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Forgery investigation leads Lawrence police to suspects at local hotel; local man arrested

August 1, 2011, 3:10 p.m. Updated August 1, 2011, 6:06 p.m.

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A Lawrence police officer handcuffs a suspect in connection with a forgery investigation at the Holiday Inn Holidome, at 200 McDonald Drive. Police officers Monday arrested a 36-year-old Lawrence man on outstanding warrants at the hotel.

A Lawrence police officer handcuffs a suspect in connection with a forgery investigation at the Holiday Inn Holidome, at 200 McDonald Drive. Police officers Monday arrested a 36-year-old Lawrence man on outstanding warrants at the hotel.

Lawrence police officers Monday morning arrested a 36-year-old Lawrence man on outstanding warrants after a forgery investigation Monday morning at a Lawrence hotel, said Sgt. Matt Sarna, a police spokesman.

According to jail records, police arrested the Lawrence man, Geoffry S. Beers, on two outstanding municipal court warrants and a state warrant in which he’s accused of absconding from his parole related to a 2007 robbery at Kwik Shop, 845 Miss.

Sarna said Beers was arrested at the hotel after an employee at Walgreen’s, 3421 W. Sixth St., alleged a man had passed counterfeit bills to make a purchase at 5:30 a.m. Monday.

Based on a description, officers located a truck in the parking lot at Holiday Inn Lawrence, 200 McDonald Drive, and police later found Beers and a 42-year-old Lawrence woman in a room at the hotel, Sarna said.

An officer placed a woman in handcuffs about 10:30 a.m. and drove her from the hotel in a patrol car. But the woman later was released, Sarna said. He said the investigation into the use of counterfeit money was ongoing.

At times Monday morning, four patrol cars were in the hotel’s parking lot. Officers could also be seen collecting evidence from inside and examining an older-model pickup truck in the hotel’s parking lot east of the building.

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Crazy_Larry 2 years, 8 months ago

Hey! I can get behind this! Goin' after real crooks...you know, people who leave behind victims. Good job and thanks, LPD.

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kusp8 2 years, 8 months ago

Is there a reason why the hotel hasn't been named?

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