Archive for Thursday, October 13, 2005

Suspects leave apology note

Police investigating break-in; question note’s veracity

October 13, 2005

A case of breaking and entering being investigated by the Basehor police department either highlights the problem of homelessness or was a ruse by criminals to cover up a crime.

On Saturday, Oct. 8, a Basehor resident reported to police officers that two outbuildings in the 15400 block of Olive Street had been broken into. Those responsible for the break-in broke a window and cut a lock to a door.

The suspect, or suspects, left behind a note explaining their trespass.

"It was cold," the note reads. "We needed a place to sleep. Sorry about broken window. We took nothing. Thank u."

Through an investigation into the matter, police hope to learn whether those responsible for the break-in were simply homeless and needed a place to stay temporarily, as the letter states, or if the note was a ploy to cover up a burglary.

"It doesn't fit the clear mold of it being cold and someone needing a place to stay," Basehor detective Lloyd Martley said. He added, "It seems like there may be more to it."

As of now, it's unknown whether anything was stolen from the garage. Police continue to work with the property owner in forming an inventory, Martley said.

The detective said the police department is continuing its investigation.

"We have some leads and some people we're looking at," he said.

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