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update for Aug. 22, 201723, in connection with possession of opiate/opium/narcotic drug and/or stimulan
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 hours ago
23, in connection with possession of opiate/opium/narcotic drug and/or stimulant, 8/21. Felony cases reported to the Topeka Police Department. N.E. John and Madison, possession of methamphetamine, 12:43-1:07 a.m. 8/21. 100 blk. N.W.... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Panhandler robs motorist of money, cellphone at knife-point Tuesday morning near mall, police sayto help pulled a knife on him and robbed him of his money and cellphone as he d
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 18 hours ago
to help pulled a knife on him and robbed him of his money and cellphone as he drove out of a mall parking lot in southwest Topeka. Police said the incident occurred about 8:30 a.m. just west of S.W. 21st and Wanamaker, on the south side of West... Read more
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Police investigating report of man who was robbed at knife-point Tuesday morning in southwest TopekaTopeka police were investigating a robbery to an individual that occurred Tuesd
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 hours ago
Topeka police were investigating a robbery to an individual that occurred Tuesday morning in a work zone on the city’s southwest side. Police said the incident occurred around 8:30 a.m. at S.W. 21st and Wanamaker. The victim told police he was... Read more
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Latest Topeka slaying victim IDed as Kenneth Leray Vetawbe made in the apparent shooting death of a man whose body was found Saturday m
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
be made in the apparent shooting death of a man whose body was found Saturday morning near S.W. 15th and Topeka Boulevard. Topeka police said a member of the community found Vetaw, who police initially identified only as a black man lying in the... Read more
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Topeka’s latest slaying victim remembered as a ‘guiding light’last time I saw him.” On Saturday, his body was found near S.W. 15th and Topek
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
last time I saw him.” On Saturday, his body was found near S.W. 15th and Topeka Blvd. According to a news statement from Topeka police, Vetaw appeared to have injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. Police are still investigating the homicide,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka’s latest slaying victim remembered as a ‘guiding light’last time I saw him.” On Saturday, his body was found near S.W. 15th and Topek
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
last time I saw him.” On Saturday, his body was found near S.W. 15th and Topeka Blvd. According to a news statement from Topeka police, Vetaw appeared to have injuries consistent with gunshot wounds. Police are still investigating the homicide,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Cars backed up to S.W. Gage for free eclipse glasses from the library Saturdayat 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. But when people streamed into the parking lot at
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. But when people streamed into the parking lot at 8:30 a.m., the glasses were already gone. Topeka police officers stood outside the entrance of the library periodically shouting, “They’re gone, the glasses are gone.”... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Library eclipse glasses gone before 9 a.m.at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. But when people streamed into the parking lot at
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning. But when people streamed into the parking lot at 8:30 a.m., the glasses were already gone. Topeka police officers stood outside the entrance of the library periodically shouting, “they’re gone, the glasses are gone.”... Read more
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Police searching for car after early-morning armed robberyTopeka police are in search of a vehicle involved in an aggravated robbery and
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
Topeka police are in search of a vehicle involved in an aggravated robbery and auto theft early Saturday morning. Police were called to S.E. 6th and Gilmore around 1:20 a.m., where a female victim said she had been robbed. The victim said she was... Read more
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Minivan ends up on its side in two-vehicle crash at S.E. 15th and Adamswere traveling in opposite directions. The minivan made a turn and the vehicles
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
were traveling in opposite directions. The minivan made a turn and the vehicles collided. The minivan ended up on its side, Topeka police spokeswoman Amy McCarter said. There were minor injuries, but all of the occupants refused treatment, she... Read more
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Jury trial of Topeka man charged with shooting detective postponed to 2018The attorney defending the Christopher Curtis Harris, the man charged with shoo
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
The attorney defending the Christopher Curtis Harris, the man charged with shooting a Topeka police detective four times following an armed robbery in 2016, sought postponement Thursday of his client’s Sept. 11 trial date. Defense attorney Branden... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
update for Aug. 16, 201733, in connection with possession of opiate/opium/narcotic drug and/or stimulan
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
33, in connection with possession of opiate/opium/narcotic drug and/or stimulant, 8/15. Felony cases reported to the Topeka Police Department. 400 blk. S.W. 33rd, burglary, 3:27 a.m. 8/14. 500 blk. S.W. Polk, criminal possession of a... Read more
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Man transported to hospital after two-vehicle crash on I-70 in East Topekato a stop in a ditch off the highway. Uhl was transported with injuries not be
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
