Peoria Police Department

  • Agency: Peoria Police Department
  • Address: 600 SW Adams S, Peoria, 61602 IL
  • Chief: Steven M Settingsgaard (Chief of Police)

Peoria Police Department is located at 600 SW Adams S, Peoria, 61602 IL. The Chief of Police of the department is Steven M Settingsgaard. The Peoria Police Department phone number is 309-673-4521.

Peoria Police Department News

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**************************************************** UPDATE: SCHAUB HAS BEEN LOCATED AND IS OK. Thank you for the shares. **************************************************** Missing Endangered Person PPD Incident #17-24840 Peoria, IL - The Peoria Police Department requests help from the public in locating a missing/endangered 17 year old male. Larson Schaub is a white male, 5’10”tall, 250lbs, with brown eyes and brown hair. Schaub was last seen wearing a camouflage colored coat, blue jeans, and a hat with the number 88. Schaub was last seen on November 3, 2017 at approximately 9:00pm in the 10000 block of North Glenfield Drive. Please see attached photo. If you have seen or know the whereabouts of Schaub, please call the Peoria Police Department immediately at (309) 673-4521.

Beard-tober is over! Who knew there would be so much money in growing facial hair?!?! PPD officers donated $4700 to our friends at the Susan G. Komen Memorial Affiliate

Arrest in Homicide PPD Incident #17-24401 Peoria, IL - Sunday, October 29, 2017, at approximately 3:22 pm, Peoria Police responded to the area of Columbia Terrace and Broadway regarding multiple calls of someone shot. Upon arrival, officers located a 16 year old male with an apparent gunshot wound in the odd alley of the 900 block of Columbia Terrace. The victim sustained a life threatening injury and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second victim was located in the 800 block of Columbia Terrace. The second victim, a 16 year old male, was transported to a local hospital with what is believed to be a non life threatening injury. Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the 16 year old that was the second victim in this incident was interviewed after being released from the hospital. He was subsequently arrested for murder and transported to the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center. Due to the age of the arrested, the name will not be released.

Aggravated Robbery - Arrest PPD Incident #17-24326 On Saturday, October 28, 2017 at approximately 10:40 am, Peoria Police responded to First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust, 3037 North Sterling Avenue on the report of a robbery to the business. Information gathered at the scene indicated that a black male entered the bank and handed the teller a note. The note indicated that the suspect was armed and demanded money. After the robbery, the suspect fled southbound from the business on a bicycle. During the course of the investigation, detectives identified Michael D. Dawson, 44, as the suspect. On Monday, October 30, 2017, members of the Peoria Police Department Target Offender Unit in conjunction with the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force developed information on the whereabouts of Dawson. At approximately 2pm, Dawson was located and taken into custody without incident in the 800 block of South Western Avenue. Dawson was transported to the Peoria Police Department and arrested for Aggravated Robbery and Financial Institution Robbery.

Release of the names of the Officers involved in the shooting incident on September 20, 2017 PPD Incident #17-21448 Peoria, IL- Monday, October 30, 2017, the Peoria Police Department has received authorization from the Peoria County States Attorney’s Office to release the names of the officers involved in the shooting incident that occurred on September 20, 2017. The names are: Sergeant Matthew Lane Officer Sean Johnston Officer Christopher Heaton Officer Tyler Hodges Officer Jason Leigh Officer Ian McDowell

Happy Halloween!

Shooting Victims PPD Incident #17-24401 Peoria, IL - Sunday, October 29, 2017, at approximately 3:22 pm, Peoria Police responded to the area of Columbia Terrace and Broadway regarding multiple calls of someone shot. Upon arrival, officers located a 16 year old male with an apparent gunshot wound in the odd alley of the 900 block of Columbia Terrace. The victim sustained a life threatening injury and was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second victim was located in the 800 block of Columbia Terrace. The second victim, a 16 year old male, was transported to a local hospital with what is believed to be a non life threatening injury. There is no suspect information at this time. This incident is under investigation.

Fatal Accident PPD Incident # 17-24372 Peoria, IL - At approximately 12:50 am on Sunday, October 29, 2017, Peoria Police responded to the area of Knoxville and Corrington regarding a traffic accident. Upon arrival, officers located the two vehicle crash involving a car and an SUV. The 41 year old female driver of the car was pronounced deceased at the scene. The male driver of the SUV had to be extracted from his vehicle and was transported to a local hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries. Information gathered at the scene indicated the driver of the car was attempting to turn southbound on Knoxville from Corrington when she collided with the SUV traveling northbound on Knoxville. The male driver of the SUV was arrested for DUI and released on a Notice to Appear. He remains hospitalized with serious injuries. Investigation is on-going.

If you have information regarding this incident, please call Peoria Police at (309) 673-4521 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000. DO NOT APPROACH.

