Local area sees multiple vehicle burglaries

Multiple social media posts from local residents about their vehicles being broken into have sparked awareness and served as reminders to others to lock their vehicles, homes and garages.

According to Sabetha Police Chief Robert Wahwasuck, four vehicles burglaries – two at the same residence – were reported between Saturday, Oct. 14, and Monday, Oct. 16.

The areas which have been targeted thus far were the 2300 block of Timberlane Terrace, the 200 block S. 14th, and the 200 block of Harrison.

Wahwasuck said that these residents had left their vehicles unlocked, and their purses and wallets were either taken or rummaged through. Other items that have been reported stolen were gift cards, cash, clothing and phone chargers.

It was also reported that a garage was broken into early Monday morning, Oct. 16, and a gas can was stolen.

As of Monday, Oct. 16, Wahwasuck said he has received no reports of attempted break-ins.

When asked for safety tips, Wahwasuck said to lock up your cars, houses and garages; and to make sure anything of value isn’t visible.

If you notice any suspicious activity or are the victim of a break-in, please contact the Sabetha Police Department at 785-284-2158.

Heather Stewart294 Posts

Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.


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