Day: August 1, 2017

Three suspects sought in early morning burglary Aug. 1 at Walgreens

The Arkansas City Police Department is asking for any information anyone might have in connection with an early morning burglary at a local drugstore. Three male suspects were observed on video during the burglary. They left the scene in a vehicle of unknown make or model. No other information is known at this time. Officers responded to a burglary alarm at 3:57 a.m. Aug. 1 at Walgreens, 2100 N. Summit St. They found the drive-through pharmacy window broken when they arrived. A key holder came to the scene and let them into the building, but they discovered the suspects already had left the store. Analysis of security video showed two suspects entering the building after using an unknown object to break the window and crawl through it. They took several containers of medication from the shelves. This burglary follows a pattern of other similar burglaries and thefts that have occurred throughout the Midwest, including in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, police have learned. Anyone with information about this crime or any of the three suspects, or who might have seen anything suspicious Aug. 1, is asked to call the Ark City Police Department at (620) 441-4444. Those wishing to remain anonymous may contact Cowley County Crime Stoppers, which offers rewards of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest, at accs.crimestoppersweb.com. Call (620) 442-7777 in Arkansas City...

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Arkansas City man jailed with no bond after battering police officer July 31

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man July 31 after a disturbance involving a pellet gun in central Arkansas City. During the arrest, the suspect struck an ACPD officer in the face, causing a serious injury. Michael Kevin Shine, 32, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, battery-domestic violence, criminal damage to property, and violation of a protective order. Shine was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail with no bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. He remained in custody at the time of this release. Officers were dispatched at 4:58 p.m. July 31 for a report of a physical disturbance in the 100 block of North Third Street. The suspect was reported in possession of a pellet gun that he was using to cause damage to objects and other people in the public right-of-way. Police arriving at the scene were confronted immediately by Shine, who continued acting aggressively and threw an object at an officer. He resisted arrest during the entire time he was being taken into custody. Shine allegedly began fighting physically with the arresting officer. During this altercation, he struck the officer in the face, causing injury. The officer was transported to the South Central Kansas Medical Center emergency room and treated for his injuries. Two other officers also were...

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The Secret of the India Orchid: Blog Tour and Giveaway

Today is the first day of National Romance Awareness Month and I am partnering with Shadow Mountain Publishing to celebrate! Throughout the month of August, I will host several giveaways of titles from Shadow Mountain’s Proper Romance line. All of them are fun novels that feature sweet, clean romances and none of the cringe-inducing scenes found in typical romance novels — which is why I love the Proper Romance line. Today, I am giving away a copy of Nancy Campbell Allen’s The Secret of the India Orchid, which I can verify is a fantastic read. Read on for my review of the novel, as well as a chance to win your own copy. And please check back throughout the month for other giveaways of Proper Romance titles! The Secret of the India Orchid Review Anthony Blake is in love with his best friend’s sister, Sophia Elliot. But his plans to court her are put on hold when he is forced to resume his role as an undercover spy for the Crown. A secret document listing the names of the entire network of British spies — including his own — has been stolen. To protect Sophia, Anthony cuts off all ties to her and exchanges his life as an honorable earl for the façade of a flirtatious playboy. Heartbroken and confused, Sophia travels to India, hoping to find healing in...

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