Dec 06, 2019 12:55 PM

Kansas woman accused of stealing porch packages

Posted Dec 06, 2019 12:55 PM

Chaplin photo courtesy of Sedgwick County.

Doorbell camera view image Wichita Police

SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a package theft and have a suspect in custody.

At approximately 2 p.m. on Monday, a 31-year-old homeowner reported an unknown female suspect later identified as Tammie Chaplin, 41, Wichita, of taking a package that was delivered to the home in the 3300 block of East Clark, according to officer Charley Davidson.

The victim posted a RING video of the theft onto the Neighbors Portal, which provided access for officers to view the video.


On Tuesday, officers were following up on the case and located Chaplin wearing the same clothes and riding the same bicycle as seen in the video of the theft. Officers contacted Chaplin and she was arrested without incident.

She remains jailed on requested charges of theft, unlawful possession of methamphetamine and outstanding warrants, according to Davidson.


The case will be presented to the City of Wichita Prosecutor's Office.