IRS Scams

The Topeka Police Department has received reports from consumers indicating they are receiving calls from IRS impersonators.
If you get a call from someone claiming to be with the IRS asking for a payment, here’s what to do:
If you owe Federal taxes, or think you might owe taxes, hang up and call the IRS at 800-829-1040. IRS workers can help you with your payment questions.
If you do not owe taxes, fill out the “IRS Impersonation scam” form on TIGTA’s website,, or call TIGTA at 800-366-4484.
You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at Add “IRS Telephone Scam” to the comments in your complaint.scams

Media Release – Armed Robbery Topeka Escrow Service

13872936_1036568899732147_1708678835141962146_nOn July 18th, 2016, an unknown male suspect stole store merchandise from the JC PENNEY’s, located at 1821 SW Wanamaker, in Topeka, KS. Any information on this suspects please Email the TPD Criminal Intelligence Unit ( or LT Bryan Wheeles ( or call #785 368 9576 or Crime Stoppers at #785 234 0007.

Attempt to Locate

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Topeka Police Department requests the public’s help in seeking a person of
interest. Jessie Hughes, 19 of Topeka, is being sought in regards to two counts of Aggravated Battery,
two counts of Aggravated Assault, and two counts of Child Endangerment as a result of a shooting
incident on SW 37th Terrace on May 17th, 2016. The suspect left the area in a brown four-door car. He is
considered armed and dangerous.
Any information on this suspect please Email the TPD Criminal Intelligence Unit
( or TPD DET Brian Hill ( or call 785-368-9024 or
Crime Stoppers at