The Lotawana Police Department needs your assistance
February 28, 2014
On February 27, 2014 in the early AM hours the Blue Springs Police Department was in pursuit of a stolen vehicle. The Lake Lotawana Police Department assisted by deploying Stop Sticks.
After the tires were flattened the driver of the stolen vehicle continued until coming to rest on Thompson Road near Langsford Road.
The passenger of the stolen car was apprehended at the scene and the white male driver fled on foot in the direction of M Block.
Officers and Police K9 attempted to track the suspect but had no luck locating the suspect.
On February 28, 2014 a Lake Lotawana resident in M block had her vehicle stolen while it was warming up in the driveway around 6:30 AM. The vehicle had a tracking device on it and we were able to locate the vehicle in Independence, MO.
Independence Police were called and found the vehicle occupied by two males. One of the suspects was the same suspect that fled on foot from the stolen car from Blue Springs the night before.
This leads us to believe the suspect found shelter in an unoccupied residence, outside shed, camper or boat, car etc, etc, and by fate he was in the area when the victim in M Block started her vehicle and left it running this gave the suspect an opportunity to steal her car.
We conducted an area canvas to try an locate where the suspect might have stayed overnight and had negative results.
We need your help, if you live in this area of the lake PLEASE check your outside sheds, boats, cars or campers for signs of someone breaking into these locations.
If you have a neighbor that isn't a full time resident and there appears to be damage to their residence that would lead one to believe the residence was broken into call us so we can process the scene for any evidence that would assist us in filing additional charges on the suspect.
If you have any questions or information, please contact the Police Department 24/7 via 911.