Urbana teen charged with felony burglary

Urbana teen charged with felony burglary

URBANA — A teenager who was allegedly checking on the door handles of vehicles and taking change from at least one of them is being held at the Champaign County Jail.

Twyone Damon Mitchell, 17, who is also listed as Tywone Mitchell and listed an address in the 1200 block of West Church Street, Urbana, was charged on Monday with two counts of felony burglary.

According to a police report, witnesses called police when they saw a man checking the door handles on cars and stealing change from the console of at least one of them in the 1400 block of Jackson Road, Urbana, at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Urbana police found a man, identified as Mitchell, matching the description of the vehicle burglar a few blocks away. When police arrested Mitchell, he admitted taking the change.

Mitchell's next court appearance was set for Aug. 20.

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ROB McCOLLEY wrote on July 01, 2013 at 11:07 pm
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I saw a ten year-old kid doing this on Vawter. 

Brad Cortright wrote on July 02, 2013 at 12:07 am

Charged with two felonies for stealing change from cars.  Seems a little harsh.