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Archive for Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Three charged in boat theft case

December 12, 2012

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A Bonner Springs woman and a Tonganoxie man were charged Wednesday with theft stemming from an alleged Tuesday evening theft of a camouflaged boat from the former location of the Gaslight Village mobile home park.

Tabitha D. Jayne, 43, and Christopher C. Jackson, 23, were arrested about 6 p.m. after police received a call about a boat being taken from the park at 1900 W. 31st Street.

Jackson and Jayne were in a vehicle towing the boat, and had fled from the scene before police arrived. However, the vehicle was stopped by police in the 2900 block of Iowa Street.

Two other men were arrested related to the case, but theft charges were not filed on either. One of the men, 48-year-old James M. Reisinger, was charged with interfering with police.

Jayne and Jackson are being held on $3,000 bonds, while Reisinger is being held on a $1,000 bond.

Theft is a level-9 severity crime, punishable by probation and up to 17 months in prison.

Comments

HarmonKillabrew 2 years ago

Thanks for listing the punishment as a range from probation to 17months. Now we can see how quickly our weak DA will offer a plea bargin of probation. What a weak DA, he needs step up and put some criminals behind bars for more than a few months!

Phoghorn 2 years ago

Begin Sarcasm Better idea...ask all residents of Butler County, Kansas (our largest county geographically speaking) to move. The state of Kansas can then build the worlds largest prison. Then we lock up everybody who commits a misdemeanor for a minimum of 10 years. Heck with this whole idea of 250-1000 dollar fines. Public intoxication - 10 years. Possession of pot - 10 years. Two college kids get in a fight - 10 years. End Sarcasm

I know that bashing our District Attorney has become a cottage industry, but I am willing to bet his office has a lot more information about alleged crimes and alleged perpetrators than we do.

Of course, when he gives someone the maximum, everybody will jump on here and bash him for being such a meanie.

Phoghorn 2 years ago

Actually, no I do not have any connection with the District Attorney. I just have to occasionally disagree with some of the armchair prosecutors around here.

MarcoPogo 2 years ago

Would you prefer to discuss basketball or girls? I'm up for cocktails at 8:00.

jhawkinsf 2 years ago

Your economic model only works if we assume this is the only crime they will commit. However, the more crimes they commit, the more victims they make, it becomes more and more economical to incarcerate them. Add to that the crimes that will be committed by those emboldened by a system that only slaps people on the wrists, and suddenly it becomes more economical to lock criminals up.

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