Chuck Berry's guitar stolen, three arrested

Boston, MA - FEBRUARY 26: Chuck Berry performs during the 2012 Awards for Lyrics of Literary Excellence at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library And Museum on February 26, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Getty Images)
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Chuck Berry performs during the 2012 Awards for Lyrics of Literary Excellence on Feb. 26, 2012, in Boston.
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(CBS/AP) Three men have been arrested for allegedly stealing an electric guitar and other items from the suburban St. Louis home of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry.

The other items stolen include power washers and dozens of used car batteries, along with part of a fence, according to The St. Charles County Sheriff's Department.

Officials say it isn't clear when the items were taken or whether  they were all taken at once. Deputies say the stolen items have not yet been recovered. Formal charges have not been filed.

Berry was one of rock's pioneers with early hits that included "Roll Over Beethoven," "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Johnny B. Goode." The 85-year-old singer still performs monthly at a club in University City, another St. Louis suburb.