(PEORIA, IL) Saturday, June 17, 2023, at approximately 11:19 p.m. Members of the Peoria Police Department’s Special Investigations Division (SID) were assisting with a Downtown Detail when they observed a group of people with open containers walk away from their vehicles in the 200 block of SW Water Street.
A short time later officers conducted a search of those vehicle and observed open alcohol bottles in plain view
inside one vehicle and a loaded handgun in plain sight inside a second vehicle.
Occupants of the vehicles returned to the parking lot to confront officers but later dispersed.
31-year-old Devin J. Boyd was arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Possession of a Firearm without a Valid FOID Card.
Boyd was transported to the Peoria County Jail.
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