to a stop in a ditch off the highway. Uhl was transported with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, according to Topeka police. He was wearing a seat belt. The driver of the Toyota, Jeremy D. Fitzgerald, 37, and a nine-year-old occupant,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
One transported to hospital after multiple-vehicle crash on I-70 in East Topekathe on-ramp into the westbound lanes when it was likely clipped by a semi-truck
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
the on-ramp into the westbound lanes when it was likely clipped by a semi-truck which sent the car into the barrier wall, Topeka police Cpl. Derek Frisby said on the scene. A pickup truck then struck the car which traveled across the lanes and... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Local, state agencies in Kansas prepare for thousands of visitors during eclipsesure it will be a very entertaining event with no issues. That said, we prepare
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
sure it will be a very entertaining event with no issues. That said, we prepared for the worst and hope for the best.” The Topeka Police Department said it’s not taking any extra precautions at this point. Tips for safely experiencing the eclipse... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Local, state agencies prepare for thousands of visitors during eclipsesure it will be a very entertaining event with no issues. That said, we prepare
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
sure it will be a very entertaining event with no issues. That said, we prepared for the worst and hope for the best.” The Topeka Police Department said it’s not taking any extra precautions at this point. Tips for safely experiencing the eclipse... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
update for Aug. 15, 20175:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 8/8. 8900 blk. N.W. Capper Road, criminal threat, 10:50-11
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
5:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 8/8. 8900 blk. N.W. Capper Road, criminal threat, 10:50-11:15 p.m. 8/12. Felony cases reported to the Topeka Police Department. 200 blk. N.E. Chandler, criminal damage to property valued at more than $1,000, 8 p.m. 8/12. 300... Read more
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Police apprehend man Tuesday after foot chase in southwest TopekaA male with a possible a felony warrant led Topeka Police on a foot chase on Tu
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
A male with a possible a felony warrant led Topeka Police on a foot chase on Tuesday afternoon in southwest Topeka before being captured a short time later. The person’s identity wasn’t immediately released by police. A person called in a report of... Read more
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Minivan driver issued citation after collision at 1st and Kansas Ave. with motorcyclistwas headed southbound. The minivan attempted to make a left-hand turn onto 1st
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
was headed southbound. The minivan attempted to make a left-hand turn onto 1st when it collided with the motorcyclist, Topeka police Cpl. Derek Frisby said on the scene. The motorcyclist had road rash on his arm and leg. The injuries didn’t... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Police apprehend male Tuesday after foot chase in southwest TopekaA male with a possible a felony warrant led Topeka Police on a foot chase on Tu
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
A male with a possible a felony warrant led Topeka Police on a foot chase on Tuesday afternoon in southwest Topeka before being captured a short time later. The person’s identity wasn’t immediately released by police. A person called in a report of... Read more
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Police apprehend individual Tuesday after foot chase in southwest TopekaAn individual wanted on a felony warrant led Topeka Police on a foot chase on T
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
An individual wanted on a felony warrant led Topeka Police on a foot chase on Tuesday afternoon in southwest Topeka before being captured a short time later. The person’s identity wasn’t immediately identified by police. A Shawnee County dispatcher... Read more
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Man ditches vehicle, gun during police pursuit that ends in Oakland6 p.m., an officer saw a silver Chevrolet pickup truck that was driving reckles
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
6 p.m., an officer saw a silver Chevrolet pickup truck that was driving recklessly in the 2300 block of S.E. California, Topeka police Lt. Kelvin Johnson said. The officer attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the driver initiated a pursuit.... Read more
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Topeka police arrest man after morning car break-insAn overnight stop made by Topeka police officers ended with the arrest of a man
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
An overnight stop made by Topeka police officers ended with the arrest of a man in connection with car burglary. Several vehicles were broken into in an industrial area around S.W. 32nd Terrace and the 400 block of 33rd Street between Kansas Avenue... Read more
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Topeka police arrest two after morning car break-insAt least two were in Topeka police custody early Monday after an officer spotte
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
At least two were in Topeka police custody early Monday after an officer spotted them attempting to break-in to cars. A K-9 unit was in search of a third suspect just before 5 a.m., Sgt. Shaun Sixkiller said. Police believe the group broke into... Read more
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Topeka police in search of attempted robbery suspectshead covering. Police are requesting assistance locating the car, which was la
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
head covering. Police are requesting assistance locating the car, which was last seen north bound on S.W. Medford. Topeka police, along with officers from several other counties, participated in a multi-county chase early Sunday morning,... Read more
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Seven men arrested in past month for sex offenses against child, crime with far-reaching affectsBrewer said. However, cases that do result in criminal charges have a relative
