(PEORIA, IL) Monday, April 3, 2023, at approximately 12:05 a.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the intersection of Knoxville and Giles on a report of a male sleeping behind the wheel in traffic.
When officers arrived, they made contact with the driver identified as 18-year-old Tavion Young.
During a search of Young, officers located a handgun on his person. The handgun was reported stolen.
Young was subsequently arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and No Valid FOID Card.
Young 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.**