Man arrested during business burglary Monday

Peoria Police Department
Peoria Police Department(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: Aug. 16, 2022 at 1:29 PM CDT
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PEORIA (25 News Now) - One person has been arrested - found hiding underneath a staircase in the back of a building during a reported business burglary in Peoria Monday night.

Peoria Police spokesperson Semone Roth says officers located Derrell L. Curtis, 33, hiding underneath a staircase in the back of a building in the 200 block of Voris at around 11:10 p.m.

Roth says Curtis had a backpack on him that contained stolen property from the business he was in and tools used in burglaries.

Curtis was arrested for burglary and possession of burglary tools.

He was transported to the Peoria County Jail.

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