Rural burglary suspect arrested in Topeka; property recovered

Osage County Sheriff’s Office has reported a suspect in an Osage County burglary has been arrested in Topeka, and stolen property was recovered after officers served search warrants in a Topeka neighborhood.

In a press release issued today, Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn reported officers responded to a residential burglary alarm around 12 p.m. yesterday, Dec. 12, 2019, in the 9900 block of west 177th Street, near Burlingame. About the same time, a citizen in the area also contacted the sheriff’s office to report a suspicious truck with three subjects and gave specific details about them.

After an attempt to locate notice was issued on the vehicle, it was stopped by a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper in Topeka. During the investigation, Jacob Wright, 26, Topeka, was arrested for burglary, theft, criminal damage to property, and trafficking contraband into a correctional facility. Wright is being held at the Osage County Jail pending formal charges.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, and Topeka Police Department then executed two search warrants in the 3200 and 3300 blocks of SW Oakley Avenue in Topeka, and recovered stolen property.

The sheriff reports the investigation of the case is ongoing and more suspects are still at large. Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call Osage County Crimestoppers at 877-OSCRIME.

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