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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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bearded_gnome 3 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?

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Chelsea Kapfer 3 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?

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LadyJ 3 years, 3 months ago

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

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Chelsea Kapfer 3 years, 3 months ago

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

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Chelsea Kapfer 3 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???

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Chelsea Kapfer 3 years, 3 months ago

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

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LJ Whirled 3 years, 3 months ago

Okay ... wasn't the $ 1,500 bond incredibly low for a guy whole stole the car and was only caught after a police chase ... I'm sensing some flight risk there, and some issues with respect for authority and all that. So they just turned him loose so they could catch him doing the next one? Hope there weren't any victims in the interim they don't know about ...

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somebodynew 3 years, 3 months ago

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

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HollisBrown 3 years, 3 months ago

I wonder if he'll use a credit card to pay his bail.

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Chelsea Kapfer 3 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!

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Kris_H 3 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??

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MacHeath 3 years, 3 months ago

That may not seem like a big bond, but try to get a dude like that bonded out. No one would write bond on him even if you had the 5 thousand bucks for the bonding agent. The bonding companies know what is going on. They know all the folks at the courthouse , they work with them everyday. Unless the dude has $49,500, he ain't going anywhere.

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somebodynew 3 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.

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Chelsea Kapfer 3 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.

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bearded_gnome 3 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.

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trinity 3 years, 3 months ago

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

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