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Archive for Monday, February 20, 2012

Wichita-area thieves targeting police cars

February 20, 2012

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— Thieves have been breaking into law enforcement vehicles in the Wichita area and making off with weapons and other equipment.

The Wichita Eagle reported that the recent thefts from cop cars have raised concern in the law enforcement community and signal there’s a market for stolen police equipment. But it’s not clear how many of the thefts are related.

Wichita police have recorded about six law enforcement vehicle break-ins in the past year. The cars belonged to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Goddard police, KBI and Wichita police. Wichita police also heard of a series of burglaries last summer in Reno County, which includes Hutchinson.

Stolen equipment has included a semi-automatic rifle, binoculars, protective gear and ammunition.

The thefts have led the Butler County sheriff to have new sheriff’s cars equipped with alarms.

Comments

pace 2 years, 7 months ago

Someone should advise them to park in well lighted places. To always lock the doors. People have to be alert, not let themselves get robbed. They should be more careful.

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Ron Holzwarth 2 years, 7 months ago

“I rob banks because that's where the money is.” - Willie Sutton

And if you want weapons, they're in police cars. Isn't that obvious?

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Crazy_Larry 2 years, 6 months ago

Have they tried a "clique it, or b-ball ticket" program? I hear those work great for keeping the criminals quiescent.

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pace 2 years, 6 months ago

Where are the snitches when you need one?

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