Three men are facing multiple burglary charges for allegedly breaking into more than a dozen vehicles and a garage in rural Highland.
Logan J. Brave, 20, Nicholas Kernan, 20, and Trevor A. Harrison, 21, all of Highland, were charged Friday in Madison County Circuit Court with five separate felony counts of burglary.
According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, a resident in the 3400 block of Highron Drive, located between Highland and Pierron, called police around 3:14 a.m. on Thursday after interrupting subjects allegedly burglarizing his vehicle.
“He was getting ready for work. He was letting his dog out when he noticed them,” said Madison County Sheriff Capt. Mike Dixon.
The homeowner told deputies he confronted the suspects, who fled the scene on foot.
Investigators said they determined more than a dozen vehicles were burglarized in the area, but there may have been more.
“I’m sure there were more victims out there but haven’t reported it yet,” Dixon said.
At least one home’s garage was also entered, police said, where the suspects stole frozen food from a freezer. Items stolen from the vehicles included cash, a purse, cigarettes and other miscellaneous articles.
Dixon said most of the items taken were recovered.
“We got one girl’s college school books back. That was going to cost her a lot of money,” he said.
During the initial investigative efforts, deputies located a suspicious pickup truck parked in the area near the burglaries. Dixon said investigators were able to link the truck to Brave, who later agreed to meet with them.
Police said they ultimately linked Brave to the burglaries and took him into custody, Dixon said. Kernan and Trevor were also later linked to the burglaries, police said. Dixon could not comment on how the links were made.
All three men had their bond at $100,000 and remain in the custody of the Madison County Jail.
Curt Libbra: 618-654-2366, ext 21