$50,000 Worth Of Light Fixtures Stolen From City Storage Trailer

TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) -- Traffic Operations staff discovered Tuesday morning that 250 light fixtures were stolen from a city storage trailer.

The storage trailer, on a city property lot next to Durham School Services at 21st and Lakewood, contained bulbs, fixtures, ballasts, spare parts and supplies.

Communications Director for Topeka Suzie Gilbert said the incident was reported to the Topeka Police Department, listing the new replacement value at approximately $50,000.

The cost of the actual items stolen were worth about $5,000, based on bids the city received for the used parts.

The LED fixtures were all surplus units that had been removed to be replaced. The used parts and supplies were stored away to keep the city from having to purchase new parts to make repairs.

Police Captain Scott Conklin said they have no suspect or leads.

Two locks were broken on the gray storage trailer, but have since been replaced.


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