PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) – 10 people were arrested and illegal drugs and one illegal firearm were seized in the latest directed patrol detail in Peoria.
Peoria Police Chief Eric Echevarria says around 19 traffic stops were conducted during the detail on Tuesday, February 15 that brought several stations and numerous warnings.
He also says four tickets were issued, two vehicles were impounded and one city ordinance violation was issued.
The major incidents in the detail are:
Echevarria says only one ShotSpotter activation occurred and there were no new motor vehicle thefts.
“Our Anti-Violence Initiative is working,” he said. “Our officers are going above and beyond to bring order back to our city.”
“We will continue to arrest violent offenders who are committing crimes, and confiscate illegal weapons from our streets. A positive change is happening in our city, and it’s a change that is long overdue.”
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