Jan 10, 2020 8:32 PM

Kansas deputies look for 2 suspects in vehicle burglary ring

Posted Jan 10, 2020 8:32 PM
Brown photo Shawnee County
Brown photo Shawnee County

SHAWNEE COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a stolen car ring, have one suspect in custody and continue to search for two others.

Just after 7a.m. Thursday, the Shawnee County Emergency Communications Center received a call about a Toyota Tacoma that was stolen in the city of Auburn, according to Deputy Abigail Christian.

Sheriff’s deputies, with assistance from the truck owner, were able to locate the truck in the 600 block of SE Lime Street.  A Kia Optima, reported stolen out of Jackson County, was also located at that address.

Deputes arrested Rachael R. Ratzloff, 21, of Topeka, on requested charges that included multiple counts of burglary and theft.

Thomas photo Shawnee County
Thomas photo Shawnee County

The investigation and video surveillance identified two outstanding suspects as Cody J. Brown, 22, and Cheyenne N. Thomas, 23, both of Topeka. A firearm was stolen during one of the vehicle burglaries.

The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s assistance in locating these two individuals.

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Police catch 2 drug suspects driving on the wrong side of Kan. road
Gutierrez photo Cowley County Sheriff 

COWLEY COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating two suspects on drug charges after a traffic stop.

On December 7, a police officer conducted a traffic stop on vehicle in the 500 block of North Sixth Street in Arkansas City for driving on the wrong side of the roadway, according to a media release.

The vehicle had three occupants.

During the traffic stop, the officer determined that the tag on the vehicle had expired and the vehicle had an open title that did not show proper ownership or proof of insurance.

Because the vehicle could not be operated legally on a city street, officers conducted an inventory of the vehicle prior to its being towed from the scene. During this search, they discovered items of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine.

Further investigation led to the arrest of two of the passengers. Larry Charles Armstrong Jr., 37, Ponca City, Oklahoma, was arrested on requested charges of one felony count each of no drug tax stamp and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, as well as one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

They also arrested Jamie Hugo Gutierrez, 26, Ponca City, Oklahoma, on requested charges of felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Both Armstrong and Gutierrez remained in custody.