A Suspect is in Custody for a Recent Crime Spree in Union

Michael Douglas Tauchert, a 19 year old man, was arrested by Union police after using a stolen credit card at the Wal-Mart in Union. On September 25, 2012, Jennifer Scott reported her purse being stolen from her vehicle. Wal-Mart was contacted and video of the suspect using the card was obtained. Union police then proceeded to locate a direction of travel from Wal-Mart. An officer located Tauchert’s vehicle about two blocks away. Tauchert was contacted and admitted to stealing the purse and using the stolen card in Wal-Mart. There were also items purchased with several other stolen purses and wallets. The items purchased were recovered. Michael Douglas was charged with burglary of the first degree and being held on a $5,000 bond. A second suspect, Brendon Sue Harris, is being charged with receiving stolen property and is being held on a $5,000 bond.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

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OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

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