Chicago police have recovered the equipment of the rock band Portugal. The Man , which was stolen, along with its touring van and trailer after an appearance at the Lollapalooza music festival.
A mechanic was accused Tuesday of buying items, including vintage guitars and amps, keyboards, effects pedals, drums and microphones, at a flea market on Chicago’s South Side. Juan Ocampo was charged with one count of felony theft and was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bond.
Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Erin Antonietti says police found about $80,000 worth of the equipment Monday, including some of the instruments, inside Ocampo’s apartment.
The band is based in Oregon, but originally from Wasilla, Alaska.
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