, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 2-4-23 Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

(PEORIA, IL) On Saturday, February 4, 2023, members of the Peoria Police Department’s Special Investigations Division (SID) observed a vehicle that was reported stolen travelling southbound on Union from Moss. Officers immediately followed the vehicle at a safe distance and requested more officers to respond to the area.
At approximately 7:43 p.m. SID officers attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle at Richard Allen and Romeo Garrett. The vehicle failed to stop and sped away at a high rate of speed. A short time later the vehicle was located in the 800 block of W. Hurlburt. Officers observed two juveniles flee from the vehicle on foot. 
After a brief foot pursuit, SID and Patrol officers detained both juveniles.
The 15-year-old female was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Resisting Police. She was transported to the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center. 
The 14-year-old male was arrested for Criminal Trespass to a Vehicle and Resisting Police. He was later released to his family.
If you have any information regarding any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
**All suspects and arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. **

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