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  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 07, 2012

    Log splitter stolen

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a Huskee Brand log splitter, reportedly stolen between Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 from the 4800 block of Salzer Road in Wamego. Sheriff Greg Riat said the log splitter is red, 22 tons and is approximately three years

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 07, 2012

    Cars burglarized in close proximity

    Riley County officers reported that three cars in the Davis and Dehoff drives area were burglarized within a similar time frame. In one case, a car was burglarized sometime overnight between Dec. 5 and 6 in the 800 block of Davis Drive. The victims, Jason Wodward, 36, and Robert

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 07, 2012

    Electrical fire takes 21 to extinguish

    A structure fire destroyed a garage, damaged a metal outbuilding and part of a home in Riley County at 4740 Freeman Road on Thursday evening. Emergency Management Director Pat Collins said the blaze took 21 volunteer firefighters and five stations to put out and caused around $25,000 in

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 05, 2012

    Officers make arrests in meth case

    Riley County officers arrested two people Tuesday allegedly involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in the area. David Gibson, 31, and Kimberly Kilgore, 25, both of Topeka, are being held in the Riley County Jail. Gibson was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 04, 2012

    Small explosive set off

    A small explosive was set off in a dumpster outside of apartments at 1844 Anderson Ave. Monday evening, but no injuries or damage were reported. Capt. Kurt Moldrup said an officer who was patrolling on foot heard the explosion at approximately 8:30 p.m. and observed the

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 03, 2012

    BB gun damage reported

    Two cases of BB gun damage were reported to the windows of a car and local business on Friday. Lt. Josh Kyle said the first incident, which occurred between Nov. 28 and 30, involved a red Pontiac belonging to Kolby Balthazor, 21, Manhattan, which was parked in the 600

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 03, 2012

    Graffiti damage reported

    Two trash trucks, a garage door and a trash dumpster were spray-painted with graphic images over the weekend. Lt. Josh Kyle said the incident occurred at Built So Well, 1210 Pottawatomie St., between 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 and 6 a.m. on Dec. 1. Kyle said the trash

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 03, 2012

    Injury accident on Seth Child

    Riley County EMS transported a man to Mercy Regional Health Center Friday night after he was reportedly rear-ended at the intersection of Seth Child and Claflin roads. Lt. Josh Kyle said Juan Palmer, 54, Manhattan, driving a yellow 2003 Ford pick-up truck, was rear-ended by Nancy Williams, 60,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | December 03, 2012

    Aggravated battery with a car reported

    A woman reported that she was intentionally struck by a vehicle following an altercation in the parking lot of Shop Quik in the 3000 block of Anderson Avenue Friday night. Lt. Josh Kyle said Jessica Flanagan, 22, Ogden, reported that another woman struck her with her vehicle

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 30, 2012

    Thefts reported from hotel parking lots

    Officials said they are investigating a series of thefts from pick-up trucks parked in hotel lots in Pottawatomie County, the most recent reported on Thursday. Lt. Josh Kyle said that incident occurred in the parking lot of Comfort Suites, 1020 Hostetler Drive, between Nov. 28 and 29. An

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