Two arrested after the Topeka robbery


TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Two women have been arrested for various crimes, including theft, after a burglary was reported in Topeka on Friday morning.

The Shawnee Co. Sheriff’s Office says two women are in custody after an ongoing burglary was reported early Friday morning, December 31, in Block 900 of SW Dr.

At approximately 7:45 a.m., the Shawnee Co. Emergency Communications Center received a call to 911 with reports of a white 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche with two women picking up items from businesses.

MPs said they responded and carried out a roadside check on a vehicle matching that description in block 4200 of SW 75 Highway.

The Sheriff’s Office said Cristal M. Gadbury, 44, and Frednetta T. Covington-Winston, 26, both from Topeka, had been registered with Shawnee Co. Corrections.

Gadbury was arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license, no motor vehicle liability insurance, license plate not assigned to this vehicle, unsecured loading and theft.

Covington-Winston was the subject of two arrest warrants through the Topeka Police Department and was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft.

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