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Men arrested after allegedly breaking into cars at apartment complex

Uland Wince (left) and Darrian Johnson (right) were arrested on felony burglary charges Thursday.
Uland Wince (left) and Darrian Johnson (right) were arrested on felony burglary charges Thursday.

Two Belleville men have been charged with felony burglary after allegedly breaking into cars at an apartment complex.

Uland T. Wince, 20, and Darrian J. Johnson, 19, were arrested Thursday after police suspected they broke into at least three vehicles at the Carlyle East Apartment Complex in the 1600 block of Carlyle Avenue, according to a St. Clair County Sheriff news release.

Police received calls of two people going through cars in the complex around 4 a.m. Wednesday. When deputies arrived, they found the two men in the parking lot matching the descriptions given.

The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s office charged Wince with one count of Class 2 felony burglary and Johnson with two charges of the same offense.

Bail was set for the men at $25,000, and both were still in custody at the St. Clair County jail as of Friday evening.

St. Clair County Capt. Bruce Fleshren said this case is a perfect example of neighbors getting involved and helping other neighbors.

“The witness heard noises outside, checked and observed the suspects and called police immediately,” Fleshren said in the news release. “They were able to provide descriptions and locations of the suspects, which ultimately led to their arrests.”

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