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Archive for Friday, September 24, 1999

CRIME STOPPERS NETS TWO MORE FUGITIVES

September 24, 1999

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Two Lawrence residents featured in a Crime Stoppers warrant program were arrested soon after the organization released their names to local media.

Michael J. Yellowbird, 20, turned himself in Wednesday night at the Lawrence Police Department, 111 E. 11th St., and authorities booked him into the Douglas County Jail at 11:16 p.m. He was released Thursday afternoon on his own recognizance and is to appear in court Oct. 7.

Yellowbird was wanted for failing to meet with a probation officer in August. No one will claim the $100 reward for his arrest because he turned himself in, said Lawrence police officer David Anderson, Crime Stoppers coordinator.

Police arrested Glee A. Lamont, 34, Lawrence, after receiving a tip Thursday morning. Anderson said police arrested her without incident about 11 a.m. at a residence in the 2500 block of Redbud Lane. Lamont was wanted in connection with four alleged forgeries.

Anderson said the anonymous tipster saw the Crime Stoppers report and received the $100 reward.

A Douglas County Jail employee said Lamont was released to Jefferson County authorities on a warrant from that county, but a Jefferson County jailer said she had no record of Lamont.

Now in its second year, the Crime Stoppers warrant program has led to the arrest of 24 of the 28 fugitives featured in the program, Anderson said.

-- Chris Koger's phone message number is 832-7126. His e-mail address is ckoger@ljworld.com.

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