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

Having fun at the Steamboat Classic 2018!! It was ☀️🔥!! #steamboatclassic

Wishing all those special men out there a very Happy Fathers Day!

In response to calls for service regarding illegal fireworks use last year, PPD has begun hanging red fireworks placards in neighborhoods throughout the city. This is in effort to educate anyone planning on buying consumer fireworks. Please take a moment to look over the Public Service Announcement below to see what is allowed and what is not regarding consumer fireworks. As detailed in the placards, individuals found in violation of the City of Peoria Fireworks Ordinance (11-91) are subject to a $250 fine. *************************FIREWORKS***************************** Peoria Police Department would like to remind the public of dangers associated with using fireworks. The National Fire Protection Association recommends leaving fireworks to the professionals. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is by attending a public display conducted by trained professionals. For the safety of residents only the following types of fireworks are permitted in Peoria and mirror the Office of the State Fire Marshall regulations: APPROVED CONSUMER FIREWORKS ARE LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: Cones including Showers of Sparks, Fountains and Repeaters (also known as Cakes), Mines, Comets, Tubes, Shells, Fancy Florals and Parachutes UNREGULATED (ALSO ALLOWED) NOVELTY FIREWORKS: Snake or glow worm pellets; smoke devices; trick noisemakers known as “party poppers”, “booby traps”, “snappers”, “trick matches”, “cigarette loads”, and “auto burglar alarms”; sparklers; toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns, or other devices in which paper or plastic caps containing twenty-five hundredths grains or less of explosive compound are used, provided they are so constructed that the hand cannot come in contact with the cap when in place for the explosion; toy pistol paper or plastic caps that contain less than twenty hundredths grains of explosive mixtures. PROHIBITED CONSUMER FIREWORKS (INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO): Hand held fireworks, bottle rockets, firecrackers of any size or type, sky rockets, roman candles, chasers, buzz bombs, helicopters, missiles, planes, sky lanterns, pin wheels, any ground items other than those identified as Approved Consumer Fireworks. Sparklers are also allowed, but are discouraged due to the heat produced – 1200 to 2000 degrees or enough to melt glass. Please follow these safety guideline recommendations for the approved types of fireworks: • Choose a level surface free of grass, weeds, or other combustible material for at least ten feet in all directions. • Keep children and pets out of this discharge area, only responsible adults should handle or light fireworks. • Always keep a hose or bucket of water on hand. • Once the fireworks are spent, they should be placed into a bucket of water to soak overnight before placing them in the garbage. Those individuals found in violation of the City of Peoria Municipal Ordinance 11-91, (Fireworks), are subject to a $250 citation. The safest, smartest, and most economical alternative to using fireworks on or near the Fourth of July is to attend free public fireworks displays. Upcoming Independence Day fireworks displays include Glen Oak Park held on July 3, 2018 at dusk and the UnityPoint Health – Red White and Boom celebration on July 4, 2018. Let's have a fun and safe 4th of July!

Please share Cooling Center information for anyone who may need: - The lobby of the Peoria Police Department is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. - Fire Stations are available as short term cooling centers. They are open from 7 am- 9 pm every day, however, if the station receives a call, then they will provide water for the people using the station before asking them to go outside during the call.

