Attempt to identify for theft

Case # 2019-16026 and 2019-16037

This subject pictured above allegedly stole store merchandise on more than one occasion from the Hy-Vee located on SW 29th St.

If you have any information on this subject’s identity, please email criminalintelligence@topeka.org.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007 to report anonymously. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Attempt to identify for aggravated battery

Case # – 19-10954

On February 6, 2019, a male was kicked out of the BP Amaco Gas station at 6th & Quincy in Topeka. The man returned an hour later and attacked the clerk with a plastic crate. We are now attempting to identify the suspect for Aggravated Battery. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s, approximately 6′ tall, weighing about 200 lbs with brown shaggy hair.

If you have any information on this suspect, please email Det. Bill Ackerly at backerly@topeka.org or call him at (785) 368-9509.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007 to report anonymously. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Attempt to identify in theft and battery investigation

 

Case # 18-106147

We are attempting to identify the above subjects in a theft and battery investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to email Detective Henley at ghenley@topeka.org. You can also report anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007 or submitting tips online at www.p3tips.com/128. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Attempt to identify for fraudulent return

Case# 18-57452

We are attempting to identify the female suspect in the above photo. We would like to speak with her about a fraudulent return at Hobby Lobby that took place in June of this year.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at (785) 368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007. You can also make anonymous tips online at www.p3tips.com/128. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Stolen Motorcycle BOLO (Be on the look out)

Stolen Motorcycle
CS# 2018-55171

This blue Harley Davidson Motorcycle was taken on 06/08/2018. If you know its location or who took it please contact Det. J. Sanders at jsanders@topeka.org or call him at 785-368-9508

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at (785) 368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007. You can also make anonymous tips online at www.p3tips.com/128. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Burglary suspect

Case # 18-105077 & # 18-105082

On October 18, 2018 just before 5:00 a.m. the suspect pictured above reportedly broke into the Villa West Apartment Clubhouse located at 2744 SW Villa West Dr. He was seen getting into a white 4 door car. This suspect may also be responsible for a burglary on the same morning at 5:43 a.m. at the Southbrook Apartments located at 5201 SW 34th St.

If you have any information on this suspect, please email Sgt. Dan Wilson at dwilson@topeka.org or call him at (785) 368-2583.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007 to report anonymously. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

ATI – Criminal use of a financial card

Subject at Walmart Subject's car

Case # 18-97201

On September 25, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., this subject arrived at the Walgreens located at 1001 SW Topeka Blvd and then at the Walmart at 2630 SE California in what appears to be an Silver or Gold Nissan Altima. The subject allegedly committed criminal use of a financial card at both stores.  The cards were part of a theft that occurred at the University of Kansas St Francis Hospital, in which a wallet was stolen out of the purse of an employee on the same date (Sep. 25) within the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Note: The subject’s vehicle appears to be missing a hubcap on the passenger side rear wheel.

If you know who this individual is or have any information relating to this crime, please contact Detective Harrison at charrison@topeka.org.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007 to report anonymously. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

Officer-involved shooting investigation (second incident)

While officers were on scene investigating the earlier aggravated assault and officer-involved shooting from this morning, a male subject, matching the description from the prior incident, approached officers guarding the crime scene near the 3200 block of SW MacVicar.

While officers were talking with the subject, his behavior became suspicious. He then fled from officers on foot.

After a brief foot-pursuit near Jardine elementary and middle school, the suspect produced a handgun and shot at officers. Three officers returned fire, striking the suspect multiple times. The officers were then able to safely take the suspect into custody, recover the suspect’s firearm and call for medical response. No police officers were injured in this event.

Officers also notified officials at Jardine to take safety precautions because of the close proximity to the school.

The suspect was then transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The three officers who fired at the suspect have been placed on Administrative Leave, per department policy, until the internal administrative investigation is completed.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation of this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at (785) 368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.

Aggravated Assault to LEO and Officer Involved Shooting

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, just before 3 a.m, in the 2000 block of SW 33rd, Community Police Officers were on a focused assignment to address vehicle burglaries in the area. Officers saw a subject wearing a white coat, baseball hat and a back pack walking down the sidewalk around the area of 33rd and SW Briarwood. The initial officer went to turn around in his marked patrol car to try and make a consensual contact with the subject, but the suspect fled into the neighborhood to the north.  A few minutes later, other officers spotted the same subject running into the apartment complex at 32nd and Macvicar. Officers tried to make contact with the subject to investigate his behavior and for lurking and prowling, at which point the suspect fled from the officers on foot again. Officers told the suspect to stop, but he refused and continued to flee.

The officers pursued the suspect and as they closed in on him, he shot at the officers. Two officers returned fire and took cover. As the suspect fled he continued to shoot at the officers. The suspect was last seen running west bound through the neighborhood near SW 32nd and SW Macvicar. Both officers are uninjured and at this time it is unknown if the suspect was struck or injured.

Other responding officers quickly set up a perimeter around the area and began looking for the suspect for multiple counts of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer.

At this time the suspect is still outstanding, but officers are continuing to search the area with the assistance of the KHP helicopter and other area law enforcement agencies/assets. The suspect is described as a male in his twenties with a baseball hat with slightly longer hair that stuck out from his hat.

Per procedure, both the involved officers have been placed on administrative leave until the administrative investigation is completed. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation will be assisting in the investigative efforts related to this incident.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at (785) 368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.

Theft from Caseys at 45th and California

Caseys Theft

Case # 18-88789

On September 1, 2018, these two subjects reportedly took a couple hundred dollars worth of merchandise from the Caseys gas station at 45th and SE California.

If you know who these two are or know their whereabouts, please contact Det. Wilson at (785) 368-9551 or email him at cdwilson@topeka.org.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007 to report anonymously. If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.