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Man arrested in connection with burglaries

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Gazette Staff
March 4, 2009
— Police on Tuesday arrested a Beloit man in connection with more than a dozen burglaries and thefts in Beloit Township.

Leroy R. Stocker, 18, of 1933 St. Lawrence Ave., is accused of breaking into a garage and stealing a pickup truck in the 2000 block of Riverside Drive on Feb. 12. He also is accused of breaking into a residence and stealing several items, including jewelry, in the 800 block of Paddock Road on Feb. 17.


Police suspect he was involved in at least 11 other burglaries and thefts in the 2200 and 2300 blocks of Riverside Drive between the night of Feb. 15 and the morning of Feb. 16, according to the release.


Stocker was first arrested on a warrant Feb. 20 at his home. Items recovered were linked with the burglaries on Paddock Road and in the 2200 and 2300 blocks of Riverside Drive.


He was arrested on the new charges Tuesday at the Rock County Jail, where he was being held on a probation hold.


Stocker faces charges of burglary, theft, taking a motor vehicle without owner’s consent and violating his probation, according to the release.


He was being held in the Rock County Jail and was scheduled to make an initial court appearance today.



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