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Posted on: August 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 8-18-23 Vehicle Burglary Arrest

(PEORIA, IL) Friday, August 18, 2023, at approximately 2:31 a.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the 3500 block of Woodbine on a report of a suspicious person walking through private property. This is an area where a recent rash of vehicle burglaries occurred days prior.
Officers in the area located the subject, identified as 18-year-old Malachi A. Messenger walking NB in the 3500 block of Elmcroft. When Messenger saw officers, he immediately fled on foot.
A K9 was brought in and began tracking the subject. The K9 located Messenger in the 3400 block of Rockwood and was taken into custody without incident. 
Messenger was arrested for 2 counts of Vehicle Burglary and Obstructing Police.
He was 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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