Police arrest suspect in Peoria home invasions

By WEEK Reporter

November 26, 2013 Updated Nov 26, 2013 at 11:08 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Peoria Police have made an arrest in connection with a string of home invasions.

Police Chief Steve Settingsgaard said Perry Rosetto, 43, of Peoria is one of multiple suspects involved.

Rosetto faces multiple charges and 30 counts including residential burglary, home invasion and unlawful restraint.

During a press conference on Monday night, Chief Settingsgaard told reporters that a tip from Crime Stoppers led them to Rosetto.

Settingsgaard did not say where the suspect was arrested, but did say there is no connection between Rosetto and the home invasion victims.

Items from multiple locations were recovered during Rosetto's arrest.

When a police surveillance team spotted the suspect, authorities say he ran and threw bags along the way.

The chief has this message for suspects still at large.

"For those that may hear this, this may be an opportunity for them to turn themselves in," he said. "We will be looking to work with any suspects that want to provide information. We'll work with the state's attorney. Our number one goal is to clear all the cases and bring everyone to justice."

Peoria residents are encouraged to remain vigilant.

If you have any information, call the home invasion hotline at 494- 8288.

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