Police arrest men who allegedly stole vehicles, tools from Wichita body shop

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Wichita police say they've arrested two men who allegedly stole two vehicles and tools from a local auto body shop.

Officers were called at around 9 a.m. Monday to the report of a burglary at Gerber Collision and Glass in the 5600 block of West Kellogg. Officer Charley Davidson said the investigation led police to a home in the 3700 block of Armstrong, near 37th Street North and Arkansas. 

At the home, officers arrested 50-year-old Jaime Lambert and 38-year-old Charles Bogguess. The tools and vehicles were recovered as well as a third vehicle, a skid loader and a trailer. Each suspect was booked on multiple counts of possession of stolen property.

Officer Davidson said the tools and vehicles taken from Gerber were valued at $68,000.

Kansas Department of Corrections records show Lambert has prior convictions of burglary, theft aggravated battery, drug possession and criminal possession of a firearm. Bogguess has prior convictions of aggravated robbery, theft and criminal possession of a firearm.

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