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Somonauk woman tied to week of thefts, burglaries

Updated: February 23, 2013 6:34AM

SOMONAUK — A 29-year-old Somonauk woman was charged with stealing a purse last week after police officers found the stolen item at her house while they were investigating a domestic dispute.

And that was just the beginning of a week of theft and burglary charges that landed Kasi M. Gunderson, of the 400 block of East Ann Street, in the DeKalb County Jail Monday.

Somonauk police said the purse was reported stolen at about 2 p.m. Jan. 15 from the Somonauk Public Library, 700 E. LaSalle St.

Later that night, at about 9 p.m., officers were handling a domestic dispute at Gunderson’s home and found the stolen purse and its contents, police said. Gunderson was charged with one count of theft. She posted bond and was released later that night.

Police were called to the library the next day for another report of a purse being stolen. They again charged Gunderson with theft, and she posted bond again.

On Jan. 17, police answered a call about 8:15 p.m. for a bank check being taken in the 500 block of North Sycamore Street. The next day, they were called to the same location for a report of a laptop computer and an MP3 player being taken.

In both cases, they again charged Gunderson, this time with residential burglary.

She again was taken to the DeKalb County Jail in Sycamore, and was being held there as of late Monday, police said.

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