The Topeka Police Department operates a Property and Evidence room in the basement of the LEC, at 320 S Kansas Ave. This is a secured environment with limited access to people with approved business. Lost and Found items may be claimed at the Property and Evidence room during regular business hours. Items that are not claimed will be auctioned periodically by whichever contracted auction service has the current contract.
Hours of Business
10:00am to 5:00pm; Monday through Friday. Closed holidays and weekends
Claiming Items From the Property & Evidence Room
The owner must present:
- A valid driver’s license or state issued photo ID card. We will accept most forms of an ID as long as it includes a photo and date of birth.
- If the owner is having someone claim their property for them, they will need to write up a statement instructing the police department to release, what to release and who we are to release to. The statement must include the case number. The statement must be notarized.
- If some of the necessary documents cannot be presented to the property personnel, you will be required to obtain new originals from the appropriate agencies.
- If you are not the owner of the items being released, in addition to the above documents you must also have a notarized authorization from the owner, dated, signed and notarized authorizing release of the items to you. The notarized authorization may be no more than one week old.