Mar 25, 2020 10:00 AM

Police: Kansas woman discovers felon had been in her home

Posted Mar 25, 2020 10:00 AM
Polo photo Sedgwick Co.
Polo photo Sedgwick Co.

SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a burglary and have made an arrest.

Just before 11a.m. Monday, police responded to a burglary in progress call at a home in the 3700 block of East Kellogg, according to officer Charley Davidson.

A 26-year-old female resident reported arriving home and seeing a suspect later identified as 30-year-old Raymond Polo going through a vehicle in her driveway and a second unknown male by an exterior shed. 

The victim said both suspects fled on foot after she arrived.  Items were discovered to be missing from the vehicle and an unattached garage.  Additionally, things inside the home had been moved and gone through.

Officers located  Polo in the area, and arrested him. 

Officers found stolen items and property belonging to Polo in the area where he was arrested.  Additionally, Polo has been previously arrested and convicted on charges that include criminal possession of a weapon, criminal threat, criminal trespass, theft, burglary, and aggravated escape from custody, according to Davidson.

Police is in custody on requested charges of burglary, aggravated weapons violation, theft, theft from a vehicle, a Kansas Department of Corrections Arrest and Detain order, and an outstanding warrant, according to Davidson.

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Group wants Riley County official gone over virus remarks
Marvin Rodriguez-photo Riley County

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — An activist group is pushing for the resignation of Riley County Commissioner Marvin Rodriquez over comments he made related to coronavirus and Chinese people.

The Manhattan Alliance for Peace and Justice said Monday that Rodriquez should resign for saying at a March meeting that Manhattan, Kansas, wasn't at high risk for the coronavirus because it doesn't have many Chinese residents.

The advocates contend such remarks fuel hatred toward Asians, by promoting a belief that China is responsible for the coronavirus pandemic. Rodriquez had earlier apologized for his remarks, saying he likes Chinese food and has Chinese friends.