Suspect arrested in Kansas serial burglaries, police say

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man suspected in a series of burglaries in central Kansas.

The Wichita Eagle reports that a 59-year-old man was arrested overnight Tuesday at a burglary in Derby. Newton police Lt. Scott Powell says the man also was connected to burglaries in Newton, Wichita and Park City.

The suspect was imprisoned for more than 20 years in Kansas for crimes that included aggravated kidnapping, rape and aggravated robbery. He was released on parole in August,

Police said that in Newton alone, the man is suspected of committing up to 20 burglaries between September and late January. Newton police Lt. Bryan Hall says the department is analyzing an additional 46 calls made in that time frame about suspicious characters and “prowlers.”

 

 

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