Archive for Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lawrence man arrested on theft, forgery charges following lengthy investigation

January 15, 2011, 7:49 a.m. Updated January 15, 2011, 11:56 a.m.

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Lawrence Police arrested a 40-year-old Lawrence man Friday on charges of theft greater than $25,000, criminal use of a financial card, forgery, and burglary of a vehicle.

Sgt. Ted J. Bordman said the arrest — which occurred in the 1000 block of W. 23rd St. — followed a "rather lengthy investigation" by police. Bordman said he was unable to provide more details on the case as the investigation is ongoing.

The man was booked into the Douglas County Jail around 9 p.m., and his bond was set at $49,500.

The same man was also arrested on charges of automobile theft on Dec. 30, 2010, following a police chase near Holcom Park. In that case, the man was released on a $1,500 bond the same day, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log.

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trinity 4 years, 3 months ago

wonder if this is the sorry sob who burgled my darling daughter's car&used her credit cards etc...

trinity 4 years, 3 months ago

good point! thieves just tick me off.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 3 months ago

The man was booked into the Douglas County Jail around 11 p.m., and his bond was set at $49,500.

---wow! that's some high bail right thar! throw the book at him.

Chelsea Kapfer 4 years, 3 months ago

That is a high bail. Good. Using a financial card that doesn't belong to you can cause finacial ruin to people like myself. Someone stole mine last year and only got $100 off of it, but it still set me back a bit.

somebodynew 4 years, 3 months ago

Read the DGSO jail log and if you follow the news (or the policescanner blog) you will see this guy has been VERY active lately and this is probably just the tip of what he has really done. If they don't keep him in jail, he will be doing the same thing as soon as he gets out.

wendywilcox 4 years, 3 months ago

how can I read the Jail log? Is there a site for that?

shaunepec 4 years, 3 months ago

Wendywilcox:

http://www.dgso.org/web/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

Click on "booking recap." You'll click yes on a waiver, then you can start searching by day. Sometimes it takes a little while to load.

Shaun Hittle LJW Reporter

Kris_H 4 years, 3 months ago

Jail log says more like 9 p.m. (2100 hrs). Also, he's 40, isn't that about time to hang up your burglary tools??

shaunepec 4 years, 3 months ago

Kris_H, Nice catch, it was 9 pm, not 11 pm. It's been updated.

Thanks

Shaun Hittle LJW Reporter

Chelsea Kapfer 4 years, 3 months ago

I just looked at the booking log and this is the guy who is responsible for a string of car thefts around town. Remeber the one where they tracked him down from the carhart jacket he left in the car he stole? Yep, that's him.

Score one for the good guys- a major public nuisance is off the streets!

shaunepec 4 years, 3 months ago

Thanks for the info. Verified and added in story.

Shaun Hittle LJW Reporter

somebodynew 4 years, 3 months ago

chelsea - I knew you would figure it out !!! BTW - I enjoy your site and will e-mail you. Good work.

Chelsea Kapfer 4 years, 3 months ago

he was also arrested on 12/16. Jeez, this guy was BUSY!

Chelsea Kapfer 4 years, 3 months ago

And....he was a suspect in a car theft on 1/4.....and who knows how many others that i Didn't hear???

Chelsea Kapfer 4 years, 3 months ago

A little more research uncovered a theft on 12/9 and a criminal tresspass on 12/12.

LadyJ 4 years, 3 months ago

Wonder which judge or judges set the bail and let him out on these other occasions?

Chelsea Kapfer 4 years, 3 months ago

Now, i could be wrong about this, but i think a lot of offenses have an automatic bail set. I venture at this guess because people can bail out before seeing the judge. Does anyone know if this is true?

somebodynew 4 years, 3 months ago

You are correct. Almost all have set bonds, especially non-person crimes like theft, etc. There are only a few where no bond is given until seeing a Judge. And Kansas is not like some states where certain crimes can be "no bond" until trial.

Chelsea Kapfer 4 years, 3 months ago

I thought so. we can't blame the judges....there is only so much the wheels of justice can do. not sayin' it's right, but you can't have a judge there 24 hours a day...or can you?

LadyJ 4 years, 3 months ago

Seems like we need to change things to where if you have been arrested in the last 90 days, you have to go before a judge before you get bond.

bearded_gnome 4 years, 3 months ago

Chelsea and you guys! you jus don't know him, he's a good guy, just made some mistakes. you shouldn't be ragging on him. deep down he is just trying to raise money for the orfans, and the salamanders.
stop talkin bad about him, it was meen of the judg to put $50k bond on his hed.
he could be out now leading boy scouts in a hike, teaching knot tieing or good handwriting.

like I sed, he jus made a mistake!


I just looked at the booking log and this is the guy who is responsible for a string of car thefts around town. Remeber the one where they tracked him down from the carhart jacket he left in the car he stole? Yep, that's him.

---and all the other catches too! Chelsea, you rock girl! so he was Carhart boy! it does seem strange he was out on so little bond!

for all that money, you suppose he has a habit, or just wild eyed women?

Chelsea Kapfer 4 years, 3 months ago

you're right! we should call the waaaaaa-mbulance. And maybe order a "waaaa-mburger" and some "french-cries". LOL!!!

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