Accused Maize porch pirate arrested on theft, drug charges
MAIZE, Kan. (KAKE) - Police have arrested a 65-year-old man in connection to a package theft in Maize and numerous other crimes.
The Maize Police Department said Wednesday evening that the suspect was booked for theft, making false information, and possession of meth and paraphernalia. Booking records showed one count of theft.
The suspect, identified as William Winegarner, remained in the Sedgwick County Jail Thursday morning.
"Private and Flock Cameras, other data sources, and tips from the public assisted in the identification and recovery of the stolen item," Maize police said.
Winegarner is accused of stealing a package from the porch of a home Tuesday afternoon.
Kansas Department of Corrections records show Winegarner is on Community Corrections for a computer crime committed in 2016.
The Maize Police Department is looking for a suspect who they say stole a package from a Maize residence on Tuesday.
In a social media post, MPD said the porch pirate stole a package off of the porch of a home in the Watercress neighborhood around 2 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect is a white male driving a gold Ford Fusion.
Anyone with any information involving this crime or other porch thefts should contact Maize PD Detective Jeff Piper at 316-425-3356.
MPD says with the holiday season upon us, the safest way to ensure receipt of packages is to have them delivered to your workplace or to a secure location such as a UPS or FedEx store.