Tuesday, July 11, 2023
The burglary occurred at a Parks Department Maintenance Building and not the Emporia Zoo.
On July 11, 2023, at approximately 6:10 AM the Emporia Police Department received a call for a burglary at 60 Sodens Road, the Emporia Zoo maintenance building, for a past burglary. It was discovered the building was entered between 4:30 PM on July 10, 2023, and 6:05 AM on July 11, 2023. Stolen from the building were multiple power tools, including chainsaws and backpack blowers. Also taken was a 1994 F450 truck blue in color.
The truck had City of Emporia stickers on the doors. In the bed of the truck was 1200 gallon water tank. The total value of all losses is greater than $8,000.
No suspects have been identified at this time. If anyone has any information on this crime please contact the Emporia Police Department at 620-343-4225. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 620-342-2273 or on your mobile device at P3Tips.