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Posted on: February 2, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 2-1-23 Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle

(PEORIA, IL) Wednesday, February 2, 2023, at approximately 10:00 p.m. members of the Peoria Police Department’s Special Investigations Division (SID) attempted to conduct a traffic stop at the intersection of Ligonier and Marquette for a motor vehicle violation.
As officers attempted to pull the vehicle over the driver sped up and drove away at a high rate of speed. A short time later, police located the vehicle in the 900 block of S. Sumner. Three juveniles fled from the vehicle on foot. 
After a brief foot pursuit, all of the juveniles were detained.
The vehicle the juveniles fled from was recently reported stolen from the parking lot of a Peoria business. After further investigation, officers located another stolen vehicle at the same location (23-1892). 
One juvenile was arrested for Possession of a Motor Vehicle and transported to the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.
The two other juveniles were arrested for Criminal Trespass to a Vehicle and released to family.
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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