Trail of merchandise leads police to B&E suspect

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Trail of merchandise leads police to B&E suspect

A man is facing charges of breaking and entering and resisting arrest in connection to a break-in at Union Food and Gas Friday morning.

At approximately 2:20 a.m., police responded to a security alarm call at 858 Union Blvd., where they found a broken window at that convenience store. Englewood police officials said they saw packs of cigarettes on the ground, and a trail of dropped merchandise led them to an apartment complex behind the store.

Clarence Sanford, 21, was arrested on charges of breaking and entering, resisting arrest and assault. Police said Sanford slipped out of handcuffs in a cruiser at least twice. As police were taking him out of the cruiser to restrain him, he began fighting back, and police Tazed him twice before re-cuffing him.

An officer was punched in the mouth and suffered minor injuries during the struggle, police said.

Sanford was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital to be examined before he was booked into jail.

Beth Fox, 33, a neighbor of Sanford, created a disturbance and was asked to leave by the convenience store owner, police said. After refusing, she was arrested on a charge of criminal trespassing.

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