TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The Shawnee Co. Sheriff’s Office is seeking anyone who may have been the victim of a recent burglary in specific areas of North Topeka, as they may be able to reunite them with their stolen items after arrest of two men.
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says shortly after 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, officials were called to the 5000 block of NW Sterling Chase Dr. after a resident reported seeing a white Kia Optima of the 2013 cross the neighborhood. Two men inside the car wearing masks continued to flash their lights.
When officials responded, they said they found the Optima in the 4200 block of NW Dondee Ln. and discovered that his tag had been reported stolen by the Topeka Police Department.
The sheriff’s office said Ashton L. Huffstutler, 20, and Parker L. Larson, 19, both of Topeka, were arrested and placed in the Shawnee Co. Department of Corrections.
Huffstutler was charged with multiple counts of burglary, theft, criminal damage to property, possession of stolen property, lack of vehicle liability insurance, and improper turning. Larson was charged with multiple counts of burglary, theft and possession of stolen property.
During the investigation, officials said they found multiple vehicle thefts had occurred in the following areas:
- NW 52 Ter.
- NW 53 Ter.
- NW Sterling Chase Dr.
- NW Geronimo Trail
- NO Kendall Dr.
If anyone living in these areas has had their vehicles broken into recently, the sheriff’s office said they should call them at 785-251-2200 to make a report. He said he might be able to reunite these residents with recently stolen items.