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May 9, 2019


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Contact: Sheriff Brian C. Hill • 785.251.2202

Injury Auto Accident

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, at around 11:45 deputies were dispatched to a residential burglary in the 1300 block of SE 85th. The victim interrupted the burglary in progress and followed the criminals as they fled the area in the vehicle. The suspect vehicle stopped at 93rd/California, where a passenger exited the vehicle and threatened the victim with a knife. The suspects fled westbound on 93rd Street.

The three criminals were described as white males. They were last seen driving a newer dark blue Dodge Dually pickup with a brush guard on the front. The vehicle displayed a Kansas tag, partially 756 (unknown letters).

Shortly after the burglary, deputies were notified the victim’s credit card was used at Home Depot in Topeka.

Anyone with information about this vehicle or the suspects are asked to call the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 251-2200. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens to call to report any suspicious activity.

On May 9th, 2019, at around 10:45am, Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office deputies conducted a traffic stop on eastbound I-70 near MP 355. The driver of a 2016 Nissan Rogue was stopped for a traffic violation. Through the investigation of the stop, deputies seized the following items:

  1. one gram packages of THC Concentrate “Shatter”
  2. grams of raw Marijuana
  3. grams of THC Butane Honey Oil “Butter”
  4. THC Vape Pen Cartridges

The estimated street value of these items is $50,000.

Ricky D. Shaw, 24 years old, of Alton, IL, was the driver who was arrested and booked into the Shawnee County Dept. of Corrections with charges of Felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The incident is still under investigation.

During the overnight hours of May 9, 2019, criminals burglarized 15-20 vehicles in the SE area of Shawnee County. This area ranges from Croco Road to Paulen Road; 21st Street to 37th Street. Many of the vehicles were left unlocked; however the criminals also broke out several car windows and stole items inside.

At around 03:15 this morning, a victim who lives in the 4500 block of SE 25th woke up and found two suspects burglarizing a vehicle in his driveway. The victim armed himself with a shotgun and confronted the suspects. The suspects ran from the residence, firing at least four shots at the victim that struck the victim’s vehicle and house. The victim returned fire at the suspects. Nobody was shot in the exchange of gunfire.

Deputies responded to the scene of the shooting and collected evidence and canvassed the area. Witnesses reported seeing a newer, white minivan (unknown make/model), with a broke out rear window, leave the area following the shooting.

Anyone with information about this vehicle or the suspects are asked to call the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 251-2200. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens to call to report any suspicious activity.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office would like to offer our media partners an exclusive look at our new Lenco Bearcat Rescue Vehicle. The vehicle will be on display for our local media outlets at 1pm on May 15th, 2019, near the steam engine locomotive located on the southeast side of the Kansas Expocentre. Agency personnel will be on hand to answer questions on the unique capabilities of the Bearcat!

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting their 2nd Career Fair May 9th, from 3:30pm to 7pm, in the Sheriff’s Office lobby located at 320 S. Kansas Ave. We have several sworn and non-sworn positions available that include Sworn Deputy, Reserve Deputy, 911 call taker, 911 Communicator, Radio Technician, and Animal Control Officer! Sheriff’s Office personnel, including Sheriff Brian C. Hill, will be on hand to answer questions. Please stop by our lobby for more information on careers at the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office! If you are unable to attend and would like information on our open positions, please contact Lt. Justin Vest at 785-251-2264.

UPDATE: The name of the driver involved in the accident in the 10000 block of NW 24 HWY is Kendal D Baker, 19 years old, from Wichita. On 05-08-2019 at 0022hrs the Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center received a phone call from a Silver Lake resident stating that someone was outside their door asking to call 911 due to them being involved in an accident.

When Officers arrived to the area they located a male subject in the parking lot of Wehners Thiftway. This officer was advised that the accident happened across the street in the Moore Tire Center (10019 NW US 24Hwy) parking lot.

It was found that the male subject was able to self extricate himself from his wrecked vehicle. After being seen by first responders at the scene he transported to a local hospital by American Medical Response (AMR) for non life threatening injuries that he sustained from the accident.

It appears that the white Ford Focus was westbound on NW US 24 HWY traveling into the city of Silverlake. At NW US 24 Hwy and Center St. the road starts to curve to the north. It appears that the driver did not judge the curve correctly causing the vehicle to veer off of the roadway and onto the property of Moore Tire Center and Silver Lake Auto LLC in the 10000 Blk NW US 24 Hwy. When the vehicle entered this property it stuck 5 parked vehicles in the parking lot causing significant damage to 4 of the 5 vehicle that it struck. The white Focus flipped over the vehicles that it struck and landed on its side in the parking lot of these businesses.

This accident is still under investigation by the Silver Lake Police Department and the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office. If anyone witnessed this accident we ask that you contact either the Silver Lake Police Department or the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office with any Information that you can provide. It is believed that Alcohol could be a factor in this accident.

Agencies involved in working this accident scene were the following:

Silver Lake Police Department

Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office

Silver Lake Fire Department

Let’s make Topeka the Safest Capital City in America.

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