Crime

ACHS teacher Huff arrested for unlawful sexual relations with student

UPDATE (11:15 a.m. Oct. 14): In response to Huff’s arrest, USD 470 Public Relations Director Alisha Call issued the following statement from USD 470 Superintendent Ron Ballard: “Student safety is our top priority. We take these allegations very seriously and are cooperating fully with law enforcement. At this time, we […]

ACPD warns local businesses about fraudulent checks

The Arkansas City Police Department has notified local businesses of a recent rash of fraudulent check writing. A man going by the name of Tim Hartzell has passed numerous fraudulent checks in the Oklahoma cities of Newkirk, Ponca City and Stillwater, as well as in Arkansas City, according to ACPD […]

Porter arrested in connection with aggravated assaults with baseball bat

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man Sept. 12 after he allegedly attempted to hit two people with a baseball bat. Jason Don Porter, 47, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of felony aggravated assault. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail […]

Police plan Neighborhood Watch program reboot during National Night Out

The Arkansas City Police Department has begun efforts to re-establish Neighborhood Watch chapters across the city. There currently are no formal Neighborhood Watch groups in existence in Ark City, although the program was thriving many years ago. ACPD is attempting to jumpstart the program back to life in conjunction with its […]

Beraza arrested in connection with theft of motor scooter from Walmart

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested a man early Sept. 7 after he allegedly stole a motorized scooter from the local Walmart Supercenter. Miguel Angel Beraza, 23, of Arkansas City, was arrested on suspicion of one count of felony theft of property or services totaling between $1,000 and $25,000. Beraza […]

Neighborhood Watch program relaunch to kick off with Sept. 13 meeting

Next Wednesday, Arkansas City Police Department officers will host a Neighborhood Watch informational meeting. ACPD officers have worked diligently for the last several months to restructure Arkansas City’s Neighborhood Watch program after seeing a rise in residential and automobile burglaries. “(Neighborhood Watch) is something I saw that dwindled away to […]

Richardson arrested after domestic battery, restraint lead to standoff

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested a man Sept. 1 after a domestic violence incident led to a standoff with the suspect in a crawlspace. Timothy Lee Richardson, 45, of Arkansas City, was arrested on suspicion of battery-domestic violence and criminal restraint-domestic violence, both of which are misdemeanors. He also […]

Ark City woman airlifted to Wichita following accidental shooting Aug. 28

The Arkansas City Police Department is investigating an apparently accidental shooting Aug. 28 that left an Arkansas City woman wounded in her upper left leg. The 25-year-old female was transported to South Central Kansas Medical Center for treatment and later was airlifted to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita for further […]

Dieker arrested for aggravated assault after pointing rifle at police officer

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man early Aug. 20 after he allegedly pointed a rifle at police during a disturbance. Shane Eugene Dieker, 40, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, battery-domestic violence, criminal damage to property, criminal threat and disorderly […]

Three residents arrested by deputies in connection with recent burglaries

Three Arkansas City residents have been arrested by the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a spate of recent burglaries, according to a news release. Jason Wayne Nelson, 42, was arrested on suspicion of burglary of a non-dwelling, residential burglary, theft and theft by deception, all of which are […]