Anonymous tip results in recovery of stolen weapons

By Betty Simpson |

Published 04/25 2014 01:13PM

Updated 04/25 2014 06:19PM

CHAMPAIGN -- Police have recovered five stolen handguns and one 12-gauge shotgun after acting on an anonymous tip. About 3:15 pm, Thursday, police responded to the 1200-block of Gertrude Avenue, after learning a suspect in a vehicle was in possession of stolen weapons. The vehicle was found in a residential driveway.

30-year old Ryan Anderson and 26-year old Christopher Hollingsworth, bot of Champaign, were detained after leaving the home. The weapons were discovered after a search warrant was obtained and the homeowner gave permission for the property to be searched. All weapons were reported stolen from Blue Ridge Backwoods, in Monticello, during a burglary.

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