2018 Steamboat Days Festival Weekend Peoria, IL - The annual Steamboat Days Festival will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018 – Sunday, June 17, 2018. For a complete listing of scheduled events please visit: https://www.peoriaevents.com/events/steamboat-days-festival 2018 STEAMBOAT CLASSIC: The Steamboat Classic will be on June 16, 2018. It will consist of three races. The wheelchair race will begin at 7:00 am. The 15K and 4 mile races will begin at 7:05 am and the 2 mile race will begin at 8:05 am. The starting line for the wheelchair, 15K, and 4 mile events will be at Main and Adams. The starting line for the 2 mile race will be at Hamilton and Washington. The finish line for all races will be on Water Street between Hamilton and Eaton Streets. There will be several street closures to keep in mind. Main Street will be closed between Adams and Jefferson starting at 4:00am on June 16, 2018. The following intersections will experience delays on Saturday, June 16, 2018 (approximately 6:30am – 11:00am): • Jefferson & Bryan • Main & Washington • Main & Adams • Main & Jefferson • Main & Madison • Main & Monroe • Main & Perry • Monroe & Hamilton • Monroe & Fayette • Monroe & Spalding • Monroe & Bryan • Monroe & Wayne • Monroe & Spring • Monroe & Abington • Prospect & Abington • Prospect & McClure • Madison & Abington • Madison & Spring • Madison & Wayne • Madison & Bryan • Madison & Fayette • Hamilton & Washington • Hamilton & Jefferson • Hamilton & Madison • Washington & I-74 exit • Washington & Eaton • Perry & Abington • Wilcox & Prospect • Prospect & Republic • Adams & Spalding STEAMBOAT CLASSIC EXPO: The race expo will be located on Water Street between Liberty and Harrison Streets. Expo hours will be: Friday, June 15, 2018 11:00am – 6:00pm ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW: In addition to the festival and classic, there will be an antique tractor show on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 10:00am – 4pm. The tractor show will be on Main Street between Washington and Water Streets. ADDITIONAL ROAD CLOSURES: • Water Street (from Liberty to Harrison): closing 6/15 at 8:00am – reopening 6/16 at 7:00pm • Water Street (from Hamilton to Eaton): closing 6/14 from 8:00am and reopening 6/17 at 12:00pm • Main Street (from Washington to Water): closing 6/15 at 5:00pm – reopening 6/16 at 6:00pm PUBLIC PARKING: All public parking lots will be open. FARMERS MARKET INFO: Recommended route for patrons and the only route for vendor traffic is: Liberty Street to Water Street, using the parking lot next to Martinis. Please be aware of increased pedestrian traffic in the downtown area and allow plenty of time to reach your destination. For more detailed information regarding the races, please visit www.steamboatclassic.org or download the free app, Steamboat Classic.

************************************************************************************ UPDATE: DRU AND ALEIGHA HARVEY HAVE BEEN LOCATED AND BOTH ARE OK. Thank you for all the shares, prayers and well wishes concerning their safety and return. Your help is appreciated. ************************************************************************************* Missing Juveniles PPD Incident #18-12936 Peoria, IL - The Peoria Police Department requests help from the public in locating missing 10 and 12 year old siblings. Dru Harvey (10) is a black male, 4’2” tall, 60 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. Dru was last seen wearing a yellow striped shirt. Aleigha Harvey (12) is a black female, 5’ tall, 80 lbs, with brown eyes and black hair. Aleigha was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and gray sweatpants. The Harvey siblings were last seen shortly after midnight on today’s date in the 600 block of Wayne Street. If you have seen or know the whereabouts of either Dru or Aleigha Harvey, please call the Peoria Police Department immediately at (309) 673-4521.

Asst Chief Mushinsky had some very special visitors yesterday from Neighborhood House - never too early to start recruiting!!!

Resident Officer Chris White knows a thing or two about hosting the summer kick-off party - End of School Bash at the Proctor Center!!

Thank you to the Boys and Girls Club for inviting us back to the 4th annual Cookies with Cops on May 24! Cookies and Cops go together like Cops and DONUTS :)

Looking for something to do this weekend? Wanna be active? Or will you need to travel through downtown or Moss Avenue? Please read on: MOSS AVENUE SALES: Saturday, June 9, 2018, the Moss Bradley Residential Association will sponsor the annual Moss Avenue Sales. There will be vendors set up on the sidewalk and the street in the 1100-1800 blocks of Moss Avenue from 7:00am – 4:00pm. If you will be traveling in the area of Moss Avenue, please be aware of increased pedestrian traffic. _________________________________________________ OVER THE EDGE: Saturday, June 9, 2018, Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service will be conduct a special event at the Chase Bank building on Hamilton Street. Starting at 8:00 am, participants in the event will begin rappelling off the building to a landing spot on Hamilton Street. There will be vendors set up on the sidewalk and the street. Hamilton Street will be shut down at Madison and Jefferson. Please expect delays at the following intersections: • Hamilton & Madison • Hamilton & Jefferson If you will be traveling in the downtown area, please plan extra time to reach your destination and be aware of increased pedestrian traffic. _________________________________________________ GEORGE JACOB GUT BUSTER 5K: Saturday, June 9, 2018, Unclaimed Freight Store is sponsoring the 4th annual 5K Run. The race course will start at Edmund and Adams and proceed northeast on Adams to MacArthur. The runners will proceed Northeast on Adams to Persimmon and continue on Adams to Oak. The runners will then remain on Adams to the Bob Michel Bridge. The Runners will stay on Adams until they reach Fulton Plaza. The runners will turn around at Fulton Plaza at Adams and continue to O’Brien Field. Runners will enter O’Brien Field off the alley between Oak St. and Walnut St. After passing through the ball park, they will exit on to Oak St. and continue to Adams St. Runners will re-enter Adams St. and proceed to the finish line in front of Unclaimed Freight Store on Adams St. Washington Street will remain open to all north and south bound traffic. The run is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am. The following intersections will be impacted (approximately 9:00 am – 10:30 am): • Edmund & Adams • Lincoln & Adams • MacArthur & Adams • Persimmon & Adams • Oak & Adams • Kumpf & Adams • Harrison & Adams • Liberty & Adams If you plan to travel in the downtown area, please plan extra time to reach your destination and be aware of increased pedestrian traffic. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND :)

