Sheriff reports five arrests in theft case; Overbrook, Melvern hit by car burglaries

Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn made a public report of several current investigations and incidents Monday.

The sheriff reported five people were arrested last week in connection with an investigation of residential burglary and theft. The subjects, Brandon K. Naylor, 33, Topeka, Kan., Summer D. Self, 32, Vassar, Kan., Trevor S. Donley 29, Scranton, Kan., Brytani L. Lyda 25, Lebo, Kan., and Brian M. Hughes 22, Topeka, were arrested June 20, 2019, and were awaiting formal charges Monday for conspiracy, burglary, theft and criminal damage to property.

Dunn reported the suspects were already wanted on six outstanding warrants either through Kansas Department of Corrections, Osage County or other court jurisdictions.

The sheriff said her office began the investigation of burglary and theft at 23000 S. K368 on June 13.

In other incidents, the sheriff said reports were made Monday morning to the sheriff’s office about vehicle burglaries in Overbrook that occurred overnight. Reports of vehicle burglaries on the night of June 20 in Melvern were also taken.

The sheriff is asking any victims of such thefts, or anyone who might have video surveillance of such activity, or any witnesses to contact the sheriff’s office at 785-828-3121. The sheriff also reminded everyone to take valuables and keys out of vehicles and lock them.

Dunn also reported a dog bite incident that occurred around 4 p.m. June 23. The sheriff’s office and Osage County EMS responded to 1954 W. 253rd Street to the report of a dog bite. A juvenile victim was transported in critical condition to Stormont Vail Hospital by ambulance. The sheriff had no information on the juvenile’s condition. The sheriff said the dog and the juvenile both reside at the residence, and the investigation is ongoing.

Dunn asks everyone to report any suspicious activity or information about crimes. Call 911 or 785-828-3121, or contact Osage County Crimestoppers at 1-877-OS-CRIME.

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