Two male juveniles, age 16 and 17, have been arrested in connection with a recent rash of thefts from motor vehicles. Authorities are also looking for a 15-year-old male suspect.
Peoria County Sheriff Brian Asbell says his office has received over 30 motor vehicle burglary calls in the past two weeks in the Limestone Township area.
“Everything from laptops, money, identification cards and guns have been taken from citizen’s vehicles throughout Peoria County,” Asbell said.
The juveniles are also being considered as suspects in over 100 related burglaries and motor vehicle thefts in the Peoria and Bartonville areas.
The 17-year-old male was charged with numerous charges including possession of a firearm by a felon, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, no FOID, possession of stolen property and burlgary to a motor vehicle.
The 16-year-old male is charged with multiple counts of possession of stolen property, possession of a stolen firearm and motor vehicle theft.
Both suspects are being held in the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center.
Asbell says other law enforcement agencies have been notified of the arrests and additional charges may be forthcoming.
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