Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest in Barton County

On June 1, 2023, just before 2 AM Sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle on US 281 near milepost 102, just south of the city of Great Bend for an equipment violation. During the course of the traffic stop deputies became suspicious of potential drug activity. Sheriff’s office K9 Maxx was deployed. The dog alerted to […]

Deadly Hit and Run in Clay County

A man is dead following a car accident in Clay County today. Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) reported that the accident took place at 6:52 a.m. on May 4th.  The crash was about one mile east of Clay Center. Vehicle one, a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado, was Eastbound on U-24 at Milepost 28.7. Vehicle two, a 2001 […]

Teacher arrested for intimidating a witness

DICKINSON COUNTY –  The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Herington man on Wednesday for allegedly intimidating a witness in a felony investigation. Shortly before 1 p.m., on April 12, Russell L. Thomas, 61, of Herington, was arrested on a warrant for aggravated intimidation of a witness. This crime […]

Computer Scams Inquisitions

WICHITA, KAN. – Twice in the last five days, District Attorney Marc Bennett has signed inquisitions from his Investigations Division requesting bank records. The records will assist investigators looking into two scams that have resulted in Wichita residents losing tens of thousands of dollars. In the first scam, a Wichita man in his late 70’s […]

Krissman Double Homicide Update

Steven P. Pierce (33 years old white male) and Kallie R. Peters (29 years old white female) have been extradited and are currently in custody at the Geary County Detention Facility. Mr. Pierce and Ms. Peters were arrested in Saginaw County Michigan for 2 counts of Felony Murder, 2 counts of Aggravated Robbery, and 1 […]

Attempted Murder (LEO) Agg. Assault of LEO

On April 1, 2023 at about 2:20 AM a Hoisington police officer was investigating a suspicious vehicle near a business in the City of Hoisington. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle at which point it fled eastbound on K4 highway at a high rate of speed. During the pursuit, the Hoisington officer reported on […]

Salina/Saline County Crimestoppers 03/31/2023

On Tuesday, March 21st, 2023, at 1:11 AM, Officers with the Salina Police Department were dispatched to the Comfort Inn & Suites at 1949 N. 9th St., Salina, regarding an aggravated burglary. An employee reported she noticed an individual walking around the hotel lobby. When the employee went to investigate, the person jumped over the […]

Former Health Care Worker Sentenced for Fentanyl Thefts

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A former nurse was sentenced to 12 months and a day in prison for stealing fentanyl from two hospitals where she worked. Faith Naccarato, 42, of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty to two counts of tampering with a consumer product and two counts of possession of fentanyl by deception and subterfuge. […]

Property Manager Defrauds Program for Elderly & Low Income

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Kansas man admits to defrauding the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Program of approximately $1 million intended to help elderly and low income residents with rental housing expenses. Perry Johnson, 55, of Ozawkie pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement on loan or credit applications. Rural […]

Arrests made after search warrant in Baxter Springs

CHEROKEE COUNTY – Two subjects were arrested Tuesday night following an investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) and the Baxter Springs Police Department. At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, KBI agents and police officers conducted a traffic stop and a search warrant at the residence of 400 Washington Ave. in Baxter […]