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Posted on: August 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 8/3/23 Aggravated Vehicle Hijacking/Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

(PEORIA, IL) Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at approximately 1:46 p.m. Peoria Police responded to the 1800 block of NE Adams regarding a vehicle hijacking.
When officers arrived, they located an elderly female victim, who told police she was approached by two subjects while putting groceries in her vehicle. The suspects 
demanded her car keys, but the victim refused. The victim was then assaulted, and the suspects took her keys. The suspects then fled the scene in the victim’s vehicle. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
On Thursday, August 3, 2023, at approximately 12:11 a.m. Peoria Police, with the assistance of a License Plate Reader (LPR), received an alert on the stolen vehicle. 
Multiple officers checked the area for the stolen vehicle, and it was located in the 1800 block of S. Laramie.
Officers immediately approached the stolen vehicle and detained an adult female without incident. An adult male was also detained outside of the vehicle.
The female, identified as 32-year-old Ashlee L. Dixon, was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle.
The male, identified as 19-year-old Luke Riordan, was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Aggravated Vehicular Hijacking.
Both subjects were 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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