DARIEN — Three Illinois men were arrested following a chase early Wednesday after police were called to a suspected burglary in Darien.

The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about 4 a.m. Wednesday about a possible burglary at the Aldridge Electric property, N3291 Foundry Road, in the Town of Darien.

An Aldridge employee arrived for work and saw a box truck with two men on the property.

Walworth County deputies and the City of Delavan Police Department arrived within minutes and began to search the property.

The van was located, but it fled from deputies at a high rate of speed, according to a news release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspects went south on I-43 into Rock County, with multiple squads in pursuit.

Speeds of 100 miles per hour were reached during the pursuit.

The suspects had taped the van’s taillights and bent the license plate so it could not be read.

Village of Clinton police deployed spike strips on I-43 at Hwy 140, which the van did hit.

Two Walworth County squad cars could not avoid the spike strips, which resulted in those two squads leaving the pursuit due to deflated tires.

The pursuit continued southbound on I-43 and then southbound on I-90.

Spike strips were again deployed, which the van hit. Speeds slowed, and the van stopped on I-90 just north of the state line.

A high-risk stop was made, and three suspects were taken into custody without incident.

The suspects are: Daniel L. Del Fiacco, age 35, Juan M. Morales, age 48, Nicolas K. Prier, age 40. All suspects were from Illinois.

An investigation is ongoing to determine if these suspects can be tied to other burglaries in both Wisconsin and Illinois.

Assisting agencies were the City of Delavan Police Department, the Clinton Police Department, the City of Beloit Police Department, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wisconsin State Patrol

By Staff Report

Walworth County Community News