Drugs left behind during burglary
It was the items a burglar removed from a Basehor residence that has him wanted on theft charges. And it's an item the burglar left behind that has him wanted on drug charges.
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Basehor police responded to a home in the 2900 block of North 154th Terrace, where a resident reported a theft. According to the police report, a burglar entered the home and stole several items including jewelry and electronics. Police estimate the loss at $6,000.
However, the burglar didn't just take items from the home. Police Chief Terry Horner said he also left something behind.
"On the way out, he dropped a small bag marijuana," Horner said. "So now, not only is he looking at burglary (charges) ... he's looking at some others as well."
Horner said police has several leads in the case.
The police department is investigating another theft, one reported at a local business the day after Thanksgiving. On Friday, Nov. 25, a police officer responded to a business at 14690 Parallel Road, where a storage bin had been looted.
An area construction company was using the storage bin to house tools and equipment, police said.
Horner said those responsible for the crime possibly used bolt cutters to gain entrance to the storage bin. Once inside, they removed $1,000 worth of equipment.