Public Records

A brief primer on the Kansas Open Records Act, its uses and its limitations

The Kansas Open Records Act (KORA) ensures that everyday citizens can gain access to most documents created by public agencies. This law not only establishes the procedure public agencies must follow when open records are requested, but it also defines what a public record is and what information can be […]

Law Enforcement for May 31

Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Deputies transported a prisoner for the Arkansas City Police Department to the Cowley County Jail. Deputies were dispatched to the 20000 block of U.S. 160 to check a pedestrian wearing dark clothing who was walking on the edge of the roadway. Deputies assisted the Winfield Police […]

Law Enforcement for June 16

Deputies assisted a motorist on North Summit Street. The vehicle had overheated. Deputies transported a prisoner for the Arkansas City Police Department to the Cowley County Jail. Deputies were dispatched to the 15000 block of U.S. 77 for a report of a burglary alarm. The property was fund to be […]

Law Enforcement for June 15

Deputies removed debris from the roadway in the 9000 block of 232nd Road. Deputies were dispatched to 322nd Road for a report of cattle on the roadway. Deputies were dispatched to the 1000 block of 112th Road for a report of an airplane that appeared to be in distress. The […]

Law Enforcement for June 14

Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assisted a motorist in the 30000 block of U.S. 77. The driver was lost and was given directions. Deputies stopped a vehicle in the 15000 block of U.S. 77 for a traffic violation. The driver, Patrick Eugene Plank, 23, of Wichita, was arrested on suspicion […]

Law Enforcement for June 13

Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the 31000 block of U.S. 77 for a report of a one-vehicle, non-injury, car-deer accident. Deputies transported two prisoners from the Cowley County Jail in Winfield to the El Dorado Correction Facility to serve their respective sentences. James Jay McDonald, 40, of […]

Law Enforcement for June 12

Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assisted a motorist on 21st Road. The vehicle was off the roadway. Deputies stopped a vehicle in the area of Mill Road and the U.S. 77 bypass. The driver, Abel Gomez Jr., 45, of Arkansas City, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence […]

Law Enforcement for June 11

Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to assist a motorist in the 14000 block of 132nd Road. No vehicles were located in the area. Deputies assisted the Winfield Police Department with a disturbance in the 1000 block of Main Street. It was a Winfield Police Department case. Deputies assisted […]

Law Enforcement for June 10

Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to Campground No. 4 at Winfield City Lake for a report of a possible disturbance. They contacted several parties and told them to keep the noise down. Deputies were dispatched to the 2200 block of West Ninth Avenue in Winfield for a report […]

Law Enforcement for June 9

Cowley County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the 3000 block of North Eighth Street for a report of someone trying to kick in the caller’s back door. The caller then said he could hear two voices and another bang near the garage. The caller requested extra patrol. Deputies were […]