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Topeka package thief arrested



TOPEKA, Kan. – Shawnee Co. deputies announced the arrest of a 25-year-old package thief Thursday night.

Erick Weems, Jr. was arrested Wednesday in the 1500 block of SE 10th St.

The Shawnee Co. Sheriff’s Office received a call about a man stealing packages from a porch in the 2400 block of SE Burton Rd. A witness claimed the man got into a Chevrolet Equinox driven by a woman and drove away through the yard.

Deputies investigated and eventually found Weems on 10th St.