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Archive for Saturday, March 31, 2001

Crime Briefs

March 31, 2001

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Thirteen pistols stolen in home burglary

Authorities had no suspects in connection with a house burglary and theft in which 13 pistols were stolen in western Douglas County, Sheriff Rick Trapp said Friday.

The burglary occurred sometime between 7:25 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. on Thursday in the 1400 section of East 660 Road, in Clinton Lake Estates. There wasn't evidence of forced entry, but unknown suspects made off with 13 pistols, some of which were antique, Trapp said.

The homeowner could tell that suspects had searched the house, but no other items had been reported stolen, Trapp said.

Ex-KU police officer appears on theft charge

A former Kansas University police officer appeared in Douglas County District Court on Friday on a charge of stealing a laptop computer from the building in which he used to work.

Steve Carpenter was ordered to appear at an April 16 preliminary hearing, where prosecutors will be required to present evidence against Carpenter on the felony count.

The former policeman was suspended after an internal investigation at the KU Department of Public Safety. He is accused of stealing a laptop computer and accessories from Carruth-O'Leary Hall, where police headquarters is located.

Carpenter wasn't arrested but was allowed to remain free on a $1,500 bond.

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