Jan 23, 2020 9:00 AM

Missing Kansas man, his dog rescued after crash

Posted Jan 23, 2020 9:00 AM
Jensen's pickup  under the bridge-photo courtesy WIBW TV
Jensen's pickup  under the bridge-photo courtesy WIBW TV

SHAWNEE COUNTY  — A Kansas man reported missing Tuesday has been found and is alive.

Just after 10p.m. Tuesday, the Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center received a call regarding a missing man identified as 68-year-old Bruce W. Jenson from the 9700 block of SW Deer Trail Street in Topeka.

Sheriff’s deputies responded and began an investigation. Authorities said Jensen was last seen around 6:30p.m. Tuesday.  Deputies made multiple attempts to locate Jensen throughout the night.

Just before 1:30p.m. Wednesday, Jensen was located in his overturned 2014 Nissan pickup truck under a bridge in the 9500 block of SW Auburn Road. Jensen and his yellow lab were both safety rescued from the truck. Mr. Jensen was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Hill.

Authorities released no additional details.

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Calif. man cashed stolen tax refund checks in Kansas

KANSAS CITY (AP) —A man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in federal prison with no parole for participating in a scheme to cash more than $447,000 in stolen tax refund checks.

Dante L. Chestnut, 31, of Ontario, California, pleaded guilty in July 2019 to conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

Chestnut admitted that he and others stole tax refund checks from the mail in April 2016.

They then used driver's licenses and other identification documents to cash the checks at Academy Bank branches in Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, and Colorado, prosecutors said.