More charges for three accused of stealing car parts


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Posted Online: Feb. 26, 2013, 7:10 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com
More charges have been filed against three men accused of breaking into area businesses and stealing several thousand dollars worth of automobile parts.

Ean E. Curry, 21, of 1453 18th Ave., Rock Island; Mason A. Elliott, 20, of 8821 35th St. West, Milan; and Rodney Lawrence Hanneman, 24, of 9101 141st St. West, Taylor Ridge, were charged last week with a count of felony burglary for a Feb. 12 break-in atReynolds Ford, 1900 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline.

Mr. Curry and Mr. Hanneman also were charged with three counts of criminal damage to property in the incident.

The three now also face a felony count of theft for allegedly stealing vehicle wheels and tires from U-Pull-A-Part, at 1709 1st Ave. E, Milan, on Feb. 13.

Police said they believe the trio also is responsible for similar burglaries at Courtesy Car City, Moline, and Green Chevrolet, East Moline. Charges are pending for those incidents.

"It's all the same kids doing the same things," Milan Police Dept. Detective Chris George said.

At a preliminary hearing for Mr. Hanneman Tuesday in Rock Island County Circuit Court, East Moline Police Dept. Detective Matt Shattuck testified that police were called to Reynolds Ford Feb. 12 for a report of a burglary.

The three man allegedly cut through a fence surrounding the property and damaged several vehicles and stole car parts from another, Detective Shattuck said.

Several days later, the vehicle's owner told police he found the stolen parts listed for sale on craigslist.com.

Detective Shattuck said officers arranged to meet with the online seller at a Rock Island tavern, at 1706 Mill Street. There, a "take-down team" found and arrested the three, he said.

Mr. Curry and Mr. Elliott told police the three of them were involved in the Feb. 12 burglary. They said Mr. Elliott drove them to Reynolds Ford and the other two got out, grabbed tires and car parts and threw them over the fence to the waiting vehicle.

They told police that during the break-in, Mr. Hanneman drove a Ford-150 SVT Raptor head-first into the back of a Ford-250.

Detective Shattuck said there was at least $1,200 damage to the Raptor and at least $300 in repair costs for the Ford-250.

He said a Dodge Ram also sustained about $2,000 worth of damage during the burglary.

On Feb. 13, the three are accused of breaking into the U-Pull-A-Part in Milan, cutting through a wire fence and stealing several rims, aluminum wheels and other car parts, Detective George said.

He estimated about $8,000 worth of damages and stolen property from that incident.




















 




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