New Program Leads To Arrest Of Two Burglary Suspects

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Two burglary suspects are behind bars thanks to a program developed by the Riley County Police Department.

21-year-old Dustin Thomure and a 16-year-old male were arrested in Manhattan Friday morning for multiple burglaries spanning at least a month.

Police used an "Initiative: Laser Point" program to find the two suspects at Thomure's home in the 2500 block of Farm Bureau Road in Manhattan.

The program is based on the "hot spot" policing concept. It places officers in areas where they may be more effective at reducing crime.

Thomure and the juvenile both face charges related to the burglaries. Thomure is also charged with contributing to a child's misconduct. He's being held on a $23,000 bond. The juvenile was taken to the North Central Kansas Regional Juvenile Detention Facility in Junction City.

Officials recovered many items Friday morning that they believe are stolen. The police department says they will contact victims, if possible, to try to return the items.


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