Amber Alert juveniles found

Nov 052003
Authors: Jesse McLain

An Amber Alert issued Wednesday night ended with the recovery of

two juveniles and the persuit of another, according to Fort Collins

Police Services at press time.

Kyle Russell, 12, and Reginald Hawthorne, 14, disappeared

Wednesday night activating the Amber Alert in Fort Collins and

surrounding areas at 7:40 p.m.

Stephanie Huff, 15, allegedly stole a Larimer County Community

Corrections van with the two boys in the back.

The 2002 green Dodge van was found at approximately 9:10 p.m. in

a field near the Fort Collins Loveland Airport, said Fort Collins

police spokeswoman Rita Davis. Two juvenile males were taken into

custody by the Larimer County Sheriffs Department and a third

female juvenile was pursued on foot by officers, Davis said.

Huff is a Caucasian female, about 5-feet 10-inches tall, 135

pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She also has a tattoo on

the side of neck and three dots on her left hand. She currently has

two black eyes from an accident on Monday after which she was

arrested and by Loveland Police and charged with vehicular homicide

and aggravated motor theft, according to Fort Collins police.

The three juveniles were being transported from the Platte

Valley Youth Detention Center in Weld County to Larimer County when

the Community Corrections driver stopped to pick up another

juvenile, according to Fort Collins police.

Huff crawled through the unsecured screen in the back of the van

and stole the van with Russell and Hawthorne in the back. She hit

five parked cars before leaving, according to Fort Collins


In order for an Amber Alert to be issued, a child under 18 years

of age must have disappeared and be in danger of death or bodily

harm. A local law enforcement agency must feel that there is enough

information that the alert will help in the child’s recovery.




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