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Men charged with trying to steal boxes of drinks from LaGrange business

Public safety reports

Staff report

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Officers arrested three men suspected of breaking into a truck at Kimble’s Foods, 604 Hines St., early this morning and attempting to steal drinks.

Demetrius Alford, 19, Marcellous Alford, 18, and Rickardo D. Cofield, 18, whose addresses were unavailable, were charged with entering an automobile, a felony. Officers responded to an alarm at Kimble’s shortly before 1 a.m. today, according to a report by an officer. The officer reported that he saw Demetrius Alford walking away from the front gate of the business and two other officers detained the suspect.

Another officer saw a second person inside the fence around the business, and another officer “jumped the fence,” according to the report, and detained Marcellous Alford inside. Officers reported boxes of drinks sitting inside and outside of the fence. They then located a truck that someone had broken into and taken items.

An officer checked surveillance footage from the business and said it showed a third person flee before officers arrived. Cofield was later arrested after officers identified him as the suspect.

Juveniles damage neighborhood club house

A resident of Bailey’s Way told police that she saw two males leaving the neighborhood club house about 7 p.m. Thursday, one dripping wet like he had been swimming.

The two appeared to be between 9 and 12 years old, she told police, and fled when she confronted them.

The resident said she then checked the club house and pool area, noting damage to an interior door, bicycle tire marks inside the club house and the pool light disconnected and floating in the pool. She also reported white paint or plaster on the glass of other doors.

The reporting officer also noted that a door inside also had been kicked in. The club house belongs to Dan Ric Properties, according to the report. There was no estimate on cost of damage.

All information in this report is gathered from official law enforcement and public safety reports and releases. It is the policy of the Daily News to list the names of people charged with felonies.

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