Burglar who dropped wallet gets 3 years

LEAVENWORTH — A burglar who apparently dropped his wallet at the scene of the crime has been sentenced to more than three years in prison, according to a prosecution official.

Mark Beaman, 24, of Leavenworth, was sentenced Friday in Leavenworth County District Court to 38 months in prison for a charge of aggravated burglary.

The charge stemmed from a 2018 incident in which someone reportedly knocked on the door of a rural Basehor home, and the resident later chased the man from his house.

A couple of days later, the victim found a wallet in his driveway. The wallet contained identification cards for Beaman. And the victim identified Beaman as the man he saw knocking on his door the night of the burglary.

Beaman plead guilty to the burglary charge in June.


Driver killed in rollover

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY — A man was killed when a truck overturned Monday morning in southeastern Leavenworth County, according to an official with the sheriff’s office.

The crash was reported at 5:02 a.m. Monday at 158th Street and Metro Avenue.

William Glenn Thilmont, 47, of Oak Grove, Missouri, was driving a 2011 Ford service truck with a tank when the vehicle overturned.

Members of the Fairmount Township Fire Department extricated Thilmont from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, said Leavenworth County Undersheriff Jim Sherley.

The truck, which belongs to a company called Superior Bowen, contained about 450 gallons of diesel fuel, 750 gallons of water, five gallons of gasoline and 35 gallons of a release agent.

A representative of Leavenworth County Emergency Management responded to the scene to oversee the hazardous materials cleanup.