Police

Crime
5:35 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Police arrest man in death of nightclub owner

Peoria Police have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the murder of a nightclub owner.  Bryan J. Stewart is charged with murder and aggravated arson in the death of Todd Scholl.  Scholl sustained multiple stab wounds and died prior to a fire in a downtown storage area last week.  He owned two bars, Berlin and Diesel, on Main Street.

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City
4:37 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Three-vehicle accident involves school bus, minor injuries

A three-vehicle accident involving a car, a school bus and a cab sent multiple people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. None of the six District 150 students on the bus were injured. Peoria Police Lieutenant Scott Cook says initial information shows the car likely ran a red light and struck the cab, which then hit the school bus. Lieutenant Cook says the crash is still under investigation.  

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Government
4:46 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Federal funding announced for Peoria Police, economic development

The City of Peoria is getting federal funding to recruit or re-hire six police officers. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced the $750,000 in funding. It’s part of the Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, program.  

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Government
5:15 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Police prepare for IL concealed carry

Although concealed carry is on the books in Illinois … it'll be months before anyone can obtain a permit to actually carry a firearm in public. But as IPR’s Brian Mackey reports, police are already getting ready for the change: 


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Police
5:59 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Peoria police officer Glover enters guilty plea involving drunk driving crash

Peoria Police Sgt. Richard Glover pleaded guilty to trying to cover up a drunken driving crash involving a fellow officer.  

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Courts
4:10 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Peoria Police union sues City over legal fee payments

The Peoria Police Benevolent union wants the City of Peoria to continue paying legal costs for Officer Jeff Wilson.  Wilson faces stalking allegations from Officer Donna Nicholson.  

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Crime
5:50 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Peoria Police seeking four fewer officers in grant request

The Peoria Police Department would hire six additional officers if it secures a federal grant through the Department of Justice.  City Manager Patrick Urich says the initial grant application was to hire 10 officers over four years with a 25-percent local match.  Urich says new changes mean that the city would instead pay for the majority of the officer salaries if it receives the grant.  He says the city plans to only hire six officers to compensate for the change:

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Education
4:38 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

District 150 Board considering new school police union contract

The District 150 School Board will consider a contract next Tuesday with the district’s police union.  Members of the Police Benevolent Protective Local 114 have been working without a contract for the last three years, and had their title changed to school resource officers in that time. Union president Monica Wilson says the last contract with the district expired in June of 2010:

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Crime
2:42 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Police events to target scamming

The Peoria Police Department is hosting events to educate senior citizens on how to avoid falling for scams. The presentations will cover home repair fraud, phone scams, and door to door scams. The hour-long presentations will be held May 22nd and the 29th at 11 am at the Peoria Police Department. Seats are limited. Those interested should RSVP by May 16th at (309) 494-8378. 

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Police
4:14 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Peoria Police to boost security following Boston Marathon

  The Peoria Police Department is looking to boost security at public events following the Boston Marathon bombings. Peoria holds its first marathon next month and hosts multiple public gatherings and races throughout the year. Peoria Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard says the tragic events in Boston mean more awareness from local officers:

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