UPDATE: iPad for special needs student recovered

Posted at 7:49 PM, Sep 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 20:49:51-04

UPDATE: The Shawnee Police Department said the iPad has been recovered. 

Police said with numerous calls and emails, they identified the individuals involved, and the iPad was recovered by detectives. Police are working to return the iPad to the family Thursday evening. 

Shawnee police wanted to thank the public for identifying the individuals involved. 


The Shawnee Police Department is requesting the public's help in finding two people who may have an iPad that belongs to a special needs student.

Police say the two adults pictured above took the iPad from a shopping cart Sept. 7 at the Walmart located at 16100 W. 65th Street.

Included in the iPad is a rare program that helps the student with basic communication.

According to police, the family accidentally left it in the cart after shopping there on Monday. 

Police say the main goal is to reconnect the iPad with the family. Those who have the iPad can also drop it off at the Shawnee Police Department any time, the department says. 

If you have any information, please contact Shawnee Police Department Det. Andy VanMeerhaeghe at (913) 742-6829.

You can also call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS. 


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