Crime

Sex trafficking hitting closer to home

Sex trafficking is usually stereotyped as happening mainly in poor countries and to young girls. But what if you knew it was happening a little bit closer to home, and in different ways? The definition of sex trafficking is “the criminal activity of holding another person for the purpose of […]

Koontz rape case continued until July

A rape case filed against an Arkansas City man who was arrested April 1 has been continued until July 25. Frank Edward “Eddie” Koontz, 46, has been in custody at the Cowley County Jail since his arrest, in lieu of $75,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. […]

Williams rape cases continued to July

A case filed against an Arkansas City man who was arrested by police on suspicion of sexual offenses has been continued to next month. Darren Lee Williams, 36, was arrested Feb. 26 during a traffic stop in southwest Arkansas City. He has been in custody at the Cowley County Jail […]

Police seeking information about June 11 hit-and-run

The Arkansas City Police Department is seeking any information in connection with a hit-and-run accident June 11 involving a pedestrian on Summit Street. Police and the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department responded just prior to midnight to the 1100 block of North Summit Street for a report of a pedestrian who […]

Law Enforcement for June 1

Arkansas City Police Department Officers and the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1617 N. Summit St. for a report of a wanted man staying at America’s Best Value Inn. Felipe Enriquez Cabrales Jr., 27, of Arkansas City, was arrested on a Cowley County District Court warrant for failure to […]

Law Enforcement for May 24

Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Deputies checked a vehicle in the 23000 block of U.S. 77. Deputies transported a person from South Central Kansas Medical Center to the Larned State Hospital. Deputies were dispatched to the Kansas-Oklahoma state line on U.S. 77 to check two pedestrians. Deputies were dispatched to the […]

Law Enforcement for May 23

Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the 32000 block of 61st Road for a report of suspicious activity involving headlights on in the area for a long period of time. The vehicle was moved prior to deputies’ arrival. No vehicle description was given. The property nearby was checked […]

Law Enforcement for May 22

Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Deputies stopped a vehicle in the area of 19th Avenue and Andrews Street in Winfield for a traffic violation. The driver, Jessica Nichole Saenz, 30, of Winfield, was arrested on suspicion of driving with a canceled or suspended driver’s license, no proof of insurance and illegal […]