KU police: At least $750 of apparel, other items stolen from KU athletic facilities

photo by: Sara Shepherd

A University of Kansas police patrol vehicle is pictured in June 2016 on the KU campus.

University of Kansas police are investigating after hundreds of dollars of KU gear and other items were stolen from university athletic facilities.

KU Police Deputy Chief James Anguiano said a series of thefts occurred at various dates starting in late October. In early November, a suspect allegedly entered Wagnon Student Athlete Center, 1555 Irving Hill Road, and stole $750 of KU gear in the center and Allen Fieldhouse, 1651 Naismith Drive. Wagnon Student Athlete Center and Allen Fieldhouse are connected facilities. Anguiano said there was no damage or forced entry to the building from that incident.

KU Athletics reported those stolen items to police on Tuesday, and KU police recovered about $337 of the stolen apparel at the suspect’s residence on Wednesday.

KU police have forwarded the case to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. The suspect had not been arrested as of Thursday morning but could be charged with theft and breaking and entering. Anguiano declined to provide the name of the suspect.

Other items such as gift cards, credit cards and keys were also listed as stolen from the athletic facilities as part of the string of crimes.

The case is still under investigation. Anguiano said it is possible KU Athletics officials will notice more items missing and report them stolen. Additionally, more suspects could be identified, he said.

Anguiano asked anyone with information related to the case to contact the KU police at 785-864-5900.


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