Homicide Arrest PPD Incident #18-12418 & 18-12415 Peoria, IL - Thursday, June 7, 2018, at approximately 3:45 am, Peoria Police responded to the 600 block of West Willcox regarding a fight in the street. Upon arrival, no one was found. Approximately 1 hour later, Peoria Police responded to a local hospital on a report of a victim with stab wounds. The victim being treated at the hospital was identified as Timothy L. Jackson (43). Although he was uncooperative with officers, it was determined he had been stabbed during the earlier fight call on Willcox. After being released from the hospital, Timothy Jackson drove back to the 600 block of West Willcox. At approximately 6:30 am, Peoria Police responded to a ShotSpotter alert of multiple rounds fired in the 600 block of West Willcox. Additional calls were received regarding shots fired. Responding officers found Timothy Jackson inside of a car with multiple gunshot wounds and he was pronounced deceased at the scene. The investigation determined the suspect, in both the stabbing and shooting death, was Anthony L. Jackson (27), who is a relative of the victim. Evidence was gathered that led to the arrest of Anthony Jackson for Aggravated Battery with a Knife for the initial incident, along with Murder, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, and No FOID for the homicide. Investigation is on-going.

Fireworks (Peoria, IL) - Peoria Police Department would like to remind the public of dangers associated with using fireworks. The National Fire Protection Association recommends leaving fireworks to the professionals. The safest way to enjoy fireworks is by attending a public display conducted by trained professionals. For the safety of residents only the following types of fireworks are permitted in Peoria and mirror the Office of the State Fire Marshall regulations: Approved Consumer Fireworks are limited to the following types of fireworks: • Cones including Showers of Sparks, Fountains and Repeaters (also known as Cakes) • Mines, Comets, Tubes, Shells, Fancy Florals and Parachutes Unregulated (also allowed) Novelty Fireworks: • Snake or glow worm pellets; smoke devices; trick noisemakers known as “party poppers”, “booby traps”, “snappers”, “trick matches”, “cigarette loads”, and “auto burglar alarms”; sparklers; toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns, or other devices in which paper or plastic caps containing twenty-five hundredths grains or less of explosive compound are used, provided they are so constructed that the hand cannot come in contact with the cap when in place for the explosion; toy pistol paper or plastic caps that contain less than twenty hundredths grains of explosive mixtures. Prohibited Consumer Fireworks (include, but are not limited to): • Hand held fireworks, bottle rockets, firecrackers of any size or type, sky rockets, roman candles, chasers, buzz bombs, helicopters, missiles, planes, sky lanterns, pin wheels, any ground items other than those identified as Approved Consumer Fireworks. Sparklers are also allowed, but are discouraged due to the heat produced – 1200 to 2000 degrees or enough to melt glass. Please follow these safety guideline recommendations for the approved types of fireworks: • Choose a level surface free of grass, weeds, or other combustible material for at least ten feet in all directions. • Keep children and pets out of this discharge area, only responsible adults should handle or light fireworks. • Always keep a hose or bucket of water on hand. • Once the fireworks are spent, they should be placed into a bucket of water to soak overnight before placing them in the garbage. Those individuals found in violation of the City of Peoria Municipal Ordinance 11-91, (Fireworks), are subject to a $250 citation. The safest, smartest, and most economical alternative to using fireworks on or near the Fourth of July is to attend free public fireworks displays. Upcoming Independence Day fireworks displays include Glen Oak Park held on July 3, 2018 at dusk and the UnityPoint Health – Red White and Boom celebration on July 4, 2018. Let's have a fun and safe 4th of July!

**************************************************** UPDATE HIENE HAS BEEN LOCATED. Thank you for the shares. **************************************************** Missing Endangered Person PPD Incident #18-11891 Peoria, IL - The Peoria Police Department requests help from the public in locating a missing/endangered 67 year old male. Gary Hiene is a white male, 6’ tall, 192lbs, with blue eyes, short grey hair and a grey beard. Hiene was last seen wearing wired rimmed glasses, a long sleeved black shirt, tan pants, and black shoes. Hiene was last seen on June 1, 2018 at approximately 12:13 pm in the area of Knoxville and Pioneer Parkway. Please see attached photo. If you have seen or know the whereabouts of Hiene, please call the Peoria Police Department immediately at (309) 673-4521.

