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Offense reports released this past week by law enforcement agencies:


Identity theft; criminal use of financial card

Credit and bank card information was stolen from five people between May 24 and May 29 by a card skimmer installed on a gas pump at Johnson’s General Store in Florence. Victims included:

  • John Branson, 50, Florence, bank card, May 24.
  • Mark Slater,, 52, Florence, bank card, May 25.
  • Robert Hendrix, 50, Herington, credit card, May 26
  • Stephen Gayle, 53, Florence, bank card, May 28.
  • Jeffrey Inlow, 60, Florence, credit card, May 29.

Cottonwood Valley Bank, Florence, was listed as a second victim in four of the incidents. Gayle’s bank card was issued by Tampa State Bank. No monetary losses were reported.

Criminal damage to property; failure to report accident

Fence and posts owned by Greg Holub, 46, Lost Springs, and valued at $400 were damaged in an apparent vehicle accident at 310th and Vista Rds. between 5 p.m. July 8 and 10:19 a.m. July 9.


Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia

Officer Mike Stone stopped a vehicle that was traveling 21 mph in a 65 mph zone at 2:55 a.m. Saturday on US-56 near Remington Rd. He reported that the vehicle sped up for a few miles then significantly slowed again. When he stopped the vehicle to check on the welfare of the driver and passenger, he detected the scent of marijuana from the vehicle. A subsequent search with a police dog reportedly uncovered 18 marijuana cigarettes with a combined value of $100.

Chloe A. Lawson, 21, Lawrence, and Elizabeth A. Stevens, 18, Lee Summit, Missouri, were arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Last modified July 19, 2017