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

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

TPD asking for assistance in Identifying suspect in aggravated robbery

Aggravated Robbery
TOPEKA, Kan.-
On 1-8-18, at approximately 1104 hours, Officers were called to the 500 block of SW 10th reference an aggravated robbery that just occurred to a business. Staff advised that a black male, approximately 15-19 years old, approximately 5’10”, 135-150 pounds, wearing a black coat with gray hood, black jeans, black mask, and armed with a knife entered the store and walked behind the counter. The male threatened staff and took an undetermined amount of money from the register. The male then left the business through a south door on foot. Staff followed the male to the area of 9th and Polk where they were able to recover the money taken. The male continued N/B on foot from 9th and Polk. CSI and DETECTIVES responded.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at 785-368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

Update on incident 3500 Blk E 7th

Reports of shots fired leads into overnight incident

TOPEKA, Kan.-

Update January 8th**: The deceased female subject has been identified as Tiffany Montalvo,31 ,Eudora. Preliminarily, the investigation details this incident as a homicide and suicide. The Shawnee County Coroners’ Office continues their investigation. Any toxicology reports will take several weeks before results are known. The third individual inside the residence during this time will be identified at a later time.

Update January 5th**: The deceased male has been identified as Juan Lucio, 33, Topeka.

Update** A female from inside the residence was able to exit safely through a second story window to first responders and taken to be checked by medical personnel for any reactions with the chemical agents introduced into the residence.  First responders then entered the residence and located a deceased male subject inside. A deceased female subject has also been located inside the residence.  Identifications will not be released until next of kin can be notified.**

 

TPD responded to a report of a possible gunshot heard in the 3500 Blk SE 7th townhomes on January 4th at approximately 9:30 p.m. The caller reported hearing what was possibly a gunshot and then a female yelling.

Officers arrived and were able to observe an individual down inside but were unable to gain entry or to determine the extent of the individuals injuries due gunshots being fired from inside the residence toward responding officers.

TPD, Shawnee Sheriff, Shawnee County Park Police, Lawrence Police and Kansas Highway Patrol and other Law Enforcement Agencies came into the area and set a perimeter. TPD Crisis Negotiators and Response Team were called in to stabilize the incident.

Neighboring affected residences have been evacuated and the Red Cross has been called to assist residents and first responders.

Negotiators attempted to make contact and briefly spoke with the subject inside who threatened to fire at any first responders.

The individual continues to shoot out towards first responders sporadically through this incident timeframe.

Identification on the individual armed inside the residence is yet to be determined.

The area on Rice Rd between 6th and 8th has been closed for an undetermined amount of time.

The situation is still active, and very dangerous- please avoid the area.

 

 

Contact:   LT Colleen Stuart   cstuart@topeka.org

Aggravated Robbery to business

On 1-8-18, at approximately 1104 hours, Officers were called to the 500 block of SW 10th reference an aggravated robbery that just occurred to a business.  Staff advised that a black male, approximately 15-19 years old, approximately 5’10”, 135-150 pounds, wearing a black coat with gray hood, black jeans, black mask, and armed with a knife entered the store and walked behind the counter.  The male threatened staff and took an undetermined amount of money from the register.  The male then left the business through a south door on foot.   Staff followed the male to the area of 9th and Polk where they were able to recover the money taken.  The male continued N/B on foot from 9th and Polk.  CSI and DETECTIVES responded.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at 785-368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

Report of shots fired leads into overnight incident-UPDATE

Reports of shots fired leads into overnight incident
TOPEKA, Kan.-
Update** A female from inside the residence was able to exit safely through a second story window to first responders and taken to be checked by medical personnel for any reactions with the chemical agents introduced into the residence. First responders then entered the residence and located a deceased male subject inside. A deceased female subject has also been located inside the residence. Identifications will not be released until next of kin can be notified.**

TPD responded to a report of a possible gunshot heard in the 3500 Blk SE 7th townhomes on January 4th at approximately 9:30 p.m. The caller reported hearing what was possibly a gunshot and then a female yelling.
Officers arrived and were able to observe an individual down inside but were unable to gain entry or to determine the extent of the individuals injuries due gunshots being fired from inside the residence toward responding officers.
TPD, Shawnee Sheriff, Shawnee County Park Police, Lawrence Police and Kansas Highway Patrol and other Law Enforcement Agencies came into the area and set a perimeter. TPD Crisis Negotiators and Response Team were called in to stabilize the incident.
Neighboring affected residences have been evacuated and the Red Cross has been called to assist residents and first responders.
Negotiators attempted to make contact and briefly spoke with the subject inside who threatened to fire at any first responders.
The individual continues to shoot out towards first responders sporadically through this incident timeframe.
Identification on the individual armed inside the residence is yet to be determined.
The area on Rice Rd between 6th and 8th has been closed for an undetermined amount of time.
The situation is still active, and very dangerous- please avoid the area.

Contact: LT Colleen Stuart cstuart@topeka.org

Report of shots fired leads to overnight incident

January 5, 2018
Reports of shots fired leads into overnight incident
TOPEKA, Kan.- TPD responded to a report of a possible gunshot heard in the 3500 Blk SE 7th townhomes. Caller reported hearing what was possibly a gunshot and then a female yelling.
Officers arrived and were able to observe an individual down inside but were unable to gain entry or to determine the extent of the individuals injuries due gunshots being fired from inside the residence toward responding officers.
TPD, Shawnee Sheriff, Shawnee County Park Police, Lawrence Police and Kansas Highway Patrol and other Law Enforcement Agencies came into the area and set a perimeter. TPD Crisis Negotiators and Response Team were called in to stabilize the incident.
Neighboring affected residences have been evacuated and the Red Cross has been called to assist residents and first responders.
Negotiators attempted to make contact and briefly spoke with the subject inside who threatened to fire at any first responders.
The individual continues to shoot out towards first responders sporadically through this incident timeframe.
Identification on the individual armed inside the residence is yet to be determined.
The area on Rice Rd between 6th and 8th has been closed for an undetermined amount of time.
The situation is still active, and very dangerous- please avoid the area.
Contact: LT Colleen Stuart cstuart@topeka.org