Felony burglary, forgery charges filed against Owensville woman

Owensville police arrested a local woman in connection with the theft of personal checks from a residence in town and her attempts to cash them at a store here.

Danielle A. Strobel, 26, was charged Sunday in a Gasconade County warrant with three class D felonies including one count of second-degree burglary and two counts of forgery. Bond was set at $15,000 cash or surety. 

Lt. Scott Griffith said patrolmen Josh Smith, Brenn Finley and Stephen Bryant had each been working on pieces of the investigation including the June 30 report taken of a burglary of a residence in the 600 block of East Lincoln Avenue (Highway 28).

Griffith said Strobel is alleged to have stolen a checkbook from the home of the grandparents of a man she has had a relationship with in the past.

Officers were comparing notes on a separate investigation into checks being used at the local Casey’s General Store and connected those to Strobel, according to Griffith.

Griffith said police were also able to connect Strobel to jewelry taken from the residence and later sold at a pawn shop in Union.

“I would like to commend Owensville Police Department officers Josh Smith, Brenn Finley and Stephen Bryant for their exceptional work on this case,” said Griffith in a statement released Sunday afternoon.