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.

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countrygirl3

i find it funny that a certain someone is making nothing but excuses for these punks ..

Randogg420

The Many Faces of Meth this is how it always starts

commonsenserules

Let's take the Thug versus good kid out of the debate. It doesn't matter if they were good kids who made a bad decision or serial thugs who committed a pre meditated crime. The law is the law and that is how their innocence or guilt should be judged. If every case in the US was subject to the nuances of whether the alleged criminal was a good or bad person the whole justice system would break down. The list of people who commit crimes without previous criminal records is very long. Hopefully, the judge and jury will make the sentence fit the crime with whatever info is presented in the courtroom. If I had to guess there will be prison time in some amount for all of the young men involved.

TracyMcC
TracyMcC

I think you're all rude. People really have nothing better to do than criticize and pass judgment because unfortunately that's how society is. Look at the two on the left they look scared and mason looks like he had been crying. Now look at the smirking ***** on the right. That's your real criminal. No remorse, acts tough, thinks it is a joke. I'm done here with all of you ignorant people.

Randogg420

Dont get caught fools

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witchywoman5

how do you know that none of these boys have a job or an education. It seems like you take way too much assuming. Next thing we know you will be suggesting the old vigilante justice and stringing them up.

Family man

No one is calling them thugs because I think that term implies that they are somewhat violent or tough guys. These boys are punks, and that is exactly what they would be in prison. Someone's punk.

TracyMcC
TracyMcC

My brother is far from violent quit judging.

justanopinion

That is what "Family man" is saying.... You're brother is NOT violent, and that is why people are NOT calling him a thug. I did not read any judging in Family man's comment.

TracyMcC
TracyMcC

I read it wrong.

smurray1226

wow.

K Hawk

I was a young punk kid and had my share of run ins with the law. The difference is I got my head outa my butt and grew up! witchywoman5 said people make mistakes and regret it the minute they do it. Im sure people in prison for muder wish they didnt make that one mistake. They are still murders. If one or more of these kids are good kids that made a bad mistake i hope the best for them but its gona b an up hill battle for them cause these are probably felony charges. As far as your comment about people in need of goverment help for their family's , Im all for it if their having hard times! The problem is way to many people take full adventage of the system! The system has a major flaw with it when it comes to these people. I work 40 + hrs a week, im married with two children, make a decient living but am not ritch by any means. I have co workers who only work ten to twenty hrs a week who get an ebd card. Thease same co workers go out to eat three to four nights a week, get more tax money back than I do, Get help paying their rent. I cant afford to go out and eat like that. Its a big joke!!!!!

Devin H
Devin H

Why doesn't anyone call these three guys Thugs?

TracyMcC
TracyMcC

Good one. Did you come up with that all on your own big boy?

Devin H
Devin H

I'm making a racial point. Everytime there are mugshots of three black guys, everyone on here jumps all over them calling them "typical thugs" (the new replacement for the N-word). When its three white guys, there are always "good boys who just got mixed up with the wrong crowd." Just pointing out the underlying racism within so many people, that they tend to ignore.

smurray1226

what's the ratio of black and white in prison? yeah, thought so!

justanopinion

Well, I for one can say that I have applied the term to all races and have seen a fair percentage of the "thug" label used in comments regarding non-black individuals. According to your logic, soon the term "Thug" will be one of those term that only one race can use toward one another. The rest of us wont be able to think or utter the term "thug" without have the racist label slapped across our forehead. Great.

Randogg420

Can anybody say meth

smurray1226

Nothing to do with meth or drugs at all idiot!

Randogg420

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witchywoman5

It doesn't require not having a job for someone to be a thief. There are plenty of people who have good paying jobs that steal all the time. Being on food stamps or government aid has nothing to do with whether or not someone commiting a crime. Not everyone who is on food stamps or public aid does drugs. Some people use the aid to actually get by and provide for themselves and their families when they are having a hard time having a decent life. Have you ever spent time with families in need and seen them struggle when they are doing the best they can? Before you just assume that you know the situation of these boys, you should look into their past. People make stupid decisions and regret them the instant they make them. It's up to courts to decide based on the evidence and testimony of those involved to make an educated decision not troglodytes like Klaatu and K Hawk.

Family man

The courts need to start handing out tougher sentences for crimes like these. If these guys wind up with probation they will continue their criminal careers undoubtedly. If they can't learn from some hard time, then they are not fit to live in our society. These are not good kids in a bad situation, they are criminals.

