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12 arrests made in Peoria police directed patrol

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria police released the results of the directed patrol they conducted Tuesday. According to a Peoria police press release, officers made 12 arrests, conducted 27 vehicle stops, issued nine tickets, impounded four vehicles and recovered one handgun. During the directed patrol, officers received information about...
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Juvenile arrested as part of Anti-Violence Initiative detail

PEORIA, Ill. – A juvenile has been arrested in connection with a recent armed robbery in Peoria. That’s what Peoria Police says was the major development in another special enforcement detail that was part of Chief Eric Echevarria’s anti-violence initiative. Police say just after 7 p.m. Tuesday,...
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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man shot, killed Tuesday night

UPDATE 3 P.M. - Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood has identified the victim of a late Tuesday night shooting. Autopsy on Julius J. Peyton, of the 1300 block of West Kettelle, showed he suffered multiple gunshot wounds throughout his body and died instantly. He was pronounced deceased on scene at...
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Victim identified in Peoria's most recent fatal shooting

PEORIA − Police are investigating the shooting death of a man found in South Peoria late Tuesday night. Officers were called to the 1400 block of West Kettelle Street for a ShotSpotter alert, according to Semone Roth, a spokeswoman for the Peoria Police Department. The gunfire detection system indicated that four rounds had been fired. ...
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Coroner identifies victim of Tuesday night homicide

UPDATE (3 p.m.) — Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood has identified the victim of the deadly shooting in the area of W. Kettelle and S. Louisa Streets Tuesday. According to a press release, 49-year-old Julius J. Peyton died at the scene at 11:32 p.m. The autopsy showed that Peyton...
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UPDATE: PPS custodian is Peoria’s 15th homicide victim of the year

UPDATE 3:00 p.m. - Peoria’s 15th homicide victim of the year was a custodian at Peoria Public Schools. The coroner says 49-year-old Julius J. Peyton died instantly of multiple gunshot wounds throughout his body. The shooting happened last night after 10 p.m. at Peyton’s home in South Peoria, near the intersection of Kettelle and Louisa Streets.
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Social media video shows Bartonville firefighter using N-word

BARTONVILLE, Ill. – The Bartonville Fire Department is under fire again — this time, after a years-old video resurfaced on social media allegedly showing the assistant chief using a racial slur. A pair of videos on TikTok — viewed almost 200,000 times combined — allegedly show Drew Zachman...
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Dash cam video shows crash that injured Peoria officer

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A dash camera video revealed the moment a three-vehicle crash sent a Peoria police officer and others to a local hospital on July 30. Peoria Police Officer Jared Moore filled a police report with details of the crash. Moore, who was off duty the day...
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Man takes plea deal; will serve jail time and pay back victim he scammed

PEORIA (25 News Now) - A local man - purportedly a contractor - has pleaded guilty to aggravated home repair fraud. Brandon Zimmerman entered a deal where he must pay his victim $10,849.39, serve 30 months of probation starting today, August 10, and serve 180 days in the Peoria County Jail starting January 3, 2023.
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Peoria shooting death investigated as city's 15th homicide this year

Peoria police say they are investigating a shooting death Tuesday night in the 1400 block of West Kettelle Street as the city’s 15th homicide of the year. Officers found the male victim around 10:30 p.m. after reporting to the area in response to a Shot Spotter alert indicating four rounds fired.
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City Council approves violence prevention grant program

PEORIA, Ill. – The Peoria City Council is okaying providing violence prevention grants to community organizations — this, after rejecting the funding that would have gone to one Illinois-based group to study the city’s violence problem. Council members Tuesday night okayed the Violence Prevention Program guidelines, an...
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Police use VR to hone their response skills

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Central Illinois police agencies are now using virtual reality training to hone their skills in de-escalation. Tuesday morning, the Central Illinois Police Training Center at Illinois Central College (ICC) introduced officers from multiple agencies to the Apex Officer Virtual Reality System. Officers put on goggles, a headset, and a backpack. Then, much like a video game, the cops are placed into a virtual situation as if its real life.
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Peoria City Council to seek variety of proposals to reduce violent crime

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Minus the bitterness of previous discussions, Peoria City Council members are solidly behind a plan seeking proposals from organizations to reduce violent crime. The city has $1.3 million in American Rescue Plan dollars budgeted this year for violence prevention, and the council on Tuesday...
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Local police get hands-on experience with new VR training tech

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Local law enforcement tried out some new virtual reality training tech Tuesday, aimed at improving their split-second decision-making. APEX Officer is a new tool being used at the Central Illinois Police Training Center at Illinois Central College. The training functions much like a virtual reality video game, but scenarios are fully customizable.
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PPD investigating Peoria’s latest homicide

PEORIA, Ill. – Peoria Police are investigating the city’s 15th homicide of 2022. Just after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Peoria Police responded to a Shot Spotter alert of 4 rounds fired on W. Kettelle Street. Peoria Public Information Officer Semone Roth said officers located a male victim with an...
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