CRIME & SAFETY
Central Peoria man realizes how lucky he was after car slams into his home early Saturday
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Daniel Mickalonis knows he’s pretty lucky, but he didn’t realize how lucky until a car slammed into his house early Saturday morning while allegedly fleeing from police. “That’s right where my computer and desk sit and if this had been 24 hours earlier,...
Man arrested in connection with carjacking
PEORIA (25News Now) - 1 person was arrested after allegedly carjacking a vehicle Sunday night. Peoria Police spokesperson Semone Roth says the man, Michael K. Miller, was arrested for vehicular hijacking. At around 6:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of West Willow Wood. They found a man...
Body found in Illinois River on Memorial Day, Peoria police say
A man's body was found partially submerged in the Illinois River on Memorial Day. The Peoria Police Department responded to a call concerning a body in the water at the riverfront near 300 S.W. Water St. around 2:43 p.m. Monday, May 29. Peoria Fire Department Marine 1 members launched their...
Woman hospitalized after Peoria Ave. Shooting
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A woman was sent to the hospital after a shooting incident near Peoria and Nebraska Avenues Saturday. According to a Peoria police press release, officers responded to a 6-round shot spotter at approximately 8:05 p.m. Officers located a woman inside a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound.
Saturday night shooting leaves 1 with serious injuries, says police
PEORIA (25News Now) - 1 person was left with serious injuries after a Saturday night shooting in Peoria. Peoria Police spokesperson Semone Roth says that officers responded to the 1900 block of Peoria Street for a six-round ShotSpotter alert. A woman was located inside a vehicle with an apparent gunshot...
Peoria police receive multiple shooting calls, more than 100 vehicles scatter at gathering
The Peoria Police Department responded to multiple shooting calls early Sunday morning, including a gathering that saw more than 100 vehicles leave the scene, according to a police report. Officers answered a call from a local hospital around 1:14 a.m. Sunday about four adult males suffering from gunshot wounds that...
Two shot, one dead after Memorial Day shooting in Peoria
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Two people were shot Memorial Day evening in Peoria, and one of the victims is dead. Peoria Police spokesperson Semone Roth said that just before 9:00 p.m. Monday, police were called to the area of North Gale Avenue when the ShotSpotter gunfire detection system indicated that five rounds were fired.
UPDATED: Peoria police say six shot in two separate incidents over weekend
UPDATE (10:30 a.m. Tuesday) — Peoria police released more details regarding two incidents over the weekend that led to six people being sent to the hospital early Sunday morning with gunshot wounds. Semone Roth, of the Peoria Police Department, said more than 100 cars had gathered at a rear...
Police investigating a body found in the river
Peoria, Ill. (WMBD) — An investigation is underway after a body was found Monday afternoon in the Illinois River. Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said a man in his late 50s/early 60s was found behind Martini’s in Peoria. The man has been identified, and the Coroner’s Office is...
Man arrested for weapons offenses after multiple ShotSpotter alerts early Saturday
PEORIA (25News Now) - A man was arrested early Saturday after four ShotSpotter alerts totaling 25-fired rounds. Peoria Police spokesperson Semone Roth says Evan Michael Julian Carruthers, 21, was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and resisting police. At around 12:34 a.m....
Death investigation underway as man’s body is pulled from Illinois River
PEORIA (25News Now) - A Peoria Fire Department dive team pulled the body of a man from the Illinois River Monday afternoon. Three teenagers walking along the Riverfront in back of Martinis on Water Street saw a body in the water and called 911 about 2:30 p.m. said Peoria Fire Chief Shawn Sollberger.
As car thefts rise in Peoria, police deal with 'very frustrating' court system
An auto crimes task force aimed at curbing car thefts, particularly those committed by juveniles, is coming to Peoria, backed by funding from the Secretary of State's Office. The city's participation in the task force was approved by the Peoria City Council at its most recent meeting, but only after council questioned law enforcements about car thefts.
2 people hurt in car-motorcycle crash near Tremont
TAZEWELL COUNTY (25News Now) - Two people were sent to the hospital after a crash involving a car and a motorcycle. The crash happened late Monday morning on East Lake Windermere Road in front of the American Legion Hall. The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office said the 94-year-old driver of the...
UPDATE: 1 person wounded in Peoria as playground becomes crime scene
UPDATE (6:30 p.m.) - Peoria Police say dozens of rounds, including shots from a fully automatic weapon, were fired late Wednesday afternoon as a playground became a crime scene behind Christ Lutheran School and Logan Recreation Center on the city’s south side. An 18-year-old man was shot. Shell casings...
Two teenagers arrested after trying to break into vehicle
PEORIA, Ill. – Two juveniles were taken into custody early Friday morning after reports they, and a third juvenile, were reportedly trying to break into a vehicle in the West Bluff. Peoria Police says one of the three was reportedly armed with a handgun. Officers responded to Machin and...
Speedy trial issues could lead to appeal in 2022 homicide case
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A man accused of killing another man over a money dispute almost a year ago will go to trial in November. Rev I. Blakes, 41, appeared in Peoria County Circuit Court on Thursday for a scheduling conference and his case was moved from the June 5 trial setting to Nov. 6. in the courtroom of Circuit Judge John Vespa.
Savoy man arrested in Peoria on multiple weapon and traffic charges
PEORIA, Ill. – The chase of a suspect early Saturday morning in Peoria involved a car crashing into a house. Peoria Police responded to the area of Gift and Wisconsin just after 12:30 A.M. on four Shot Spotter alerts with 25 rounds fired total. Officers arrived on scene and...
East Peoria fire ruled accidental
PEORIA (25News Now) - No one is hurt after a house and garage fire Sunday afternoon in East Peoria. Firefighters were called to 308 Gem Street around 4 pm. According to a press release, one person was home at the time of the fire but they were not hurt. The...
Pekin police looking for missing teen
PEKIN, Ill. (WMBD) — The Pekin Police Department is looking for a missing teen again. According to a Pekin police Facebook post, 16-year-old Josey Rosado is a missing runaway juvenile. She was also reported missing on May 19. She is 5’0″ and is often seen with a black backpack....
Peoria man charged with murder will act as his own attorney
PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – A man, accused of a fatal 2018 shooting, will represent himself as he tries to defend against allegations he shot and killed a man. As such, Lionell Harris, 31, will get a chance during a July 12 motion hearing to prove to Peoria County Circuit Judge John Vespa that he can represent himself.
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