Authorities seek help in solving June burglary of Sheriff’s Office vehicles

The crime

At 3:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, three men entered the Sedgwick County Fleet Maintenance parking compound, 1015 W. Stillwell. Once inside, the suspects targeted three Sheriff’s Office vehicles, taking several items. Specifically, one marked patrol unit had a window broken out and a Bushmaster M4 rifle and a Remington 870 shotgun taken. One transport van had a window broken out and a Remington 870 shotgun, a sheriff’s coat and a GPS unit taken. Finally, a sheriff’s command vehicle was entered and a laptop computer, fire extinguisher and two flashlights were taken. Loss and damage is valued at several thousand dollars.

Whom to contact

If you have information about this burglary or any felony crime, call Crime Stoppers at 316-267-2111. You can also submit a tip online at or from your mobile phone by texting TIP217 then your message to CRIMES (274637). All ways are secure and anonymous. If your tip leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000, and Crime Stoppers will never ask your name. Crime Stoppers of Wichita/Sedgwick County is a nonprofit organization of citizens against crime.

Crime Stoppers case number: 1326

Department case number: 13S006305

Lead detective: Property Crimes, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office

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