Crime

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 […]

Free VINE service alerts crime victims to offender custody status changes

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office is providing a new, free service to notify crime victims of offender custody status changes. The Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system, developed by Appriss, provides victims of crime with access to timely and reliable offender custody information. This service is free to the […]

ACPD investigates 78-year-old pedestrian’s death in car accident

The Arkansas City Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle accident that resulted in one fatality late Aug. 4 in northwest Arkansas City. The deceased is Sandra Woodworth, 78, of Arkansas City. Her name was withheld briefly this weekend, pending notification of family. Police and the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department […]

Name of deceased person found southeast of Arkansas City released

The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the deceased person whose body was located last weekend southeast of Arkansas City. The fingerprints of the dead man were entered into the Automated Fingerprint Identification System and subsequently identified as belonging to Hector Saul Huinac-Lucas. Huinac-Lucas was born either […]

Wichita man arrested after Walmart shoplifting incident July 31

The Arkansas City Police Department arrested a Wichita man July 31 after a shoplifting incident at the local Walmart Supercenter that resulted in an altercation. Marquise Dejour Brown, 19, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of interference with a law enforcement officer, plus one count each of battery and […]