Police have arrested three people in connection with a string of recent burglaries at Quad-City car dealerships.
Ean Curry, 21, of Rock Island, Mason Elliott, 20, of Milan and Rodney Hanneman, 24, of Taylor Ridge were charged Tuesday in Rock Island County Circuit Court.
Curry and Hanneman were each charged with three felony counts of criminal damage and burglary. Elliott was charged with one felony count of burglary.
Curry and Hanneman are accused of cutting a fence at Reynolds Ford, 1900 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, on Feb. 12 and damaging a 2012 Ford F150 and a 2006 Dodge Ram, and all three are accused of burglarizing a 1988 Ford Mustang, East Moline Police Lt. Darren Gault said Wednesday. They also are accused of having stolen car parts, wheels and tires, he said.
Police also are investigating whether burglaries at Green Chevrolet, 1703 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, on Feb. 3 and Courtesy Car City, 2301 39th Ave., Moline, on Feb. 16, are connected to the Reynolds Ford case, Gault said. No charges have been filed in the two other burglaries.
The East Moline Police Department’s special operations unit was assisted by the Rock Island Police Department, which arrested the three in Rock Island.
The East Moline Police Department also served a search warrant at 1453 18th Ave., Rock Island, where stolen items from multiple burglaries were recovered, Gault said.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges are pending, police said.