Disturbance leads to arrest for firearm violation and aggravated robbery

January 20, 2018

Disturbance leads to arrest for Firearm violation and aggravated robbery

TOPEKA, Kan.- Officers responded to a report of a disturbance in the 300 Blk NW St John at approximately 2:00 p.m. on January 19th. Officers contacted two individuals in a gray 4d vehicle.  A firearm was located in the vehicle and after being provided false identifying information, both individuals were taken to the Law Enforcement Center for further interviews.

Kurtis Schwanz, 40, was transported to the Department of Corrections on charges of Felon in possession of a firearm, felony obstruction and drug charges.

Hunter Hosler,23, was transported to the Department of Corrections on charges related to a Dec 20th aggravated robbery in the 3800 Blk S Topeka Blvd.

 

 

 

Contact:   LT Colleen Stuart   cstuart@topeka.org

Report of Aggravated Assault

Report of Aggravated Assault

TOPEKA, Kan.- TPD Officers responded to the 4000 Blk SW Huntoon on January 18th at approximately 6:30 p.m. to speak to a victim of an Aggravated Assault. The victim, an employee of the business, relayed a subject had come into the store several times armed with what appeared to be a firearm and threatened to harm the victim and their family.

K9 Officers trailed from the store to the east with limited success. Through research of similar calls for service in the area, officers were able to identify a possible suspect. A residence associated with the possible suspect was located and officers responded, knocked, and attempted to speak with any of the residents.

A search warrant was received and served on the residence. The firearm used in the Aggravated Assault was recovered along with several pounds of marijuana.

Giovanni Coleman, 27, Topeka, was transported to the Department of Corrections on charges of Aggravated Assault and Criminal Threat.

LaShawn M Kelley Sr,28, was transported to the Department of Corrections on charges of Criminal Possession of a weapon, Possession of stolen property, and drug charges.

 

 

Contact:   LT Colleen Stuart   cstuart@topeka.org

Attempt to Identify-theft from Walmart

On November 5th 2017 Walmart located at 1501 SW Wanamaker reports the theft of food items from their store. The suspect shown below concealed the items in the tote that she is pushing in the cart.

Any information on this suspect please Email the TPD Criminal Intelligence Unit (criminalintelligence@topeka.org) or TPD Detective Steve Adkins (sadkins@topeka.org) or call him at #785 368-9033

Or contact Crime Stoppers

TPD has Chief for a Day

Topeka Police Department Chief Bill Cochran handed over his badge to Chief Miles Harris today. Miles Harris, age 9, got to be the Chief for a Day after becoming the TPD’s 911 Hero.

Miles became the 911 Hero after his quick thinking helped save his grandparents lives. His grandparents were outside working on their house when the scaffolding collapsed. Miles was outside playing at the time & ran inside to call 911 for help. His grandma is still in the hospital with a brain injury, but his grandfather was able to come with Miles today despite a broken arm & ribs.

As Chief for the Day, Miles got to tour the TPD and see the different departments including the K-9 Unit, Motorcycle Unit, Bike Unit, SWAT vehicles & even got to operate one of the Bomb Squads robots. He also took over Chief Cochran’s media duties & was interviewed by KSNT News & WIBW.

Miles said he had a “very good time” and was especially excited to finish off the day with pizza. Great job, Miles!

Homicide 22Pk and Mulvane Updated Information

Homicide 22nd Pk and Mulvane
TOPEKA, Kan.- At 12:05am on January 14, 2018, Topeka Police officers responded to a report of a gunshot heard in the area of 22nd Park and Mulvane. On arrival they found a passenger car in the tree line with the driver deceased.
The victim has been identified as Travis Larsen, 37 , Topeka. The Topeka Police Department has identified the female shown in photos with the help of our community. At this time, we are looking for a person of interest in this incident.

Zachary Buck-Schrag W/M ,21 years of age W/M 5’11 170 Schrag is considered armed and dangerous. If seen do not approach but call 911 and advise Law Enforcement to take care of the situation. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call DET Lance Green at 785-368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.
Contact: LT Colleen Stuart cstuart@topeka.org

Attempt to Identify for Theft

On December 21st 2017 KOHLS reports the Theft of clothing from their store by the two suspects shown below. Note one suspect is wearing a black North Face Hoodie.

Any information on this suspect please Email the TPD Criminal Intelligence Unit (criminalintelligence@topeka.org) or TPD Detective Steve Adkins (sadkins@topeka.org) or call him at #785 368-9033

Or contact Crime Stoppers