3 charged in connection with burglary
Three people who have been charged in Leavenworth County District Court in connection with a burglary earlier this month in Linwood remained in custody this week.
According to the Leavenworth County prosecutor's office:
- Steven Higgins, 20, is charged with residential burglary, felony criminal damage to property, theft and fleeing and eluding. He was on parole when he allegedly committed the crimes and is being held in Leavenworth County Jail.
Higgins is scheduled for a preliminary hearing at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5.
- Mark Parra, 20, is charged with residential burglary, felony criminal damage to property and theft. He is scheduled for a first appearance Thursday, Dec. 30.
- A 16-year-old juvenile who allegedly helped the two other suspects has been charged with three counts of aiding and abetting. He is scheduled for an appearance in juvenile court at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25.
The three allegedly broke into a home in the 13500 block of 189th Street in Linwood Dec. 16. The homeowner called police at 3:05 p.m. and told them three individuals had just fled the scene.
Shortly thereafter, a Leavenworth County Sheriff's Department deputy attempted to stop a vehicle matching the description the homeowner gave police. A pursuit then ensued. At one point, the suspects' vehicle struck the sheriff's department patrol car.
The chase ended at 142nd Street and Parallel Road in Basehor. The suspects' vehicle left the roadway and stopped in an open field. The suspects then fled on foot and two were apprehended at that time.
The sheriff's department is investigating a total of three burglaries that occurred on Dec. 16 that are "possibly connected to the suspects," according to a release. The Bonner Springs Police Department is also investigating burglaries that occurred on Dec. 16 that are believed to be connected to the case.