Topeka settles lawsuit with owners of padlocked home

City officials announced Thursday afternoon that they have dismissed a case against the owners of a south-side home that was considered a nuisance and was padlocked in June, as the owners have since paid a $10,000 fine, cleaned up the property and sold it.

According to the city attorney’s office, the civil case filed in Shawnee County District Court had sought to “abate a nuisance” at the residence in the 2400 block of S.W. Beverly Court, located a block east of S.W. 24th and Topeka Boulevard.

The padlock case, which was filed June 22, alleged numerous criminal incidents connected to the residence and requested a civil penalty in addition to the house being padlocked.

(Read more: Topeka Capital-Journal)