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
Brewer said. However, cases that do result in criminal charges have a relatively high rate of conviction — 80 percent. Topeka police Lt. John Sturgeon said incidents are reported by people coming forward with information, referrals from the... Read more
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Police in search of attempted robbery suspectshead covering. Police are requesting assistance locating the car, which was la
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
head covering. Police are requesting assistance locating the car, which was last seen north bound on S.W. Medford. Topeka Police, along with officers from several other counties, participated in a multi-county chase early Sunday morning,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Police calls — update for August 11, 201726, in connection with possession of opiate/opium/narcotic drug and/or stimulan
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
26, in connection with possession of opiate/opium/narcotic drug and/or stimulant, 8/10. Felony cases reported to the Topeka Police Department. 1100 blk. S.W. Wanamaker, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon, 10:15-10:45 a.m.... Read more
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Neighbors near new Jardine campus express traffic concernssoon. In general, McCarthy said, she hopes the traffic flow around the campus
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
soon. In general, McCarthy said, she hopes the traffic flow around the campus is closely evaluated by USD 501 and the Topeka Police Department. “They need to have people monitoring it the first few weeks of school,” she said. “They need to... Read more
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Topeka’s New Mount Zion offers up free haircuts to students heading back to schoolthe hall. In the middle portion of the hall were informational tables manned b
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
the hall. In the middle portion of the hall were informational tables manned by representatives from groups including the Topeka Police Department, the Kansas Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Clubs of Topeka, Grace... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
New Mount Zion offers up free haircuts to students heading back to schoolthe hall. In the middle portion of the hall were informational tables manned b
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
the hall. In the middle portion of the hall were informational tables manned by representatives from groups including the Topeka Police Department, the Kansas Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross, Boys and Girls Clubs of Topeka, Grace... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Police: Person struck by car on I-70 near downtown Topeka in apparent suicide attemptA person was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon on eastbound I-70 near downto
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
A person was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon on eastbound I-70 near downtown Topeka. Topeka Police said a person received minor injuries when they were hit by a vehicle near the Adams, Branner Trafficway exit on I-70 in what appeared to be a... Read more
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Topeka’s governing body receives information about city manager contract negotiations, asks for moreJuly 28, and for about 35 minutes Tuesday evening. All 10 governing body membe
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
July 28, and for about 35 minutes Tuesday evening. All 10 governing body members were present for Friday’s meeting at Topeka police headquarters, where they voted 9-0 soon after the meeting began to go into executive session. Councilman and... Read more
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Three-vehicle crash Thursday damages pole at S.W. 21st and Westport Drivefollowing a three-vehicle crash at S.W. 21st and Westport Drive. The incident
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
following a three-vehicle crash at S.W. 21st and Westport Drive. The incident was reported around 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Topeka police officer Justin Joyce said the minivan was westbound on 21st and attempting to turn left onto Westport when it... Read more
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No one transported to hospital after three-vehicle crash at S.W. 21st and Westport Drivefollowing a three-vehicle crash at S.W. 21st and Westport Drive. The incident
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
following a three-vehicle crash at S.W. 21st and Westport Drive. The incident was reported around 6:45 p.m. Thursday. Topeka police officer Justin Joyce said the minivan was westbound on 21st and attempting to turn left onto Westport when it... Read more
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Topeka man to be tried Dec. 18 in early June death behind Wanamaker gas stationa grand jury finds a “true bill,” an indictment is filed that says probable cau
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
a grand jury finds a “true bill,” an indictment is filed that says probable cause exists to believe a crime has occurred. Topeka police confirmed June 21 Hottman was the man who jumped June 4 off a bridge on S.E. 6th onto I-70. That incident... Read more
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2 gunmen rob woman of car late Wednesday in south TopekaA woman was robbed of her car late Wednesday outside a home on the city’s south
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
A woman was robbed of her car late Wednesday outside a home on the city’s south side, and Topeka police were looking for two armed men responsible for the holdup. Police Lt. Steve Roth said the incident occurred around 11:05 p.m. in the 1400 block... Read more
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Man to be tried Dec. 18 in early June death behind a gas stationjury finds a “true bill,” an indictment is filed that says probable cause exist
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
jury finds a “true bill,” an indictment is filed that says probable cause exists to believe that a crime has occurred. Topeka police confirmed on June 21 that Hottman was the man who jumped June 4 off a bridge on S.E. 6th onto I-70. That... Read more
