Kilbourne's Arrest Shocks Neighbors

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Friday September 6, 2013

Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet credits cell phone technology and good old fashioned police work which helped officers track Jan Trace Kilbourne to a southeast Wichita neighborhood.

Police didn't arrive on Terrace street with red lights and sirens blaring. They came in as quietly as they could. Most neighbors slept right through it and didn't even know what happened until hours later. But some were awake at the time.

Cindy Klangos says she happened to be up at three o'clock and saw police filling her street. Klangos says, "At three o'clock this morning I opened my front door and I saw this huge vehicle out in the middle of the street. At first I thought, oh my God it's an ambulance. But once I got my eyes focused I realized it was an armored vehicle."

Klangos estimates 12 to 15 officers she described looking like SWAT team police. "I heard a battering ram and glass breaking and wood splintering and yelling."

Police say Kilbourne was sleeping in a car. When officers got close Kilbourne tried to run but then gave up in the alley behind the house.

Rosie Greenemeyer says, "I was rather shocked this morning to find out he was running around in our nice quiet neighborhood. You know it could happen in any neighborhood. It's just a crazy world we live in."

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