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Three men arrested on burglary charges

Police: They broke into home in July 2011

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 12:54 p.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 7:23 p.m. CST

DIXON – Three Dixon men were in jail Wednesday after a lengthy investigation into a 2011 burglary led detectives to them, Dixon police announced in a news release.

Donovan K. Fordham, 21, Dayvon J. Yarbrough, 22, and Peter D. Powers, 25, burglarized a Dixon home in the 1100 block of West Third Street in July 2011, police say. Officers received a call that morning from a woman saying her house had been burglarized. When police arrived, the woman told them that several items were missing from the home.

According to the release, officers had a few leads at the time of the burglary, but they didn’t pan out.

In December 2013, after police arrested a suspect in an unrelated burglary, they got information that led them to Fordham, Yarbrough, and Powers.

Fordham was arrested at his home on Monday and charged with residential burglary. Powers and Yarbrough were arrested on Tuesday. Powers is charged with residential burglary and burglary; the second charge, police say, stems from a separate incident. Yarbrough is charged with residential burglary.

Each man faces up to 15 year in prison if convicted of residential burglary.

Because the investigation is ongoing, police declined to elaborate on the December arrest that led them to the men.

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