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Posted on: February 28, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 2/27/23 Motor Vehicle Theft

(PEORIA, IL) Monday, February 27, 2023, at approximately 12:38 p.m. Peoria Police responded to the 3600 block of N. Gale on a report of a Motor Vehicle Theft. When officers arrived, they located a male victim who told officers his vehicle was stolen after he went into a business in the 3600 block of N. Gale. The stolen vehicle was later located abandoned in the 3100 block of N. Western. The suspect fled the area on foot. Numerous officers arrived to search the area for the suspect. A short time later officers were able to apprehend the suspect, identified as 26-year-old Henry W. Swartz, in the 2000 block of W. Hudson. Swartz was then transported to the Peoria Police Department for interviewing purposes. Swartz was arrested for Motor Vehicle Theft and was transported to the Peoria County Jail. 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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