Juveniles arrested after vehicle thefts in Peoria – ages range from 10-15

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PEORIA – Two vehicles were reportedly stolen from a car dealership in Peoria Monday night, and at least one of the suspects was only 10 years old.  Around 10:45 pm, Peoria Police were called to 2300 West Pioneer Parkway, regarding a business burglary.  Upon arrival, officers checked the business and noted broken glass as the method of entry.  Officers were advised by a representative from the dealership that two vehicles were stolen.  The following morning officers located one of the vehicles and attempted a traffic stop.

Three of the four suspects allegedly fled from the vehicle on foot while the fourth attempted to walk away but was quickly arrested.

After a brief foot chase, the three suspects who reportedly fled were apprehended without incident.  Later Tueday, an officer observed the second stolen vehicle and initiated a traffic stop, however the allegedly  vehicle fled.  Officers located the suspect vehicle a few minutes later driving in an alley.  Once the vehicle came to a stop, the driver and two passengers reportedly exited the vehicle and began running.  The driver was taken into custody without incident.   After a foot pursuit the two passengers were also taken into custody.  All seven suspects from both vehicles were transported to the PPD Juvenile Criminal Investigations Division for interview purposes.  Authorities say everyone arrested in this incident have previously been arrested in multiple other incidents involving stolen vehicles.  The juveniles, five males and two females, range from 10 to 15 years of age.