Crime

William Newton to host golf tournament at country club to benefit CASA

William Newton Hospital in Winfield will be host to “Chip In for Children,” a golf tournament that will benefit CASA of Cowley County, on Aug. 12. The golf tournament will start at 10 a.m. at the Winfield Country Club. Teams should plan on checking in at 9 a.m. Team and […]

Three arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft at C&C Liquor

Three people were arrested Aug. 1 by the Arkansas City Police Department in connection with a commercial burglary in north Arkansas City. Christopher Allen Guidry, 32, of Newkirk, was arrested on suspicion of burglary. He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of […]

Cowley College security office receives new signage

The Cowley College campus security and public safety office recently received new signage at its location at 109 S. Third St. in Arkansas City. The security office is located in the lobby of the Storbeck Dormitory. Cowley College is committed to providing students with a safe and secure environment. The […]

Lozano arrested on suspicion of heroin, meth possession

An Arkansas City man was arrested early Aug. 2 by the Arkansas City Police Department on a Cowley County warrant and for several drug offenses. Robert Joseph Lozano, 25, was arrested on suspicion of interference with a law enforcement officer, possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a controlled substance […]

Perry accused of throwing rocks through business windows

An Arkansas City man was arrested July 27 after allegedly throwing rocks through the windows of two local businesses that were occupied at the time. Timothy Andre Perry, 41, was arrested by the Arkansas City Police Department on a Cowley County District Court warrant for aggravated assault. He was transported […]

Belle Plaine driver cited after collision with bicyclist on July 28

A Belle Plaine man was cited early Thursday morning after his vehicle struck a bicyclist near the intersection of C Street and Kansas Avenue in east Arkansas City. Samuel Ray McClaflin, 22, was cited by the Arkansas City Police Department for disobeying a traffic control device and reckless driving. The […]

Stevens’ bond reduced in plate-breaking incident

A Winfield man who was arrested July 14 in Arkansas City, after allegedly hitting a 30-year-old Arkansas City man and breaking a plate over his head, made his first appearance July 21 in Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. Jacob Israel Stevens, 22, made his first appearance via remote […]

County attorney: Cowley College broke KOMA law

Cowley County Attorney Christopher Smith has confirmed that a violation of the Kansas Open Meetings Act (KOMA) did occur during the July 18 meeting of the Cowley College Board of Trustees. In a letter addressed to the college’s legal counsel, David Andreas, Smith explains his findings. “After reading contemporaneous news […]

Police department reports statistical improvement in 2015 crime index

The Arkansas City Police Department announced a sizable drop in 2015 crime statistics at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting, falling into a tie with Winfield in the overall crime index and coming in even lower than its sister city in the property crime index. “While I knew our stats for […]

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 […]