K-State Police Recover Stolen UTV; Still Seeking Tips

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MANHATTAN — On Monday, Jan. 6, Kansas State University police recovered the utility terrain vehicle stolen from Bill Snyder Family Stadium. K-State Police continue to seek information and help in identifying two suspects in the thefts of the UTV and money from an ATM inside the football stadium.

The thefts took place between Dec. 26 and Dec. 29, 2019. Police have released photos of a male suspect driving a UTV; a maroon Chevrolet Impala in the area at the time of the incidents; and a possible female suspect seen on foot.

The K-State Police Department would like to thank the public for the information and assistance received in this investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this crime, or any others, should contact the K-State Police Department at 785-532-6412 or email police@k-state.edu.

Photo of a possible female suspect in the theft of a UTV and ATM cash from the football stadium.
Kansas State University Police are seeking information about this maroon Chevy Impala and the theft of a UTV and cash from an ATM at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.