(PEORIA, IL) Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at approximately 2:51 a.m. Peoria Police responded to the 4700 block of Knoxville regarding a Motor Vehicle Theft.
During the course of the investigation officers located the stolen vehicle traveling NB on Sheridan near War Memorial Drive. The stolen vehicle was also being followed by another previously reported stolen vehicle.
Officers attempted to stop one of the stolen vehicles at Sheridan and Lake. The driver reversed the vehicle and struck a police squad car. Both stolen vehicles then fled the scene. No officers were injured.
A short time later officers located one of the stolen vehicles in the 1000 block of W. Main unoccupied.
The second stolen vehicle was located unoccupied by Peoria County Sheriff’s Deputies near Sterling and Heading.
This incident remains under investigation.
If you have any information regarding this incident or any violent crimes, please contact the Peoria Police Department at (309) 673-4521, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.