Wichita police return family's Christmas gifts found in stolen car

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Wichita family feels blessed to have their Christmas gifts and stolen property returned.

"When he got here, he told me and I was just in tears. I hugged him but I'm thankful for them," said Noemi Luna, who was moved to tears when an officer informed her that her stolen property was recovered.

Police arrested and booked 19-year-old Gabriel Gordon in connection to a crime spree on Tuesday.

It started on Tuesday around 4:30 a.m. with the report of a burglary at the HD Automotive shop in the 1500 block of West Douglas. Two vehicles, a Kia Rio and Chevy Suburban, were taken along with keys to several vehicles.

The stolen cars were spotted around 10:45 a.m. in the 3400 block South Ida during an aggravated home burglary. A police report shows a PlayStation was taken and damage was caused to the front door.

Around 11 a.m., police responded to the report of an aggravated assault (domestic violence) in the 3400 block of South Illinois. Police said a shot was fired but no one was hurt.

Just before midnight, Luna arrived home and called police to report that her home on South Diane had been burglarized.  

"Approximately 2 a.m., a Wichita Police Department lieutenant was on proactive patrol and observed two stolen vehicles at the Ramada," said Officer Charley Davidson.

The driver of the stolen Kia led police on a chase that ended at Second and West Street. Inside the car were stolen property, including Luna's presents.

Police said this is an active investigation. They are still searching for others involved in this crime spree.

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