Peoria Teen Arrested with Stolen Firearm

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PEORIA, IL – A Peoria police officer encountered a male juvenile near Lincoln and Western on Friday around 12:45 p.m., discovering a stolen handgun in his possession. 

According to police reports the juvenile was promptly arrested for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon Under 21, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. He was then taken to the Juvenile Detention Center without any incident. 

The Peoria Police Department urges anyone with insights on violent crimes to reach out at (309) 673-4521, tip411 anonymously, or Crime Stoppers at (309) 673-9000. 

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