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Posted on: May 8, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 5/8/23 Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon/No FOID/Stolen Handgun

(PEORIA, IL) Saturday, May 6, 2023, at approximately 6:32 p.m. Peoria Police with the assistance of a License Plate Reader (LPR) located a vehicle associated with a wanted subject.
Members of the Peoria Police Department’s Special Investigations Division (SID) observed the vehicle pull into a business in the 700 block of W. Loucks. Officers observed the subject identified as 19-year-old Imari J. Richard exits the vehicle and walk into the business. Officers made contact with Richard inside the business and arrested him without incident.
During a search of the vehicle officers located a handgun with an extended magazine. 
The handgun was reported stolen.
Richard was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm without a Valid FOID Card, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm Under 21, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Home Invasion, and a Peoria County Warrant.
Richard 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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