Citizen Police Academy Peoria residents are invited to participate in the Citizen Police Academy which will be held at the Peoria Police Department from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday beginning June 6th through July 25th. The purpose of the academy is to provide citizens with an enhanced understanding of the Peoria Police Department through education and hands on activities. Academy presentation topics include: CrimeView Mapping; Emergency Communications Center; Patrol Division ; Neighborhood tour with resident police officers; Special Response Team, Explosive Ordinance Disposal; Crime Scene Investigation; Don’t Shoot Initiative; and Neighborhood Nuisance Abatement. The Citizens Police Academy is free and applicants must be at least 18 years of age and successfully pass a criminal background check. Applications will be accepted until the class is full. An academy application and course schedule are available at the Police Department Web site at: http://www.peoriagov.org/peoria-police-department/neighborhood-programs/. An application can also be requested by contacting Jennifer Engelbrecht at (309) 494-8250.

Unsure of what to make for dinner tonight? How about wings?? Please join the Peoria Police Explorers at Buffalo Wild Wings tonight from 5pm - 9:30pm as they raise money to attend the National Law Enforcement Explorers Conference where they will compete with Explorers from all across the nation on a series of police related scenarios, such as traffic stops, domestic disputes, calls for service, etc. Bring your appetite and all your family and friends too! Hope to see you there 😉

Curfew Laws The Peoria Police Department would like to remind the public of the curfew ordinance and hours. Peoria City Curfew Ordinance, Sec. 20-71 is as follows: 12 and Under: All Evenings – between 9:00 pm – 6:00 am 13-16 Years Old: Sunday 11:00 pm – 6:00 am Monday 11:00 pm – 6:00 am Tuesday 11:00 pm – 6:00 am Wednesday 11:00 pm – 6:00 am Thursday 11:00 pm – 6:00 am Friday 12:01am – 6:00 am Saturday 12:01am – 6:00 am In addition to the City Curfew Ordinance, minors shall be held to the restrictions set forth by the State of Illinois as specified for holding a Graduated Driver’s License: 16-17 Years Old (including age 15 in the permit phase) Nighttime Driving Restrictions Sunday – Thursday 10:00 pm – 6:00 am Friday & Saturday 11:00 pm – 6:00 am For the first 12 months of licensing, or until the driver turns 18, whichever occurs first, the number of passengers is limited to one person under age 20, unless the passenger(s) is a sibling, stepsibling, child or stepchild of the driver. After this period, the number of passengers is limited to one in the front seat and the number of safety belts in the back seat. All drivers under 19 are reminded cellphone use while driving including use of a hands free device is prohibited except in the case of an emergency. For additional information pertaining to the restrictions of a graduated driver’s license please visit www.cyberdriveillinois.com Please take the time to re-familiarize yourself with these laws and let us look forward to a safe summer!

Northwoods Mall PPD Substation Press Conference

Louie-Louie Parade Friday, May 25, 2018, Illinois Valley Striders will sponsor the annual Louie-Louie Parade. The parade will start at 4:30 pm and will originate in the Peoria Civic Center parking lot at Fulton & Monroe. The parade will proceed down Fulton to Monroe, Monroe to Main, and Main Street to the Riverfront. The following intersections will be impacted (approximately 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm): • Monroe & Fulton • Main & Monroe • Main & Madison • Main & Jefferson • Main & Adams • Main & Washington

Public Service Announcement Summertime Safety (Peoria, IL) – With the end of the school year near and the holiday weekend only days away, Peoria Police remind motorists and pedestrians to watch out for each other. Motorists should be extra mindful of pedestrians. Distracted driving such as cellphone use only takes seconds for tragedy to occur. On average, it takes approximately 3 seconds to read/respond to a text message while a motorist’s path of travel can change in only an instant, such as a child running into the street. Pedestrians need be mindful of motorists as well. Distracted walking such as cellphone use is also dangerous; we are rarely more vulnerable when negotiating traffic, let alone doing so while updating social media, etc. A few safe practices for pedestrians to keep in mind: • Never cross the street between parked cars; always use the crosswalks or cross at the corner. • Use sidewalks. If sidewalks are not available, stay to the side of the road and walk facing traffic. • Always look both ways before crossing the street. As we head towards summer, please remember to keep your eyes on the road whether you are a motorist or pedestrian. The men and women of the Peoria Police Department wish you a fun, safe, and happy summer!

