(PEORIA, IL) Saturday, June 3, 2023, at approximately 1:00 a.m. members of the Peoria Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) observed two males walking around the parking deck of a local hospital.
A short time later, the two males were observed walking along Washington Street. Police conducted a stop on the males and found probable cause to search the two subjects
identified as a 17-year-old juvenile and an 18-year-old male.
During a search of the subjects, officers located a small amount of cannabis and a loaded handgun on the juvenile’s person.
The 17-year-old was then transported to the Peoria Police station for interviewing purposes and subsequently arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of Cannabis, and Possession of a Firearm Under 21. The 18-year-old was released.
The juvenile was transported to JDC.
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. **