Man charged with burglary, theft

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 28, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa City police have arrested a local man after he allegedly stole numerous items from a home when he knew it was unoccupied, according to reports.

Kenny Ardon-Hernandez, 18, 2100 Scott Blvd. Lot 131, was charged May 8, 2010 with third-degree burglary and first-degree theft.

According to police complaints, Hernandez and two others entered a residence on Langenberg Avenue knowing the residents were out of town.

The report said Hernandez and one codefendant stole numerous items, including clothes, shoes, liquor, cash, electronics, and jewelry.

Police said a codefendant admitted he and Hernandez were involved and detailed how the burglary was carried out.

The total amount of property taken was worth approximately $50,000, the complaint said.

Third-degree burglary is a Class D felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $7,500 fine. First-degree theft is a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.

— by Hayley Bruce

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