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Posted on: April 7, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 4/7/23 Chief Eric Echevarria Provides Update to Community Regarding Anti-Violence Initiative 2023

(Peoria, IL) – Thursday, April 6, 2023, local law enforcement officers conducted another Directed Patrol Detail. This detail included members of the Peoria Police Department’s Special Investigations Division (SID), Patrol Operations, Criminal Investigations Division (CID), Neighborhood Services Unit (NSU) and Crime Scene Unit (CSU). There was a total of 24 law enforcement officers participating in this detail.
In keeping with departmental transparency, the following summarizes the results of yesterday’s efforts:
Approximately 44 vehicle stops were conducted, resulting in several citations and numerous warnings. Four arrests were made. One stolen vehicle was recovered. Six tickets were issued, one vehicle was impounded, and three abandoned vehicles were towed. Below is a brief synopsis of major incidents during the detail.
• 1100 block of S. Western: at approximately 1:46 p.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the above location regarding a vehicle that was just stolen. A short time later officers located the stolen vehicle at the above location and attempted the stop it. The vehicle fled the area and officers followed. Officers then observed 3 male juveniles abandon the vehicle in the parking lot of Manual High School and run towards the 2800 block of W. Ann. During the course of the investigation, officers observed the suspects exiting a residence on W. Wiswall. 
All three juveniles were quickly apprehended and placed into custody. The juveniles were transported to the Peoria Police Department for interviewing purposes and subsequently arrested for Motor Vehicle Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft Conspiracy and Resisting Police. They were transported to the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center. PPD Incident #23-5907
• Additional Information: There were 2 Shot Spotter alerts during the detail.
(SID) - In addition to this detail, SID officers conducted covert operations associated with ongoing investigations involving known violent offenders.
(CID) -Detectives conducted follow ups involving active violent cases and assisted detail officers with the ShotSpotter investigation.
Message from Chief Echevarria:
“Now that the weather is getting warmer, officers with the Peoria Police Department will begin this year’s ‘Walk and Talks’ in local neighborhoods. This will not stop or slow down our Detailed Patrols. They will continue, and our dedicated officers will also continue to arrest those who break the law."

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