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Posted on: August 3, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 8/3/23 Possession of a Stolen Vehicle/Possession of Stolen Property

(PEORIA, IL) Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at approximately 7:29 p.m. Peoria Police, with the assistance of a License Plate Reader (LPR), received an alert on a vehicle with a stolen license plate out of Waukegan, Illinois.
Officers located the vehicle and immediately conducted a vehicle stop. The female driver and male passenger were detained. Upon further investigation, it was determined the vehicle was also stolen.
During a search of the vehicle officers located multiple stolen power tools inside.
The driver, 36-year-old Joslyn A. Pitts was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Possession of Stolen Property.
The passenger, 48-year-old Kevin M. O’Keefe was arrested for Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Both subjects were transported to the Peoria County Jail.
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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