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.