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Archive for Friday, March 23, 2012

Suspect arrested in recent car burglaries

March 23, 2012

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Lawrence police arrested a 35-year-old man Thursday morning as a suspect in recent vehicle burglaries in west Lawrence.

Kim Murphree, a police spokeswoman, said officers were called about 8 a.m. Thursday to Saddlebrook Townhomes in the 600 block of Folks Road about a possible auto burglary.

Officers then located a man in the nearby parking lot of the Hy-Vee store matching the description of the suspect. Police had also received a call 25 minutes earlier about a man walking down the street in the area.

Murphree said officers recovered from the suspect items taken from automobiles. Several of the items were returned to victims, and police took the man to jail on two counts of vehicle burglary and two counts of theft.

Prosecutors are reviewing information to decide about filing formal charges.

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