Crime

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 […]

Wichita men arrested on suspicion of methamphetamine

Two Wichita men were arrested July 4 on drug charges and a warrant for parole violation in the parking lot of Casey’s General Store, 1425 N. Summit St. Billy Jack Brumley, 54, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug-use paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and possession of […]

Arkansas City Police Department investigates firearm discharge

The Arkansas City Police Department is seeking information regarding the illegal discharge of a firearm in a densely populated area, causing property damage. Law enforcement officers responded during the weekend to multiple reports of criminal damage to property involving a firearm that was discharged illegally within the city limits of […]

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 […]

Arkansas City Police Department seeks suspicious man

The Arkansas City Police Department is seeking any information in connection with a suspicious incident June 29 at the ACHS South Sports Complex. A 10-year-old juvenile male was exiting a restroom just prior to 8:18 p.m. at the complex, 2030 N. 15th St., during a baseball game when an unknown […]

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 […]

Woman arrested for mistreatment of dependent adult, criminal use of card

A Burden woman was arrested June 7 by the Arkansas City Police Department in connection with the mistreatment of elders and the theft of nine firearms. Mary Elizabeth English, 38, was arrested on suspicion of felony theft, possession of drug-use paraphernalia and six counts of criminal use of a financial […]