It’s gonna be cold out tonight!! Come trick or treat inside at PPD instead! 5-8pm tonight!!!!!! We are getting ready and have LOTS of candy!!!!

Cooler than words! The COPS Office of the U.S. Department of Justice featured the PPD Police-A-Treat in their publication!

THIS SATURDAY!!!!!! Trick or Treat with Peoria Police! 5-8pm. Hope to see you here!!!! 🎃👻 LOTS of 🍭🍬

On Halloween, and Every Day, Impaired Driving is Scary Peoria Police Department is Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers Peoria, IL – This Halloween, The Peoria Police Department is cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort and is giving a fair warning to holiday revelers: Keep the party off the road. “On Halloween, we urge you to beware of impaired driving,” said Lt. McCall. “Driving impaired by alcohol or drugs is deadly, it is illegal and it will get you pulled over and arrested this Halloween.” According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates, more than 300 people were killed in alcohol-impaired motor vehicle crashes in each of the last three years in Illinois. In 2014, 302 people lost their lives in crashes involving at least one driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or above. In 2015, that number rose slightly to 315 and remained the same in 2016. Just one DUI arrest could cost an estimated $18,000 or more and result in revoked driving privileges for up to a year. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign urges everyone to follow these simple tips to help keep our roads safe during Halloween: • Plan a safe way to get home before you attend a party. • Designate a sober driver, take public transportation, use your favorite ride-sharing service, or call a sober friend or family member to get home. • Walking while impaired can be just as dangerous as driving impaired. Designate a sober friend to walk you home. • If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact local law enforcement as soon as it is safe to do so. • If you see an impaired person about to drive, take their keys and help them get home safely. The Halloween enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

**************************************************** UPDATE The male in these pics has been identified and arrested for Robbery. Thank you for the shares. **************************************************** The Peoria Police Department is requesting help from the public in the identification of this individual in connection with an Armed Robbery investigation that occurred on 10/15 at the Family Dollar on Wisconsin Ave. If you know the identity of this person please contact the PPD at (309) 673-4521 or Crime Stoppers anonymously (309) 673-9000.

From the Office of the Chief: The Peoria Police Department is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Captain Loren Marion III to Assistant Chief. He served as interim Captain from July 6, 2014 to November 24, 2014 at which time he was permanently promoted to the rank of Captain. Assistant Chief Marion began his career on October 10, 1994. During his career, Assistant Chief Marion has worked in Patrol, the Community Area Target Team, the Street Crimes Unit, the Vice and Narcotics Unit, and the Target Offender Unit. Assistant Chief Marion also held the collateral duty of Task Force Officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). As Captain, his responsibilities included leading the Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Investigations Division, which includes the Don’t Shoot Program. Assistant Chief Marion is a life-long resident of Central Illinois and served his country in the United States Army prior to becoming a police officer. Congratulations to Assistant Chief Marion.

October 17, 2017 City of Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell announces the retirement of Assistant Police Chief Lisa Snow, effective October 16, 2017, closing a 27 year career serving the citizens of Peoria. Assistant Chief Lisa Snow began her career with the Peoria Police Department in 1990 at the age of 22. She has served in numerous units including Patrol, PHA Walking Beat, Criminal Investigations, Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Team, Field Training Officer, (FTO) Sergeant, Support Services Captain and has held the rank of Assistant Chief since January 10, 2016. Assistant Chief Snow earned her Associates Degree from Illinois Central College, Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Bradley University, and her Doctorate Degree from the University of Illinois. From 1992-2001, Assistant Chief Snow was a Juvenile Detective where she earned the distinction of child abuse investigation expert in a court of law. In 2001, Assistant Chief Snow was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and worked in Patrol Operations, POP Sergeant and later became the FTO Sergeant. In 2004, Assistant Chief Snow was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and returned to the Shift Commander position in Patrol with collateral duties of FTO LT. As a Lieutenant, Assistant Chief Snow graduated from the Northwestern School of Staff and Command. In 2005, she was appointed to Captain, where she worked as Patrol Captain and Captain of Support Services. As a Captain, Lisa Snow graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. In 2016, Lisa Snow was appointed Assistant Chief of Police, overseeing many of the day-to-day operations for the entire department. Assistant Chief Snow earned two Distinguished Service Awards, a Letter of Declaration from Lt Governor Pat Quinn, the Franklin M Kreml Leadership Award from Northwestern University, the Prescott Bloom Leadership Award and the WEEK 25 Women in in Leadership Award. In an announcement to command staff on Monday, Assistant Chief Snow stated, “I am sad to leave the home I have called my own in the Peoria Police Department for the last 27 years. I will always cherish serving along side my brothers and sisters in blue. It has been an honor to serve the great citizens of Peoria as a police officer. While I look forward to the next chapter, I will hold the past 27 years near and dear to my heart.” Assistant Chief Snow has accepted the position of Special Assistant to the Chief to assist in the transition of the leadership phase and to complete ongoing projects until March 2018. Assistant Chief Snow looks forward to spending more time with family, especially her husband, retired PPD Lt Ken Snow, and her son, Grant.

