Archive for Thursday, April 12, 2001

Police search Gilded Cage: disrupt alleged gambling operation

April 12, 2001

The Douglas County Sheriff's Department last week broke up an alleged gambling operation at The Gilded Gage, a bar and grill on the eastern edge of Eudora.

Sheriff Rick Trapp said the department confiscated gambling machines last Thursday during a search of the establishment. The sheriff would not say what type of machines were taken.

Trapp said no arrests were made in connection with the alleged gambling.

"I've been told that a couple of individuals were arrested on warrants but it had nothing to do with the investigation," he said.

Eudora Police Chief Bill Long said the Eudora Police Department assisted in the search, which began shortly before midnight and was concluded about 1:30 a.m., Friday.

Long said two men with outstanding warrants were arrested at the scene.

Trapp said the sheriff's department received a tip nearly three months ago that gambling was going on at the tavern.

The department began a cooperative investigation with the Alcohol Beverage Control Division of the Kansas Department of Revenue, he said.

Trapp said there was more work to be done in the investigation. He said the report would be submitted to the Douglas County District Attorney's office for review.

The Gilded Cage remains open. Trapp said any decision to close the business would be that of Alcohol Beverage Control.

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