Harlan man arrested on 12 counts of Forgery


July 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Harlan report a Harlan man was arrested Thursday on 12 counts of forgery and one-count of on-going criminal conduct, in association with check fraud. Officials say 32-year old Nicholas Gaer allegedly forged numerous checks on an account belonging to Martha Anastasi, of Harlan. Gaer was being held in the Shelby County Jail.

That same day (Thursday), Harlan Police investigated a report of damage to a vehicle in the 800 block of Tarkington. A 2004 Dodge Dakota pickup belonging to James Laver, of Harlan, sustained $400 damage. The incident remains under investigation.

The Harlan Police Department reports also, on June 30th, 22-year old Andrew Vasquez, of Harlan, was arrested and later cited for Criminal Mischief, after officers observed him allegedly throwing and breaking beer bottles in the 500 block of Market Street. The incident allegedly occurred while officers were investigating another, separate incident.