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Ark City residents arrested on warrants after JC Liquor burglary

Shrewsberry, Ybarra also accused of burglary, damage, theft, drug possession

Arkansas City Police Department badgeARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 7, 2019) The Arkansas City Police Department arrested two Arkansas City residents April 29 in connection with the burglary of a liquor store in northwest Ark City.

Derek Matthew Shrewsberry, 31, and Aisha Yolanda Ybarra, 19, were arrested on suspicion of burglary to a non-residence, criminal damage to property, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and theft.

Shrewsberry also was arrested on Cowley County District Court warrants for probation violation — issued April 2 in connection with an aggravated weapons violation — and theft, issued April 11 in connection with a stolen vehicle report, while Ybarra also was arrested on a Cowley County District Court warrant for probation violation, issued March 26 in connection with a burglary.

They were transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $9,000 bonds through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City, but there is no bond for any of the warrants.

Both Shrewsberry and Ybarra remained in custody at the time of this release.

Police were dispatched at 8:42 a.m. April 29 to JC Liquor, located at 1413 N. Eighth St., for a report of a burglary to the business. When they arrived, they found someone had forced entry into the building.

Items reported missing during the investigation included lottery tickets. Investigators quickly identified Shrewsberry and Ybarra as possible suspects in the burglary.

Both individuals were located and contacted in the 1300 block of West Kansas Avenue, and subsequently taken into custody at 12:18 p.m. on the outstanding district court warrants.

While at the Kansas Avenue residence, investigators observed items related to the JC Liquor burglary. Officers secured the scene and applied for a search warrant to collect evidence, which was granted. In addition to the evidence, officers located suspected marijuana and methamphetamine.

Shrewsberry and Ybarra had burglary, theft, and drug charges added to their booking on April 30.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.