Teen faces charges in three car incidents

URBANA — An Urbana teen who police say was found trying to get in cars in downtown Urbana Tuesday has been charged in three different cases related to vehicles.

Kamarieon J. Barber, 17, who listed an address in the 2300 block of Easy Street, was arrested Tuesday afternoon.

Sgt. Dan Morgan said officers were sent to a parking lot near the Urbana Adult Education office in the 200 block of North Race Street for a burglary in progress about 11:30 a.m.

About 30 minutes later, Barber was found in the parking lot outside Bunny's Tavern. Morgan said he had a GPS on him that police figured out belonged to the owner of the car outside the adult education office.

Police took him to the police station for questioning because Barber was believed to be a suspect in the theft of an automobile Friday afternoon from the 1100 block of Austin Drive in Urbana. Morgan said Barber admitted being involved in the theft of that car.

He was charged Wednesday in three separate cases: with possession of a stolen vehicle in connection with the car taken from Austin on Friday; possession of a stolen vehicle in Champaign on Sept. 26; and burglary to the car on North Race Street Tuesday.

Barber was told to be back in court on all three cases Nov. 6.

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