Jan 12, 2022 3:30 PM

Grinch: 4 jailed in Kan. for Christmas theft of family's loaded U-Haul

Posted Jan 12, 2022 3:30 PM
Flowers-photo Shawnee Co.
Flowers-photo Shawnee Co.

SHAWNEE COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities investigating the Christmas morning theft of a U-Haul truck that held most of the belongings of a family traveling through Kansas have made arrests.

Long photo Shawnee Co.
Long photo Shawnee Co.

Just after 4a.m. on Dec. 25, police reported a U-Haul truck was stolen from 1351 SW Arvonia Place in Topeka, according to Lt. Aaron Jones. The truck contained most of the belongings of a family traveling through the area.

Slusser-photo Shawnee Co
Slusser-photo Shawnee Co

Later that day, Police Lt. Ron Ekis reported the truck was seen in Wabaunsee County.

As a result of the investigation, a series of search warrants were served and on Monday police arrested four Topeka men including 25-year-old Jayden Flowers on requested charges of Burglary to Vehicle to Commit Felony, Theft $25,000<$100,000 from Motor Vehicle (2 counts) and Criminal Possession of a Weapon by a Felon; 26-year-old Joshua Long on requested charges of Theft of $25,000<$100,000 from a Motor Vehicle; 27-year-old Jacob Slusser on requested charges of Theft of $25,000<$100,000 from a Motor Vehicle and

Mora-photo Shawnee Co.
Mora-photo Shawnee Co.

Police also arrested 28-year-old Nicholas Mora on requested charge of Theft $25,000<$100,000 from Motor Vehicle. He is  Fugitive from Justice in another state.

Photo Topeka Police
Photo Topeka Police

According to Police Lt. Manuel Munoz,  some of the items seized from the warrants were stolen from the U-Haul, among other places. The investigation continues to identify those items and other potential victims.

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SHAWNEE COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating the theft of a U-Haul truck early Christmas morning.

Just after 4a.m. Saturday, a U-haul truck was stolen from 1351 SW Arvonia Place in Topeka, according to Lt. Aaron Jones.

The victim is a family traveling with most of their belongings. Those belongings were in the truck at the time of the theft. The truck is a 2021 Ford F650 with Arizona tag: AK25435.

Image of the actual vehicle -photo Topeka Police

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to email [email protected] or contact the Topeka Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at 785-368- 9400. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785