Nov 27, 2019 7:15 PM

Fire marshal: Suspect identified in Kan. house fire

Posted Nov 27, 2019 7:15 PM

SHAWNEE COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a fire that was intentionally set.


Just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, fire crews responded to a structure fire at 216 SE High Street in Topeka, according to Fire Marshal Michael Martin. Upon arrival, fire crews reported heavy flames at the front of the one story house. Fire suppression crews conducted an offensive fire attack and quickly extinguished the fire.


The Fire Investigation Unit determined the cause of the fire to be intentionally set, according to Martin. A person of interest has been identified.


The estimated structural dollar loss is $5,000 and a content loss of $1,000. There were no injuries reported No smoke alarms were sounding in the structure.

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U.S. Attorney: Window tint job backfired on Kan. drug dealer


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KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas man whose auto windows were so darkly tinted that it gave police a reason to stop him was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in federal prison on a drug trafficking charge, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister.


Ty Stultz, 44, Shawnee, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Police in Kansas City, Kan., responded to a complaint that a man in a silver Cadillac was selling drugs at an apartment complex. They spotted Stultz driving out of the complex.


They found probable cause to stop him when they noticed that the one-way glass in his windows appeared to violate state law, which prohibits window tinting that blocks more than 35 percent of sunlight. In the car, officers found methamphetamine and a .40 caliber handgun. A records check determined Stultz had prior drug convictions.