Crimes

Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
March 26, 2018 - 2:09 pm
Sunday afternoon, several people got involved trying to subdue a suspect in the south part of Wichita. A police officer in the area of 47th Street South & Broadway was contacted by the nearby Dillons grocery store, for help with a shoplifting suspect. As the suspect walked out of the store, the...
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Dreamstime
March 24, 2018 - 1:30 am
The person accused of killing Iviona Lewis had his first court appearance on Friday. 25-year old Chaz Stephens of Hoisington, was arrested and booked earlier this week into Barton County Jail on suspicion of second-degree murder. Stephens is the boyfriend of Iviona's mother according to authorities...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
February 07, 2018 - 1:30 pm
A suspect wanted by the Topeka Police Department was arrested Tuesday afternoon in the southeast part of Wichita. The 49-year-old man was arrested on a shoplifting charge at Harry & Edgemoor; he was the suspect in a chase last week that ended up in a wrong-way crash on I-470 in Topeka. He was...
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Dreamstime
January 03, 2018 - 10:29 am
Court records say a Kansas City man stole a Jeep with a toddler inside before driving up to an officer about an hour later, admitting to the theft and asking for directions. Prosecutors announced Tuesday that 37-year-old Kenneth Alexander is charged with child kidnapping and motor vehicle theft. It...
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Dreamstime
December 10, 2017 - 7:28 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal jury in Topeka has acquitted a local real-estate developer of all 114 federal charges against him. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 65-year-old Kent Douglas Lindemuth was found not guilty of the counts Friday. Lindemuth had been accused of hiding scores of...
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KNSS NEWS
November 16, 2017 - 10:28 am
Court records say a man posed for photos with his dead wife, along with their newborn and toddler, before dismembering her body in a Kansas City hotel room. The Kansas City Star reports that 35-year-old Justin Rey was charged Wednesday with abandonment of a corpse and child endangerment in Missouri...
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Dreamstime
October 31, 2017 - 3:10 pm
A Kansas man has been sentenced to federal prison in a child pornography investigation that began in Germany. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced Tuesday that 31-year-old Noah Martin, of Lawrence, was sentenced just over eight months in federal prison for two counts of possession and distribution of...
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Dreamstime
September 09, 2017 - 2:12 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal authorities have indicted nine people in a drug trafficking operation in northeast Kansas. U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said in a statement Friday that a six-count indictment alleges the nine people obtained methamphetamine from California and distributed it to buyers in...
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Dreamstime
July 21, 2017 - 9:46 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have upgraded charges against a suspect in a Topeka home invasion after the victim died from his injuries. The Topeka Capital-Journal ( http://bit.ly/2uieHoB ) reports that 31-year-old Howard Burchfiel, of Topeka, was charged Thursday with first-degree murder,...
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KNSS NEWS
Ted Woodward
June 16, 2017 - 10:57 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) – Wichita police report a break in a case that shocked the city five days ago. A 23-year-old suspect in a child sexual assault case. It happened early Sunday morning at an apartment complex in the 1400 block of North Smith, in northwest Wichita. Police saythe suspect entered...
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