Sheriff requests public’s help in solving local vehicle thefts

Update Jan. 11, 2017: The sheriff’s office has reported the 1989 Ford flat bed pickup that was taken from 201st Street and Urish Road was recovered at 101st and Ratner Road in Shawnee County yesterday evening.

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The Osage County Sheriff’s Office and the Osage City Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in solving recent vehicle thefts in the area.  Osage County and Osage City have had jointly about eight stolen vehicles since the middle of last week.

Today, Jan. 10, 2017, there was an attempted vehicle theft in Osage City.  A 1989 Ford flat bed, blue with rust color bearing Kansas license plate 303ETM was taken in the area of 201st Street and Urish Road, with a recovery of a stolen vehicle from Topeka.  Another attempted theft happened on 125th Street, northwest of Carbondale, this morning.

Yesterday morning, a gray 1984-1985 Chevy truck was stolen in the 800 block of 125th Street; the vehicle has an unknown expired tag.

In the last week numerous vehicles have been taken in Osage City, rural Lyndon, Lebo, Vassar and now the Carbondale area.  All vehicles but the two trucks have been recovered.

One stolen vehicle contained a handgun and that gun has not been recovered. At this time, the suspects in these thefts should be considered armed and dangerous.

A suspect has been described as a white male by some witnesses. The sheriff’s department and OCPD are seeking any leads that might help identify suspects in these thefts. Anyone witnessing any suspicious activity is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 785-828-3121, or call 911 immediately in case of an emergency.

Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn advises everyone to remove keys from vehicles, lock doors, and remove valuables. 


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