Jan 21, 2022

Police: Kan. man did hundreds of dollars in damage to AC units

Posted Jan 21, 2022 2:00 AM
Scott photo Shawnee Co.
Scott photo Shawnee Co.

SHAWNEE COUNTY—Law enforcement authorities are investigating a theft that resulted in the loss of hundreds of dollars.

Just before 10a.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the area of 5227 SW 22nd Place in Topeka on a report of a subject dismantling AC units, according to Lt. Manuel Munoz.

Officers arrived and located an individual later identified as 37-year-old Patrick A. Scott of Topeka actively tearing several AC units apart.

Police took Scott into custody. It is estimated the damage to be in the thousands of dollars to approximately five AC units, according to Munoz.

 Scott remains jailed on requested charges of Aggravated Criminal Damage, Theft, Outstanding Felony Warrant, Poss. of Meth and Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia.

 The investigation continues and further charges could result once detectives have concluded their investigation, according to Munoz.