equipment stolen from high school
Three males from Lincoln, Neb. have been charged in connection
with taking softball equipment from an equipment shed
behind the Platte County High School.
Two of those charged are age 17, the other is a juvenile.
The 17-year-olds facing charges are Ian Knopp and Jeffry
Tate. Each is charged with one count of felony burglary
in the second degree and one count of misdemeanor stealing.
The name of the juvenile cannot be released by authorities.
At about 5 a.m. last Thursday, Platte City Police Officer
Jason Carnes responded to a call of suspicious persons.
Carnes located the three males and discovered the juvenile
was a runaway from Lincoln, Neb. Carnes also discovered
softball equipment and some drug paraphernalia in their
vehicle, and all three were brought to the police station
It was learned the three had left Lincoln at about 1
a.m. that morning. One of them reportedly has relatives
in Platte City.
Police contacted the school to see if softball equipment
had been reported missing. It was then school officials
discovered that a padlocked equipment shed behind the
high school had been broken into and about $700 worth
of softball equipment had been taken.
Police Chief Bill Massock said all three suspects eventually
admitted they had broken into the shed and taken the equipment.
The parents of the juvenile eventually arrived to take
him back to Lincoln.
The juvenile said the drug paraphernalia belonged to
him. He will be dealt with by the juvenile services system,