Latest Peoria Police directed patrol nets 8 arrests, illegal narcotics seized – Heart of Illinois ABC

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) – 8 arrests, seized narcotics, drug paraphernalia and cash, and six impounded vehicles were some of the results of Peoria Police Department’s latest directed patrol Wednesday.
A brief synopsis of the major incidents are:
According to a police department release, one motor vehicle theft was reported, recovered – with the suspect arrested.
Two vehicles fled from police detail cars, later located abandoned and impounded.
Officers also assisted in the investigation of a homicide, with the surveillance of several addresses and checking for suspect vehicles.
Around 36 traffic stops were conducted resulting in several citations and numerous warnings, eight arrests were made, illegal narcotics, drug paraphernalia and cash were seized, 19 tickets were issued, 6 vehicles were impounded.
“As you can see from this latest Directed Patrol there’s still a lot of work to be done to get dangerous criminals and guns off our streets,” said Peoria Police Eric Echevarria in the release. “Our officers are committed to putting a stop to these random shootings that continue to plague our city. We are starting to make progress and progress takes time.”
32 law enforcement officers participated in the detail.
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