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Posted on: October 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] 10/23/23 Burglary to Motor Vehicle

(PEORIA, IL) Saturday, October 21, 2023, at approximately 2:56 a.m. Peoria Police were dispatched to the 4000 block of N. Columbus on a report of two males trying to break into a vehicle.
Prior to the officer’s arrival, the owner of the vehicle that was being stolen approached the two males.
One of the suspects ran away, but the other suspect, a 17-year-old male juvenile stayed on scene until police arrived.
The juvenile was taken into custody and arrested for Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft and Possession of Burglary Tools.
The 17-year-old was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
This incident is still 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.
**All suspects and arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. **

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