TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Police Department (TPD) is asking for help from the public in locating a person of interest believed to be connected to a rash of vehicle burglaries and a recent theft.

The TPD took to social media Tuesday to ask for help in finding Travis L. Russell, 39, of Topeka. He is a person of interest in an investigation into vehicle burglaries and felony theft of a storage trailer. The incident occurred on Saturday, April 1, 2023 between midnight and 8:45 a.m. at the Hyatt Place located at 6021 Southwest 6th Ave.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Russell, you are encouraged to reach out to Detective Deedrick at, or report anonymously to Shawnee County Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.