Archive for Thursday, December 22, 2005

Bonner Springs woman suspected in eight forgeries in Basehor area

December 22, 2005

An investigation into a check forgery case led Basehor police to eight other similar offenses, according to Police Chief Terry Horner.

Police reported this week that a 28-year-old Bonner Springs woman was identified and interviewed by police in connection with the forgeries. Allegedly, she admitted to investigators that she was guilty of forgeries "in this city as well as other areas," Horner said.

The case has been forwarded to prosecutors at the Leavenworth County attorney's office, who will consider filing criminal charges against the woman.

The initial forgery report was filed earlier this month by a business in the 15000 block of Parallel. The business received the check for services provided.

Through an investigation, police learned of seven other forged checks in the area. The checks totaled about $300.

Police interviewed the woman on Dec. 13.

In other news:

  • Police have arrested and charged an area man for allegedly stealing liquor from a local store. According to Horner, two theft citations have been issued to Tonganoxie resident William Anderson, 44, who is scheduled to appear Jan. 10 in Basehor Municipal Court.

Employees from Shorty's Liquor Store reported two thefts -- on Dec. 5 and 7 -- in which Anderson allegedly stole alcohol from the store.

Police determined Anderson's identity from a videotape, which captured the alleged thefts.

  • Horner said his officers responded to a call Dec. 3, from a homeowner in Iron Creek subdivision. The homeowner notified police that someone had driven through his yard and destroyed several holiday decorations. Upon investigation, police discovered decorations at three other homes had been destroyed. Initially, the incidents were not reported to police.

Horner said the public always should report incidents of vandalism or other criminal activity.

"What we'd like to ask the public is to call the police so we can get this cases documented," Horner said. "We'd sure like the victims to call us."

In addition to the destruction of the ornaments, vandals also threw eggs at several cars within Iron Creek. Police do not know whether the same people are responsible.

"If these incidents lead to an arrest, we'd like to tie them all in together," the police chief said. "Whoever is responsible needs to be held accountable for what they did."

Horner encouraged anyone with information to contact the police department, (913) 724-1313.

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