(PEORIA, IL) Friday, May 26, 2023, at approximately 3:29 a.m. Peoria Police responded to the 1400 block of N. Machin on a report of three male juveniles attempting to break into a vehicle. One of the males was reported as being armed with a handgun.
While conducting a search of the area, officers located two juveniles (13 and 15 years old) that matched the description of the suspects. Officers approached the juveniles and
conducted a search. Burglary tools and gloves were located on the juveniles. The third subject was not located.
The 13-year-old juvenile was subsequently arrested for Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft, Possession of Burglary Tools, Criminal Damage to Property, and Aggravated Assault. The 15-year-old juvenile was subsequently arrested for Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Criminal Damage to Property.
The 13-year-old male was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
The 15-year-old male was released into the custody of his parents.
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. **