Two more charged in vehicle break-ins in Sidney

Two more charged in vehicle break-ins in Sidney

URBANA — Two more people have been charged in connection with vehicle break-ins in Sidney that occurred during June.

Austin Griffet, 17, of the 0-100 block of Dunlap Woods, Sidney, was arraigned Tuesday on a felony charge of burglary and a misdemeanor theft count for allegedly breaking into a truck on June 12 on South Harrison Street and stealing a speaker.

Devan Lafenhagen, 20, who listed an address in the 100 block of Wilsey Lane, Sidney, was arraigned on a single count of misdemeanor theft for allegedly having a stolen GPS on June 13 that belonged to a woman who lives on South White Street in Sidney.

Judge Richard Klaus ordered Griffet to be back in court Oct. 8 and Lafenhagen on Oct. 2. Both are free on their own recognizance.

In June, the Champaign County sheriff's office received reports of several vehicle burglaries in Sidney.

An investigation led to the identification of Griffet and Lafenhagen as well as Lafenhagen's brother, David Lafenhagen, 17, and Jesse Karrick, 18, of rural St. Joseph.

A sheriff's deputy's report said Devan Lafenhagen admitted that she pawned items — a speaker, DVDs, and GPS units — for the younger males on several occasions at Champaign pawn shops.

Karrick and David Lafenhagen were previously charged with burglary for allegedly breaking into vehicles in Sidney on June 14. Their cases remain unresolved.

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