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These offense reports were released this past week by law enforcement agencies:


Multiple vehicle burglaries and thefts

Three unlocked vehicles were burglarized and a fourth was stolen between 3 p.m. May 12 and 4:50 a.m. May 13.

The stolen vehicle and items stolen from the other vehicles were recovered after a high-speed chase that circuited through Hillsboro and ended, as reported last week, on Holly Rd. south of 190th Rd.

In the 500 block of W. Grand Ave., jumper cables, a socket set, and a woman’s jacket, together valued at $130, were stolen from an unlocked vehicle owned by Carolyn S. Stiver, 68.

In the 200 block of W. Grand Ave., police discovered that someone had rifled through two vehicles owned by James F. Paulus, 51, but nothing was reported missing.

In the 300 block of N. Birch St., a chainsaw valued at $150 was stolen along with $5 in change from the trunk of an unlocked vehicle owned by Jacob L. Johnson, 41.

Next door in the 300 block of N. Birch St., an unlocked 2013 GMC Terrain with its keys in it was stolen from Guadalupe J. Sosme, 32. Also reported stolen was $100 in cash, a laptop computer valued at $200, and a medical walker, also valued at $200.

All items except the cash were recovered and returned to their owners after the chase.

Driver Fernando J. Figueroa-Rosello, 47, Hutchinson, and passengers Patric G. Patterson, 26, Lindsborg, and Javell Q. Evans, 20, Wichita, were booked into jail in McPherson County, where the chase began.

Figueroa-Rosello remained in jail in lieu of a $13,000 bond on suspicion of three counts of vehicle burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal damage to property, and theft.

Patterson was being held in lieu of an $11,000 bond on suspicion of four counts of vehicle burglary and two counts of theft. He also was being held without bond for the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Evans was being held in lieu of $13,500 in bonds on suspicion of criminal damage, theft, four counts of vehicle burglary, and theft from a vehicle.

Hillsboro police have recommended additional charges of reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude police, and 13 times failing to yield at a stop or yield sign.

Drug-intoxicated driving, THC possession

After stopping a vehicle with a handicap tag at 10:01 p.m. May 13 in the 100 block of E. 3rd St. to check for drunken driving, officer John Huebert had deputy Josh Meliza’s drug-sniffing dog, Karma, check the vehicle.

The dog reportedly indicated the presence of illicit drugs, and a search revealed two THC (marijuana) vape pens.

Driver Christopher Walker, 18, Hillsboro, was ticketed for driving in violation of his instruction permit.

Police are asking the county attorney to file charges of possession of THC and drug paraphernalia against him and one of his passengers, Cheyanna Maggard, 21, Hillsboro.

Lab tests will determine whether also to recommend a charge of driving under the influence of drugs.

Marijuana and methamphetamine possession

The driver of a 2003 Ford Econoline van stopped at 1:30 a.m. May 15 for failing to stay in its lane on US-56 between Ash St. and Industrial Rd. was discovered to be wanted on a Douglas County warrant alleging battery of a law enforcement officer, according to monitored transmissions.

Officer John Huebert and deputy Josh Meliza detected on odor of marijuana while removing items from the vehicle and reportedly found 11 grams of marijuana (enough for more than 30 “joints”) and 0.01 of a gram (a trace amount) of methamphetamine along with two smoking devices.

Allison A. McDowell, 28, Mulvane, was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana after a previous conviction, possessing stimulants and drug paraphernalia, improper driving, and having a defective mirror, according to Huebert’s report.

Only the marijuana and paraphernalia charges were listed on the Marion County Jail roster. She was released 11 hours later after posting a $10,000 bond.

Marijuana and hallucinogen possession

Ten psilocybin (“magic mushroom”) gummies and 5.47 grams of marijuana (enough for 17 “joints”) were discovered after a traffic stop at 12:48 a.m. Saturday on US-56 between Ash St. and Industrial Rd.

Officer John Huebert had stopped a 2018 Chevrolet Cruze registered to a Fort Riley resident for speeding. He asked sheriff’s deputy Josh Meliza to bring his drug-sniffing dog, Karma, to check the vehicle. Deputy Landis Goodman also responded. Drugs were recovered after the dog provided probable cause for a search, according to Huebert’s offense report.

No one appears to have been arrested. The two deputies were called away to make a different arrest. But police said that they would be asking the county attorney to seek charges of possession of marijuana and a hallucinogen, speeding 90 mph in a 65-mph zone, having expired vehicle registration, and having no proof of liability insurance.

Last modified May 22, 2024