Crime

Man arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery

A Winfield man was arrested July 14 after allegedly hitting a 30-year-old Arkansas City man and breaking a plate over his head in southwest Arkansas City. Jacob Israel Stevens, 22, was arrested by the Winfield Police Department on suspicion of aggravated battery. He was transported to and booked into the […]

Todd, three others make court appearances last week

An Arkansas City man who was arrested July 1 after allegedly committing sex crimes against three juvenile Arkansas City females made his first appearance in district court last week. Lance Michael Todd, 21, is in the custody of the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $90,000 bond through […]

Police seek tips in barbed wire thefts

The Arkansas City Police Department is looking for tips related to recent barbed wire thefts. On July 10, someone stole six rolls of quarter-mile barbed wire and 50 6-foot T-posts from Two Rivers Co-op. On July 12, someone stole 40 rolls of barbed wire and 69 T-posts from Orscheln Farm […]

Man arrested on suspicion of multiple sex crimes

An Arkansas City man was arrested July 1 after allegedly committing sex crimes against three juvenile Arkansas City females, all 8 years old or younger. Lance Michael Todd, 21, was arrested by the Arkansas City Police Department on suspicion of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, involving […]

Police respond to child abandonment incident July 5

A Newkirk, Okla., man was arrested July 5 by the Arkansas City Police Department in connection with an endangered child in northwest Arkansas City. Jeffrey Lee Balthrop, 46, was arrested on suspicion of endangering a child. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in […]

Arkansas City man arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery

An Arkansas City man was arrested July 8 after allegedly striking a 62-year-old female pedestrian with his vehicle, causing non-life-threatening injuries. Mason William Smith, 19, was arrested by the Arkansas City Police Department on suspicion of aggravated battery. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in […]

Ark City police chief reacts to Dallas shootings

Less than 24 hours ago, shots were fired at members of the Dallas Police Department (DPD) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit. “Tonight it appears that two snipers shot ten police officers from elevated positions during the protest/rally. Three officers are deceased, two are in surgery and three are in critical […]