PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria police on Tuesday arrested a teenage boy for fleeing while in possession of a stolen car.
A Peoria police news release said a car, which had been reported stolen, was seen driving away from a business near the 2400 block of North Sheridan Road around 12:45 p.m.
Officers attempted to pull the car over before the driver fled at a high rate of speed.
The car struck a stop sign at North Street and West McClure Avenue before stopping at the intersection of North Bigelow Street and McClure. A driver and passenger left the car and fled on foot.
After a brief chase, one of the suspects, a 17-year-old boy, was arrested for possession of a stolen motor vehicle, resisting police, aggravated fleeing and eluding, reckless driving and disobeying a stop sign.
The boy was taken to the county’s Juvenile Detention Center.
The other suspect was not found.