May 22, 2024

Deputies found firearms taken in Kansas gun store burglary

Posted May 22, 2024 12:00 AM

 MIAMI COUNTY —Two juveniles are under investigation after a burglary at Miami County, Kansas gun store.

Just before 10pm May 18, Deputies were called to the area of 255th Street and Harmony Road for two suspicious, occupied, vehicles sitting in the roadway without their lights on, according to a media release.

 While on the way to the call a Deputy observed two vehicles on Old KC Road traveling without any lights and attempted to stop the vehicles.

Both vehicles fled and the Deputy initiated a brief pursuit. The vehicles turned onto gravel at 271st Street and for the safety of all involved the pursuit was terminated due to the dust.

A few minutes later a caller reported a vehicle on 169 Highway at 271st had crashed. It was learned that one of the fleeing vehicles had crashed on 271st east of Old KC Road into a creek and the second vehicle was the wreck on 169 Highway where the vehicle had driven up the embankment and got stuck.

All occupants fled from the vehicles and law enforcement established a large perimeter. K9s were used to do tracks and subsequently found multiple firearms and other evidence on the tracks.

A follow up of a gun store at 255th Street and Harmony Road found it had been broken into and multiple firearms stolen. Two juveniles were ultimately taken into custody.