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Ark City man arrested April 22 on revoked district court bond

Brown also accused of burglaries, thefts after rash of reports east of Walnut

Arkansas City Police Department badgeARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (April 25, 2019) The Arkansas City Police Department (ACPD) arrested an Arkansas City man April 22 in connection with thefts and burglaries east of the Walnut River and elsewhere.

Trevor Scott Brown, 23, was arrested for a revoked bond. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield with no bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. Brown remained in custody at the time of this release.

“We could not have cleared these cases without the cooperation of the victims and citizens living in that area,” said ACPD Capt. Eric Burr.

“Our investigators put all of their time and effort into solving these crimes quickly. I also applaud our patrol division for recognizing the problem and then responding to that area with increased presence, and for conducting door-to-door education on keeping peoples’ property safe.”

Police began taking burglary and theft reports on April 11 mainly in an area extending eastward from the East Chestnut Avenue bridge over the Walnut River. The reports ranged from the theft of golf carts and all-terrain vehicles to vehicle burglaries.

ACPD immediately identified the spike in crime in this area due, in part, to crime tracking software.

Patrol shifts began tackling the problem with increased physical presence and door-to-door crime prevention education. Bicycle officers also were deployed to the area as part of this increased presence.

ACPD’s investigations division began looking at the area and quickly identified a person of interest.

The suspect, Brown, had been arrested in January for similar crimes that occurred between October 2018 to January 2019 in the west part of Arkansas City.

Brown was arrested April 22 on an unrelated charge. At the time of his arrest, information was gathered that helped with this ongoing investigation.

Investigators later interviewed Brown at the county jail. At that time, detectives were able to gather direct information about all of the crimes in that area and locations to check for property that was stolen.

Additionally, the detectives were able to clear a recent business burglary at Spoke-N-Things, located at 208 N. Summit St. in Arkansas City.

A majority of the stolen property since has been recovered.

During the course of the ACPD investigation, information surfaced connecting Brown to other crimes in Cowley County. Investigators worked closely with the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office to assist it in the investigation of those crimes.

The cases, which involved 12 residential victims and one business owner, will be forwarded to the Cowley County Attorney’s Office for consideration of additional burglary and theft charges.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.