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17-year-old charged with burglary

According to Champaign police, a 17-year-old man was arrested Thursday last week and charged in Champaign County Circuit Court with residential burglary and criminal trespass to residence.

The incident occurred at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, when a woman who knew the man heard a crash from the back of her home in the 300 block of Nelson Court. When she went to investigate, she saw the man standing in the frame of her broken back door. The man fled the scene on foot.

She called police, and since she knew and could identify the man, they were able to catch him relatively soon thereafter.

If convicted of the more serious burglary charge, the man could face up to 15 years in prison.

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