FAIRFIELD — Kortney Jerome Avent, who residents tracked down after recognizing that the car he drove had been parked days earlier in front of a burglarized home, was sentenced Thursday to three years and eight months in prison for possessing stolen property.
Avent, 22, of Fairfield, received a sentence in Solano County Superior Court that includes eight months for two felony probation violations.
Residents along Shoreline Circle in Fairfield followed the car Avent drove through the neighborhood after recognizing the vehicle from surveillance videos taken two days earlier during a September burglary in the neighborhood. Residents had shared the video through Nextdoor, a social network for neighbors to talk online. It showed the silver Toyota Corolla in front of the house. The car was missing two hub caps and had front-end damage.
Avent insisted they had the wrong man, a neighbor said. Police, called by residents, pulled up and arrested Avent. A resident said police going to Avent’s home found an Xbox video game console and a laptop stolen from the resident’s home. The resident said he lost about $10,000 in property during the burglary of his home.
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