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The City of Arkansas City strives to provide a high quality of life for its citizens by furnishing a variety of efficient services in a professional, courteous manner.

Two Ark City residents arrested Feb. 8 after pair of burglaries

Shakur, Tyresse Hardiman accused of burglary, criminal damage to property

Arkansas City Police Department badgeThe Arkansas City Police Department arrested two Arkansas City men Feb. 8 after a pair of burglaries to commercial property in south Arkansas City.

Shakur Dequon Hardiman, 20, and Tyresse Jasper Boyd Hardiman, 18, both were arrested on suspicion of two counts of felony burglary to a non-dwelling and two counts of misdemeanor criminal damage to property.

They were transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in lieu of $12,000 bond each through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City.

Both Hardimans remained in custody at the time of this release.

Police were dispatched about 5:21 a.m. Feb. 8 to the Cenex gas station located at 801 E. Madison Ave. for a burglary report.

Later that same day, officers were dispatched at 7:59 a.m. to Greendoor La Familia Restaurant, located at 714 W. Madison Ave., for another burglary report.

After investigating both crime scenes, police identified a suspect. After further investigation, a second suspect also was identified. Both men were located and taken into custody.

All of the property stolen during the burglaries has been recovered.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.