Jan 12, 2020 5:00 PM

Police K9 helps capture 2 teens for Kansas armed robbery

Posted Jan 12, 2020 5:00 PM
Boyd photo Shawnee County
Boyd photo Shawnee County

SHAWNEE COUNTY— Law enforcement authorities are investigating an armed robbery and have two suspects in custody.

Just before 1:30p.m. Thursday, police responded to the 3700 block of SW Park South Court in Topeka regarding an aggravated robbery to an individual, according to Lt. Manuel Munoz. The victim stated that two black males robbed him at gunpoint and fled in a white Ford SUV.

Nearby officers spotted a vehicle matching the given description near 37th and Kirklawn.

The driver of the SUV later identified as Alonzo Jerome Boyd Jr, 18, Topeka, initiated a vehicle pursuit that lasted approximately five minutes, traveling through southeast Topeka.

Boyd disabled the vehicle at 15th and Adams by striking a curb. Both occupants fled on foot but were quickly apprehended. A Police K9 caught Boyd. They were not injured. 

As a result of the investigation, officers arrested Boyd and booked him into the Shawnee County Department of Corrections on requested charges of Aggravated Robbery, Theft by Threat, Reckless Driving and other traffic related charges, according to Munoz.

A 17 year-old boy  was also taken into custody and booked into Juvenile Shawnee County Department of Corrections on requested charges of Felony Interference with a Law Enforcement Officer.

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Jan 12, 2020 5:00 PM
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.