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Posted on: October 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 10/10/23 Fleeing & Eluding/Poss. of a Stolen Vehicle

(PEORIA, IL) Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at approximately 12:43 a.m. Peoria Police observed a vehicle that was reported stolen driving away from a business in the 2400 block of N. Sheridan Road.
When officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver sped away at a high rate of speed.
While fleeing, the vehicle struck a stop sign at North and McClure. The vehicle eventually came to a stop at the intersection of Bigelow and McClure.
Officers then observed two males exit the vehicle and flee on foot.
After a brief foot chase officers apprehended one of the suspects, a 17-year-old male. 
The second suspect was not located.
The 17-year-old was subsequently arrested for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Resisting Police, Aggravated Fleeing/Eluding, Reckless Driving, and Disobeying a stop sign.
The juvenile was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
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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