TracyMcC
TracyMcC

This is my brother's first offense that RODNEY kid has priors and the fat one is just a follower that was friends with Rodney before my brother even met them. My brother is just a follower who needs TIME BUT NOT HARD TIME. YEAH he deserves a punishment but he doesn't deserve to be thrown in a jail with rapists and murderers. He's 21 and he IS a good kid just got mixed up with the wrong crowd.

witchywoman5

Actually if you look it up in the rock island county court system, it says that your brother ean has a misdemeanor for theft in 2008. The only one who doesn't have priors is the one you keep referring to as the "fat one". His name is Mason and no one is referring to your brother as the caveman guy from the Geico commericals. RODNEY was already on intrastate probation, so I think it is safe to assume he is the one driving the bus off the cliff for these 3 boys. While neither Mason nor Ean are innocent, they both have a rough road ahead of them and they will need love and support, as will their families. Good luck Tracy

smurray1226

theft is 2008, do you know the circumstance? No, you don't. None of you know nothing yet you all can make rude and hurtful comments. Shame on you! Let the family have some peace, they are going through it too! They are good people!

Baldy007

I don't think you are a kid at 21. He is plenty old enough to know the punishment for committing a felony is severe. What was that old show that said "don't do the crime if you can't do the time"/

traceface

My brother has no priors and does not deserve to do hard time. The other one, RODNEY, has priors and was friends with the fat one before my brother EAN even met them. Ean was being a follower and got mixed up with the wrong crowd. I believe he does deserve something but not to be thrown in jail with murderers and rapists.

traceface

sorry for double comments I didn't see that the first one went through

smurray1226

You know nothing, 2 of them are good kids, got involved with wrong criminal.

tha392

I know for a fact one of these boys holds a 40+ hour job and comes from a good family who doesn't live off the government. So don't tell me they need to get an education and quit living off the government. He got caught up the a very bad guy who brought him down and got him in trouble. Granted he's a big boy and made his choice. It's not who he is and it's not how people should define him.

JMHO

And I'm sure the other guys are probably saying the same thing about him. When you associate with dirtbags and participate in crimes with dirtbags, guess what that makes you?

TracyMcC
TracyMcC

^ Everyone makes mistakes I'm sure you weren't Mr.Mrs Perfect your whole life.

smurray1226

All who are posting such negative and nasty comments have no education, or job, have nothing better to do but to put others down, LOOK IN THE MIRROR! It will be ok Tracy, your brother is an awesome kid!

smurray1226

name call? really? I guess we are 10.

writingmomma

Each and every one of us are responsible for our OWN actions. Just as Manson coaxed others to do his bidding, they were the ignorant ones. People can't say "the devil or someone else made me do this or that." You and I both know that the choice to do what he did was his own. Now, he will do the time, ON HIS OWN!

smurray1226

Accountability, could have said no, now he has to pay the price, very hard on his family, his mother is devestated.

smurray1226

Yes, and I know the other one who comes from a very good family and does not live on welfare too. He got messed up with a bad dude, but he is accountable for his role, that's a man, someone who steps up, not blames others for his wrongs.

K Hawk

Klaatu speaks the truth. Get an education, than a job so you don't live off the government. Try to work a job 40 hrs a week and see your taxes go out of your check to support all you dirt bags!!!!!!

smurray1226

No, not right at all, having an education, a job, making tons of money does not mean they won't turn out to be criminals, just as a homeless person can be an attorney, doctor etc.. grow up with the name calling!

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smurray1226

Agree, Tracy. He is a great kid, wrong crowd!!

smurray1226

@Klaatu, for your ignorant comment, no one is on food stamps! You know nothing, so why say anything? How dare anyone judge, no one person has the right to judge another human being. Only God.
Some people need to look in the mirror, pure ignorance!

iowalittledog

Guilty, Guilt, Guilty thats what everybody thinks all because they read what the media printed. What ever happen to innocent until proven guilty? Ain't nothing wrong with food stamps. i don't see you people talking about people who file bankruptcy, heck if you run up a bill you should have to pay it, plain and simple. If it were not for bankruptcy many of you would be on food stamps or homeless. Stop thinking your better than someone, cause you blessed and can buy food, go to the doctor or have a job.

smurray1226

Thank you!!

katara

Well !! These young rascals weren't wearing their thinking caps, were they ?

writingmomma

Give them the usual slap on the wrist and probation. Nexttttttttt!

smurray1226

No, they need to be held accountable for their actions, only way to learn.

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