Crime & Courts

Algonquin teen arrested after police said he stole loaded handgun from parked truck

Joshua R. Sampson, 19, of the 500 block of Summit Street, was arrested Sunday and charged with burglary, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm without a valid firearm owner's identification card and criminal trespass to a vehicle.
Joshua R. Sampson, 19, of the 500 block of Summit Street, was arrested Sunday and charged with burglary, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm without a valid firearm owner's identification card and criminal trespass to a vehicle.

ALGONQUIN – An Algonquin teen faces burglary and weapons charges after police said he stole a loaded handgun from a truck.

Joshua R. Sampson, 19, of the 500 block of Summit Street, was arrested Sunday and charged with burglary, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm without a valid firearm owner’s identification card and criminal trespass to a vehicle.

He faces up to seven years in prison on the most serious charge if convicted.

Sometime between Friday and Saturday, Sampson broke into a 2017 Toyota Tundra, located a few blocks from his home, and stole a Rutger LCP 380 handgun, which contained six .380 bullets, according to court documents.

Sampson also is accused of stealing $15 from the vehicle, Algonquin police said.

His criminal trespass to a vehicle charge stems from a separate incident during the same time frame, where police said he broke into a 2010 Nissan Sentra in the 500 block of South Hubbard Street, Algonquin, according to court documents.

Sampson will appear in court Thursday before Judge James Cowlin.

He remained in McHenry County Jail on Monday in lieu of posting 10 percent of his $50,000 bond.

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