Fatal Accident PPD Incident # 17-23264 Peoria, IL - At approximately 6:00 am on Saturday, October 14, 2017, Peoria Police responded to area of the 3100 block of West Charter Oak Road regarding an accident involving a motorcycle and a car. Upon arrival, officers located the driver of the motorcycle whom was being treated by paramedics for his injuries. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Originally, the driver of the car left the scene but returned a short while later to speak with officers. Information gathered at the scene indicated the driver of the car was headed eastbound on Charter Oak Road attempting to make a left hand turn when he collided with the west bound motorcycle. The driver of the car was arrested and cited for the following: Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, Failure to yield making a left turn, Failure to render aid, and Hit and Run and transported to the Peoria County Jail. Investigation is on-going

Shooting Victims PPD Incident #17-23261 Peoria, IL - Saturday, October 14, 2017, at approximately 3:58 am, Peoria Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert of multiple rounds fired in the 1900 block of South Oregon. Upon arrival, officers located two victims with gunshot wounds. Both victims were adult males. One victim sustained a life threatening injury and the other victim sustained a non life threatening injury. Both victims were transported to a local hospital. There is no suspect information at this time. This incident is under investigation.

If you find yourself wondering why all of a sudden uniformed officers are sporting facial hair (some more hairy than others) - well, wonder no more. In observance of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, for the first time in at least 40 years (by the account of the most senior commissioned officer still serving), the Chief has allowed facial hair in exchange for a donation to our local Susan G. Komen 💓, hence, BEARD-tober was born. What about those who prefer baby smooth faces or may be facial hair challenged? Well, pink t-shirts are allowed under any uniform of the day. SO Peoria, if you see hairy cops wearing a bit of pink, now you know the story!

Hey Kids!!! (Parents too!) ... It's that time of year again .... time for TRICK OR TREATING AT THE PPD!!!! Please join us SATURDAY (yes, Saturday. You're welcome parents and teachers!) OCTOBER 28, 2017 from 5pm - 8pm. Don't miss out on a great time to get LOTS of candy while trick or treating inside the police station. Annnnnd, when your done, you will find a petting zoo courtesy of Barnyard Discoveries and some of our big toys, ok, not toys but really cool police trucks in the back parking lot for you to check out! Hope to see you OCT 28!!!!

Missing Person - (Update) PPD Incident #17-22015 Peoria, IL - The Peoria Police Department requests help from the public in locating a missing 20 year old female, Alexis C. Scott. Scott is a black female, 5’1” tall, 140lbs, with brown eyes and long brown hair. Scott was last seen on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at approximately 5am in the 100 block of West Richmond Avenue. It was originally reported that Scott was last seen wearing blue jeans with a half shirt and a pink jacket. It is now known that Scott was last seen wearing light colored blue jeans, a black zip-up hoodie with pink designs and hair pulled back into a ponytail. Please see attached photos. If you have seen or know the whereabouts of Scott, please call the Peoria Police Department immediately at (309) 673-4521 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.

*****************UPDATE********************* LYRIC BROWN HAS BEEN LOCATED AND IS OK. Thank you for the shares. ********************************************** Runaway PPD Incident #17-22901 Peoria, IL - The Peoria Police Department requests help from the public in locating a 16 year old runaway, Lyric F. Brown. Brown is a black female, 5’7” tall, 175lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. Please see attached photos. If you have seen or know the whereabouts of Brown, please call the Peoria Police Department immediately at (309) 673-4521 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.

ATTENTION: EARLY AM SATURDAY DRIVERS IN THE EAST BLUFF AREA East Bluff Sunrise 5K Run Saturday, October 14, 2017, the East Bluff Community Center is sponsoring the 3rd annual East Bluff Sunrise 5K Run. The race course will start in front of The East Bluff Community Center at New York and Nebraska. The race will proceed east on Nebraska, north on Wisconsin, west on Arcadia, south on Peoria, east on Illinois, north on Indiana, west on Frye, south on California, east on Illinois, north on New York to the finish line at the East Bluff Community Center. The run is scheduled to begin at sunrise (6:52 am). Impacted intersections include (approximately 6:30 am – 8:30 am): • Nebraska & Peoria • Nebraska & Wisconsin • Arcadia & Wisconsin • California & Arcadia • Arcadia & Peoria • Peoria & Frye • Peoria & Illinois • Illinois & California • Illinois & Indiana If you will be traveling in the East Bluff area during the above hours on Saturday, please allow extra time to reach your destination and be aware of increased pedestrian traffic.

Fun times along the Whiskey Daddle half marathon route.