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Posted on: January 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 1/26/23 Stolen Vehicle/Hit & Run

(PEORIA, IL) Thursday, January 26, 2023, at approximately 1:28 a.m. Peoria Police were called to the 300 block of E. Virginia regarding a single vehicle crash that severed a utility pole from its base. No one was injured. A witness reported seeing two males run from the scene.
When police arrived, they located the unoccupied vehicle that showed signs of being stolen. Ameren was called to the scene to repair the damaged utility pole.
During the course of the investigation officers located a 14-year-old subject who matched the description of one of the fleeing suspects in the 300 block of E. Corrington. The juvenile was detained by police and later arrested for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle. The juvenile was then released into the custody of his mother.
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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