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  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | June 03, 2013

    Initiative pays off in caught criminals

    The Riley County Police Department’s patrol chief told county commissioners Monday that the department’s new Laser Point initiative has caught three people believed to have committed around 30 recent vehicle burglaries. Capt. Kurt Moldrup said the initiative predicted that crimes would be committed on

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 03, 2013

    4 arrested as result of search warrant

    Four people were arrested as RCPD officers executed a search warrant for a drug investigation at an Ogden residence. They were Cynthia Reed and Michael Baker of the residence and Mark Whitt and Melissa Frakes of Wamego. A one-year-old male was also in the residence.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 02, 2013

    Bluemont closed, bomb squad called in for suspicious package

    Officials shut down a major Manhattan street and called in a bomb squad on Friday after finding a suspicious package they thought might be a pipe bomb. A caller notified police of the package, a 2-foot white PVC pipe with the ends covered in duct

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency |Government & Politics | June 02, 2013

    Junction City appoints new fire and EMS chief

    After an extensive and comprehensive selection process, the City of Junction City announced Saturday the selection of Kevin Royse as new fire/EMS chief.  Royse was selected from a field of 24 candidates. He brings with him more than 26 years of firefighting and emergency medical

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | June 02, 2013

    Tradewinds owner ups reward

    The reward has increased for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for starting the fire that destroyed the Tradewinds banquet facility. Tradewinds co-owner Doug Long contacted the Wamego Police Department and said that he wanted to add $2,500 to encourage people to

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 31, 2013

    Another teen arrested in J.C. school damage

    A fourth Junction City teen was taken into custody following further investigation into extensive damage at a school in Junction City. Investigators with the Junction City Police Department said the the15-year-old was taken into custody following a search of the juvenile’s house where

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 29, 2013

    Fire destroys Wamego’s Tradewinds

    An arson fire Sunday morning did more than $150,000 damage to the Tradewinds banquet facility at 515 Plum St., in Wamego. Firefighters from Wamego, St. George, Louisville and Westmoreland responded. In addition personnel from the Wamego Police and Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Departments and Pottawattamie County Emergency

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 29, 2013

    Theft from Wal-Mart

    Officials at the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the theft of several electronic items from Wal-Mart and said they have identified two male suspects. Sheriff Greg Riat said the theft occurred on May 21 at about 9:20 p.m., after two white males, who appear

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 29, 2013

    Vehicles recovered in Pott County

    Deputies with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office have recovered two missing vehicles, earlier reported as stolen, but they are still asking the public for help in their disappearances. Sheriff Greg Riat said the sheriff’s office was notified Sunday by an employee of Bub

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | May 28, 2013

    Aggravated arson results in small fire

    Two Manhattan men reported that they woke up to a very small fire ignited outside of their apartment on Saturday. Officer Matthew Droge said the fire was ignited by an unknown suspect or suspects using an improvised incendiary device. Matthew Prayso, 45, and Terrance Bise, 45, both

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