Liberal Man Arrested in Connection to Hugoton Burglaries
Joe Denoyer - January 22, 2020 8:09 am
On October 4th, Det. Lamatsch of the Hugoton Police Department was notified of 8 unlocked vehicles that had been entered and property taken from inside the vehicles in Hugoton.
Over the next several months, several other jurisdictions also had vehicles burglarized. Det. Lamatsch began working with the other agencies and together with witness identifications, they were able to identify Edward Reeves, 34, of Liberal, as a suspect.
On January 9th, Det. Lamatsch was contacted by a Detective with the Liberal Police Department that an arrest was made on unrelated charges involving Mr. Reeves. Det. Lamatsch assisted in interviewing Mr. Reeves. After the interview, a search warrant was executed on Mr. Reeves residence where numerous stolen items were located, including items that were stolen from Hugoton.
Af Affidavit for Burglary from a Motor Vehicle and Burglary from a Motor Vehicle with intent to steal a firearm has been forwarded to the Stevens County Attorney for formal charges.