Shawnee police quickly tracked down a suspect and made an arrest in the overnight burglary of a local pharmacy Monday.


Shawnee police quickly tracked down a suspect and made an arrest in the overnight burglary of a local pharmacy Monday.
The burglary occurred about 4:40 a.m. at The Medicine Shoppe, 1006 N. Harrison.
Reports show a window was broken on the south side of the business and the burglar left blood at the scene.
Officer James Wood responded to the alarm and while checking the business, he saw someone exit the back door. He pursued the suspect on foot, but lost him in the area of Shawnee and Parker Streets.
Cpl. Heath Streater, using night vision goggles to help him see, was able to locate a man between houses in the 1100 block of East Parker, the report shows. The man, who was only wearing boxer shorts, was approached. He told police he was sleeping and came outside to see what dogs were barking at, the report shows.
Officer Dibble identified that man as the person she and Officer Vague stopped for a pedestrian check at the pharmacy earlier, the report shows. He also had a cut on his hand.
The man, later identified as Christopher Kaseca, 23, initially gave police a different name, the report shows.
Police found a door ajar to an outside closet of a home on East Parker and found clothing that reportedly matched Officer Wood’s description of the suspect seen leaving the pharmacy, the report shows. Items taken from the Medicine Shoppe also were recovered by police.
Detective Julie Huskins’ narrative for the follow-up investigation shows Kaseca admitted using a rock to break the window at the pharmacy to climb inside. Kaseca was booked into jail at the Pottawatomie County Public Safety Center on complaints of burglary, second degree, obstructing a police officer in discharge of duties and false impersonation.
He remained jailed Tuesday on a $15,000 bond.
The case will be referred to the district attorney’s office for consideration of any formal charges.