Police find four stolen shotguns, arrest 17-year-old

Police find four stolen shotguns, arrest 17-year-old

URBANA — An Urbana teen-ager was arrested Wednesday after police found shotguns in his home that had been stolen from an Urbana home last week.

Urbana police Sgt. Dan Morgan said police received information that Kelvin Hartfield, 17, who listed an address in the 200 block of Hartle Avenue, Urbana, might have some of the items stolen from a home in the 600 block of East Illinois Street.

Morgan said in that burglary, the resident returned home the evening of Nov. 9 to find a large LG television, Xbox gaming system, games for it, a digital camera, and eight shotguns missing.

Morgan said on Wednesday, police contacted Hartfield's juvenile parole agent who went with police to his home to search it. They found four of the shotguns that had been taken in the Illinois Street burglary.

Morgan said Hartfield told police he bought them from a person in Champaign for $285 and a small amount of cannabis with the intention of going hunting. Morgan said one of the shotguns was valued at $1,300.

Hartfield was charged as an adult Thursday with residential burglary and aggravated possession of a stolen firearm, both Class 1 felonies carrying penalties ranging up to 15 years in prison upon conviction.


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rsp wrote on November 15, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Don't forget the colognes! They'll try to wrap them up and put them under the tree. Or they will smell really good! 

americanproud wrote on November 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Oh, yeah, that's right, rsp!  He'll be the best-smellin' inmate in the whole jail.  :)

billbtri5 wrote on November 16, 2012 at 8:11 am

well at least he had a FOID card as he wasn't charged with that...

serf wrote on November 16, 2012 at 9:11 am

Why do you always bring up the FOID card thing?  You are aware that more serious charges trump the no FOID card statute, aren't you?