Suspect, tracked down by residents, sentenced

By From page A3 | February 28, 2014

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.

Reach Ryan McCarthy at 427-6935 or [email protected]

Ryan McCarthy


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  • patrickFebruary 28, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    I believe kortney Jerome avent needs more time to contemplate his actions. my home was burglarized 9 years ago, it has a long lasting affect on victims.

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  • ScottFebruary 28, 2014 - 3:42 pm

    I was satisfied to see this come full circle and that Kortney is being held accountable for his actions in society. Is the sentence just and will the known and unknown number of victims he has violated be less affected by this closure, probably not! However, because of a strong Neighborhood Watch Program and close cooperation with Fairfield Police, this person was caught, convicted, and sentenced for his crimes. This will help to galvanize and strengthen other Neighborhood Watch efforts of those Fairfield residents who want to live in a safer community. I can't over emphasize the importance of knowing your neighbors well, reporting suspicious activity ASAP, eliminating opportunities of crime, and layering up with several blankets of security (cameras, alarm, locks, etc.). Together we can make Fairfield a safer place to live - it takes village to raise a family!

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