Authorities searching for suspect in copper theft

Stephen Effertz

WICHITA, Kansas – Sedgwick County deputies are asking for help to find a suspect that may have been connected to a copper theft.

They are looking for 40-year-old Stephen Effertz.

He’s wanted on a probation violation for possession of stolen property.

If you know anything about Effertz, call Crime Stoppers at 267-2111. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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