Two men found in vacant business arrested for burglary

Two men found in vacant business arrested for burglary

URBANA — Two men arrested early Friday inside an unoccupied former nursing home in Urbana are due back in court Monday for possible criminal charges.

An Urbana police report said about 6 a.m., police responded to an alarm at 907 N. Lincoln Ave., the site of the former Helia Healthcare nursing home.

They found a window air conditioner had been removed leaving a hole big enough for a person to get through. Searching the building, they found Nathaniel J. Curry, 22, and Brandon Harmon, 23, inside a large walk-in refrigerator. Both men were listed as homeless.

The report said police found tools near the pair and arrested them for burglary.

Court records show that a week earlier, Curry had been sentenced to a year of conditional discharge after pleading guilty to a burglary that happened last month. He admitted that on Oct. 28, he entered a vehicle in the 600 block of North Goodwin Avenue, intending to steal but got nothing.  

In April, Curry was also resentenced to 74 days in the county jail for a 2010 conviction for criminal trespass to vehicle.

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