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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Defendant sentenced for vehicle burglaries

  • A teen was sentenced Friday to a year of probation for burglarizing multiple vehicles in Leavenworth including an unmarked Kansas Bureau of Investigation car.
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  • A teen was sentenced Friday to a year of probation for burglarizing multiple vehicles in Leavenworth including an unmarked Kansas Bureau of Investigation car.
    Joshua G. Ferguson, 18, was sentenced in Leavenworth County District Court for four felony counts of vehicle burglary in three separate cases. He also was sentenced for misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana in a fourth case.
    District Judge Gunnar Sundby suspended a 27-month prison sentence and placed Ferguson on probation. Ferguson also will have to pay $1,350 in restitution.
    He pleaded no contest to the charges in August.
    The burglary of the KBI vehicle occurred during the night of March 7 or morning hours of March 8.
    Among the items taken from the vehicle were a rifle, a .45 caliber handgun, loaded ammunition magazines, handcuffs and a laptop computer, according to Assistant County Joan Lowdon.
    The other vehicle burglary charges resulted from a March 28 incident in which police stopped a vehicle with Ferguson and two juveniles, according to Lowdon.
    Police found suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle as well as items that were thought to have been stolen.
    Lowdon said in court Friday that one of the juveniles indicted that close to 30 vehicles had been burglarized.
    Ferguson now lives in Jefferson City, Mo.
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