EQUIPMENT VIOLATION LEADS TO THE RECOVERY OF A STOLEN HANDGUN

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, at approximately 2 a.m. a Fairview Heights patrol officer conducted a vehicle stop on a Jeep SUV for not having any taillights. The officer contacted the two male occupants and provided them with the reason for being stopped. The driver was issued a warning for the violations, but while the officer spoke to the men, he noticed they were much more nervous than normal.

Upon further investigation, the officer was able to recover a stolen handgun from a pocket of the vehicle’s passenger. This handgun was found to have been stolen as a result of a residential burglary in Belleville last August. The passenger, Cameron L. Glenn-Harrold M/B, 19 years of age from Fairview Heights, was placed under arrest for possession of the stolen firearm, which was loaded with ammunition.

On Monday, January 8, 2018, the case was presented to the St. Clair County State Attorney, Brendan Kelly’s office; Glenn-Harrold was subsequently charged with 1-count of felony Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon. His initial bond was set at $40,000, however, upon arraignment Glenn-Harrold was given a recognizance bond and was released from custody.