Peoria Police http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria Police ready for July 4th celebration http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-ready-july-4th-celebration <div>Peoria police say they are ready to handle the tens of thousands of people expected at this year’s Red White and Boom event. Organizers of the 4th of July celebration estimate up to 200-thousand people will view Friday’s fireworks display, with many doing it from the Peoria and East Peoria riverfronts.</div><div> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:25:01 +0000 Denise Molina 25839 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Police ready for July 4th celebration Peoria police make arrests in 8-year old murder case http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-make-arrests-8-year-old-murder-case <div>Peoria Police have arrested three people in connection with a murder that occurred eight years ago.</div><div> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:16:44 +0000 Denise Molina 25815 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police make arrests in 8-year old murder case Area law enforcement target local drug trafficking organization http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-law-enforcement-target-local-drug-trafficking-organization <div>Area law enforcement seized nearly 40 grams of heroin, handguns and cash in a sting that led to the arrest of seven local area people. Peoria Police, the Multi-County Enforcement Group and the Drug Enforcement Administration targeted the so-called McKnight Drug Trafficking Organization for distributing hundreds of grams of heroin throughout the city.</div><div> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:05:19 +0000 Denise Molina 24158 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area law enforcement target local drug trafficking organization Peoria police have found Jenny Mason http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-have-found-jenny-mason <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Peoria police say they have found a missing woman who disappeared Wednesday night. </span>Crimestoppers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> received a tip Thursday that 55-year old Jenny Mason was seen in a wooded area of I-74 between the War Memorial Drive and Gale exits. Mason was found shortly after the tip. She was in good condition but taken to an area hospital for evaluation.&nbsp;</span></p><div><div> Thu, 22 May 2014 18:58:01 +0000 Denise Molina 23737 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police have found Jenny Mason Peoria police search for missing Peoria woman http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-search-missing-peoria-woman <div><div>Peoria Police are asking for help in searching for a Peoria woman who’s been missing since Sunday. The department is looking for Terri Anderson. She may also use the last name of Wilson.</div><div> Tue, 20 May 2014 12:54:49 +0000 Denise Molina 23588 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police search for missing Peoria woman Outside The Horseshoe - April 22, 2014 http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/outside-horseshoe-april-22-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Free speech in a parody or impersonating an elected official? &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The twitter account </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">@Peoriamayor</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;was intended to be a parody. When it was up in March it wasn't fully distinguished in such a way. It had about 50 followers though likely more people were viewing it. &nbsp;But last week the Peoria Police executed a search warrant on the residents of the person or persons thought to responsible for the account. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:20:29 +0000 Tanya Koonce 22195 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Outside The Horseshoe - April 22, 2014 Peoria Police officers are getting some backup http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-officers-are-getting-some-backup <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Peoria Police Department is hiring seven new officers. The new hires all have prior police service and have already completed the Illinois Police Training Institute. That means most of the seven will make it to the street for active service in June, just before the peak of Summer.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:23:13 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17887 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Police officers are getting some backup Filling police vacancies in Peoria and other city issues http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/filling-police-vacancies-peoria-and-other-city-issues <div>The Peoria Police Officer’s Union is asking why 18 vacancies in the department are not being filled more quickly.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:30:00 +0000 Tanya Koonce 17601 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Filling police vacancies in Peoria and other city issues "Don't Shoot" 11/21 Town Hall Meeting (Video) http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dont-shoot-1121-town-hall-meeting-video <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-Ala5IVn4Cw" width="560"></iframe></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:36:04 +0000 Daryl Scott 15736 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police seek person of interest in homicide http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-police-seek-person-interest-homicide <div>Police police say they are looking for a person of interest in the death of a 47-year old Peoria bar owner. Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll says an autopsy shows Todd Scholl died prior to the fire in a downtown storage area where his body was found. Ingersoll says Scholl sustained multiple stab wounds. He owns two bars, Berlin and Diesel, on Main Street. Toxicology test results are pending.</div><div> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:56:00 +0000 Denise Molina 12865 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria police seek person of interest in homicide