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Several juveniles charged for stealing vehicle

PEORIA, Ill. - Three juveniles from Peoria are facing charges after getting involved in a car crash from over the weekend.

On Sunday, an off-duty officer noticed a suspicious vehicle driving through neighborhoods in Washington.

The officer called East Peoria Police dispatch and advised them that, after looking into the vehicle's registration, the car was stolen. 

East Peoria Police Officers caught up to the stolen car on Route 24 at the Metamora exit. Officers tried to get the car to pull over, for a traffic stop, until the occupied vehicle fled into Peoria.

After East Peoria officers terminated the pursuit the vehicle crashed in the area of War Memorial and Knoxville.

One occupant fled from the scene while three others were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A 17 year-old, 16 year-old, and 15 year-old were charged for possession of a stolen vehicle.


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