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Woman suffers minor injuries after being thrown or falling out of vehicle in S.E. TopekaWednesday at S.E. 5th and Leland. The incident, which was reported shortly bef
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
Wednesday at S.E. 5th and Leland. The incident, which was reported shortly before 2 p.m., was domestic related, said a Topeka Police Department officer at the scene who declined to be identified by his full name. TPD policy only requires an... Read more
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Six vehicles damaged early Wednesday after hitting metal object on I-70 in East Topekaby the vehicles as they traveled westbound in the early-morning darkness. The
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 14 days ago
by the vehicles as they traveled westbound in the early-morning darkness. The receiving hitch was located and recovered by Topeka police, but not before the vehicles were damaged. Some of the vehicles were said to have damage to their suspension... Read more
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Councilwoman Ortiz tells of ‘terrible scene’ she saw involving fight at Topeka National Night Out gatheringone got hurt.” Three teens were taken into custody in connection with criminal
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 14 days ago
one got hurt.” Three teens were taken into custody in connection with criminal trespassing and interference, according to Topeka police. Ortiz spoke at a meeting in which the city’s governing body, consisting of the nine council members and Mayor... Read more
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WATCH: West Topeka cars broken into overnightalarm of one vehicle goes off. Meredith Royston submitted the video to The Cap
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 14 days ago
alarm of one vehicle goes off. Meredith Royston submitted the video to The Capital-Journal and posted it on social media. Topeka police Lt. Colleen Stuart said officers took reports of at least four break-ins in the area overnight. Near S.W. 14th... Read more
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West Topeka cars broken into overnightalarm of one vehicle goes off. Meredith Royston submitted the video to The Capi
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 14 days ago
alarm of one vehicle goes off. Meredith Royston submitted the video to The Capital-Journal and posted it on social media. Topeka Police Lt. Colleen Stuart said officers took reports of at least four break-ins in the area overnight. Near 14th and... Read more
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Police calls — update for August 4, 201744, in connection with possession of opiate/opium/narcotic drug and/or stimulan
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 18 days ago
44, in connection with possession of opiate/opium/narcotic drug and/or stimulant, 8/3. Felony cases reported to the Topeka Police Department. 4800 blk. S.W. 17th, burglary, 8 a.m. 6/2-2:30 p.m. 6/5. 500 blk. N.E. Wilson Ave., theft of... Read more
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Suspicious man reportedly approaching women at West Ridge Mall about modeling, taking picturesTopeka Police are looking into an incident that occurred Thursday at West Ridge
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 18 days ago
Topeka Police are looking into an incident that occurred Thursday at West Ridge Mall where a man approached a woman, took photos of her and spoke with her about modeling. The woman was approached by the man and, concerned about the man’s behavior,... Read more
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Crash involving motorcycle, vehicle seriously injures one on Interstate 70 near MacVicar exitcrash. The incident was reported around 9:20 p.m. in the eastbound lanes on In
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 days ago
crash. The incident was reported around 9:20 p.m. in the eastbound lanes on Interstate 70 near the MacVicar Ave. exit. Topeka police Cpl. Mike Burns said the crash involved two motorcycles and a trike riding together and a vehicle entering the... Read more
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Record 85 Shawnee County neighborhoods to take part in National Night Out on Saturdayis passionate about mentoring and coaching youth at the YMCA. “That carries ove
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 days ago
is passionate about mentoring and coaching youth at the YMCA. “That carries over to life.” Safe Streets is joined by the Topeka Police Department, Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office, Westar Energy and... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Record 85 Shawnee County neighborhoods to take part in National Night Out on Saturdayis passionate about mentoring and coaching youth at the YMCA. “That carries ove
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 days ago
is passionate about mentoring and coaching youth at the YMCA. “That carries over to life.” Safe Streets is joined by the Topeka Police Department, Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office, Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office, Westar Energy and... Read more
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Two Topeka men jailed in connection with sex crimes against minorsJail in connection with criminal sodomy with a child and aggravated endangering
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 days ago
Jail in connection with criminal sodomy with a child and aggravated endangering a child. Joseph Joshua Bruchko, 35, was arrested in connection with sexual exploitation of a child. The cases are unrelated, Topeka police say. (Shawnee Cou... Read more
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Topeka police identify victims in Wednesday triple-shootingcoming out of the bathroom when I heard the shots,” she said. “I got down on th
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 days ago
coming out of the bathroom when I heard the shots,” she said. “I got down on the floor. I didn’t see it. I just heard it.” Topeka police Lt. Andrew Beightel said early Wednesday the woman and the two males were transported to a local hospital with... Read more
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