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Five arrested in car break-ins

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Darryl Enriquez
October 1, 2010
— A Beloit man ended his birthday celebration Wednesday with a bite from a police dog.

Ladophlius T.C. Richardson is among the suspects in multiple car break-ins at a strip club in Darien Township, Walworth County Sheriff’s Capt. Scott McClory said.


In all, five men were arrested on numerous charges after they helped police in their capture by stopping in front of the Darien police station.


Four of the men are from Beloit and the fifth from Rockford, Ill., McClory said.


Two are being held on warrants from previous crimes, and one is being held on a probation violation.


According to a written statement from McClory:


Shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday, Walworth County deputies answered a call that several men were breaking into cars in the parking lot of the Show Palace Gentleman’s Club on Highway 14.


The first deputy to arrive learned that the men had been confronted by someone from the club and fled toward Darien in a dark colored Ford Explorer.


A Darien police officer found the car in the village and summoned deputies. The car stopped in front of the Darien Police Department and the men fled from the vehicle. One man was immediately arrested.


The sheriff’s K-9 teams were called to the scene along with officers from Sharon, Delavan and Delavan Township.


After searching for about two hours with the help of police dogs and infrared technology, three other suspects were arrested.


A police dog bit one of the men who had fled. The fifth suspect later was found walking toward Beloit along Interstate 43.


Arrested were:


-- Ladophlius T.C. Richardson, 25, Beloit, obstructing an officer, party to attempted theft and party to criminal damage to property. Richardson was the man bitten by the dog. He was treated and released from Lakeland Medical Center.


-- James E. Hoover, 28, Beloit, obstructing an officer, party to attempted theft, party to criminal damage to property. He has warrants on two counts of operating without a license, violation of traffic control sign, operating after suspension, speeding and failure to fasten seat belt.


-- Jonathan C. Hughes, 30, Rockford, obstructing an officer, party to attempted theft and party to criminal damage to property.


-- Cory L. Clark, 24, Beloit, party to attempted theft, party to criminal damage to property and probation violation.


-- Kurk A. Bradford, 20, Beloit, obstructing an officer, party to attempted theft and party to criminal damage to property; warrants for disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, operating after suspension, vehicle operation after registration revoked, loitering for unlawful drug activities and bicycle violations.



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