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Eudora police recover items stolen from Lawrence Antique Mall

April 26, 2011


Eudora police last week recovered about $1,600 worth of items that were reported stolen from the Lawrence Antique Mall one day earlier.

Sgt. Matt Sarna, a Lawrence police spokesman, said the items were recovered Thursday when a Eudora officer stopped a vehicle. Several items, including a ceramic vase valued at $165 and a set of various crystal figurines valued at $590, were reported stolen Thursday by an employee of the antique mall, 830 Mass.

Sarna said the two suspects are a 36-year-old transient man and a 32-year-old Lawrence man.

Sgt. Tom Willis, Eudora police spokesman, said one person was arrested.

Officers forwarded information in the investigation to the Douglas County district attorney’s office for review about filing formal charges.

A previous version of this story, based on information from the Lawrence Police Department, incorrectly stated that no one had been arrested.


eotw33 4 years ago

so the homeless guy goes free until he commits another crime? Genius!

greenworld 4 years ago

The men were not arrested, but officers forwarded information in the investigation to the Douglas County district attorney’s office for review about filing formal charges.

How is this?? They were travelling with stolen items. Last time I checked if your travelling with stolen items especially at those amounts it becomes a crime, doesnt it?? Better yet set them free so they can go home. lol What a joke. All business and homes hide your jewellery tonight. OMG!!

Daniel Dicks 4 years ago

It would cost more than the crime to house them in jail. Small timers don't have bail money sometimes, surprise!

grammaddy 4 years ago

How does this happen?You get busted with a car full of stolen property, yet no one is arrested.

Bob Forer 4 years ago

I thought the same thing. Figured I would be reading a article about a dealer selling stolen property.

pizzapete 4 years ago

Yea, that's how I read it, too.

wmathews 4 years ago

Thanks, Jesse. I fixed the error.

Paula Kissinger 4 years ago

Journalism at is finest, as always.

jd 4 years ago

If it was the Yellow House on wheels, they would have been busted!

greenworld 4 years ago

Eric Knackstedt is charged in Douglas County District Court with resisting arrest, criminal damage to property, driving on a suspended license and without insurance, theft, possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia and transporting an open container after Eudora police chased the man both in his vehicle and on foot.

So I guess the DA finally decided to press charges. Why was the car chase not in the original article?? So either LJW didnt have all the facts or the police didnt provide them up front for some reason.

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