The Peoria Police Departments requests help from the public in the identification of these individuals in connection with a business burglary at Bergner's in April 2018. (subjects appear at the 16 second mark) PPD Incident #18-7336 If you know the identity of either individual, please contact Detective Craig Williams at (309) 494-8382 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.

Peoria, IL – The Peoria Police Department today announced it issued 43 citations during Illinois’ first distracted driving campaign. The increased enforcement was part of the national Distracted Driving Awareness Month effort supported by the Illinois Department of Transportation. “Driver distraction is a persistent issue in Peoria and often has life-altering consequences,” said Lt. McCall. “We implemented this enforcement action to encourage motorists to drop it and drive.” During the two-week campaign that ran April 16-30, the Peoria Police Department handled: • [3] electronic communication device citations • [4] seat belt citations • [1] child car seat citations • [1] DUI arrests • [4] suspended/revoked licenses • [3] uninsured motorists • [5] speeding citations “Distracted Driving Awareness Month may be over, but the Peoria Police Department will continue working to stop residents from engaging in this deadly behavior,” Lt. McCall said. ___________________________________________________ Peoria Law Enforcement Showing Zero Tolerance for Seat Belt Violations May 18-29, 2018 Peoria Il, As summer kicks off and travel increases, the Peoria Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. The national seat-belt enforcement campaign will take place May 18 through 29, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year. Click It or Ticket enforces seat-belt and car-seat use to keep all motorists safe. “Our law enforcement personnel see firsthand the loss of life when people refuse to buckle up,” said Lt. McCall. “It’s such a simple and effective way to protect yourself while traveling. As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, we want to make sure people are doing everything they can to stay safe in the unfortunate event of a crash.” Illinois has a 93.8% observed seat belt usage rate, but a disproportionate number of fatalities involve unbelted motorists and passengers. Of the 1093 traffic deaths in 2017, where restraint use was known, 54% of those killed were not wearing seat belts. Seat belt use drops even more in the evening hours between 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Peoria Police officers will be taking a no-excuses approach, writing citations day and night. Motorists caught not buckled up will be ticketed, and those caught driving impaired will be arrested. “Please help us spread this life-saving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction,” said Lt. McCall. Seat belts save lives, and every vehicle occupant—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up, every trip, every time. Together, we can make zero fatalities a reality in Illinois.” For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, visit www.BuckleUpIllinois.org.

Like coffee and donuts? We do too!!! PPD officers will be at the Dunkin' Coffee at War Memorial/University until 12pm today raising money for Special Olympics. Please consider grabbing your cup of joe and sweet treat there today and help raise money for a great cause!!!!

************UPDATE****************************** Judith Burton has been located and is ok. Thank you for the shares!! *************************************************** Missing Endangered Person PPD Incident #18-10391 Peoria, IL - The Peoria Police Department requests help from the public in locating a missing endangered 71 year old female, Judith Burton. Burton is a white female, 5’ tall, very petite, with blue eyes and short red hair. Burton was last seen around 9am on today’s date in the area of the 3500 block of North Twelve Oaks. Burton was last seen wearing a black shirt with bell sleeves, black pants, and carrying a black shoulder bag. If you have seen or know the whereabouts of Burton, please call the Peoria Police Department immediately at (309) 673-4521.

SOUTHSIDE COMMUNITY UNITED FOR CHANGE WALK Saturday, May 19, 2018 the Southside Community United for Change Walk will take place. The walk will start at 9:00 am at Dr. Martin Luther King Dr and John Gwynn. The walk will proceed down Grove to Aiken St and circle its way through the Southside of Peoria and return to Dr. Martin Luther King and John Gwynn. The following intersections will be impacted from approximately 9:00 am – 10:30 am: • Aiken & Warren • Martin & Warren • Martin & DuSable • DuSable & Kettelle • Kettelle & Shelley • Shelley & Howett • Shelley & Lincoln • Greenlawn & Lincoln • Howett & Louisa • Webster & Butler • MacArthur & Brotherson • MacArthur & Mc Bean • MacArthur & Hurlburt • MacArthur & John Gwynn • John Gwynn & Webster If you will be traveling in the above area, please allow extra time to reach your destination and be aware of increased pedestrian traffic.

The Peoria Police Department held its annual Police Memorial Service and Awards Program today, May 16, 2018. The Officers and Civilians recognized for accomplishment in 2017 are as follows: