PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria police arrested a teenager on gun-related charges Wednesday.
According to a Peoria police press release, officers identified a 17-year-old with an active warrant standing next to a vehicle near Sheridan Road and McClure Avenue Wednesday evening.
Officers made contact with the juvenile and took him into custody without incident. While searching the vehicle, officers located a loaded gun under the driver’s seat.
The teenager was arrested for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, no FOID, possession of a handgun under 21, and an active warrant.
The 17-year-old has been transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.
Anyone with information about any violent crime is encouraged to contact Peoria Police Department at 309-673-452, tip411 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 309-673-9000.