Law enforcement agencies provided these reports of their activities this past week. Routine activities such as patrols, inspections, training, report-writing, and assistance to other agencies are excluded. Dates may reflect starting or ending dates of officers’ shifts rather than actual dates of occurrence.
Aug. 15 — A driver in the 200 block of S. Ash St. was warned about speeding. Police helped a resident return to Salem Home.
Aug. 16 — A non-injury accident in at Grand Ave. and Ash St. was investigated. A dog was reported to be running free in the 200 block of N. Washington St. Curfew at Memorial Park was enforced. A downtown driver was warned about making a J-turn.
Aug. 17 — A dog running free in the 600 block of S. Main St. was returned to its owner. Police met with school officials about security. Two motorists asked about the status of construction on Indigo Rd.
Thursday — Police met with a resident after receiving a report that the resident’s dog had charged toward a pedestrian walking in a street. A driver in the 700 block of S. Ash St. was warned about an equipment violation.
Friday — A resident reported receiving a threatening text. No problems were found after investigating a commercial alarm at Ampride and a disconnected 911 call from the area of the high school. Police stood by during a civil matter in the 500 block of E. Grand Ave. and helped a driver who ran out of gas.
Saturday — A 16-year-old boy was taken to juvenile intake on suspicion of multiple charges after a fight in Memorial Park and high-speed chase west from there on D St. (See separate story.) A driver in the 800 block of S. Ash St. was warned about speeding.
Sunday — A dog running free in the 100 block of Floral Dr. was taken to a veterinary clinic. Suspicious activity was reported in the 700 block of W. Grand Ave. A misdial was blamed for a disconnected 911 call in the 600 block of S. Lincoln St. Police helped a pilot refuel at the airport.
Aug. 15 — Possible harassment by a telecommunication device was investigated. A good Samaritan gave money for gasoline to motorists whose car was stalled at Roosevelt and Main Sts. Keys that police found in a business door were returned to their owner.
Aug. 16 — A parent was located and quickly picked up a small child who walked away from a home in the 600 block of S. Roosevelt St. Police issued a citation for driving with a suspended license suspended during a traffic stop in the 900 block of E. Main St. Police checked on the welfare of a resident of the 400 block of S. Freeborn St. and gave a ride to a motorist who ran out of gas.
Aug. 17 — Routine activities.
Aug. 18 — A cat reportedly stuck in a tree eventually came down on its own. A report of someone chasing a vehicle turned out to be someone running after his ride.
Friday — Citations for speeding and drug and marijuana possession were issued after a traffic stop at US-56 and Cedar St. An officer responded to a disturbance in the 200 block of N. 2nd St. but took no action. Police stood by during a civil matter in the 100 block of Jefferson St. A person who hung up after calling 911 from the 1000 block of E. Main St. was not located. Suspicious activity reported in the 100 block of N. Roosevelt St. was not found.
Saturday — A pedestrian ran into the side of a passing vehicle in the 300 block of Williams St.
Sunday — Police contacted the owner of a dog reportedly running free in the 200 block of S. Lincoln St. They also checked on the welfare of a resident in the 1500 block of E. Main St. and stood by during a civil matter in the 100 block of Jefferson St.
Aug. 15 and 16 — Routine activities.
Aug. 17 — Police notified public works crews about a water leak at 1st and Sycamore Sts.
Thursday — A no-trespass order was delivered to a Florence resident on behalf of the Family Dollar after an incident at the store. (See separate story.) Police helped a driver who locked keys in a car at Peabody-Burns Elementary School. A possible case involving Kansas Department for Children and Families was started.
Friday — A resident from Westview Manor nursing home did not return from a home visit in Wichita. Police there are investigating,. Police served a no-trespass order on behalf of a private citizen.
Saturday — Police assisted with a fatality accident. (See separate story.)
Sunday — Two citations for speeding on US-50 were issued.
Last modified Aug. 24, 2022