Have you noticed that you no longer read about shootings in the local news paper or on the blogs?
If the PPD has done something as miraculous as stopped all the gun crime we had been experiencing, one would think they would have a press conference. Now that I think about it, the reports coming across the scanner seem to have thinned out ever since the Mayor's State of City Address, wherein he stated that the Feds were coming to town to help with the gun problems.
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Don't get me wrong, it's a good thing if shots are no longer being fired in Peoria and gun crimes are down, but come on - do we really believe that with all of the shooting that had been going on around here that it has stopped - just like that?
At first I was thinking maybe the shootings were happening during the times that I was not listening to the scanner. However, today I am listening and this story below about a burglary that JUST occurred, is an indicator to me that the people at WEEK are making their reports based off the scanner and they don't show any reports about shots being fired here in Peoria recently. Therefore, I am lead to believe that reports of shots being fired must now be coming over a secured channel and that we are not getting the full crime story. Kudos though to WEEK, they have some reports that I have not seen any place else...
PEORIA, Ill. -- A woman was robbed at gunpoint today around 1 p.m. in the 600 block of W. Main. Street. According to the police dispatch, a male suspect pistol-whipped the victim and took a large amount of money. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.